Shabbat Alive Band, Ben Gelber's Friday Night Live Band
Shabbat Alive Band, Ben Gelber's Friday Night Live Ensemble
Music Minor at Ohio University, European History Degree from Ohio University
The Decemberists, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons, The Dead Kennedys, Joanna Newsom, David Bowie, Nirvana, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, They Might Be Giants, Barenaked Ladies, Pentatonix, The Flaming Lips, The Who, Billy Joel, Elton John, Yonder Mountain String Band, Three 6 Mafia, Phantods, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Queen, Johnny Cash, Journey, Maroon 5, Boston, Styx, Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Elliott Smith, Colin Meloy, Envelope, The Skashank Redemption, Veruca Salt, Hole, Rilo Kiley, Daft Punk, Julia Nunes, Rise Against, Against Me!, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Benny Goodman, The Flobots, Diablo Swing Orchestra, The World/Inferno Friendship Society, Sunday Driver UK, Mika, The Shins, Iron and Wine, Bon Iver, MGMT, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Velvet Underground, Lou Reed
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drumset, Marching Percussion, Alto Saxophone, Electric Guitar
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Information is not Knowledge,
Knowledge is not Wisdom,
Wisdom is not Truth,
Truth is not Beauty,
Beauty is not Love,
Love is not Music,
and Music is the best.
- Frank Zappa
Then I attended Ohio University, where I performed with the Symphonic Band and University Band. I was also a five-year member of the Ohio University Marching 110. While with the 110, performances included the 2005 Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade, 5 NFL halftime performances (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals x2, and New York Giants x2), and away game performances at Kentucky, Illinois, Virginia Tech x2, and Ohio State, along with several guest performances at high school band festivals.
Although I didn't graduate with a music degree, music was an essential part of my college experience, in addition to my experiences with various performing ensembles, I became a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the oldest national mens music fraternity.
These days I play clarinet with the several groups, primarily the Shabbat Alive Band at Congregation Beth Tikvah and Ben Gelber's Friday Night Live Ensemble. I'm also learning guitar and drumset!
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