"You're always only a half step away from the right note." - Doc Ross
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BA Music Composition, University of Maryland, Boston University
CYSO Jazz Ensemble (volunteer), CMS Jazz Ensemble (volunteer)
Various Latin Bands, Blue Miracle (classic rock/jam band), Eastern Standard Time (Ska), University of Maryland 5:30 Band (Jazz) Lead/Jazz Chair(s)
Jazz, Classical, Big Band, Fundamentals
MD All State Band all 4 years of High School
All Eastern Band my junior year
Boston University Wind Ensemble
University of Maryland Wind Ensemble
University of Maryland 5:30 Big Band
After studying Trumpet and Composition at Boston University the University of Maryland (and earning my degree in music composition) I promptly fell into an IT career that allowed me to play with various local bands in a variety of genres and also wirte music for web cartoons and corporate video projects. I also had the great pleasure of perfomring ona handfull of musical theater productions for MCCC, PGCC and local community theater.
As my IT career (in teaching, training and media) continued to advance my involvment with music and the music community diminished and it has become apparent to me that music is not something I care to live without.
This is what brings me to Music & Arts and if I'm lucky, to you and your student.