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Yakov D.

Brooklyn, NY
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Jacob D.

Syracuse, NY
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Joe C.

Cedar Rapids, IA
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Yakov D. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Bassoon, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin

About Me

• I have over 20 years experience as a music teacher, conductor, theater/orchestra director and a performer in Russia, Norway and the United States.
• I possess excellent interpersonal skills and over the years developed the ability to communicate efficiently and connect with every student I teach.
• I am creative and enthusiastic while working with people of all ages.
• I have a reputation of being passionate about achieving professional goals.

09/08- Present NYC Board of Education, P.S. 48
• Band & Orchestra Director
• Teach children K-5 to play musical instruments in small groups and large ensembles
• Organize and perform Winter and Spring Concerts

02/08- Present Yakov's Music for Gifted & Talented, Inc, Brooklyn, NY
• Founder and Music Director
• Teach various musical instruments and vocal

06/07-06/08 Rockaway-Five Towns Symphony, Lynbrook, NY
• Music Director, Conductor
• Conducted weekly rehearsals (night) and 3-4 concerts during the concert season

10/03-06/08 Globe Institute of Technology, New York, NY
• Adjunct Professor of Music

06/07-08/07 JCC of Cherry Hill, NJ
• Musical Theater Director
• Taught acting, improvisation, singing. Produced musical shows.

10/06-06/07 JCH of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY
• Musical Theater Director
• Produced musical theater shows
• Taught students of ages 5-12 various vocal selections

09/00-06/07 NYC Board of Education, District 20, P.S.200; P.S.179
• Band / Orchestra Director
• Taught all woodwind, brass and percussion, violin, piano

05/99-06/06 School for Musical Performance, Brooklyn, NY
• Instructed students on Piano, Guitar, All string and wind instruments and vocals.
• Prepared students for the auditions to the prestigious schools and other music organizations.

1993-1997 St. Petersburg Radio Orchestra, Russia
• Principal Bassoonist
Other work experience:
• Performed as a bassoonist with The Kirov Opera & Ballet Theatre, the Mussorgsky Opera & Ballet Theatre, The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, The Chamber Opera Orchestra of St. Petersburg and other Symphony and Chamber orchestras of St. Petersburg, Russia
• Performed Solo Recitals in Russia, Poland, Norway and United States

06/98 The St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music, St. Petersburg, Russia
M.A. in Music: Major – Bassoon Performance; Minor – Conducting
06/91 The St. Petersburg College of Music named after Rimsky-Korsakov, Russia
B.A. with a Double Major in Orchestral Performance (Bassoon) and Music Education

*** Lesson Details ***
Hi there!
Would you just like to learn a few songs on the piano, violin or guitar? Or you'd like your child be become next Joshua Bell or Evgenij Kissin? My lessons are designed with each individual student in mind. I will start my lesson with introduction and proceed with warm-up routine. I always make sure that the student is comfortable with the pace that I am offering. I am mixing elements of music theory, history and performance techniques in order to help my student to embrace the beauty of music making experience. All my students are ready to perform at the recital after just 3-4 months of lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I teach using Fisher Baby Grand Piano. Fender guitars. Major brands band instruments; yamaha, selmer, gemeingardt, etc.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Fender Guitar, Yamaha Flute/Saxophone, Casio Digital Piano, Custom Violin made in England.

*** Specialties ***
suzuki violin, classical, jazz

Jacob D. Syracuse, NY

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Composition, Didgeridoo, Ear Training, Flugelhorn, French Horn, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide their own instrument. I will bring mine. I will suggest music to get in the student doesn't have their own.

*** Specialties ***
I teach all brass instruments (trumpet, horn, euphonium, baritone, trombone, and tuba), and trumpet is my specialty. I can also teach beginning to intermediate piano and guitar lessons. In addition, I have extensive experience teaching ear training, music theory, and composition. I am fluent in all styles--Classical, jazz, pop, funk, etc.

Joe C. Cedar Rapids, IA

Subjects Taught

Accordion, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Bassoon, Broadway Singing, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Drum, Fiddle, Flamenco Guitar, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Harmonica, Harp, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Opera Voice, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my instrument. Expect student to have their own.

*** Specialties ***
All methods, styles, genres.

*** Play just to have fun or prepare for college, church and/or professional employment! ***

Jordan M.

San Diego, CA
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Christian D.

Saddle Brook, NJ
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Bryan E.

Tempe, AZ
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Jordan M. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Clarinet, Guitar, Harmonica, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele

About Me

Do you want a teacher who keeps you motivated and focused, who can show you all the skills of a well-rounded musician in a relaxed, friendly environment? I am the teacher for you! With a solid foundation in classical technique and experience as a jazz performer, we will tailor a plan for you to achieve your dreams in any style.

Jordan was born and raised in the El Centro, California where he began playing the alto sax in the elementary band program. At the age of 12, he began his study of guitar and drums, performing in several rock and ska bands around his home town and San Diego. At age 14, is where he found his love for brass instruments when he took up the trombone. While in high school he became a featured soloist with the Imperial Valley College Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of the legendary trumpeter Jimmy Cannon. It was this that lead Jordan to accept the Constance Weldon Music Scholarship to attend the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL.

While performing in South Florida Jordan appeared with major acts including 10,000 Maniacs, and appeared on the Spanish television show "Calle Ocho." He also gained invaluable experience teaching in Miami public schools. His first teaching assignment was at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School where he directed 3 beginning bands, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and their highly decorated Jazz Band. Later Jordan moved into the elementary setting, teaching vocal and instrumental music for grades K-5 at Cypress Elementary.

In 2007, Jordan returned to California to pursue a music career in San Diego. He can be seen performing all over San Diego, Orange, and LA Counties in styles ranging from rock, jazz, funk, blues, hip-hop, Latin, and more. He performs primarily on trombone, piano, and guitar, but is known to pick up percussion, harmonica, and other wind instruments as well. Jordan, along with the rest of the aggressively funky cover band SuperMagnetic, were the grand prize winner of the 2010 Viejas Ultimate Music Challenge 4. In 2011, Tori Roze & The Hot Mess were nominated for a San Diego Music Award in the category of "Best Blues Artist" after the release of their first album "From The Hip." They released their second album "Turbulence" last December, and are heard regularly on local San Diego radio. This album has also been nominated for Best Pop album for the 2013 San Diego Music Awards. This spring, Jordan completed his Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University.

On stage, Jordan is a talented and versatile performer. He is known for his trombone sound and improvisational ability, as well as his positive relationship with his fellow musicians. In lessons, Jordan is energetic and creative.

*** Lesson Details ***
I enjoy teaching kids and adults of all ages. When I arrive for our first lesson, we'll start by getting to know your musical tastes and aspirations. Then we make a plan. Then we play!

Everybody's path is different, but we must start with a strong foundation in the fundamentals. After we start to establish some technique on your instrument we will explore music that suits you from a practical stand point in your development, and very importantly, stylistically. Together we will plan a curriculum that keeps you motivated toward your goals and that fits your life style.

You can expect a laid back, yet focused environment. Most of all, you can look forward to progress! Hope to see you soon.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room with large wall mirror, good lighting, with full size keyboard, weighted

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to provide an instrument for themselves. I also require a student to come prepared with sheet music, pencils, a binder or folder, and the texts from which they would like to study.

*** Specialties ***
I have an extensive background in jazz bands, classical wind ensembles, and improvisation. I also currently perform in both original and cover bands on trombone, keyboard and guitar, in a range of styles including rock, reggae, Latin, and funk. I teach beginning and intermediate piano, guitar, and woodwind instruments, as well as advanced brass.

Christian D. Saddle Brook, NJ

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Clarinet, Ear Training, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba

About Me

Christian D. has been playing saxophone for fourteen years. He attended Churchville-Chili High School and attempted to take every music class his school had to offer. He was always very involved in his school'™s music program. He took private lessons with Mr. Terry Bacon (a graduate from Eastman School of Music) for eight years before going to college. He just completed his BM in Music Education and Saxophone Performance at SUNY Fredonia. There he studied classical with Dr. Wildy Zumwalt and jazz with Bruce Johnstone.
Christian has been in many elite bands since the start of his career as a musician. He has participated in the Roberts Wesleyan Honors Band, Hochstein School of Music Junior Wind Symphony, All-County Band, and New York Area All State band, as well as performing as a soloist for the All-County orchestra his junior year in high school.
Christian has received many awards to merit his efforts in music. Some of these include the Eastman Award given to high school juniors who plan to major in music and who excel above others in school. He also received a $200 scholarship for his jazz-playing ability from the Independence Jazz reunion.
At Fredonia, Christian was involved in everything the music program had to offer. He participated in major ensembles, a saxophone quartet, saxophone ensemble, a big band, and a jazz sax combo, in addition to his regular course load. He was a founding member of the Bogus on Temple Blues Band that actively played in the Fredonia area for a year and a half. He is also a member of the musical fraternity of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Now that his BM is completed, Christian is pursuing his Masters in Jazz performance at New Jersey City University. There he studies with Bob Malach and Joel Weiskopf. He is actively playing gigs in the New York City and suburban area while at school. When he is home he plays with Nik Entertainment Co. and other various groups in the Western New York area, including Night Trane, a jazz combo he helped found.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to cater my lessons to the students' wants and needs. I suggest various exercises to study in effort to make each student reach their fullest potential. I push each and every one of my students, regardless of their goals as a musician.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Selmer Series III Soprano
Selmer C** Mouthpiece with Vandoren Java 4s
Selmer Mark VI Alto
Vintage Berg Larsen with Rico Jazz Select 2H
Selmer Reference Tenor
Vintage Otto Link with Rico Jazz Select 3S
Buffett E11 Clarinet
Brad Behn Mouthpiece with Vandoren 3.5
Armstrong Flute
Casio Privia Piano
MacBook Pro
Zoom Recorder
Various method books and music

*** Travel Equipment ***
I travel with whatever I need for a specific lesson.

*** Specialties ***
Woodwind Doubling

Bryan E. Tempe, AZ

Subjects Taught


About Me

From Bryan: *Teaching music and coaching young artists has always been my passion. I am a compassionate teacher, and I strive to keep lessons flexible and fun. I am willing to work with your schedule and will ensure that your lessons are worth it. Students of mine have gone on to become music majors, music teachers, and freelance musicians. Music is a beautiful art and activity that allows individual expression in ways that are safe, fun, and growth-inspiring. I love teaching music to students of all ages and look forward to hearing from you!*

Bryan has performed across the United States in various ensembles, from marching bands to symphony orchestras. Recent performances include: Principal Trumpet of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Principal Trumpet of the ASU Symphony Orchestra, Lead Trumpet of the ASU Latin Jazz Band, several full-length recitals, and collaborations with David Hickman (AZ), Joe Burgstaller (CA), Neil Berntsen (NC), Sam Pilafian, Ronald Romm, Ray Mase (CO), Alan Gilbert (IL), Bobby Shew, Jeff Coffin, Mike Kocour, the Canadian Brass, Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble, the Copperstar Repertory (Broadway Musical) Company, Doko Benjo (Chicago-based Funk Band), and the Phoenix Boys Choir.

Bryan'™s studies have taken him across the United States to leading universities, summer festivals, and training orchestras, including De Paul University (IL), Northwestern University (IL), Arizona State University (AZ), Aspen Music Festival and School (CO), the Music Academy of the West (CA), Brevard Music Center (NC), the New World Symphony (FL), the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute (DC), Dorian Music Camp (IA), Omaha Youth Orchestras (NE), and the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute (CO).

The youngest child of two musicians, Bryan was born & raised in Bellevue, Nebraska and began playing the cornet at the age of 8. Soon after, at the age of 13, Bryan was distinguished as the Outstanding Jazz Soloist at the leading local jazz festival. Other high school accomplishments include: three years as Principal Trumpet of the NMEA All-State Symphony Orchestra, a second outstanding jazz soloist award, the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, the 2001 Omaha Area Youth Orchestra's Concerto Competition winner, the 2001 Lincoln Municipal Band Concerto Competition winner, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln œNebraska Young Artist Award.

When away from trumpet performance & teaching, Bryan enjoys composing & arranging music, singing, song writing, playing guitar, audio recording, and designing & manufacturing trumpet mouthpieces & trumpets -- including a five-valve trumpet that Bryan designed & built as part of his Doctoral Dissertation Project at Arizona State University. In his free time Bryan enjoys walks, reading, and watching movies & sports. Current plans involve becoming more involved in teaching & community outreach, sustaining an active performance career, and developing a non-profit music business.

*** Lesson Details ***

Welcome to a friendly lesson. My goal for each lesson is to accept each other as we are on this day & in this moment, to give our best to each other, and to enjoy evolving together. EVERY student is treated with respect, a positive growth-oriented attitude, and in an understanding manner. Lessons are based entirely around the student's interests and by my professional judgement. Do you have a specific goal in mind? Tell me, and I would love to help you out!

Through private instruction, you will have opportunities to:

***” Learn, Explore, & Perform a Variety of Musical Styles.
***” Excel in School Ensembles.
***” Become Proficient at Jazz Improvisation.
***” Learn how to Project Your Sound.
***” Develop compassionate Self-Discipline that stays with you for life.
***” Study with Working Musicians who Perform in Various Musical Styles.

Example Lesson Topics:

***” Ensemble Music - learning music that a student will be performing in ensembles
*** Solo & Ensemble Contest Preparation
***” All-Region & All-State Audition Preparation
***” Fundamentals - I put an emphasis on basics. By practicing correct fundamentals, including smart ways to practice, we have set the stage to grow in everything else that we do.
***** Forming a Correct Embouchure
***** Mouthpiece Placement: Dispelling Myths
***** Mouthpiece Pressure: Science Debunks Popular Misconceptions
***** Flow Studies & Lyrical Etudes
***** Developing Clean Articulations
***** Playing LOUD & Projecting Your Sound: Power Exercises
***** Advanced Double-Tonguing & Triple-Tonguing Techniques
***** Focal Point (Tongue Position), Pucker, & the Force of the Wind
***** Developing Fluidity Throughout the Entire Range: Expanding Scales
***” Ways to practice productively & have fun doing it.
***** Practicing on the Mouthpiece Alone
***** Developing Endurance & High Range: Embouchure Strength & Efficiency Exercises
***” Literature & Style - lead trumpet playing, jazz soloing, playing in a band/orchestra section, classical solos, etc.
***” Music Performance - developing poise, style, & presence in all performance situations.
***” Equipment Advice - to make sure your chosen trumpet(s) and mouthpiece(s) are serving you well for each performance situation.
***** *Classical* vs. *œJazz* Trumpets
***** Specialty Mouthpieces
***** Specialty Trumpets in C, D, & E-flat
***** Piccolo Trumpets in F, G, A, B-flat, & C
***** German Rotary Valve Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Posthorn, Cornet, & Cornetto

Patience is a cornerstone, for both the teacher and the student, so we can be in the best mindset to master the challenges of playing the trumpet and performing music.

*** Studio Equipment ***

***” For guests who would like to relax or get work done during lessons: Living Room with large-screen TV, DVD Player, Toys, Board Games, Netbook for Internet Access, free WIFI, Snacks, Water Cooler, and Bottled Beverages.
***” Music Stands, Chairs, Water Cooler
***” Electric Piano with Sustain Pedal
***” Dozens of Trumpets, Cornets, Flugelhorns, and Post Horns
*** Practice Aids: Schulmann System, B.E.R.P., Silent Brass System, Breath-Control Gadgets
***” Repair, Maintenance, and Modification Tools: Valve Oil, Slide Grease, Horn Flush, Dent Removal, Slide Removal, Slide Expansion (for loose slides), Mouthpiece Trueing, Spot Silver Plating, Buffing, Soldering (parts that have broken apart)
***” Dozens of Mutes of various types and brands
***” Dozens of Leadpipes and Tuning Slides of various types and brands
***” Sheet Music Library: Method Books, Trumpet & Cornet Solos, Orchestral Parts & Scores, Jazz Standards, Big Band Charts, Improvization Methods (including Aebersold), Small-Ensemble Music (including Brass Quintet)
***” Manuscript Paper
***” Printed Books for musical study and reference
***” Reference Recording Library: thousands of hours of professional and personal recordings
***” Computer Resources:
***** Lesson Journal: for Recording and Tracking Assignments & Goals
***** Digital Sheet Music Library
***** Online Sheet Music Library
***** Digital Recording Equipment
***** Sound System
***** The Amazing Slow-Downer
***** The Tuning CD
***** Multimedia Resources
***** Music Notation Software: Finale 2003 and Sibelius 7.5
***** Aural Training Software
***** Digital Reference Recording Library

Students will be expected to bring the following, in addition to anything mentioned in lessons/conversations prior to the lesson, along with a growth-oriented attitude:

***” Instrument
***” Mouthpiece
***” Prepared/Assigned Materials
***” Spiral Notebook for taking notes
***” Other Items Required for your Assignments (Mutes, Additional Instruments, etc.)
***” 3-Ring Binder for Handouts
*** Large Folder for Music
***” Any Books that you may need to purchase (easy to find & inexpensive)

*** Travel Equipment ***

***” A Small Supply of Manuscript Paper
***” Laptop Computer Resources:
***** Lesson Journal: for Recording and Tracking Assignments & Goals
***** Digital Sheet Music Library
***** Online Sheet Music Library (in locations where Internet access is available)
***** Recording Software and Microphone
***** The Amazing Slow-Downer
***** The Tuning CD
***** Music Notation Software: Finale 2003 and Sibelius 7.5
***** Aural Training Software
***** Digital Reference Recording Library

Students will be expected to bring the following, in addition to anything mentioned in lessons/conversations prior to the lesson, along with a growth-oriented attitude:

***” Instrument
***” Mouthpiece
***” Prepared/Assigned Materials
***” Spiral Notebook for taking notes
***” Other Items Required for your Assignments (Mutes, Additional Instruments, etc.)
***” 3-Ring Binder for Handouts
*** Large Folder for Music
***” Any Books that you may need to purchase (easy to find & inexpensive)

*** Specialties ***

*** Pedagogy
*** Trumpet Fundamentals: including Posture, Embouchure, Breath Support, Tone Production, Sound Quality, Range Expansion, Dynamic
*** Range Expansion, Articulation, Flexibility, Slurring, Lip Slurs, Lip Bends, Sight Reading, and Others.
***” Aural Training
***” Music Theory
***” Musicianship & Artistry
*** Band Music
*** Orchestral Music
***” Small Ensemble and Chamber Music
***” Solo Performance
*** Jazz Big Band and Combo Music
***” Latin Jazz Styles
*** Traditional Jazz Styles
***” Jazz Improvization Methods
***” Contemporary Styles: Rock, Funk, Fusion, Commercial
***” Public and Private Performance Practice & Mindset


2011 - 2013 **” Doctoral Teaching Assistant: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
***** Teaching private lessons to music major trumpet students
***** Teaching the trumpet methods course
***** Judging music major brass juries
2011 ***” Arizona State University Summer Jazz Workshops Faculty Artist: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
***** Instructing the Traditional Jazz and Latin Jazz Workshop Ensembles
***** Teaching select private lessons, masterclasses, and sectionals
2009 - 2011 **”” Brass Area Instructor: Emmanuel Lutheran School, Tempe, Arizona
***** Teaching private lessons and group lessons for all brass instruments
***** Coaching sectionals
2010 **”” Trumpet Teaching Assistant Fellow: Brevard Music Center, Brevard, North Carolina
***** Teaching private lessons and master classes
***** Organizing the trumpet studio lesson, sectional, and masterclass schedule
2008 **”” Merit Program Artist Faculty: Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, California
***** Mentoring high-school-aged emerging trumpet artists
***** Teaching private lessons
***** Coaching the Young Artist Brass Quintet


2010 - present **”” Tucson Symphony Orchestra: Tucson, Arizona
***** Substitute Principal/Assistant Principal Trumpet
***** Principal Trumpet Audition Finalist.
2009 - 2013 **”” Copperstar Repertory Theatre Company: Gilbert, Arizona
***** Lead Trumpet
2009 - 2014 **”” Arizona State University Ensembles: Tempe, Arizona
***** Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Opera Orchestra, Musical Theatre Orchestra, Concert Jazz Band, Latin Jazz Band, & Trumpet Ensemble
2011 **”” Saguaro Brass Quintet: Tempe, Arizona
2011 **”” Salt River Brass: Tempe, Arizona
2009 - 2011 **”” Sustainable Symphony: Tempe, Arizona
2010 **”” Brevard Music Center Orchestra & Trumpet Ensemble: Brevard, North Carolina
2005 - 2009 **”” Northwestern University Ensembles: Evanston, Illinois
***** Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Brass Ensemble, Premier Brass Quintet, & Jazz Ensemble
2005 - 2009 **”” Doko Benjo (Independent Funk Band): Chicago, Illinois
***** Trumpet Artist, Background Vocals
2009 - 2010 **”” Chicago Philharmonic: Chicago, Illinois
2008 - 2010 **”” New World Symphony: Miami, Florida
2009 **”” Aspen Music Festival and School Orchestra & Brass Quintet: Aspen, Colorado
2008 - 2009 **”” Civic Orchestra of Chicago: Chicago, Illinois
***** Collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble
2008 - 2009 **”” West Shore Symphony Orchestra: Muskegon, Michigan
2005 - 2009 **”” Evanston Symphony Orchestra: Evanston, Illinois
2008 **”” Music Academy of the West: Santa Barbara, California
***** Opera Orchestra, Angels Trumpet Ensemble Symphony Orchestra, & Brass Ensemble
2008 **”” Canadian Brass Guest Trumpet Artist: Santa Barbara, California
2002 - 2005 **”” De Paul University Ensembles: Chicago, Illinois
***** Jazz Orchestra, Trumpet Ensemble, & Brass Quintet
2004 **”” National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute Orchestra & Saint-Saens Septet: Washington, D.C.
2001 - 2002 **”” Omaha Symphony Orchestra: Omaha, Nebraska
2001 - 2002 **”” Omaha Brass Ensemble: Omaha, Nebraska

Recitals And Solo Appearances:

2014 **”” Doctor of Music Recital: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
***** Trumpet & Piano works by Marcello, Haydn, Gasieniec, Morales, & Gershwin (arr. Turrin)
2012 **”” ASU Trumpet Ensemble: Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona
***** A Trumpet Festival: Featured Soloist: Torelli - Concerto in D (on Baroque trumpet in D) & Collins - Trumpet Mambo
2012 **”” Doctor of Music Recital: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
***** Trumpet, Organ, & Piano works by Molter, Telemann, Fasch, Honegger, Persichetti, & Peaslee
2011 **”” ASU Trumpet Ensemble: Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona
***** Trumpets from Around the World: Featured Soloist
Master of Music Recital: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
***** Trumpet, Piano, & Brass Quintet works by Bellstedt, Hummel, Boehme, Scheidt, Susato (arr. Ewing), & Benny Goodman (arr. Ewing)
Master of Music Recital: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
***** Trumpet, Organ, & Piano works by Manfredini, Neruda, Hindemith, & Turrin
Brevard Music Center: Brevard, North Carolina
***** Featured Soloist: *Tribute to Harry James*” & Molter -”“ *”œSymphony in C*”
Trumpet & Organ Recital: Millar Chapel, Evanston, Illinois
***** Works by Albinoni, Bach, & Viviani
Bachelor of Music Recital: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
***** Trumpet, Piano, & Brass Quintet works by Haydn, Gregson, & Dahl
Bachelor of Music Recital: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
***** Trumpet, Piano, & Clarinet works by Ketting, Ewing, Copland, & Hartley
Lincoln Municipal Band: Lincoln, Nebraska
***** Featured soloist: ”œHummel *Concerto for Trumpet in Eb*
Omaha Area Youth Orchestras: Omaha, Nebraska
***** Featured soloist: ”œHummel *Concerto for Trumpet in Eb*


2011 - present **” Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), Trumpet Performance: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
***** Completed Residency in Spring 2014
***** Anticipated graduation in Winter 2014
2009 - 2011 **” Master of Music (MM), Trumpet Performance: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
***** GPA: 4.00
2005 - 2009 **” Bachelor of Music (BMus), Trumpet Performance: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
***** *œMagna Cum Laude*
***** GPA: 3.969
2002 - 2005 **” Jazz Studies: De Paul University, Chicago, Illinois

Primary Trumpet Teachers

Mark Hughes - Brevard Music Center: Brevard, North Carolina
Neil Berntsen - Brevard Music Center: Brevard, North Carolina
David Hickman - Arizona State University: Tempe, Arizona
Raymond Mase - Aspen Music Festival: Aspen, Colorado
Josef Burgstaller - Music Academy of the West: Santa Barbara, California
Paul Merkelo - Music Academy of the West: Santa Barbara, California
Christopher Martin - Northwestern University: Evanston, Illinois
Adolph Herseth - Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Chicago, Illinois
Barbara Butler - Northwestern University: Evanston, Illinois
Phil Snedecor - National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute: Washington, D.C.
Charles Geyer - Northwestern University: Evanston, Illinois
Steve Erickson - Omaha Symphony: Omaha, Nebraska
Ron Fox - Luther College: Decorah, Iowa
Lon Ewing - SAC Heartland of America Band: Omaha, Nebraska

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