Indiana University Graduation
Excited to have graduated from IU in December, earning the Doctor of Music degree. Thank you to all my family, friends, colleagues, and mentors who helped me on every step of this journey!
NERTEC Recital March 14th @ Ithaca College
I will be presenting a recital at the 2020 Northeast Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference at Ithaca College on Saturday, March 14, 9 am in Nabenhauer Recital Hall. I will be collaborating with Michael Salmirs, music faculty at Binghamton University. Hope to see you there!
2020 Luzerne Music Center-Applications Open!
Applications are now open for summer 2020 at the Luzerne Music Center. Click here for more information. If you are (or know) a middle school or high school aged student who would love to spend their summer making music and being outdoors, LMC could be the place for you. Scholarships are available for both the…
Hello tuba bloggers! I thought I would give you some updates: I have recently relocated to New England (New Hampshire, specifically), where I live with my wife, Mary Claire and dog, Dorian (photo below). I have been teaching at Phillips Exeter Academy since September, where I am an Adjunct Music Instructor of tuba. I was…
Luzerne Music Center 2019 Faculty Concert Series
Check out this link for performance dates on campus at LMC! https://www.luzernemusic.org/2019-season The faculty brass will be playing some exciting music ranging from Dahl to Queen. See you there!
Solo Recitals in March and April
Two upcoming recitals! Sunday March 31, 2019, 5pm- Faculty Recital, Campbellsville University Gosser Fine Arts Center – The Gheens Recital Hall 210 University Dr, Campbellsville, KY 42718 Friday April 5, 2019, 10pm- Doctoral Recital, Indiana University Merrill Hall Recital Hall 1201 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47405 I will be joined by Piotr Wiśniewski on…
Applications for Luzerne Music Center 2019 are open!
I am currently looking for middle school and high school aged students for a music filled summer at the Luzerne Music Center. Many of our students receive scholarship to attend the festival. Get experience playing solo, chamber, and orchestra literature, and immerse yourself in upstate New York’s beautiful outdoors. More information here: www.luzernemusic.org Please email…
Luzerne Music Center 2018
This summer will be my third year on faculty at the Luzerne Music Center. LMC is an international music intensive camp set in upstate New York’s Adirondack Park, with programs for students aged 9-18. Students have the opportunity to perform with the symphony orchestra, in chamber groups, and as soloists throughout the program. Students will…
Optimism v Pessimism
Sometimes, we can feel sad. It feels like nothing lines up, the world is constantly throwing up barriers in the way of accomplishing our goals. With the 24 hour news cycle, we hear of bad things happening more often than ever before. Good things usually don’t make good news, they aren’t very shocking. But that’s…
Before You Throw it Out…
Before you throw something out, or completely write something off, make sure you have exhausted all its possibilities. The tendency to throw away things that seem silly or redundant is understandable, but there also may be a reason why these things have lasted so long. Caricaturing the “other” side of things is easy; we want…