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Autobiography

Music has been captivating in my life.  Maybe my music inspiration was my grandmother’s vinyl record of the Boston Pops performing A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson, which has led to my fascination with holiday music.  Or possibly when I was carrying the American flag during my freshman year with the Bangor Slater Marching Band, which later influenced me to learn the euphonium.  Or my involvement with community bands since high school, which engaged me to continue with music education, instrument repair, research, and adult education.  Regardless, music has been a special gift, an embedded motivation I continue to share.

I am a conductor, performer, researcher, teacher, and technician.  Each of these disciplines along with holding degrees in adult education, band/wind ensemble conducting, music education, and euphonium performance, has enabled me to provide music in a unique way.  I am able to deliver music making in a variety of contexts, with the tools to focus on what needs attention, and have the specialized resources.  The adult education field has shaped me to mainstream all my music abilities to not only adults but meet the needs of any music enthusiast.

Through all my experiences as a teacher, performing musician, community ensemble instructor, and conductor of university bands, I have observed how breathtaking music practices can be.  As I continue to study the enrichment of education through research in community music ensembles, nutrition for musicians, instrument repair, and historical bands, I encourage your passion to captivate your life, the way I continue being saturated and adapting mine.

Conductor

Arranged Repetorie

God Bless America, Irving Berlin for Drum Corps.
Liberty Bell March, J.P. Sousa for Drum Corps.
Ouverture zur Operette: Franz Schubert, F. von Suppe for Concert Band

Pink Panther, Henry Mancini for Euphonium Duet
To Make You Feel My Love, Bob Dylan for Concert Band
Sheep May Safely Graze, J.S. Bach for Cello and Euphonium Duet
When I'm Sixty Four, The Beatles for Euphonium Solo & Chamber Ensemble

Conducted Repetorie

1812 Overture, Mayhew Lake– Keene State College Band

Accolada, Ed Huckeby – Bloomsburg High School
Adventures on Earth, John Williams – State College Area Municipal Band
Alamo, Karl King – Slate Belt Band
American Patrol, Frank W. Meacham – Bellefonte Community Band
At the Movies with Hans Zimmer, Justin Williams – Frostburg State Wind Ensemble
Blessed Are They, Barbara Buehlman – Bellefonte Community Band
Commando March, Samuel Barber – Frostburg State Wind Ensemble
The Cowboys, Jim Curnow – Frostburg State Wind Ensemble
First Suite in E-flat for Military Band, Gustav Holst – Palisades High School

Florentiner March, Julius Fuik – Keene State College Band

Fly High,Stephen Michael Gryc – University of Hartford Pep Band
Gold and Silver Waltz, L.P. Laurendeau – Bellefonte Community Band
Hands Across the Sea, John Philip Sousa – Penn State Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Hanover Festival, Philip Sparke – Frostburg State Wind Ensemble
Havendance, David R. Holsinger – Bellefonte Community Band
The Hebrides Suite, Clare Grundman – Penn State Concert Band
The Holly and the Ivy, Chip Davis – East Stroudsburg University Band
The Hounds of Spring, Alfred Reed – Penn State Concert Band
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Alfred Reed – Penn State Concert Band
Jolly Robbers, F. Von Suppe – Bellefonte Community Band
Jubilance, Wayne Robinson – Penn State Campus Band
La Fiesta Mexicana,H. Owen Reed – Keene State College Band

Light Calvary,F. Von Suppé – Slate Belt Band
Mannin Veen, Haydn Wood – Frostburg State Wind Ensemble
The March from 1941, Paul Lavender – Bellefonte Community Band
Looking Upward Suite, John Philip Sousa – Bellefonte Community Band
March Slave, Louis-Philippe Laurendeau – Bellefonte Community Band
Music for a Darkened Theatre, Michael Brown – Frostburg State Wind Ensemble
National Emblem March, Edwin Eugene Bagley – Slate Belt Band
New England Triptych, William Schuman – Keene State College Band

Overture to "Candide", Walter Beeler – Frostburg State Wind Ensemble
Overture to William Tell, Miguel C. Meyrelles – Bellefonte Community Band
Poet and Peasant Overture, Miguel C. Meyrelles – Bellefonte Community Band
Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo, Malcolm Arnold – Penn State Campus Band
Procession of the Nobles, E.W. Leidzén – Frostburg State Wind Ensemble
Resplendent Glory, Rossano Galante – State College Area Municipal Band
Simple Gifts, Frank Ticheli – Penn State Campus Band
Sinfonia Nobilissima, Robert Jager – Bellefonte Community Band
Stars and Stripes Forever, ohn Phillip Sousa – Slate Belt Band
Symphony No. 1 'The Lord of the Rings', Johan de Meij – Frostburg State Wind Ensemble
Toccata Marziale, R. Vaughan Williams – Frostburg State Wind Ensemble
Tarantella, Alfred Reed – Bellefonte Community Band
The Student Prince Overture, D. Bennett – State College Area Municipal Band
Walking Frog, Robert E. Foster – Bloomsburg High School
Way Down Upon the Swanee Ribber, Vincent F. Safranek – Bellefonte Community Band
William Byrd Suite, Gordon Jacob – Frostburg State Wind Ensemble
Variations on "America", Charles Ives – Frostburg State Wind Ensemble
Variations on a Korean Folk Song, John Barnes Chance – Slate Belt Band
Volunteers, John Phillip Sousa – Slate Belt Band
Yorkshire Ballad, James Barnes – Penn State Campus Band
Zacatecas, Genaro Codina – State College Area Municipal Band

Performer

Adagio, Christian Lindberg
Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, J.S. Bach
Bach Cello Suite No. 2 The Prelude, J.S. Bach
Blue Bells of Scotland, Arthur Pryor
The Bride of the Waves, Herbert Clark
Capuzzi: Andante and Rondo, Phillip Catelinet
Carissima Mia, Helen Johnston
Concerto for Euphonium, Joseph Horovitz
Concert Piece No. 1, Joseph Turrin
Fantaisie Variations on Carnival of Venice, J.B. Arban
Lyric Suite, Donald White
Mazurka, Nicholas Falcone
Morceau Symphonique, Alexandre Guilmant
New England Reveries, Neal Corwell
Rhapsody for Euphonium, James Curnow
Svart Regn (Black Rain), Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen
Thoughts of Love, Arthur Pryor
Vacation Time, Lori F. Ardovino
The Yellow Rose of Texas Variations,Lewis J. Buckley
Zeke and Zebedee, Neal Corwell


Researcher

Research Interests

Community Music Ensembles, Nutrition for Musicians, Instrument Repair, and Historical Bands.

Publications

Journal of Band Research, American Journal of Distance Education, Journal of the Association of Concert Band, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, The Recorder, The Journal of the Ontario Music Educators’ Association

Teacher

Philosophy

Music is an expression of life.  Music can provide great rewards and happiness, and can elicit sorrow. Music can illustrate a story involving actions in life.  Music can bring freedom of expression.  Through music, participants can have an outlet to express their true feelings.  Music can be beneficial, a way to help with stress, an attempt to make positivity, or a way to let go.  I provide a music education that helps individuals through life.  My actions as a music educator, encourage nonverbal expression.  With this language, abilities will increase and emerge with creativity.  I facilitate programs that inspire students to be successful.  It is my responsibility to provide the encouragement of active learning and the ways it can be used in life.

Technician

Instrument Repair

Over 15 years of instrument repair specializing in Brass and Woodwinds.

NAPBIRT

I am an instrument repair technician associated with the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians, Inc., I can help you with repair jobs of all sizes!

Quick Instrument Repair

Mobile Repair Unit for those on-site last minute instrument problems.  Most repairs are completed and available to you in 24 hours!

Résumé & Curriculum Vitae

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