Education                                                     

 

DMA           George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

                    Instrumental Conducting, May 2014

                    Dissertation: “Country Band” March, Historical Perspectives, Stylistic 

                    Considerations and Rehearsal Strategies

 

MM             Brigham Young University, Provo Utah

                    Music Education, June 2007

                    Project: Essential Understandings: A Curriculum and Learning Targets for 

                    Junior High Band

 

BM              Brigham Young University, Provo Utah

                    Music Education, December 2002

                    

Research and Creative Activities                                                  

 

Current research-

  • Unlocking the Potential of the Second Tier Ensemble​

The Instrumentalist

  • February 2020 "Do Not go Gentle Into that Good Night: A Conversation with Elliot Del Borgo

 

American Bandmasters Association Journal

  • Fall 2016 “‘Country Band’ March Pioneering the Ivesian Sound.”​

Utah Music Educators’ Association Clinics

  • Stronger Together; They’re not Mine, They-re not Yours, They’re Ours

  • Developing the Wind Band in Middle Level Ensembles.

  • The Hitch Hikers Guide to Summer Band

  • Perspective and Preparation

California Music Educators Association

  • Stronger Together; They’re not Mine, They-re not Yours, They’re Ours

  • Wind Band Reading Session

College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

  • “Country Band” March Pioneering the Ivesian Sound

Collage Band Directors National Conference

  • 2015 Presenter “What Would Happen If” Charles Ives’s “Country Band” March

Brigham Young University Idaho

  •  Rehearsal Techniques Class

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Guest Conducting

  • 2020 University of Nevada Lake Tahoe Music Camp

  • 2020 California All-State Junior High Concert Band

  • 2020 Nevada All-State Junior High School Band

  • 2020 Long Beach Unified School District Junior High               School Honor Band

  • 2020 Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District                      Middle School Honor Band

  • 2019 University of Nevada Lake Tahoe Music Camp

  • 2018 Long Beach Unified School District High School              Honor Band

  •  2018 Brigham Young University, Idaho Honor Band

  • 2018 Inaugural Utah Middle School All-State Band

  • 2018 Summit School District Honor Band

  • 2017 SCSBOA All Southern Symphonic Honor Band

  • 2017 California All-State Music Convention Band                    Reading Session

  • 2017 Rowland Unified School District Music Festival

  • 2017 Long Beach City College Summer Band

  • 2016 American Band Masters Association, Guest                    Conduct the Bob Cole Wind Symphony

  • 2016 “Music for Women” Sponsored by Antelope                     Valley College

  • 2016 “Unmeasurable” Guest Conductor, American                  Fork, Utah

  • 2016 Alpine School District Summer Advanced Band

  • 2016 Long Beach City College Summer Band

  • 2016 “First Trumpets Concert,” International Trumpet            Guild Conference

  • 2015 Nebraska Wesleyan Honor Band

  • 2015 Long Beach Unified School District Middle                      School Honor Band

  • 2015 Norwalk Unified School District Middle School                Honor Band

  •  2015 Festival of Gold, Chicago Illinois, Symphony Hall

  • 2015 Long Beach City College Summer Band

  • 2014 Long Beach Unified School District Middle                      School Honor Band

  • 2014 5th International Wind Band Festival, Seoul,                    South Korea

  • 2013 Maine All-State Band

  • 2010 New York Music Educators All County

  • 2010 Idaho Music Educators Association Pocatello