Academic Resume


EDUCATION

Doctor of Musical Arts (2002): The Peabody Institute of Music – Baltimore, MD (1994 – 2002)

Dissertation: The Exotic Rhythms of Don Ellis

Dissertation Adviser: Dr. John Spitzer

Master of Music: The Peabody Institute of Music – Baltimore, MD (1991 – 1993)

Bachelor of Music: Towson University – Towson, MD (1986 – 1990)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Howard Community College – Adjunct Music Faculty: Columbia, MD (1996 – 1999): Courses taught include: Electronic/Computer Music, Music Theory, & Music Fundamentals

Harford Community College – Adjunct Applied Music Faculty: Bel Air, MD

(1996 – present)

Private Studio in Bassoon, Jazz, and Music Technology: Baltimore, MD (1991 – present)

 

INSTRUCTORS

Private Bassoon Instruction: Linda Harwell, Phillip A.M. Kolker, Dr. H. Gene Griswold

Instrumental Chamber Music: Edward Palanker, Mark Sparks, Sara Watkins, Peter Landgren, David Bakkegard, Robert Willoughby

Jazz Composition Instruction: Greg Hatza, Hank Levy

Private Jazz Piano Instruction: Greg Hatza

Electronic Music Studies: MacGregor (Greg) Boyle, Geoff Wright

Orchestra Music Directors: Hajime Teri Murai, David Zinman, Leon Fleisher, Peter Bay

 

HONORS & AWARDS

The Peabody Scholarship, The Peabody Institute of Music (1991 – 1996)

Orchestral Fellowship Award, The Peabody Institute of Music (1993 – 1995)

Gettysburg Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition (1993)

Peggy & Yale Gordon Foundation Competition Winner (1988 and 1990)

Towson University Spring Talent Award Competition Winner (1987)

Double Reed Scholarship, Towson State University (1986 – 1990)

 

MEMBERSHIPS

International Double Reed Society (IDRS)

National Jazz Service Organization (NJSO)

Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI)

 

BASSOON PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Chesapeake Wind Quintet (1995 – 2000)

Peabody Symphony Orchestra (1991 – 1995)

Peabody Wind Serenata (1993 – 1995)

Peabody Wind Ensemble (1991 – 1993)

Peabody Camerata (1991 – 1993)

Gettysburg Symphony Orchestra (1991 – 1994)

Gettysburg Symphony Orchestra Concerto Soloist (1994)

Towson Univeristy Orchestra (1989 – 1990)

Towson University Concert Band (1986 – 1990)

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  • Bobby McFerrin -- VOCAbuLarieS

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