Trumpet

Education

  • University of Maryland, College Park (M.M., Jazz Piano Performance, 2008)
  • Towson University, Towson MD (B.S., Psychology, Top 10% of Class, 2004)
  • Shepherd University, Shepherdstown WV (B.A., Trumpet Performance, Cum Laude, 2002)

Positions Held

  • Baltimore Quadrophonic Brass, Baltimore MD (Section, 2006 – )
  • University of Maryland Brass Ensemble, College Park MD (Section, 2006 -2008)
  • Howard Community College Singers Orchestra, Columbia MD (Principal, 2006 – )
  • Columbia Orchestra, Columbia MD (Substitute, 2004 – )
  • Summer Opera Theater Company, Washington DC (Substitute, 2002)
  • Masterworks Chorale Orchestra, Shepherdstown WV (Co-Principal, 1999 – 2002)
  • Hagerstown Choral Arts Society Orchestra, Hagerstown MD (Co-Principal, 2000 – 2001)
  • Shepherd University Wind Ensemble, Shepherdstown WV (Co-Principal, 1998 – 2002)
  • Shepherd University Wind Ensemble, Shepherdstown WV (Soloist, Tour of Ireland, 2001)
  • National Wind Ensemble, New York NY (Principal, 2000)
  • Washington Brass Quintet, Washington DC (Substitute, 1999)
  • Mecklenberg Brass Quintet (Co-Principal, 1998 – 2002)
  • Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra (Assistant Principal, 1996 – 1997)

Teaching Experience

  • Music and Arts Center (2002 – )
  • All About Music (2005 – 2006)
  • Musician’s Institute of Baltimore (2002 – 2005)
  • Shepherd University Preparatory (1998 – 2002)

Performing Experience

Independent Freelancing in MD, VA, and WV (1994 – )

  • Performed professionally with Summer Opera Theater Company, Hagerstown Choral Arts Society Orchestra, Howard Community College Singers Orchestra, and the Washington Brass Quintet, among others
  • Performances with Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Big Band, Piano, Organ, and others
  • Venues include Carnegie Hall, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, DAR Constitution Hall, Saint Paul’s School for Boys, Saint Paul’s School for Girls, Roland Park Country School, Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, Towson Presbyterian Church, Ashland Presbyterian Church, Babcock Presbyterian Church, Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, Perry Hall United Methodist Church, Owen Brown Community Center, Saint James Episcopal Church, Howard Community College, Historic Kent Manor Inn, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church, Villa Julie College, Saint Dominic Church, Saint John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Saint John’s Catholic Church, Trinity Reformed United Church, The Orchid Station, Saint Mary’s Seminary and University, Hood College, Shepherd University, and others

 Festivals and Workshops

  • Atlantic Brass Quintet Seminar, SUNY at Buffalo (2002)
  • National Wind Ensemble, Carnegie Hall (Principal, 2000)
  • Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Lenox MA
    • Atlantic Brass Quintet Seminar (1999)
    • Trumpet Workshop, led by Joseph Foley (1998)

Master Class Performances

  • Bala (Shepherd University, 2002)
  • Martin Hackelman (Shepherd University, 2001)
  • Boston Brass (Shepherd University, 2000)
  • St. Louis Brass (Shepherd University, 2000)
  • Atlantic Brass (Boston University Tanglewood Institute, 1999; SUNY at Buffalo, 2002)
  • Steven Emery (Boston University Tanglewood Institute, 1999)
  • Joseph Foley (Boston University Tanglewood Institute, 1998)
  • Jeffrey Curnow (Boston University Tanglewood Institute, 1998)

Primary Instructors

  • Chris Gekker (University of Maryland, 2006 – 2008)
  • Phil Snedecor (Towson University, 2004)
  • Wayne Cameron (Shepherd University, 1997 – 2002; Peabody Preparatory, 1994 – 1997)
  • Frank Gazda (Shepherd University, 2001)

References

  • Chris Gekker (University of Maryland)
  • 301-405-5506
  • cgekker@umd.edu
  • Phil Snedecor (Former Trumpet, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra)
  • 301-858-1499
  • pstpt@aol.com
  • Wayne Cameron (Peabody Institute, UMBC, and Shepherd University)
  • 410-746-0850
  • wayne.cameron@verizon.net
  • Len Langrick (Indian Creek School)
  • 410-823-6500
  • langrick@verizon.net

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