Senior Sales Associate
Joined in
2014
Education

University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Master of Wind Conducting, University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Music in Music Education

Expertise

Brass, Brass Accessories, Trombones, Marching Band Brass, Marching Band Accessories, Tubas, Euphoniums, Books, Sheet Music & Media, Trumpets

Specialties / Genres Taught

Trombone, Tuba, Clarinet, French Horn, Flute, Euphonium

James

Senior Sales Associate

 
 
 
"Forget what sound is and music becomes visible." 
~ Bruce Adolphe

About Me

I am a professional trombonist and a specialist in brass pedagogy. For over 20 years I have strongly advocated student participation in music in the schools. I believe a student's involvment in music and in the arts is critical to a well-rounded education. Music & Arts also shares this philosophy and I am excited to be part of the professional team here in south Austin. I am a member of the Texas Army National Guard 36th Infantry Division Band based here in Austin and I teach trombone, euphonium, and tuba to middle school through college and professional musicians in the greater Austin area. 

My bachelors degree is from the University of Texas at Austin where I performed in the UT Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Trombone Choir. I was also head trombone section leader in the UT Longhorn Band. My trombone teachers include Donald Knaub,  Nathaniel Brickens, David Jackson, and Roger Winslow. 

I received my masters degree in conducting from the University of Michigan where I studied conducting with Micheal Haithcock. While at Michigan I was a teaching assistant for the Wind Ensemble and the Michigan Marching Band. 

My musical experiences also include marching in the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps and then later teaching on the Cavaliers brass staff. I played professionally with the United States Air Force Band in Washington, DC, the San Antonio Opera as well as many numerous regional orchestras including here locally as a sub with both the Round Rock and Austin Symphony Orchestras. 

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