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Doctor of Music: Trumpet Performance and Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington (2024 Projected)

  • In progress. Projected completion Spring 2024

  • Course work completed Spring 2022

  • Doctoral project: A Comparison and Analysis of the Pedagogical Trumpet Literature of Peter Bond and Mark Gould


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)


Teaching Experience


Assistant Professor of Trumpet: DePauw University- Greencastle, IN (Fall 2021- Present)

  • Maintains a studio of 9 trumpet players including music education and music performance majors

  • Assesses student growth through weekly lessons and selects appropriate literature based on individual student growth and ability

  • Teaches a weekly brass department masterclass focusing on principles of music, musicianship, and brass fundamentals

  • Developed a growth-based curriculum to challenge students

  • Incorporates aspects of music history and music theory into lessons, and department classes

  • Creates a positive studio environment that allows students to express themselves musically regardless of background, race, gender identity, socioeconomic status, or religion

  • Completes and submits student records in a timely and professional manner

  • Highlights areas of lessons that align with the pedagogical practices of Orff, Dalcroze, and Kodaly

  • Uses creative approaches to solve performance problems

  • Designates faculty members to coach various chamber music ensembles and acts as a liaison between brass faculty members as Brass Department Chamber Music Coordinator

  • ​Coaches a variety of chamber music ensemble configurations highlighting musical flexibility​

  • Conducts ongoing recruitment for the music department which includes teaching masterclasses in the midwestern United States​

  • Incorporated student participation in recruitment process by coordinating a successful trumpet studio recruitment tour of Central Indiana in Spring 2023

  • Tiger Pep Band Director

    • Manages the Pep Band budget to include travel reservations, catering, equipment, uniforms, and Alumni relations

    • Increased membership within the ensemble from 16 to over 40 in the first year

    • Prepares the ensemble to represent DePauw University for Nationally televised events

    • Plans and coordinates travel for away game performances


Franklin Central High School- Indianapolis, IN (2021- 2023)

  • Trumpet instructor and high brass caption head

  • Taught weekly masterclasses to all brass students

  • Maintained a personal studio within the programs including 12 students

    • Students accepted into numerous college programs including Ball State University, Butler University, University of Indianapolis, and DePauw University


Martin University- Indianapolis, IN (2022)

  • Visiting Adjunct Instructor of Music

  • Taught music appreciation to non-traditional and adult learning students from diverse backgrounds


Personal Trumpet Studio- Bloomington, IN and Indianapolis, IN (2019-2022)

  • Offered in-person and online lessons

  • Specialized in all levels of lessons from beginner to advanced

  • Prepared students for solo and ensemble playing as well as university auditions resulting in several students being accepted as music majors to programs such as Ball State, and University of Indianapolis


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

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

  • 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 including an introduction to applying for colleges and how to apply for financial assistance

  • Adjudicated middle school jazz band performances

  • Played lead trumpet in the guest artist/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 all concert series performances

  • Programmed music for all the concerts in the series



Professional Experience


Studio Musician for Wood and Rodin Music Producers- Indianapolis, IN (2021- Present)

  • Recorded all music released in 2022 composed by Randall Standridge under the direction of Randall Standridge

  • Records concert band and jazz music for music publisher Carl Fischer


Beef and Boards Dinner Theater- Indianapolis, IN (2023-Present)

  • Performs 9 shows weekly

  • Played trumpet for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies, Grumpy Old Men the Musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, White Christmas, A Christmas Story: The Musical, Saturday Night Fever: The Musical, Phantom, A Beef and Boards Christmas, Kinky Boots, and The Addams Family the Musical among others.

Beef and Boards Dinner Theater- Indianapolis, IN (2019-2023)

  • Performed Broadway-style musical productions with no rehearsal prior to performances as a substitute musician

  • Performed with little prior notice to performance dates


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

  • Principal trumpet in the brass quintet

  • Played first trumpet in concert band


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

  • Brass Quintet Musical Director

  • Trumpet Section Leader

  • Planned and coordinated travel for all Brass Quintet, and Trumpet (Taps) performances

  • Featured soloist with Concert Band

  • Staff arranger for Brass Quintet

  • Conducted 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

  • Associate conductor

  • 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



Awards and Honors


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


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

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