Retail Sales Associate
Joined in
2017
Levels Taught

All, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Philadelphia Wind Symphony, Temple University Wind Symphony, Temple University Symphony Orchestra

Areas of Instruction

Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Percussion, Piano, Voice, Tuba, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone

Expertise

Accessories, Brass, Woodwinds, Woodwind Accessories, Brass Accessories, Tubas, Marching Band Accessories, Euphoniums, Print Music, Keyboards, Percussion, Technology, Marching Percussion, Keyboards & MIDI, Classroom & Kids, Books, Sheet Music & Media, French Horns, Recorders, Electronic Wind Instruments, Pro Audio

Specialties / Genres Taught

Composition, Piano by Ear, Arranging, Gospel, Classical Music, Jazz Music, Romantic Era Music, Brass Band Music

Current Projects

Marching Band Show, Concert Band Composition, Vocal piece for SATB Choir

Favorite Instruments

French Horn, Oboe, The Voice, Tuba, F Tuba

Favorite Bands

Snarky Puppy, The New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Dallas Wind Symphony, US Marine Band, US Air Force Band, Mahler, Bruckner, Kendrick Lamar

Education

West Chester University, Rutgers University, Temple University

Musical Interests

Unique Sounds, Large Ensembles, Chamber Ensembles, Vocal music, All Genres

Performance Experience

Brass Ensembles, Marching Band, Conductor, Tuba Player, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Trumpet, Choir, Vocal Ensemble, Solo, Piano, Chamber, Combo, Vocals

Teaching Experience

Concert Band, Private Lessons, Elementary General Music, Brass Class, High School Marching Band, Band, College Marching Band, Professional Musicians, Brass Band, High School, Middle School, College, University

Michael

Retail Sales Associate

About Me

Hello! My name is Michael and I joined the Music and Arts Team in Horsham in November 2017.

I first started in academic music on drums in fourth grade...and so did everyone else. After a year of too many drummer for two or three parts, I decided to play the trumpet. I played the trumpet from fifth grade until my second semester freshman year in college, that is when I made the switch to tuba.

I attended Delran High School in Delran, NJ. I was involved in concert band on trumpet, Marching Band on trumpet and served as Drum Major, in Jazz Band on trumpet and keys, in choir as the percussionist, and in Pit Orchestra on trumpet and keys. I have also perfomed in about 20 musicals, on trumpet, keyboards, drumset, percussion, and as the music director. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Music Theory and Composition from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. I was involved in the WCU "Incomparable" Golden Rams Marching Band on trumpet for two years and served as Drum Major for two years. On tuba, I was a member of the WCU Brass Ensemble, WCU Symphonic Winds, WCU Chambers Winds, and the WCU Wind Ensemble which has recorded several CDs that I can be heard playing on. On scholarship at Rutgers University, I earned a Master's degree in Music Performance on Tuba under the guidance of Alan Baer, Principal Tuba of the New York Phillharmonic. I performed with the Rutgers University Graduate Quintet, RU Brass Ensemble, RU Tuba/Euphonium Quartet (Winners of the Chamber Ensemble Competition at Rutgers University), Helix! A New Music Ensemble, Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, and Rutgers Wind Ensemble. I currently attend Temple University for a Master of Music in Music Education Plus Certification.

I have also had the opportunity to conduct various ensembles throughout my career. At West Chester University, I had the honor of conducting a the W.I.C. Wind Ensemble, a student-formed wind ensemble that recorded music composed by student composers. At Rutgers Universty, through an independent study with Darryl Bott, Director of Band, I conducted the RU Concert Band, RU Symphonic Winds, and RU Brass Ensemble. I was also the Artistic Director and Conductor of The Higland Park Municipal Band. I currently serve as the Assistant Conductor/General Manager of the Philadelphia Wind Symphony and as the Vice-President on the Board of Directors.

In my free time...I teach marching band. I have taught at Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, PA, Franklin High School, in Franklin, NJ, and Rutgers University with the Marching Scarlet Knights. I currently teach at Central Buck South High School and serve as the Music Caption Head. I also teach on the music staff at Cadets 2, the 2016 DCA Champion Drum and Bugle Corps.

As a passionate musician, composer, arranger, educator, and leader, it is my life's work to inspire creativity, growth, and understanding through music.

I'm here to help you find all your musicial needs, so feel free to come in or call for any questions! 

 

 

 

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