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Curriculum Vitae


 

Education

May 2003

MM - Jazz Performance and Pedagogy University of Colorado - Boulder, CO


May 2000

BM - Jazz Studies (Summa Cum Laude) Wayne State University - Detroit, MI


 

Teaching/Administrative Experience

August 2005 - Present

McLennan Community College - Waco, TX

Instructor of Commercial Music - guitar



January 2005 - August 2005

Boulder Arts Academy - Boulder, CO

Director of Jazz Ensembles



April 2004 - August 2005

Todd's Guitars, Etc. - Longmont, CO

Private Guitar Instruction - Carrying 20 to 35 students weekly



July 2003

Mile High Jazz Camp - Boulder, CO

Teaching Faculty - Transcription and Active Listening



July 2002

Mile High Jazz Camp - Boulder, CO

Teaching Faculty - Memorization, form and repertoire



August 2000 - May 2002

University of Colorado - Graduate Teaching Assistant

Director - University of Colorado Jazz Ensemble III

Director - University of Colorado Jazz Combos III and V

Applied Guitar - Private instruction

Assisted with administration of the jazz program, including coordination of festivals and performances, guest artists, clinics, auditions, public relations and advertising, library management and general administrative duties



April 2001 and 2002

 Flood Middle School - Denver, CO

Big Band Clinician - Flood Middle School Jazz Festival



February 1995 - August 2000

The Music Stand - Berkley, MI

Private Guitar Instruction - Carrying 25 to 35 students weekly

 

Performance Experience

1985 - Present

Freelance guitar performance and recording - Including jazz ensembles of various sizes, rock, popular, blues, and country ensembles



August 2000 - May 2002

University of Colorado Jazz Ensemble I - Including performances with guest artists John Fedchock (trombone), Bobby Shew (trumpet), Mike Lee (tenor saxophone), and Jim McNeely (piano), additional public performances and studio recordings

University of Colorado Jazz Combo I - Including public performances, live radio broadcasts, studio recordings and guest appearances for festivals and clinics



1995 - 2000

Wayne State University Guitar Ensembles I, II, and III

Wayne State University Lab Bands I and III

Wayne State University Jazz Combos

Wayne State University Trombone Ensemble Rhythm Section



1999

Member of the pit orchestra for "Bye, Bye, Birdie" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" - Baldwin Theater, Royal Oak, MI

 

Awards and Honors

2002

Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award - Outstanding Performance: Jazz Instrumental Group - CU Jazz Combo I under the direction of John “Chip” Stephens



1997 - 2000

Winner of Wayne State University Department of Music LeFevre Scholarship



1999

Winner of Wayne State University Summer Jazz Writing and Arranging Competition

Wayne State University Dean's List - Spring/Summer, Fall



1998

Member of Pi Kappa Lambda, Epsilon Lambda Chapter, Musical National Honor Society

Winner of United States Achievement Academy All-American Scholar Collegiate Award



1997

Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society

Wayne State University Dean's List - Winter, Fall



1996

Wayne State University Dean's List - Winter, Fall



1995

Wayne State University Dean's List - Fall

 

Areas of Expertise

Private guitar instruction

Directing large and small jazz ensembles

Composition and arranging instruction for large and small jazz ensembles

Improvisation instruction

Jazz theory instruction

Music technology instruction (emphasizing Finale and Digital Performer software, basic HTML web design and basic MIDI concepts)

 

Organizational Memberships

1998 - Present

Pi Kappa Lambda, Epsilon Lambda Chapter, Musical National Honor Society



1997 - Present

Golden Key National Honor Society



1996 - Present

International Association of Jazz Educators









 

References

References available upon request