Doctor of Music: Trumpet Performance, Indiana University, Bloomington (2022 Projected)

  • In progress. Projected completion Spring 2022


Master of Music: Trumpet Performance, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2016)

  • Thesis: The Influence of Paul Hindemith on Trumpet Repertoire


United States Army School of Music (2010)


Bachelor of Arts: Music, Western State Colorado University (2009)

  • Music Educators National Conference Chapter President (2007-2009)


Professional Experience

38th Infantry Division Band- Indianapolis, IN (2019-AUG 2020)

  • Principal trumpet in the Brass Quintet

  • Played in the Concert band 

Beef and Boards Dinner Theater- Indianapolis, IN (2019-2020)

  • Substitute trumpet player for A Christmas Story: The Musical

  • Substitute trumpet player for Saturday Night Fever: The Musical 

9th Army Band- Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, AK (2012-2019)

  • Brass Quintet Musical Director

  • Trumpet Section Leader

  • Plans and coordinates travel for all Brass Quintet, and Trumpet performances

  • Featured soloist with Concert Band

  • Staff arranger for Brass Quintet

  • Conducts Concert Band rehearsals


Arctic Chamber Orchestra- Fairbanks, AK (2015-2017)

  • Principal Trumpet

  • Performed in tours for educational outreach


Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra- Fairbanks, AK (2013-2017)

  • Principal Trumpet

  • Played in the Alexander Kobrin recording of the Mozart Piano Concerto in D minor


Opera Fairbanks- Fairbanks, AK (2013, 2016)

  • Played under Gregory Buchalter, Maestro di Banda for the Metropolitan Opera

  • Assistant Principal Trumpet


University of Alaska Fairbanks Wind Symphony- Fairbanks, AK (2015)

  • Principal Trumpet

  • Featured Soloist


1st Cavalry Division Band- Fort Hood, TX (2010-2012)

  • Performed in the Brass Quintet, Concert Band, Ceremonial Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Salsa/Latin Band



Vive Les Arts Center- Killeen, TX (2010-2011)

  • Principal Trumpet

  • Performed in pit orchestra for musicals


Colorado Renaissance Festival- Larskpur, CO (2004-2009)

  • Principal Trumpet

  • Wrote music in the style of the Renaissance period for the Trumpet ensemble

  • Performed in 7 shows daily


Teaching Experience


Personal Trumpet Studio- Bloomington, IN (2019-Present)

  • Offering in-person and online lessons currently in response to the Coronavirus pandemic

  • Specializes in all levels of lessons from beginner to advanced


Percussion in the Valley Studio- Palmer, AK (2016-2019)

  • Offered personalized instruction based on the needs and level of the specific trumpet student

  • Prepared students for auditions and solo ensemble 


Valley Jazz Festival- Palmer, AK (2016, 2017)

  • Guest Artist

  • Taught master classes at the high school and middle school level

  • Adjudicated middle school jazz band performances

  • Played lead trumpet in the Guest Artist, and teacher jazz band alongside Bill Watrous, Tom "Bones" Malone, Rich Wetzel and others


University of Alaska Fairbanks Jazz Festival- Fairbanks, AK (2015)

  • Guest Artist

  • Taught master classes in the topics of trumpet fundamentals and improvisation


Fairbanks Community Band- Fairbanks, AK (2015)

  • Interim Director

  • Rehearsed for, and directed in concert series performances

  • Programmed music for all of the concerts in the series


Western State Colorado University, Chamber Music Camp Counselor (2008)

  • Performed with the Faculty Brass Quintet

  • Coordinated the daily schedule for camp students


Awards and Honors


Western State Colorado University, George F. Damson Concerto Competition           Winner (2008)


Western Wyoming College Jazz Festival, Outstanding Improvisation Soloist (2007)