Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Educator, Composition & Arranging, Conducting, Brass/Horns Contractor for live performance & recording sessions

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Education       2006-2010 

                        University of Southern California                         Los Angeles, CA

                        Doctoral of Musical Arts in Jazz Studies

                        Minor Fields: Music Education, Music Industry, Band Arranging

                        2004-2006

                        University of Southern California                         Los Angeles, CA

                        Masters of Music in Jazz Studies

                        2000-2004

                        University of North Texas                                       Denton, TX

                        Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies

Teaching

Experience    

                        2010-Present

                        University of Southern California                         Los Angeles, CA

                        Assistant Director USC Trojan Marching Band

Directed marching rehearsals of full ensemble

Directed musical rehearsals of full ensemble

Planning for band camp and full season

Member of Student Advocate Committee

2011-Present

Gardena High School                                              Gardena, CA

Directed Large Ensemble Jazz Band

Teach Jazz Improvisation

2010- Present

East Los Angeles College                                        Monterey Park, CA

Applied Lessons Instructor

Taught private lessons in trumpet performance

2011-Present

Lakewood High School

Visual Caption Head/Drill Writer

Write drill for Pregame and half time

Conduct marching drills during rehearsals

Create and conduct visual rehearsals during band camp

2010-Present

Student Advocate

University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band

Administrative Role

Serve as intermediary between Student Affairs and Trojan Band

Work with students with behavioral issues

Assist students with any other issue involving student life

Provide recommendations on how to handle each specific student issue

2004-2010

University of Southern California                         Los Angeles, CA

Senior Teaching Assistant, USC Trojan Marching Band

Provided musical instruction and drills to trumpet section

Conducted small ensembles comprised of band members

Directed the band at athletic events

2010

                        University of Southern California                         Los Angeles, CA

                        Applied Lessons Instructor

Taught private lessons in trumpet performance

Taught private lessons in jazz improvisation

Taught private lessons in brass

2000-Present  

Private Studio                                               Los Angeles, CA

Private Instructor

Taught private lessons in trumpet performance

Taught private lessons in jazz improvisation

Taught private lessons in brass

2010

                        University of Southern California                         Los Angeles, CA

                        Instructor of Record, Jazz Studies Department

      • Instructed Jazz: A History of America’s Music MUJZ 100

2006-2009

                        University of Southern California                         Los Angeles, CA

                        Teaching Assistant, Jazz Studies Department

Assistant Conductor of Concert Jazz Orchestra MUEN 329

Assisted in teaching Jazz: A History of America’s Music        MUJZ 100

Assisted in teaching Beginning Jazz Improvisation  MUJZ 150

Assisted in teaching Intermediate Jazz Improvisation MUJZ 450

2006

University of Southern California                         Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Youth Jazz Ensemble

Guest conducted for rehearsals with the big band

2005

Henry Mancini Institute                                         Los Angeles, CA

Clinician

Presented clinics on trumpet and small group jazz playing

Presentations/

Recitals          Bob Florence: A Study of His Life and Music

                        2010 DMA Lecture Recital

A biography of Bob Florence

An overview of the writing style of Bob Florence

Southern California Band and Orchestra Association

2009 Conference

Lining Up the Column 

Techniques to develop the lead alto, trumpet, and trombone in a jazz ensemble

California Alliance for Jazz

2009 Conference

Assisted in presentation on developing the young trumpet player in large and small jazz ensembles

Two Sides: Music for Big Band

                        2009 DMA Recital

3 Original Compositions for large ensemble jazz band

3 Pieces featuring trumpet with large ensemble jazz band

Southern California Band and Orchestra Association

2008 Conference

Developing Your Lead Trumpet Player

Techniques specifically devoted to developing the lead trumpet player in a large ensemble jazz band

Music for Septet

2007 DMA Recital

Arrangements and original compositions for Trumpet, Trombone, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Piano, Bass, Drums

Master’s Recital

2006 Recital

Composition recital in the jazz idiom

Music for 5 French Horns, Jazz Quintet, Small Big Band, and Large Trumpet Ensemble

Thesis                       

Bob Florence: A Study of His Life and Music

                        2010 DMA Thesis

A biographical study of Bob Florence

A study of the composition and arranging techniques of Bob Florence

Marching Band

Drill Writing

and Show Design

                        Lakewood High School, Lakewood, CA

                        2011, 2012 Field Season

Created show design and drill concept for 7 minute show

                        East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, CA

                        2011, 2012 Field Season

Designed drill for 5 minute show

Dana Hills High School, Dana Point, CA

2012 Field Season and 2012 Indoor Drum Line Season

Created show design and drill concept for 7 minute marching band show

Created show design and drill concept for 5 minute indoor drumline show

Lincoln High School, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Field Season

Created show design and drill concept for 8 minute show

Performance

History

                        Recordings

Mary, Mary

The Biggest Greatest Thing

2 o’clock lab band

The Best of the Big “O”

Steve Houghton Quintet and the 2 o’clock lab band

The Manne We Love: Gershwin Revisited

Steve Miller

Steve Miller and the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra

                        Television

2010 BCS National Championship Game

                                    National Anthem

New Amsterdam

Grammy Awards

50th Grammy Awards

51st Grammy Awards

2005 Emmy Awards

Numerous performances with the USC Trojan Marching Band

Artists Preformed with

Steve Miller, Mary Mary, Bill Holman, Bob Florence, Bob Mintzer, Alicia Keys, Tom Kubis, Gary Burton, Monica Mancini, Greg Field, Shelly Berg, Jamie Davis, Bill Watros, Bill Holman, Rudy Regalado, Nancy Wilson, Monica Mancini, Wayne Bergeron, Andy Martin, Alex Isles, Buddy Childers, George Clinton, CARMEN, John Daversa, Atila, Rick Baptist

Composing/

Arranging      University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band

                        Large Marching Ensemble

Arrangements of popular music for the field, stands, and rallies

University of Southern California Trojan Basketball Band

Large Ensemble Athletic Band

Arrangements of popular music for performance in the stands

Loyola Marymount Pep Band

Large Ensemble Athletic Band

Arrangements of popular music for performance in the stands

Los Angeles Laker Band

Large Ensemble Athletic Band

Arrangements of popular music for performance in the stands

Mira Costa Community College

                        Latin Jazz Big Band

Transcriptions and arrangements for large ensemble Latin jazz band

Mission Viejo High School

                        Small Group and Large Ensemble Jazz Bands

Transcriptions of both large and small ensemble music

Original compositions for large and small ensembles

Elliot Deustch Big Band

Artistic Large Jazz Ensemble

Original compositions for large jazz ensemble

Skip Spiro Little Big Band

Large Jazz Ensemble

Original compositions and arrangement for jazz ensemble

Other

Working composer, arranger, and transcriber for numerous ensembles throughout the United States

Several works for string ensembles, wind ensembles, marching bands, and other various ensembles

Other Qualifications

Record Engineering

Recording and producing demos, albums, and recitals

Certified USC Thornton School of Music Recording Engineer

Computer Programs

Sibelius

Finale

Logic

Protools

Pyware

Powerpoint

Microsoft Office

CPR Certified

2011

References

            Dr. Thom Mason, University of Southern California           

            Primary DMA Advisor          

            (213) 740-3119

tdmason41@gmail.com

            University of Southern California

Music Practice and Instructional Building 207

Los Angeles, CA 90089-1141

            Dr. Arthur Bartner, University of Southern California         

            Director Trojan Marching Band

            abartner@cox.net

            (213) 740-6317

            837 Downey Way, Stonier Hall B

            Los Angeles, CA 90089-1141

            Dr. Shelia Woodward, University of Southern California     

            DMA Advisor 

            (213) 740-3211

swoodwar@usc.edu

            University of Southern California

Waite Phillips Hall 302

Los Angeles, CA 90089-1141

            Prof. John Thomas, University of Southern California         

            DMA Advisor 

            (213) 740-3119

trumpetjazz@mac.com

            University of Southern California

Music Practice and Instructional Building 207

Los Angeles, CA 90089-1141

            Tony Fox, University of Southern California

            DMA Advisor, Associate Director and Arranger Trojan Marching Band    

(213) 740-6317

tfox@usc.edu

            837 Downey Way, Stonier Hall B

            Los Angeles, CA 90089-1141