EDUCATION

 

            Doctor of Musical Arts, Flute Performance

            Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ          

            Dissertation: Mel Bonis: Six Works for Flute and Piano

                                                           

            Master of Music, Flute Performance

            Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ          

            

            Bachelor of Music, Flute Performance

            University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, IL

            Graduated with Highest Honors and as a Matthews Scholar                                    

 

            Additional Training:

                Extensive Private Studies with Jennifer Nitchman, Second Flute, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

 Hidden Valley Music Keith Underwood Residential Masterclass

Cincinnati Flute Symposium, studies with Brad Garner and Jill Felber

Detroit Symphony Flute Seminar, with flute section of the Detroit Symphony

Aria International Summer Music Academy: private studies with Bonita Boyd, Karen Moratz, Walfrid Kujala, Brad Garner, Judith Mendenhall, Amy Porter


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

            Faculty Associate, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

·      Direct and lead all activities related to the Arizona State University Community Flute Ensemble

·      Maintain connections within surrounding community for outreach concerts

·      Program and direct semester concerts, performing the highest quality flute ensemble music

·      Recruit within the University community and the surrounding community


            Teaching Assistant, Flute Studio, Arizona State University

·      Taught weekly scale and technique class to guide undergraduate technical development

·      Taught MUP 121, 321, 521: Studio Instruction in Flute

·      Taught MUE 337 Woodwind Methods (Flute Methods): developed syllabus and curriculum for flute methods to undergraduate music education students

·      Taught MUP 379: Chamber Music Ensembles (Flute Choir and Flute Chamber Ensembles)

·      Aided in flute major advising and flute studio organization

·      Attended and contributed to all yearly incoming flute major auditions


            Director and Founder, Arizona State University Community Flute Ensemble

·      Developed flute ensemble within ASU Campus and surrounding community where none existed before

·      Recruited students within campus and community

·      Developed mission statement, syllabus, and performance repertoire and transcribed repertoire for rehearsal and performance

·      Concerts at ASU Kerr Cultural Center, Pyle Adult Community Center, ASU Recital Hall, and local senior nursing centers

 

            Flute Faculty, Arizona Flute Society Flute Camp Staff      

·      Coach flute ensemble for performance on the final concert

·      Hold seminars and classes on piccolo and classical improvisation


            Flute Faculty, Basha High School Band Program        

·      Taught weekly in-school applied flute lessons to students, grade 8-12

·      Prepared students for regional and state competitions

·      Held monthly seminars on broad range of topics related to flute performance

 

            2002-present   Private Flute Instruction, Phoenix, AZ and St. Louis, MO

·      Recruited and maintained private flute studio of 10-20 students ranging from age 6 to 65

·      Students have been successful in Regional and All-State Honor Bands and Orchestras, Arizona School for the Arts, summer music camps, Arizona Flute Society Competitions, and accepted into university music programs

           

ADDITIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE  

              Flute Instructor, Herberger College-at-Large Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

              Volunteer Flute Instructor, Salvation Army Music Program, Chandler, AZ

              Flute Instructor, Prestige Music Academy, Phoenix, AZ

              Flute Instructor, Music and Arts Center of Gilbert, Gilbert, AZ

              Flute Instructor, Parkway West High School Band, Chesterfield, MO

              Flute Instructor, Illinois Summer Youth Music, Urbana, IL


ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE

 

            The Phoenix Symphony, Substitute Second Flute and Piccolo Tito Munoz, Music Director, 2010-present

·      Acting second flute for 36-week season including Classics Concerts, Education and Family Concerts, Pops and Ballet with Ballet Arizona

·      Perform under the direction of guest conductors during Music Director Search

·      Performed as second flute for special performance: September 28, 2013, John Williams, conductor, with Steven Spielberg

            Arizona Musicfest Festival Orchestra, Extra Flute/Piccolo

            Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Extra Flute/Piccolo, Boulder, CO, 2013-present 

            West Valley Symphony, Substitute Principal Flute

            Chandler Symphony, Substitute Principal Flute,

            Symphony of the Southwest, Substitute piccolo and 2nd flute

            Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestral Musicians,

            Hancock, ME.  Michael Jinbo, Music Director, June-August 2010

·      Scholarship Recipient

·      Weekly orchestral and chamber music concerts

·      Performed as Principal Flute in special all-Mozart concert conducted by Leon Fleisher

            Brevard Music Center Orchestra, David Effron, Music Director, Brevard, NC