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Work Experience 

Piano, Voice, Brass, Music Theory/Composition Teacher

2007 - Present

Valley Music Center

Hemet, CA
Music Director

2007 - Present

CRS Hemet Hemet, CA
  • Providing music accompaniments for all Liturgical Services
  • Director of the choirs

Youth Director/ Corps Asst.

2005 - 2006

Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

San Diego, CA
Music Teacher

2003 - 2005

Corryville School

Cincinnati, OH
  • Built music programs at school
  • Formed three choirs from P-8 grades
  • Annual school concerts and performances around the city
  • The Archdiocese of Cincinnati Choral Competition
  • Vocal Training, Music Theory, and Instrumental Training
  • I produced two CDs of our Concerts/Performances
Music Teacher

2003 - 2005

St. Francis de Sales School

Cincinnati, OH
  • Built music programs at school
  • Formed three choirs from K-8 grades
  • Annual Concert Performances
  • Vocal Training, Music Theory, and Instrumental Training
  • I produced two CDs of our Concerts/Performances
Music Minister

2001 - 2005

St. Andrew Church

Cincinnati, OH
  • Provided music accompaniments for all Liturgical Services.
  • Director of the choir, which grew from four to twenty under my leadership.
  • Choir performed at The Shrine in Sandusky, OH.
  • Choir performed for City Awards Ceremonies. (Televised)
  • Choir performed at Dayton University "Precious Blood Conference", and many local events and festivals.
Assistant to Director of Music (SWONEKY Division)

2000

The Salvation Army

Cincinnati, OH
  • Assisted with Leadership of the SWONEKY divisional Chorus.
  • Composed and arranged music for SWONEKY divisional chorus and band.
Camp Walter Johnson - Music Conservatory

Summer 1999

The Salvation Army

North Carolina
  • Directed the choir and the band.
Corps Assistant

1992 - 1998

The Salvation Army

Cincinnati, OH
  • Assisted Majors Carl & Hollie Ruthberg at the Cincinnati Citadel by training other musicians and playing for Sunday Worship Services, Choir and Band.

Education 

University of Cincinnati

2000 - 2002

 

Cincinnati, OH
  • Studied at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music majoring in Piano and Voice.
School for The Creative and Performing Arts

1995 - 1999

 

Cincinnati, OH
  • Studied every style of music.
  • Majored in Piano, Voice, Drama, Band, Orchestra, and Composition.
  • In 1999 I was Chief Editor and Composer for the School Musical; I wrote and arranged an orchestrated musical, and was co-conductor. This Musical toured Ohio and Japan.

Awards 

Divisional Star Search Music Competition
Cincinnati, OH
  • 1993 - Beginner Piano (1st Place)
  • 1994 - Intermediate Piano (1st Place)
  • 1994 - Intermediate Brass (1st Place)
  • 1995 - Advanced Piano (1st Place)
  • 1995 - Intermediate Voice (2nd Place)
  • 1996 - Advanced Piano (1st Place)
  • 1996 - Intermediate Brass (1st Place)
  • 1997 - Advanced Piano (1st Place)
  • 1997 - Intermediate Voice (1st Place)
  • 1998 - Advanced Piano (1st Place)
  • 1998 - Advanced Brass (1st Place)
  • 1998 - Advanced Voice (1st Place)
Territorial Star Search Music Competition
New York, NY
  • 1993 - Beginner Piano (3rd Place)
  • 1994 - Intermediate Piano (1st Place)
  • 1995 - Advanced Piano (1st Place)
  • 1996 - Advanced Piano (1st Place)
  • 1997 - Advanced Piano (2nd Place)
  • 1997 - Intermediate Voice (2nd Place)
  • 1998 - Advanced Voice (2nd Place)
  • 1998 - Advanced Piano (1st Place)
  • 1998 - Advanced Brass (1st Place)
  • 1998 - I made history in the competition by winning 2 out of the 3 advanced music categories.)
1996 Musical Achievement Award

 

Territorial Committee for African Descent

Niagara Falls, NY
1997 & 1998 Cathy Post Memorial Alumni Association Awards

 

Star Lake Music Conservatory

New Jersey

Honors and Others 

Adjudicator

2003 & 2005

NAACP ACT-SO COMPETITION

Cincinnati, OH
Accompanist

2003

College Conservatory of Music (All Majors)

Cincinnati, OH
Accompanist

2003

Winton Woods City School District (Music Department)

Winton Woods, OH
Accompanist

2000

School for Creative and Performing Arts

Cincinnati, OH
Accompanist

1999 - 2002

Corbett Competition, Overture Awards, and the OMEA Music Competition.

Cincinnati, OH
  • I won first prize or received high ratings in all theses competitions.

Internationally known people I’ve been Honored to work and play with at Star Lake Music Conservatory and around the Country:

Moses Hogan: An Internationally known Choral Composer.

Philip Smith
: An Internationally known Trumpeter and Principal Trumpet with The New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

James Curnow
: An Internationally known composer and CEO of “Curnow Press.”

Stephen Bulla
: An Internationally known composer for The President Military Bands. A Professional Trombonist and Pianist.

Dr. Rene Boyer-Alexander: The Head of Music Education at The Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and sits on the Board of the Hal Leonard Corporation.

Ronald Waiksnoris
: The Band Master of the Internationally known New York Staff Band.

Kevin Norbury: An Internationally known Brass Band Composer.

Captain Len Ballantine: An Internationally known Salvation Army Choral Composer.

Peter Graham: An Internationally known Salvation Army Brass Band and Choral Composer.

Harold Burgmyer
: An Internationally known Salvation Army Band and Choral Composer.

Carole Jodus: a Broadway actress; played in “CATS” and many other Broadway Musicals.