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BIO:

PERFORMING CLARINETIST:

The Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington
Clarinetist

The Loudoun Symphony
Assistant Principal Clarinetist, E-flat Soprano Clarinetist and Bass Clarinetist

The Virginia Grand Military Band
Principal Clarinetist for world premiere of Sousa's "The Library of Congress March"

The Shenandoah Conservatory Clarinet Choir
Clarinetist

Quintessence Woodwind Quintet and The Turnbridge Trio
Weddings, Schools, Libraries, Churches, Parties, Corporate and Political Events

CLARINET TEACHER:

Private Instructor for Elementary, Middle School, High School, College and Adult Clarinet Students

Clarinet Technique Instructor
Teach Clarinet Technique Classes at the Vienna Band Camp (four classes per day for four weeks, based on ability, for students from fourth through ninth grade)

Clarinet Sectional Coach and Master Class Instructor
Conduct Sectional Rehearsals and Master Classes for Elementary, Middle and High School students in Fairfax and Loudoun County schools

ADJUDICATOR:
Clarinet Adjudicator for Fairfax County Solo and Ensemble Festivals
Clarinet Adjudicator for Fairfax and Loudoun County All-District Band Auditions
Instrumental Adjudicator for Loudoun County Excellence in the Arts Competitions
Adjudicator for Lions Club James Bland Music Scholarship Competitions

FREELANCE RECORDING ARTIST:
Recorded educational CD's, including "Marching Along" for Walking Frog Records
Solo Clarinetist for Paul Leavitt's musical score to "The Last Refuge," a documentary film that premiered at the Library of Congress in 2003

VBODA CLARINET SPECIAL EDITOR:
Responsible for grading clarinet solos and ensembles for the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association

EDUCATION AND AWARDS:

Shenandoah Conservatory, Winchester, VA
Currently working toward a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance
Expected completion in May, 2016

Indiana University School of Music Clarinet Teaching Workshop taught by Howard Klug and Paula Corley

The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
B.A. in Music with High Honors
Principal Clarinetist, William and Mary Orchestra and Concert Band
Winner of the William and Mary Orchestra Concerto Competition
Winner of the William and Mary Concert Band Concerto Competition
Winner of the Aurelia B. Walford Scholarship in Classical Music
Winner of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Scholarship

The University of Michigan School of Music, Interlochen, MI
Featured Soloist and Chamber Music Performer
Principal Clarinetist, Pit Orchestra

South Lakes High School, Reston, VA Received the U.S. Marine Corps "Semper Fidelis" award for musical excellence
Awarded "Outstanding Student" in music
Received "Best Musician" award
Principal Clarinetist, All-Region Band
B-Flat and E-Flat Clarinetist, All-Virginia Band

Private Clarinet Teachers: Patti Carlson, The College of William and Mary and The Virginia Symphony
Barbara Duman, Reston, Virginia
Sidney Forrest, The Peabody Conservatory of Music
John Mohler, The University of Michigan School of Music
William Wright, The National Symphony Orchestra
Garrick Zoeter, Shenandoah Conservatory

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
Clarinetopia at Stonybrook University, taught by Michael Webster, Alan Kay, Stephen Williamson and Leone Buyse
Clarinetopia at Michigan State University, taught by Michael Webster, Caroline Hartig, Alan Kay, Charles Neidich and Leone Buyse
The International Clarinet Association ClarinetFests
The University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity (Winner of the Hazel Wilson Bowsman Memorial Scholarship for Continuing Education, to attend ClarinetFest 2003 in Salt Lake City, Utah)
International Clarinet Association
Loudoun Symphony Association
National Association for Music Education
Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association
The Fairfax-Loudoun Music Fellowship