Brass, Orchestral Strings, Woodwinds
Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Piano
Jazz and Improvisation, Musical Theatre
Bruce Springsteen, Garbage, Metallica, Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Tears for Fears, U2
B.A. Humanities- Providence College, Minor- Jazz Performance
BAFFA, BASO, Bovi's Tavern, East Greenwich High School, Providence College Department of Music, Providence College Italy 2011 Incantato Perforamce Tour
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"Music can change the world because it can change people.- Bono-"
I began to play with SCMEA bands in middle school, and quickly found that it would take owning my own instrument to stay competitive. My parents bought me a brand new wood Yamaha clarinet in seventh grade, and I began private lessons as well. The summer before high school, I learned how to play alto saxophone so I could join the jazz band. I liked jazz a lot because it was faster paced and offered the opportunity to improvise. In high school I performed in the pit orchestra for Fiddler on the Roof, 42nd Street, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and The Music Man. During summer vacation each year, I taught woodwinds for the summer music program and worked at a local music store. In preparation for studying music in college, I bought a professional Leblanc clarinet for greater flexibility and precision playing.
While attending Providence College, I continued to learn and grow as a musician by participating in funk ensemble, jazz band, orchestra and symphonic winds. I studied clarinet and saxophone under Christopher Kelton and performed with trumpeter John Allmark. During my sophomore year at Providence College, I went on a performance tour to Italy with sixty other students. Our band and choir performed at venues in Amalfi, Assisi, Montecassino, Naples and Tuscany. We were the special guests of Cardinal Law for choir performances at Santa Maria de Maggiore Church and Saint Peter's Basillica.
In May 2013, I graduated Providence College with a B.A. in Humanities and a minor in Jazz Performance. I relocated to Mexico to work as an ESL teacher and music instructor at an all-boys school in Mexico City, where I remained until December 2013. Feel free to check out my experiences at www.teachingmexicocity.blogspot.mx to learn about what it's like to live and work in Mexico.
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