Education

University of North Texas, Denton, TX 2014-2016

  Masters of Music in Percussion Performance

  Related Field: Orchestra Conducting 

  Primary Percussion Instructors: Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, Robert Schietroma, Paul Rennick, Stockton Hebling,   Ed Smith, José Aponte, Poovlaur Sriji and Mike Drake

  Primary Conducting Instructor: David Itkin

 

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 2010-2014

  Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance

  Minor: Arts Administation 

  Primary Percussion Instructors: She-e Wu, Chris Lamb, James Ross

 

Performance Experience

   

  Fort Worth Symphony 2018 - 

   Percussion Sub

   Fort Worth, Tx

 

  Artist of the Heartland Marimba Collective 2017 - Present

    Ensemble player

    Touring Ensemble: IA, NE, OH

 

   Abilene Symphony Orchestra 2017 - Present

    Percussion Sub

    Abilene, TX

 

   Allen Philharmonic

    Timpani Sub

    Allen, TC

 

   Dallas Winds 2017 - Present

    Percussion Sub

    Dallas, TX 

 

   World Percussion Group Tour 2016

    Ensemble Player

    Touring Ensemble: NV, UT, CO, KS, MO, IA, LA

 

   Texarkana Symphony 2016 - Present 

    Percussion Sub 

    Texarkana, AR

 

   PASIC Showcase Concert 2016

    UNT Percussion Ensemble - International Percussion Ensemble Competition Winner

    Indianpolis, IN

 

   Britten-Pears Festival Orchestra 2015

    Section Percussion 

    Aldborough, UK

 

   Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra 2015 - Present

    Percussion Sub

    Irving, TX

 

   Eastern Music Festival Faculty Orchestra 2013

    Section Percussion 

 

   Northwest Festival Orchestra 2012

     Section Percussion 

 

Clinics, Master Classes, and Coaching

  Fort Worth Youth Symphony 2016 - Present

   Sectional Coach 

 

  College of Southern Nevada 2016

   “Making Snare Drum a Musical Instrument”

  Southern Utah University 2016

   “Making Snare Drum a Musical Instrument”

  Brigham Young University 2016

   “Making Snare Drum a Musical Instrument”

  Colorado Mesa University 2016

   “Making Snare Drum a Musical Instrument”

  Kansas State University 2016

   “Making Snare Drum a Musical Instrument”

  University of Missouri 2016

   “Making Snare Drum a Musical Instrument”

  University of Central Missouri 2016

   “Making Snare Drum a Musical Instrument”

  University of Louisiana at Lafayette 2016

   “Making Snare Drum a Musical Instrument”

 

Music Festivals

  Heartland Marimba Festival 2016

  World Percussion Group Tour 2016

  Britten-Pears Festival Orchestra 2015

  Eastern Music Festival 2013

 

Awards and Honors

  Semifinalist Air Force Timpani 2017

  Semifinalist “Pershing’s own” Army Band 2017

  2nd Place Heartland Marimba Festival Solo Competition 2016

  Winner of PASIC Timpani Mock Audition 2014

  Participation in DrumFest International Marimba Competition 2014

  Illinois Day of Percussion Mock Audition - 2nd place 2013

  Culver Military Academy Concerto Competition Winner 2012

 

Teaching Experience

 Vigilante Indoor Percussion

   World Class Indoor Percussion Group

   Front Ensemble Technician

 

Teaching Fellow - University of North Texas 2014-2016

   UNT Percussion Group Director 

   Private Lesson Instructor 

   Percussion Office Assistant

   Equipment Maintenance Supervisor 

 

  Fort Worth Youth Symphony 2016 - Present

   Sectional Coach

 

  Heartland Marimba Festival 2017

   Section Coach

   Lesson instructor 

 

  Culver Military Academy 2012

   Drumline Instructor

   Intro to Percussion Course

 

  LD Bell High School 2016 - Present

   Private Lesson Instructor

   Front Ensemble Instructor 

 

  Frisco Centennial High School 2014-2016 

   Private Lesson Instructor 

   Battery/Snare Tech

   Front Ensemble Instructor 

 

  Denton Ryan High School 2016 - Present

   Private Lesson Instructor 

   Sectional Coach

 

Collegiate Courses Taught

  University of North Texas 2014-2016

   MUAC 1521/3521 - Applied Percussion 

   MUCM 3617 - Percussion Ensemble 

 

Collegiate Ensembles

  University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra 2014 - 2016

  *Principal Timpanist2014-2016

  *Principal Percussion 2015-2016

  University of North Texas Wind Symphony 2014 - 2015

  University of North Texas South Indian 2016

  University of North Texas Steel Pan 2014 - 2016

  University of North Texas Gamelan 2014

  Northwestern Symphony Orchestra 2010 - 2014

     *Principal 2013-14

  Northwestern Wind Ensemble 2011 - 2014

     *Principal 2013-14
  Northwestern Symphonic Band 2010 - 2012

     *Principal 2011
  Northwestern Concert Orchestra 2013

  Northwestern Percussion Ensemble 2010 - 2014
  Northwestern Contemporary Music Ensemble 2012 - 2014

 

Seminars

  Heatland Marimba Festival 2016

  NYU Percussion Broadway Seminar 2011

  Northwestern Percussion Symposium 2010 - 2013

 

Recordings

  Heatland Marimba Dances 2016

    Director Matthew Coley 

  Untitled by the University of North Texas Wind Symphony 2014

    Conducted by Mr. Eugene Corporon

 

Television

  HBO Empire 2015

    Drumset Player Season 2, Episode 4

 

Musical Theatre Shows: Drums and Percussion

 Uptown Theater

  West Side Story

  Grand Prairie, Tx

 

 Frisco Heritage High School

   Pippin 2017

 

  Northwestern University Student Theatre

   I Love You Because 2012

   Cabaret 2012

   Avenue Q 2012

   Urinetown 2011

   Pippin 2011

   Sonnets for an Old Country 2010

 

  Northwestern University Dolphin Show

   42 Street 2012 

   Ragtime 2011

 

  St. Anne’s Community Theatre

   Throughly Modern Millie 2010

   Beauty and the Beast 2009

 

 

  William Fremd High School

   Cabaret 2009 

   Bye Bye Birdie 2008

 

  Opera

   Die Fledermaus 2012 

 

Commisions and Premeiers

  Dave Hall – Entropy Variations 2016 

   Commissioned by the UNT Percussion Ensemble 

   World Premiere by UNT Percussion Ensemble: PASIC

 

  IE2 - Mark Ford 2016

   Commissioned by the UNT Percussion Ensemble 

    World Premiere by UNT Percussion Ensemble: PASIC

 

  Inuksuit - John Luther Adams 2012

   Mid-West Premier at Millennium Park in Chicago 

 

 

Committee Service

  PAS Diversity Committee Member 2017

   Point for LGBTQ+ 

Published

   Heartland Marimba by Jaime Esposito - Rhythm Scene April 2018

   Cover Story