OBJECTIVE

To be a performer and educator of the percussion arts.

EDUCATION

Master of Music, Percussion Performance, May 2010.
Belmont University GPA 3.7.

Bachelor of Music, Percussion Performance, April 2007.
Fort Lewis College GPA 3.2.

  • Recipient, Outstanding Graduate in Music Performance, 2003.
  • Recipient, Sophomore Musicianship of the Year Award, 2001.

JOB EXPERIENCE

Durango High School, Durango, CO.

Assistant Band Director (2015-Present)

  • Instructed and coached All-State qualifying drum line and pit orchestra.
  • Chaperoned school trips and assisted with marching drill logistics.
  • Presented fundamental master classes on a weekly basis.
  • Composed drum cadences.
  • Taught private lessons for all state concert band and jazz band auditions.
  • Repaired percussion instruments and maintained inventory upkeep.
  • Selected percussion ensemble repertoire.
  • Directed student percussion ensemble.
  • Encouraged students to achieve greater levels of musicianship.
  • Inspired students to develop their own creativity.

iAM Music Institute, Durango, CO.

Assistant Drum and Bass Instructor (2015-Present)

  • Taught drum and bass courses at Animas High School.
  • Presented performance clinics at Liberty School, Animas High School, and St. Columba Catholic School.
  • Exhibited resourceful teaching methods.
  • Presented music appreciation and vocational clinics at several charter schools.
  • Taught rock and funk drum set styles.
  • Instructed private lessons.

Southwest Civic Wind Ensemble, Durango, CO.

Director of Percussion and Percussion Ensemble (2015-Present)

  • Handled recruiting for percussion section.
  • Performed three concerts a year with wind ensemble.
  • Uploaded and distributed percussion music.
  • Handled instrument logistics and moving.
  • Arranged and directed percussion ensemble rehearsals.
  • Maintained and communicated consistently high standards of performance expectations.
  • Inaugurated chamber percussion ensemble associated through the SWCW, including creating a vision and mission statement, initiating recruitment, determining type of repertoire and concert themes, instigating and directing rehearsals, and gathering community involvement.

W.O. Smith Music School, Nashville, TN.

Educator, Clinician, Private Lessons, Summer Camp Supervisor (2010-2013)

  • Conducted master classes for drum set practice and musicianship to middle and high school students.
  • Supervised summer music camps.
  • Taught basic music theory.
  • Exhibited adaption and versatility to each student’s learning needs.
  • Covered a significantly wide range of practice and performance materials.
  • Built and maintained relationship with students and parents.
  • Retained loyalty and friendship to the students and school’s vision.
  • Flourished through challenges by making sound decisions while adhering to company policies and structures.
  • Voluntarily researched, developed, organized, and printed drum set teaching curriculum for the school.
  • Performed recitals.
  • Directed summer percussion ensemble.
  • Composed recital materials.

Rose Music Group, Nashville, TN.

Private Instruction on Drum Set (November 2011-November 2013)

  • Taught private lessons to students with mental disabilities, including autistic children.
  • Instructed very young children.
  • Exhibited flexibility of teaching methods that were uniquely tailored for each student and optimized their capacity to absorb information and achieve their goals.
  • Prepared students for yearly recitals.
  • Developed close relationships with parents and children.
  • Inspired and motivated children to enrich their lives with music.

School of Worship, Franklin, TN.

Mentor/Private Instruction (April 2011-2013)

  • Discipled students in a unique musical setting that included worship to God.
  • Responsibilities included private instruction and personal, spiritual mentorship.
  • Encouraged students to develop a lifelong engagement with music and God.

School of Rock, Franklin, TN.

Private Instruction/Rock Band Coordinator (April 2011-2013)

  • Directed Rock Ensemble rehearsals.
  • Exhibited adaption and versatility to each student’s learning needs.
  • Covered a significantly wide range of practice and performance materials.
  • Taught rock/funk drumming and prepared students for concerts.

Percussionist and Drummer, Durango, CO and Nashville, TN

Performer/Studio Musician (January 2003-Present)

  • Performed in a variety of music settings
  • Obtained consistent performance schedule with Yenisly, Augusta Vain, Madison Hardy, Todd Ganovski, Lacey Black, Cirvant and SOHA, and many other commercial artists. Currently playing with Hello Doll Face.
  • Played as an orchestral and chamber musician with the Belmont University Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra, PULSE [new music ensemble] Belmont Percussion Ensemble, San Juan Symphony, Music in the Mountains Orchestra, and the Animas Music Festival.
  • Soloist with the Fort Lewis College Percussion and Mallet Ensembles, and the Fort Lewis College Wind Ensemble.
  • Has over 10 recordings to date with performances in 20 states.
  • Featured performer for the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in 2008.
  • Performed on national television for the production of Christmas at Belmont.
  • Keeps a weekly trade of leading worship at church.

OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Private Lessons

Zoro the Drummer. 2009-2011

Dr. John Pennington. 2003-2007

Chester Thompson. 2009 (August-December)

Latin Percussion with Todd London. 2009 (January-May)

Dr. Christopher Norton. 2009 (January-May)

Jazz Vibes with Dr. Easton Stuart. 2015-present

NSO Percussionist Richard Graber.                                                                                          2009 (January-April)

Honors and Awards

Recipient, Carpenter Endowment Fellowship Award, University of Arizona, 2016.

Recipient, Graduate Tuition Scholarship, University or Arizona, 2016.

Finalist Jesse Zane’s Music City Drum Off Competition (Nashville, TN) 2010

Outstanding Graduate in Music Performance (Fort Lewis College) 2003

Sophomore Musicianship of the Year Award (Fort Lewis College) 2001

Performer, Student Honors Recital (Fort Lewis College) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Performer, Graduate Student Honors Recital (Belmont University) 2009

Professional Membership

Percussive Arts Society 2005-Present

Modern Drummer 2005-Present

Drummer Cafe 2010-Present

Music Teachers National Association 2015-Present

National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors 2015-Present

References

Available upon request