Musical Director

  • Percussion Director Southwest Civic Winds, 2015-present.
  • Percussion Director Southwest Civic Winds Percussion Ensemble, 2015-present. Handled recruiting, part distribution, instrument logistics, arranged and ran rehearsals, selected repertoire for percussion ensemble.

Percussion Instructor

  • Associate Director of Bands Durango High School, 2015-present. Instructed and coached All-State Drum line and Pit, presented fundamental Master classes on a weekly basis, composed drum cadences, handled inventory of instruments and hardware, repaired instruments, taught private lessons for all state auditions, selected percussion ensemble repertoire, ran rehearsals.
  • Assistant Teacher IAM Music Institute, 2015-present.Taught drum and bass course at Animas High School, presented performance clinics for Liberty School, Animas High School, and St. Columba Catholic School.
  • Private Instructor Rose Music Group, 2010-2013, Drum Set, Yearly Recitals, Autistic Students.
  • Private Instructor W.O. Smith Music School, 2010-2013, Summer Music Camps, Music Theory, Percussion Ensemble, Drum Set, Underprivileged Youth, Volunteer Position, Curriculum Development. 
  • Private Instructor School of Worship Franklin, 2012-2013, Drum Set, Worship Band Coordinator.
  • Private Instructor School of Rock, Nashville/Franklin, 2011-2013, Drum Set, Rock Band Coordinator. 

Recordings

  • Patient Enough, 2005, Lacey Black and Red Rhapsody, Lacey Rose Records.
  • Unsent Letter, 2007, Lacey Black and Red Rhapsody,Lacey Rose Records.
  • All These Years, 2015, Lacey Black, Lacey Rose Records.
  • Suite for Violin and American Gamelan, Music of Lou Harrison, conducted, produced, and arranged by Dr. John Pennington, Woodwork Mallet Ensemble, Fort Lewis College, 2007 Select Solos, Xylophone solo “Bye Bye Medley,” arr. Bob Becker, Marimba solo “Carousal” by Dave Samuels, Sean Statser on Vibraphone.
  • Invisible Proverb, Select works for Percussion and Mallet Ensembles, conducted, produced, and arranged by Dr. John Pennington, Woodwork Mallet Ensemble, Fort Lewis College, 2006.
  • My Reality, Cirvant and SOHA, Michael J Head Productions, 2008.
  • Augusta Vain, Self-Titled Debut, Circles and Stars Productions, 2009.

Select Performances

  • Showcase Concert Performance of the American Gamelan Music of Lou Harrison at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Columbus, Ohio, November 2007. Included tour with pre-performances at the University of Michigan, Cleveland State University and Capital University.
  • Concerto Performance of David Long’s Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble, Fort Lewis College Wind Ensemble, Fort Lewis Concert Hall, 2007.
  • Concerto Performance of David Gillingham’s Concertino for Percussion, Fort Lewis College.
  • Wind Ensemble, Fort Lewis Concert Hall, 2005.
  • CD release, Warrior of Light, Hello Doll Face, 2015.
  • CD release, Unsent Letter, Lacey Black and Red Rhapsody, 2007.
  • CD release, Patient Enough, Lacey Black and Red Rhapsody, 2005.
  • CD release, Invisible Proverb, Woodwork Mallet Ensemble, 2005.
  • CD release, Suite for Violin and American Gamelan by Lou Harrison, Woodwork Mallet Ensemble, 2007.
  • PBS National TV Special, Christmas at Belmont, Belmont University Percussion Ensemble, 2009.
  • Durango Arts Center performance of High School Musical, pit performance, 2008.
  • Animas Music Festival, Dr. John Pennington and Dr. Lynn Mack directors, concerts included commissioned pieces for percussion and choir, Woodwork Mallet Ensemble Showcases, 2003-2007.
  • Fort Lewis College Jazz Festivals, 2005, 2006, 2007, guest artists Alex Acuna, Wayne Bergeron, Bob Mintzer, Gary Burton, Peter Erskine.

Continuous Performances with Orchestra and Chamber Groups

  • Music in the Mountains International Festival Orchestra, (Pacific University, Northern Arizona University, Adams State University, Augustana College professors); percussionist 2007-Present.
  • San Juan Symphony, Percussionist, Arthur Post, Music Director, 2003-2007.
  • Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra, Percussionist, Dr. Chris Norton, Musical Director, 2010-2013.
  • Southwest Civic Winds, Percussion Section Leader, Dr. Mark Walters, Musical Director, 2015-Present.
  • Southwest Civic Winds Percussion Ensemble, Musical Director, 2015-Present.

Presentations/Clinics/Masterclasses

  • Ignacio Fine Arts Festival, Southwest Civic Winds Showcase and Performance.
  • Ignacio Fine Arts Festival, Southwest Civic Winds Percussion Ensemble Showcase Concert and Fundamental Demonstration.
  • Belmont University Presentation: Japanese Marimba Music.
  • Music in the Mountains Teaching Arts Program, select performances of ragtime xylophone music at many K-12 schools, including a select performance at the Durango Youth Detention Center, Fort Lewis College Woodwork Mallet Ensemble, 2003-2007.
  • Music Appreciation and Vocational Clinics through iAM Music Institute. Presenting with Hello Doll Face at local charter schools: Animas High School, Liberty School of Arts, and St. Columba Catholic School.
  • Performance Summer Camp, W.O. Smith Music School, Weeklong Drumming Masterclasses.

Professional Affiliations

  • Percussive Arts Society.
  • Music Teachers National Association.
  • College Music Society.
  • National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors.
  • Drummer Café.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Recipient, Carpenter Endowment Fellowship Award, University of Arizona, 2016.
  • Recipient, Graduate Tuition Scholarship, University or Arizona, 2016.
  • Recipient, Outstanding Graduate in Music Performance, Fort Lewis College 2003.
  • Recipient, Sophomore Musicianship of the Year Award, Fort Lewis College 2001.
  • Finalist, Jesse Zane’s Music City Drum Off Competition, Nashville, TN 2010.
  • Performer, Student Honors Recital, Fort Lewis College, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.
  • Performer, Graduate Student Honors Recital, Belmont University, 2009.