Vitae

Keynote Speaker

  • Colorado String Teachers Association Conference, Denver, CO. July 11, 2016. “Music Saved My Life”
  • American School Band Director’s Conference, July 1, 2016. Banquet Speaker “Music Saved My Life”
  • Professional Association of Colorado Educators, June 7, 2016. “Music Saved My Life”

 Guest conductor/teacher

  • Black Forest League Band Day April 2014
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University Summer Camp, July 2013
  • Black Forest League Band Day April 2010.

 You CAN Make It In The Music Business Seminar

  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, February 22, 2016
  • Meeker Music, Colorado Springs, October 2014
  • Colorado Music Educator’s Association Conference, January 2014
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo, October 2013
  • University Of Colorado, Colorado Springs, April 2013
  • Belmont University, Nashville, TN, November 2012
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK, March 2012

Breakout sessions/Staff Development

  • Tips for Time Management, D-49 Staff Training, August 2012
  • Saxophone Tips for Non-Saxophone Teachers, Colorado Bandmaster’s Association Conference, July 2012

 Forgive & Live Concert Experience

  • October 4, 2014 Forgive & Live Workshop, Colorado Springs
  • April 2014 Pueblo, CO; Florence, CO
  • March 2014 Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Several hundred presentations between 1998 and 2013

Creative Activities (music and other)

Books

  • “40 Ways To Make Money As A Musician” (2014)
  • “Go Ahead…Make My Day – 39 Ways To Make Someone’s Day” (2014)
  • “How To Make It In The Music Business.” (2013)
  • “Forgive: One man’s story of being molested” (2013)

Podcast: A podcast for music educators. www.themusicedpodcast.com.

  • About 25-30 episodes a year

Discography

  • Cruisin with Marilyn, 2016
  • You Da Man G Daddy, 2016
  • A Thai Love Song, 2015
  • Fellowship of the Swing, 2014
  • America, 2014
  • Over The Rainbow, 2013
  • Saxophone Recital DVD, 2012
  • What A Wonderful World CD, 2011
  • Here Come The Roughriders, 2006 (Dixieland Band)
  • Kumbaya CD, 2002
  • Jammin, 2001, with Roughriders Dixieland Band
  • Aspire, 2000, with Colorado National Guard Band
  • A Saxy Christmas, 2000
  • Holy Saxophone, 1996
  • Tribute, 1995 (Army Band)

Workshops/Conferences/Leadership Training Attended:

  • American School Band Director’s Association Conference, Lexington, KY June 2016
  • Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic 2014, 2015
  • American School Band Director’s Association Conference, Cedar Rapids, IA, July 2014
  • Conducting Workshop, CU Boulder, June 2014
  • Colorado Music Educator’s Conference; (every year since about 2000).
  • Colorado Bandmasters Association Conference; (every year since 2006)
  • University Of Northern Colorado Conducting Workshop, January 2011, January 2012
  • Leadership Development Course, F Knox, KY
  • Total Army Instructor Training Course, Carson, CO
  • 4-MAT Training (5 day course), D-49 Staff Training

 Courses I Have Experience Teaching

  • Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Advanced Orchestra
  • Beginning Orchestra
  • Beginning Band
  • Marching Band
  • Composition
  • Applied Music (saxophone, beginner to advanced)
  • Applied Music (clarinet, beginner to intermediate)
  • Classroom Discipline
  • Woodwind Techniques
  • Music Business

Committees/Responsibilities/Community

  • Department Chair, 2014-present
  • Site director for the Colorado High School Activities Association Solo and Ensemble Festival, responsible for organizing the event, selecting judges, inputting entries. 2012-present.
  • Recording Secretary for the Colorado Bandmaster’s Association. 2013-present.
  • Organized and hosted the Falcon District Jazz Festival, 2006-2012.
  • Organized the Black Forest League Band Day with 8-12 schools participating 1998-2005.

Professional Organizations

  • National Association for Music Education
  • Colorado Music Educator’s Association
  • Colorado Bandmaster’s Association
  • Pikes Peak Jazz & Swing Society
  • Colorado Italian Musicmaster’s Association
  • College Band Director’s National Association
  • American School Band Director’s Association
  • American String Teacher’s Association
  • Toastmasters