Master of Music, Performance and Literature
Arizona State University
Studies with Dr. Timothy McAllister
Bachelor of Music, Performance, (magna cum laude)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Studies with Lynn Klock, Michael Sakash
Studies with Carrie Koffman
Honors and Awards
North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition, Semi-finalist, 2012.
Music Educators National Conference State Woodwind Competition, Honorable Mention, 2012.
University of Massachusetts Amherst Development Grant, 2010.
Citizens Scholarship Foundation Award, 2006/07.
All-American Music Festival Grand Prize Winner, Solo Competition, 2005.
Massachusetts All State Band Scholarship, 2005.
Cummings Foundation McKeown Scholar, 2005.
Saxophone Instructor - Austin Area School Districts
2012 - present
Instructed students grades 6-12 in saxophone from fundamentals through advanced repertoire. Designed weekly lesson plan. Prepared students for regional and statewide competitions. Lead chamber ensemble workshops with middle and high school students. Organized annual studio recital.
Director of Winds - Tempe Preparatory Academy
2010 - 2012
Started wind band program with grades 6-12. Conducted weekly rehearsals and prepared group for two annual concerts. Arranged classical and popular music for ensemble members. Worked with department head in designing and implementing curriculum.
Private Music Teacher
2006 - 2012
Instructed students ages on fundamentals of flute. Instructed beginner, intermediate, and advanced saxophonists. Prepared students for regional honor band, classical and jazz statewide competitions. Led chamber ensemble workshops with middle and high school students.
Aural Skills Teaching Assistant - University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Spring 2010 Aural Skills II (MUS115), Fall 2009 Aural Skills (MUS114). Prepared students for quizzes and exams in basic and intermediate sight-singing. Graded homework assignments and led weekly aural dictation sessions. Instructed students in semester review sessions.
2010 - present
2010 - present
“Creating a Successful Private Studio,” North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, 2014.
Facilities Coordinator, North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, 2012.
Assistant in Planning and Execution, New England Saxophone Symposium, 2007/09/10
Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA)
Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA)
Chamber Music America (CMA)
National Association for Music Education (NAME)