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Academic History

Previous Appointments include:

  • Director of Wind Ensembles: University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Assistant Director of Bands: Towson University
Scholarly Interests/Activities

  • Actively involved in commissioning new works for wind ensemble
  • Consistently guest conduct collegiate, high school, and professional ensembles around the country
  • Present clinics and workshops at in-services and conferences such as those hosted by the College Band Directors National Association and the music educator associations in the states of Kansas, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia
  • Presented papers on the works of composers Jean Francaix, Paul Hindemith, and Donald Grantham
  • Performances with professional ensembles such as the Giannini Brass, Da Capo Brass, Topeka Symphony, and the Fountain City Brass Band
  • Solo appearances at conferences and universities
Service Interests/Activities

  • Member of the Music Department Recruitment Committee (Chair), Long Range Planning Committee, College of Arts and Sciences Strategic Planning Committee, and the University General Education Committee
  • Organize and Produce the annual Music Department “Mosaic” Concert
  • Organize and Conduct the annual Topeka Youth Wind Ensemble
  • Organize and Produce the annual Capitol City Marching Band Festival
  • Produce the annual Music Educators In-Service at Washburn University
  • Represent Washburn University by visiting over 20 high schools annually
Career Accomplishments

  • Former Tuba Performer with the US Navy Band in Washington, DC
  • Past Music Director/Conducting appointments include the American Wind Orchestra, Riverside Wind Symphony, and the UNC at Greensboro University Band
  • Produced six professionally released recordings including “Fireworks” which received Grammy Award nominations in 2010
  • Performed professionally with the North Carolina Symphony, Richmond Symphony, and the McLean Orchestra
  • Performed as a member of the Washington Brass, Riverside Brass, and the International Award winning Tubas in the Sun Quartet
  • Past-Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Wind Conductors Conference, Mid-Atlantic Brass Festival, and the Southeast Regional ITEC Tuba ad Euphonium Conference
  • Directed ensembles have been selected to perform at the College Band Director’s National Association Southwest Regional Conference, the Kansas, North Carolina, and Virginia State Music Educator Conferences, and given performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and Lincoln Center in New York