Subjects Taught
6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band, General Music

Education
  • Bachelor of Music, with honors from East Carolina University, December 1986     

  • Master of Music from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, August 1991
 
ADDITIONAL TRAINING      
Participated in the 1989 Wind Music and Conducting Symposium at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music      
•Participated in conducting workshops with:  Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Donald Hunsberger, Craig Kirchoff, Allan McMurray, 
and Jamie Hafner.                          


Experience
TEACHING / CONDUCTING EXPERIENCE      
•Currently Band Director at Trexler Middle School in Richlands, North Carolina.      
•Camp Counselor at the Brevard Music Center during the 1993 summer season.      
•Conductor, Johnstown Youth Orchestra, Pennsylvania for the 1990-1991 season      
•Graduate Conducting Associate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from fall 1990 to fall 1991      
•Guest Lecturer for the Collegiate Chapter of Music Educators National Conference at Indiana University of  Pennsylvania      
•Director of Bands, Gates County High School, North Carolina from fall 1987 to spring 1990      
•Conductor of the 1990 Roanoke-Chowan Regional Honors Band in North Carolina      
•Associate Director of Bands, Havelock Middle School, North Carolina from January - June 1987  
 
PROFESSIONAL PLAYING EXPERIENCE (On French horn)      
  •  Keystone Wind Ensemble
  •  National Opera Company
  •  Wilmington, North Carolina Symphony
  •  Tidewater Winds of Norfolk, Virginia
  •  Indiana University of Pennsylvania Faculty Brass Quintet (Part-time)
  •  The Brevard Music Center Faculty Orchestra during the 1993 summer season.
 
 
 


Bio
AWARDS AND HONORS      
The bands at Trexler have consistently received Superior and Excellent ratings at District Festival events during my tenure.      
•Selected by colleagues to conduct the North Carolina Bandmaster's Association Eastern District Middle School Concert Band for 1999.      
•Trexler Middle School "Teacher of the Year" for the 1994 - 1995 school year.      
•Performed on all recordings of the Keystone Winds (Available on the Citadel label, Klavier label and GIA Publications)      
•Phi Kappa Phi, interdisciplinary honor society      
•Pi Kappa Lambda, music honor society      
•Kappa Delta Pi, education honor society      
•Articles published in "Band Director's Guide" and "Young Band Director's Guide"      
•Musical compositions performed by groups throughout the eastern United States.  
 

Mission For The Class

STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY, PURPOSE, SCOPE AND GOALS  Music is a language that is uniquely effective in its ability to communicate  
the physical feelings, emotions and drama inherent in human life.  In order to understand this language, band members must 
develop fluent skills in reading music notation and executing such symbols on their respective instruments.  Musical ensemble 
performance also requires that each member be  responsive to the physical, emotional and dramatic content of the music at  hand 
and to develop their sensitivity towards these things as they exist in the music, themselves and in others.  Meeting the challenges of 
active membership in a performing musical ensemble calls for each member to develop a concept of, as well as exhibit;  commitment, 
responsibility, cooperation, creativity, leadership, self- discipline and self-worth.  Band members graduating from our program should  
enter adult life with many skills that will help them to function effectively in our changing society.  It is also our hope that each 
member will have developed a spirit that is engaged in a lifelong pursuit of excellence.   However, the primary goal of our band 
program is to instill in each band member an understanding and love of great music that will allow each member  to enjoy musical art
 throughout their life!