PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 
Assistant Professor of Low Brass -- Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL.
2018 - Present 
  • Work with undergraduate trombonists, euphoniumists and tubist in an applied teaching setting.

  • Instruct and direct the SEU Brass Quintet.

  • Serve as co-director of the SEU Jazz Ensemble.

  • Serve as one of three Music Theory professors in the department. 

  • Serve as the chair for the Recruitment Committee for the department.

  • Serve as a member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the university.

 
Low Brass Instructor -- Leon High School, Tallahassee, FL. 
2016 - 2018
  • Instruct students in a one-on-one setting to improve their proficiency in their respective instruments, including trombone, euphonium, and tuba. 

  • Teach music theory to students to enhance their knowledge of clefs, notes, and rhythms.

  • Work with students to improve pitch recognition in relation to their respective instruments.

 
 
Graduate Assistant -- Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
2015 - 2018 (Doctoral)
  • Worked with undergraduate trombonists in an applied teaching setting.

  • Instructed, directed and performed with the FSU Trombone Choir.

  • Collaborated with the trombone and low brass ensembles within the local public school district.

  • Handled logistical issues with trombone choir-related activities.

  • Coordinated and arrange recitals/performances for the trombone choir.

  • Coached various undergraduate brass chamber ensembles.

  • Coordinated annual "Trombone Day" events. (2017-2018) Responsibilities included:

        - Contacting high and middle school band director for information &              registration purposes.

        - Connecting with clinicians to participate in the event.

        - Selecting age/skill appropriate repertoire for students to perform in            the concert.

        - Maintaining a rapport with parents regarding logistics of the day's                event.  

Band Director/Music Instructor/Social Studies Teacher -- Amos P. Godby High School, Tallahassee, FL.
2013 - 2015
  • Worked with students in an ensemble and individual setting to improve proficiency on their respective instruments.

  • Made a special focus on improving lines of communications amongst the administration, teachers, and parents.

  • Served as the Marching Band Director.

  • Served as the Assistant Director.

  • Served as the Piano Instructor.

  • Served as the Guitar Instructor.

  • Served as one of the Sociology/Psychology instructors.

Graduate Assistant -- Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
2011 - 2013 (Masters)
  • Worked with undergraduate trombonists in an applied teaching setting.

  • Worked with the trombone choir as an instructor.

  • Collaborated with other trombone choirs and low brass ensembles within the local public school district.

  • Assisted the major professor in completing required paperwork as it relates to the trombone choir.

  • Coordinated recital/performances for the trombone choir.

  • Coached the undergraduate brass chamber ensemble.

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Student Teaching/Internship -- Amos P. Godby High School, Tallahassee, FL.
Fall 2009
  • Worked with the band and taught private lessons to improve the skill and proficiency of their respective instruments. 

  • Worked with all the music ensembles offered at the school.

  • Taught five classes of Beginning Guitar.

 

Teaching Experience

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Community Outreach & Education  

 
Clinician, Recitalist, Private Trombone/Lower Brass Instructor

2004 - Present

  • Served as a clinician to present masterclasses and clinics to high schools in the South Florida area.

  • Served as a clinician to present masterclasses and clinics to high schools in the North Florida area.

  • Served as a clinician to present masterclasses and clinics to high schools in the metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia area.

  • Provided lessons to low brass students of all ages and grade levels ranging from elementary to collegiate. 

  • Provided assistance with numerous high school directors in the development of their low brass sections.

  • Coordinated and hosted several instructional masterclasses for low brass students at Florida A&M University’s “Marching 100” Band Camp.

  • Coordinated and hosted instructional masterclasses for low brass students at Florida State University's Summer Music Camp.

  • Presented a recital at the University of North Florida as a member of the Seminole Trombone Quartet to promote the ensemble's performance at Carnegie Hall.

  • Presented a recital at Florida A&M University as a member of the Seminole Trombone Quartet to promote the ensemble's performance at Carnegie Hall.

  • Presented a recital at Troy University as a member of the Seminole Trombone Quartet to promote the ensemble's performance at Carnegie Hall.

  • Presented a recital at Columbus State University as a member of the Seminole Trombone Quartet to promote the ensemble's performance at Carnegie Hall.

  • Presented a recital at the University of Central Florida as a member of the Seminole Trombone Quartet to promote the ensemble's performance at Carnegie Hall.

  • Presented a recital at the University of North Florida as a member of the Seminole Trombone Quartet to promote the ensemble's performance at Carnegie Hall.

  • Presented a recital at Jacksonville State University as a member of the Seminole Trombone Quartet to promote the ensemble's performance at Carnegie Hall.

  • Presented a recital at Florida State University as a member of the Seminole Trombone Quartet to promote the ensemble's performance at Carnegie Hall.

  • Presented multiple recitals and masterclasses to local high schools as a member of the Seminole Trombone Quartet.

 

Trombone Clinician/Brass Instructor, Florida State University Summer Jazz Camp, Middle and High School Music Camp, Tallahassee, FL.

Summer 2018

  • Served as a rehearsal assistant for the middle and high school jazz director.

  • Served as brass sectional director for the middle and high school jazz bands.

  • Provided masterclasses for the middle and high school jazz trombonists.

  • Served as brass sectional director for one of the middle and high school wind ensembles.

  • Provided masterclasses for middle and high school wind ensemble trombonists.

  • Provided private lessons for both middle and high school trombonists.

 

Trombone Clinician/Brass Instructor, Florida State University Summer Jazz Camp, Middle and High School Music Camp, Tallahassee, FL.

Summer 2017

  • Served as a rehearsal assistant for the middle and high school jazz director.

  • Served as brass sectional director for the middle and high school jazz bands.

  • Provided masterclasses for the middle and high school jazz trombonists.

  • Served as brass sectional director for one of the middle and high school wind ensembles.

  • Provided masterclasses for middle and high school wind ensemble trombonists.

  • Provided private lessons for both middle and high school trombonists.

Trombone Clinician/Brass Instructor, Florida State University Summer Jazz Camp and High School Music Camp, Tallahassee, FL.

Summer 2016

  • Served as a rehearsal assistant for the middle and high school jazz director.

  • Served as brass sectional director for the middle and high school jazz bands.

  • Provided masterclasses for the middle and high school jazz trombonists.

  • Served as brass sectional director for one of the high school symphonic band ensembles.

  • Provided masterclasses for the high school symphonic band trombonists.

  • Provided lessons for both jazz and symphonic band trombonists.

 
Brass Instructor--Mason's School of Music, Dance, and Arts, Tallahassee, FL.

2015 - 2016

  • Taught private lessons for trombone, tuba, and trumpet.

  • Taught music theory to the students to enhance their knowledge of clefs, notes, and rhythms.

  • Worked with the students to develop their skill in pitch recognition.

  • Created and maintained an open line of communication with parents.

 
Assistant Band Director -- Amos P. Godby High School, Tallahassee, FL.
2015 - 2016
  • Assisted the band director with symphonic/concert band responsibilities.

  • Assisted the director with marching band responsibilities.

  • Worked with students in a band setting and a one-on-one basis to improve their proficiency on their respective instruments.

 
Dean of Music/Teacher--Family Worship & Praise Center Cyrus F. Flannigan School of Music, Tallahassee, FL.
2014 - 2015
  • Served as the Lower Brass and Piano Instructor for the program.

  • Worked with students on a one-on-one basis on their respective instruments.

  • Taught music theory to the students to enhance the knowledge of clefs, notes, and rhythms.

  • Worked with students to develop their skill in pitch recognition.

  • Developed an open line of communication with the parents.

 
Trombone Clinician, Florida State University Summer High School Music Camp, Tallahassee, FL.

Summer 2014

  • Served as brass sectional director for one of the high school symphonic band ensembles.

  • Provided masterclasses for the high school trombonists.

  • Provided lessons to high school trombonists.

 
Music Teacher--Family Worship & Praise Center 21st Century Afterchool Program, Tallahassee, FL.

2012 - 2013

  • Worked with students from K-5th grade, building aural skills.

  • Taught music theory to the students to enhance their knowledge of clefs, notes, and rhythms.

  • Worked with the students to improve their knowledge of pitch recognition.

  • Instructed students to compose and create different rhythms with auxiliary percussive instruments.

  • Instructed students to compose their own melodies by using bells and other melodic instruments.

  • Exposed the students to collaborative learning in the classroom by working as a full unit and in pairs.

  • Formatted and presented a holiday concert/showcase featuring the students to present to family and friends.

D.M. in Brass Performance
Florida State University  

Tallahassee, FL. (3.91 average on a 4.0 scale), May 2018

 

M.M. in Brass Performance 
Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL. (3.84 average on a 4.0 scale), May 2013

B.S. in Music Education (Summa Cum Laude)
Florida A&M University

Tallahassee, FL. (3.4 average on a 4.0 scale), December 2009 

Education

Solo Performance Experience 

Faculty Recital at Southeastern University's 2nd Annual Trombone Day, Lakeland, FL. (November 2019)

Performance of J.S. Bach's Oboe Concerto No. 3, Grondahl's Trombone Concerto, Debussy's La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin, Adam Gorb's Trunk, David Brubeck's Stereogram No. 11 "Miami" and Herbert Clarke's Carnival of Venice.

Guest Artist Recital at Buffalo State University, Buffalo, NY. (September 2019)

Performance of J.S. Bach's Oboe Concerto No. 3, Debussy's La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin, David Brubeck's Stereogram No. 11 "Miami" and Herbert Clarke's Carnival of Venice.

Faculty Recital at Florida State University's Summer Middle School Camp, Tallahassee, FL. (July 2019)

Performance of Herbert Clarke's Carnival of Venice (Trans. for Trombone).

Faculty Recital at Florida State University's Summer High School Camp, Tallahassee, FL. (June 2019)

Performance of Herbert Clarke's Carnival of Venice (Trombone).

Faculty Recital at Southeastern University's Inaugural Low Brass Day, Lakeland, FL. (April 2019)

Performance of J. S. Bach's Oboe Concerto #3, Haddad's Suite for Tuba and De Luca's Beautiful Colorado.

Guest Faculty Recital at North Carolina's Trombone Festival at The University of Carolina - Greensboro, Greensboro, NC. (April 2019)

Performance of Pryor's Annie Laurie Varie.

Guest Solo Recital at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. (April 2019)

Performance of J. S. Bach's Oboe Concerto #3, Haddad's Suite for Tuba (performed on Tuba), Grafe's Grand Concerto (Euph.), Sulek's Sonata "Vox Gabrieli", De Luca's Beautiful Colorado (Euph) and Pryor's Annie Laurie Varie.

Guest Solo Recital at Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL. (January 2019)

Performance of Marcello's Sonata in F Major, Haddad's Suite for Tuba, Grafe's Grand Concerto, and Pryor's Annie Laurie.

Faculty Recital at Southeastern University's Inaugural Trombone Day, Lakeland, FL. (November 2018)

Performance of Marcello's Sonata in F Major, Grondahl's Trombone Concerto, David's Concertino, and Pryor's Annie Laurie.

Faculty Recital at Florida State University's Summer Middle School Music Camp, Tallahassee, FL. (July 2018)

Performance of Arthur Pryor's Annie Laurie.

Faculty Recital at Florida State University's Summer 
High School Music Camp, Tallahassee, FL. (June 2018)

Performance of Arthur Pryor's Annie Laurie.

Faculty Recital at Florida State University's Summer Middle School Music Camp, Tallahassee, FL. (July 2017)

Performance of Arthur Pryor's Air Varie.

Faculty Recital at Florida State University's Summer 
High School Music Camp, Tallahassee, FL. (June 2017)

Performance of Arthur Pryor's Air Varie.

The Messengers Jazz Orchestra of Winter Haven High School Spring Concert, Winter Haven, FL. (April 2017)
Performance of Gordon Goodwin’s Count Bubba, Bobby Timmons’ Dat Dere, and Paul Baker’s Arnge Drank.
The Florida State University Trombone Choir presents their Spring Concert, Tallahassee, FL. (March 2017) 
Performance of Tommy Pederson's Cogent Caprice.
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Dillard Center for the Arts & Old Dillard Museum presents The Masterworks Concert. Featured Soloist with the Dillard Wind Symphony, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. (March 2017)
Performance of Arthur Pryor's Annie Laurie.
 
The MCoE Army Brass Band of Ft. Benning, Georgia in conjunction with The Florida A&M University Music Department, Tallahassee, FL. (Feburary 2017)
Performance of Alexandre Guilmant's Morceau Symphonique, Arthur Pryor's Air Varie and Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust.
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Faculty Recital at Florida State University's Summer 
Music Camp, Tallahassee, FL. (June 2016)

Performance of Arthur Pryor's Air Varie.

 

Florida A&M University's Wind Ensemble, Tallahassee, FL. (Feburary 2016)

Performance of Arthur Pryor's Fantastic Polka.

 

 

Faculty Recital at Florida State University's Summer High School Music Camp, Tallahassee, FL. (June 2015)

Performance of the Grondahl Trombone Concerto.

 

The Tallahassee Winds, Tallahassee, FL. (April 2012)

Performance of the Bourgeois Trombone Concerto.

 

 

Finalist of the Young Artist Competiton, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL. (November 2012)

Performance of the David Concertino.

 

Runner-up of the Young Artist Competiton, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL. (November 2011)

Performance of the Grondahl Trombone Concerto.

 

 

"Drumline Live" Stage Music Production, Japan & U.S. (August 2010 - March 2011)

Performance of a gospel/jazz rendition of Amazing Grace.

 

 

The Tallahassee Winds, Tallahassee, FL. (April 2009)

Performance of Arthur Pryor's Annie Laurie.

 
Florida A&M University Orchestra, Tallahassee, FL.
(April 2008)

Performance of Hoagy Carmichael's Georgia On My Mind.

 

 

The Tallahassee Winds, Tallahassee, FL. (April 2007)

Performance of Johan de Meij's T-Bone Concerto.

 

 

The Big Bend Orchestra, Tallahassee, FL. (April 2006)

Performance of the David Concertino

 

 

Florida A&M University's Wind Ensemble, Tallahassee, FL. (Feburary 2006)

Performance of the Grafe Grand Concerto.

 

 

Florida A&M University's Wind Ensemble, Tallahassee, FL. (November 2005)

Performance of Arthur Pryor's Blue Bells of Scotland.

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