CURRICULUM VITA

 

EDUCATION

 

 

In Progress      Doctor of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance and Literature, ABD

                              University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Urbana, Illinois

                                    Primary studies with William Moersch and Ricardo Flores.

                                    Cognate: Music Education.

 

2012                Master of Music in Percussion Performance, 4.0 GPA

                              University of Nevada, Reno - Reno, Nevada

                                    Primary studies with Andrew Heglund and Cody Remaklus.

                                    Minor: Jazz Performance.

 

2009                Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance, Magna Cum Laude

                              Eastern Oregon University - La Grande, Oregon

                                    Primary studies with Teun Fetz.

                                    Minor: Music Education.

 

2007                Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree

                              Blue Mountain Community College - Pendleton, Oregon

                                    Primary studies with Margaret Mayer.

 

Additional Study

Luke McKern (percussion), Michael Waldrop (percussion), Marty Zyskowski (percussion), John Brill (percussion), J.R. Davis (percussion), Alan Keown (marching percussion), Sean Wagoner (marching percussion), Matt Savage (marching percussion), Ron Crenshaw (marching percussion).

 

Conducting Teachers

Dr. Mack McGranahan, 2011.

Dr. Leanrdo Espinosa, 2009.

Dr. Teun Fetz, 2009.

Dr. Peter Wordelman, 2009.

 

CONDUCTING/TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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2015 - Present       Angelo State University - San Angelo, Texas

Assistant Director of Bands and Instructor of Percussion

Conducting

   Guest Conductor

      Angelo State University Wind Ensemble, 2015, 2016 West Texas tour.

  Jazz Ensemble

      Director of the Angelo State University Jazz Ensemble. Established a scholarship Big Band. Established a thriving Jazz Combo program.     Symphonic Band

      Conduct rehearsals, create programs for and conduct a minimum of two campus concerts per year.

   Ram Horns Basketball Band

      Work closely with the representatives of the University Athletic Department, Alumni Association, and President’s Office regarding basketball band activities. Directed and organized three tournament tours in the Lonestar Conference Championships, 2015, 2016.

  Marching Ram Band, Assistant Director

      Co-show and co-drill designer for the ASU Ram Band. Implement percussion technique curriculum, teach music and drill, and conduct sectional and full ensemble rehearsals.  Arrange all music for the ASU Ram Band Drumline, eighteen halftime shows.  Maintain, repair, and tune all drumline related equipment.

   Percussion Ensemble

      Conduct rehearsals, create programs for and conduct a minimum of two campus concerts per year. Expose students to a wide range of guest artists and clinicians. Added to the curriculum a percussion ensemble course that meets both semesters, 2016. Established and coordinated the annual ASU Day of Percussion, inauguration 2017.

Courses

      Applied Percussion, Choral and Instrumental Literature I & II, Percussion Methods, World Music, Marching Percussion, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Basketball Athletic Bands.

Recruiting

      Organize effective recruitment efforts both on and off campus. Increased percussion majors from one (Fall 2015) to sixteen (Fall 2018).  Maintain an active private teaching studio.

Administration

Assist with logistics of all band events and programs. Facilitate percussion auditions and ensemble placement for the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Symphony Orchestra. Serves as primary academic advisor to music students.

 

2014 - 2015      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Urbana, Illinois

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Illinois Bands

Conducting

   Percussion Ensemble

      Guest conducted the University of Illinois Percussion Ensemble, 2014. Coached selected chamber ensembles. Organized percussion equipment for a tour to Chicago Museum of Art with the Illinois Modern Ensemble, 2014.

   Marching Illini

Co-conduct the Marching Illini Pregame show. Implemented a refined curriculum and technique program for the Illini Drumline in 2014.  Arranged music for (seven halftime shows) and taught marching fundamentals and field drill to the Illini Drumline. Conduct sectional and full ensemble rehearsals. Maintained an active private teaching studio.

Teaching

Presented percussion clinics, masterclasses, performed solo recitals, conducted percussion sectionals, and taught private lessons.

Administration

Assist with logistics of all band events and programs including a tour to Nashville, TN for the College Band Directors National Association Conference, 2015. Responsible for equipment maintenance and tuning for the Illini Drumline and all percussion equipment associated with the Illinois Band program. Facilitate percussion auditions and ensemble placement for the Hindsley, University, and Campus Bands. Organize percussion summer clinics and audition camps.

 

2012 - 2015      Illinois Summer Youth Music - Urbana, Illinois

Percussion Instructor

Teaching

Presented percussion clinics, masterclasses, performed solo recitals, conducted percussion sectionals, and taught private lessons.

Administration

Facilitated percussion auditions working closely with visiting directors and organized the use of UIUC percussion equipment throughout the three-week summer camp.

 

 

​2012 - 2014      Household Percussion Group - Urbana, Illinois

Director

Conducting

      Established a touring percussion quintet funded by the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra Guild to present informative performances to local elementary schools.  Conduct rehearsals, create programs for and performed twenty concerts.

Administration

Managed all group finances and booking including rental of equipment and payroll. 

 

2009 - 2012      University of Nevada, Reno - Reno, Nevada

Graduate Teaching Assistant – dual appointment

Conducting

Conducted and created programs for the University of Nevada, Reno Percussion Ensemble II. Guest conducted for the Northern Nevada Day of Percussion All-Star Percussion Ensemble, 2011. Conducted sectionals and organized equipment for all concert bands, orchestras, and the Nevada Drumline. Conducted select Basketball and Volleyball Band performances.

Teaching

Responsibilities included teaching major, minor, and graduate applied percussion, and co-teaching an instrumental methods class in percussion. Developed and implemented a technique curriculum for the Nevada Drumline.

Arranging

Arranger of battery percussion music for eighteen halftime shows, composed stadium grooves and cadence series for the Nevada Drumline. Created and implemented an exercise curriculum for the Nevada Drumline.

Administration

Administrative responsibilities included assisting with logistics at all band events and programs, holding the summer position of Administrative Assistant to manage off-season operation of the Nevada Marching Band. Responsibilities included recruiting and retention, maintenance of student records, audition submissions, and scholarship records for the Nevada marching band. Membership in the Nevada Drumline increased from eight members in 2009 to twenty-three members in 2012. Facilitated percussion auditions, ensemble placement and organized audition clinics. Equipment Coordinator for the Reno Jazz Festival, responsibilities included for the tuning, maintenance, and delivery of twenty-eight drum sets, including main stage equipment, over the three-day festival, 2011 & 2012. Served as Percussion Coordinator for the College Band Directors National Association Western Regional Conference and Volunteer Coordinator for the 2010 Reno Jazz Festival, recruited and managed over one-hundred volunteers.

 

2008 – 2009          Blue Mountain Community College - Pendleton, Oregon

Adjunct Faculty, Instructor of Percussion

​Conducting

      Founded and created programs for and conducted two concerts with the Blue Mountain Community College Percussion Ensemble.

Courses

      Applied Percussion, co-taught Music Technology.

 

2006 – 2008          Hermiston High School - Hermiston, Oregon

Percussion Instructor               

Responsibilities included providing group and individual percussion instructions, coaching percussion chamber ensembles, and assisting with large ensemble rehearsal. Arranged music for the battery, front ensemble, and served as the  percussion advisor.

 

HONORS

 

2013                Edgard Varèse Percussion Award - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

                              $2,000 award for excellence and dedication to the art of percussion.

2012                Music Scholarship - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

                              $25,000 annual scholarship.

2011                Outstanding Drum Set Soloist - Reno Jazz Festival

                              Drum set soloist with the University of Nevada, Reno Lab II directed by Hans Halt.

2011                Barringere Music Scholarship - University of Nevada, Reno

                              $2,000 annual scholarship.

2009                Timpani Soloist - Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition

                              Winner of the GRSO concerto competition. Concerto for Timpani and Chamber Orchestra, III, Richard Kvistad.

2007-2009       General Music Scholarship - Eastern Oregon University

                              $1,500 annual music scholarship.

1999                Snare Drum Finalist - Oregon Individual & Ensemble Competition

                              1st place prize for Oregon State Division VI and runner up for the statewide Solo contest.

1999                Outstanding Drum Set Soloist - Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

                               Drum set soloist with the Hermiston High School Jazz Band, directed by Stephen Pavlatich.

 

ADJUDICATION

 

2017                Concho Valley Youth Orchestra - San Angelo, Texas

                              Clinician

2017                Hot Marching Festival - Early, Texas

                              Percussion Judge

2016                Hot Marching Festival - Early, Texas

                              Percussion Judge

2015-Present   ASU Summer Marching Percussion Camp - San Angelo, Texas

                              Clinician

2015-Present   ASU Summer Band and Orchestra Camp - San Angelo, Texas

                              Clinician

2015                Cavaliers Indoor Percussion Marching Contest - Batavia, Illinois

                              Percussion Judge

2014                Mahomet High School Marching Bulldog Festival - Mahomet, Illinois

                              Percussion Judge

2013                Music Teachers National Association Regional Clinic - Urbana, Illinois

                              Clinician

2011                eNVision Individual & Ensemble Contest- Reno, Nevada

                              Clinician & Adjudicator

2011                Spanish Springs High School - Reno, Nevada

                              Instructor

2010                Reed High School - Reno, Nevada

                              Instructor

2010                Carson School District - Carson City, Nevada

                              Clinician

 

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE – SOLO/DUO RECITALS

 

2018                Angelo State University - San Angelo, Texas

                              Faculty Percussion Recital

2018                Angelo State University - San Angelo, Texas

                              Duo Faculty Recital, Clarinet (Dr. Tim Bonenfant) and Percussion.

2018                Angelo State University - San Angelo, Texas

                              Duo Faculty Recital, Violin (Dr. Fagner Rocha) and Percussion.

2018                San Angelo Museum of Fine Art - San Angelo, Texas

                              ASU Music Faculty Recital

2017                Angelo State University - San Angelo, Texas

                              Faculty Percussion Recital

2016                San Angelo Museum of Fine Art - San Angelo, Texas

                              ASU Music Faculty & Friends Recital

2016                Angelo State University - San Angelo, Texas

                              Faculty Percussion Recital

2016                San Angelo Museum of Fine Art - San Angelo, Texas

                              ASU Music Faculty Recital

2015                Angelo State University - San Angelo, Texas

                              Faculty Percussion Recital

2014                University of South Carolina - Columbia, South Carolina

                              Percussion Recital

2011                Latin American Poetry and Music - Reno, Nevada

                              Marimba Recital

 

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE - DEGREE RECITALS

 

2017                University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Urbana, Illinois

                              D.M.A. Percussion Recital, Smith Memorial Hall

2014                University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Urbana, Illinois

                              D.M.A. Percussion Recital, Smith Memorial Hall

2012                University of Nevada, Reno - Reno, Nevada

                              M.M. Percussion Recital, Nightingale Concert Hall

2011                University of Nevada, Reno - Reno, Nevada

                              M.M. Percussion Recital, Nightingale Concert Hall

2009                Eastern Oregon University - La Grande, Oregon

                              Senior Percussion Recital, Loso Hall

2008                Eastern Oregon University - La Grande, Oregon

                              Junior Percussion Recital, Loso Hall

 

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE - PROFESSIONAL ENSEMBLES

2015-Present   San Angelo Symphony Orchestra - San Angelo, Texas

                               Percussion

2013-2015       Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra - Urbana, Illinois

                               Percussion

2013                Sinfonia da Camera - Urbana, Illinois

                              Percussion

2013                Prairie Ensemble - Urbana, Illinois

                              Principal Timpani

2011-2012       Reno Philharmonic - Reno, Nevada

                               Percussion

2011                Tahoe Symphony Orchestra - Incline Village, Nevada

                               Principal Timpani

2010                Reno Chamber Orchestra - Reno, Nevada

                               Percussion

2009-2010       Reno Wind Symphony - Reno, Nevada

                               Principal Timpani, Percussion

2002                Oregon East Symphony - Pendleton, Oregon

                               Principal Percussion

2001                Inland Northwest Symphony - Pendleton, Oregon

                               Principal Percussion

2007-2009       Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra - La Grande, Oregon

                               Principal Timpani

 

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE - ACADEMIC LARGE ENSEMBLES

 

2016                Angelo State University Symphony Orchestra - San Angelo, Texas

                               Percussion Soloist

2015                lllini Strings - Urbana, Illinois

                               Principal Percussion

2013                University of Illinois Wind Symphony - Urbana, Illinois

                               Principal Percussion

2012                University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra - Urbana, Illinois

                               Principal Timpani and Percussion

2014-2015       Hindsley Symphonic Band - Urbana, Illinois

                               Percussion

2014                University of Illinois Conductors Symposium - Urbana, Illinois

                               Percussion

2012-2014       Illinois Modern Ensemble - Urbana, Illinois

                               Percussion

2013                University of Illinois Philharmonia - Urbana, Illinois

                               Percussion

2013                University of Illinois Chamber Orchestra - Urbana, Illinois

                               Percussion

2011                Nevada All State Choir - Reno, Nevada

                               Timpani

2009-2010       University of Nevada, Reno Symphonic Band - Reno, Nevada

                               Principal Percussion

2009- 2010      University of Nevada, Reno Wind Ensemble - Reno, Nevada

                               Principal Percussion

2007-2009       Eastern Oregon University Wind Ensemble - La Grande, Oregon

                               Principal Percussion

 

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE - CHAMBER ENSEMBLES, JAZZ ENSEMBLES, GUEST APPEARANCES

 

2017                Ellen Meyer - San Angelo, Texas

                               Drum Set

2017                Angelo State University Composition Recital - San Angelo, Texas

                               Percussion

2016                Angelo State University Composition Recital - San Angelo, Texas

                               Percussion

2016                Dr. John Irish Trio - San Angelo, Texas

                               Drum Set

2016                Dr. Jeff Womack Faculty Bassoon Recital - San Angelo, Texas

                              Drum Set

2015                Dr. Eugene Kelley Faculty Double Bass Recital - San Angelo, Texas

                              Drum Set

2014                Biennial North American Saxophone Alliance Conference - Urbana, Illinois

                               Percussion

2014                Music for Alii - Urbana, Illinois

                               Percussion

2014                Jancie Philipus D.M.A.  Horn Recital - Urbana, Illinois

                               Percussion

2014                Juri Seo Faculty Recital - St. Louis, Missouri

                               Percussion

2014                River Town Duo D.M.A. Harp and Double Bass Recital - Urbana, Illinois

                              Percussion

2014                Akira Robles D.M.A. Percussion Recital - Urbana, Illinois

                               Percussion

2014                Tim Berg M.M. Percussion Recital - Urbana, Illinois

                               Percussion

2013                Adam Kosberg D.M.A. Trombone Recital - Urbana, Illinois

                              Percussion

2013                University of Illinois Women's Glee Club - Urbana, Illinois

                               Percussion

2012-2015       iPan - Urbana, Illinois

                               Drum Set

2012-2013       University of Illinois Steel Band - Urbana, Illinois

                               Drum Set, Steel Drums

2012-2013       University of Illinois Percussion Ensemble - Urbana, Illinois

                               Percussion

2012                Dakota Brown Band - Hermiston, Oregon

                               Drum Set

2011                Reno Jazz Orchestra - Reno, Nevada

                               Drum Set

2011                University of Nevada, Reno Percussion Ensemble - Reno, Nevada

                              Marimba soloist, Concerto for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble, Dwayne Rice.

2010-2011       University of Nevada, Reno Lab Band II - Reno, Nevada

                              Featured soloist (drum-set).

2010                Sage Ridge Private School - Reno, Nevada 

                              Percussion for Wizard of Oz, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Harold Arlen, Herbert Stothart.

2009-2011       University of Nevada, Reno Jazz Combo - Reno, Nevada

                              Drum Set

2009                City of Pendleton Fourth of July Celebration - Pendleton, Oregon

                               Drum Set, Georgina Mcthrow

2009                Eastern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble - La Grande, Oregon

                               Percussion soloist

2008                Eastern Oregon University Theater - La Grande, Oregon

                               Percussion,  Pippin, Stephen Schwartz.

2008                Ten Street Depot - La Grande, Oregon

                               Drum Set Matt Copper Trio

2007-2009       Eastern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble - La Grande, Oregon

                               Percussion

2007-2009       Spring Valley Vineyards - Walla Walla, Washington

                               Drum Set, The Wasteland Kings.

2007-2009       Eastern Oregon University African Drum Ensemble - La Grande, Oregon

                               Percussion

2007-2009       Eastern Oregon University Jazz Combo - La Grande, Oregon

                               Drum Set, Vibraphone

2002                Blue Mountain Community College Theater - Pendleton, Oregon

                               Percussion, Godspell, Stephen Schwartz.

2001-2004       Blue Mountain Community College Jazz Ensemble - Pendleton, Oregon

                               Drum Set, including a performance at the Umatilla County Jail.

1999-2000       Craig Daniels and the Jukebox Cowboys - Hermiston, Oregon

                               Drum Set, three week tour in Oregon and Washington.

 

COMMISSIONS

 

2017                Celebration for Percussion Ensemble, Tim Chatwood

                               World premiere, ASU Percussion Ensemble, spring 2018

2014                McAfee Variations for Solo Timpani, Bill Ton

                               World premiere, Trent Shuey, timpani

2009                Brugmansia for Chamber Ensemble, Neil Facciuto

                               World premiere, Rebecca Facciuto, cello, Erin Wunz, alto, Trent Shuey, marimba

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

 

2018                Texas Music Educators Association Conference - San Antonio, Texas

2017                Texas Music Educators Association Conference - San Antonio, Texas

2016                Texas Bandmasters Association Conference - San Antonio, Texas

2015                College Band Directors National Association Conference - Nashville, Tennessee

2014                Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic - Chicago, Illinois

2013                Percussive Arts Society International Convention - Indianapolis, Indiana

2012                College Band Directors National Association Western Conference - Reno, Nevada

2009-2012       Northern Nevada Day of Percussion Festival - Reno, Nevada

2009                Northwest Percussion Festival - Eugene, Oregon

1998-2000       Alan Keown Marching Percussion Camp - Eugene, Oregon

 

MASTER CLASS PERFORMANCES

 

2017                Peter Breithaupt - San Angelo, Texas  

                              Mohembe Drumming

2017                Angela Gabriel - San Angelo, Texas

                               Music of Zimbabwe

2014                William Bolcom - Urbana, Illinois

                              Marimba

2013                Takayoshi Yoshioka - Urbana, Illinois

                              Marimba

2012                J.B. Smith - Reno, Nevada

                              Snare Drum

2011                Mark Ford - Reno, Nevada

                              Marimba

2011                PercaDu - Reno, Nevada

                              Marimba, Percussion

2010                Anthony Cirone - Reno, Nevada

                               Snare Drum, Percussion

2009                Doug Rosener - Reno, Nevada

                               Marimba

2008                Mike Clark - La Grande, Oregon

                               Drum Set

 

RECORDINGS

 

2015                Illinois Modern Ensemble - Urbana, Illinois

                               Percussion, Label: Bridge Records. 

2013                Dakota Brown Band - Pendleton, Oregon

                              Drum Set, EP, Find Your Way .

 

ARTIST ENDORSEMENTS

 

2015-Present   Innovative Percussion Inc.

                              Sticks and Mallet Company.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

Percussive Arts Society

Texas Music Educators Association

Texas Bandmasters Association

Phi Mua Alpha, Honorary

Tua Beta Sigma, Honorary, Faculty Sponsor at Angelo State University