Doctor of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance and Literature
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Master of Music in Percussion Performance summa cum laude
Rutgers University The State University of New Jersey
Bachelor of Science in Music Education summa cum laude
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Part-time Lecturer of Percussion Methods,
University of Louisville, 2022
MUS 137 Percussion Methods.
Methods, materials, and techniques for class instruction on percussion instruments and materials for the beginning band.
Co-Adjunct lecturer in percussion, RU, 2015-17
701:413/414 Percussion Pedagogy — Course with self-designed curriculum and syllabus. Percussion instruction designed to give future music educators the skills needed to work with percussionists and teach percussion instruments. Instruction is taught in a group format with units on snare drum, mallet keyboard instruments, timpani, orchestral accessories, drum set, steel band, afro-cuban instruments, and percussion ensemble.
Graduate teaching assistant in percussion, UIUC, 2021
MUS 158 Supplemental Percussion Instruments — Percussion instruction designed to give future music educators the skills needed to work with percussionists and teach percussion instruments. Instruction is taught in group format with units on snare drum, mallet keyboard instruments, timpani, orchestral accessories, drum set, steel band, afro-cuban instruments, and percussion ensemble.
MUS 130/430 Percussion – Applied percussion instruction for first-fourth-year undergraduate and music majors and minors. The main areas of concentration are mallet-keyboard instruments (xylophone, orchestra bells, vibraphone, and marimba) timpani, snare drum, and hand drums.
MUSC 499 Ethnomusicology Performance Ensemble - Latin American Ensemble - Percussion consultant, performer, assistant director, and founding member of Latin American Ensemble. Performing musical styles from Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. Instrument specialist in Afro-Cuban percussion, Brazilian percussion, and Afro-Peruvian percussion. Further duties include training an apprentice for the ensemble to ensure continued high-quality performance and pay homage to the oral tradition inherent within the musical style.
Precollege & Youth Education
Rutgers Community Arts, New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers Youth Percussion Ensemble — Director of Rutgers Youth Percussion Ensemble. Conductor and artistic director of the ensemble responsible for scheduling concerts, outreach, and directing the ensemble.
Percussion ensemble director and faculty
Montgomery High School, Montgomery, NJ
Percussion Ensemble and Group Lessons — Created and directed Montgomery High School Percussion Ensemble. Performed a yearly concert as part of chamber music series. Conducted bi-monthly group lessons with four levels of percussion groups. Instruction consisted of creating advanced skills in orchestral performance for Montgomery High School students. Also instructed MHS marching percussion.