University of Michigan

 

Specialist in Oboe Performance, 2012-2013

Master of Music in Oboe Performance, 2012

Master of Music in Chamber Music, 2012

 

Studied with Nancy Ambrose King

           

Southern Methodist University

 

Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance, 2010

summa cum laude

 

Studied with Erin Hannigan

RESUME

Education



Performance

experience​
 

Past Positions:

 

Michigan Philharmonic, Second Oboe, Plymouth, MI, 2014-2016

Arbor Opera Theater, Principal Oboe, Ann Arbor, MI, 2012-2016

Dearborn Symphony, English Horn, Dearborn, MI, 2013-2016

 

Substitute Positions:

Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa, OK, 2016-present

Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa, OK, 2016-present

Tulsa Opera, Tulsa, OK, 2017-present

Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Fort Wayne, IN, 2013-2016

Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Toledo, OH, 2014-2016

Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, St. Joseph, MI, 2014-2016

Symphony of the Lakes, Waterford, MI, 2013

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Ann Arbor, MI, 2012-2016

Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra, MI, 2014-2016

Adrian Symphony, Adrian, MI, 2012-2016

Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Tucson, AZ, 2012-2013

Ann Arbor Cantata Singers, Ann Arbor, MI, 2012

Dallas Wind Symphony, Dallas, TX, 2009-2010

Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas, TX, 2008-2010

Auditions

Finalist, West Point Band, Second Oboe/English Horn, 2013

Finalist, Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Utility Oboe, 2013

Finalist, West Michigan Symphony, Second Oboe/English Horn, 2013

Finalist, New Mexico Philharmonic, Second Oboe/English Horn, 2013

Runner-Up, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Second Oboe/English Horn, 2012

Finalist, Tucson Symphony, Second Oboe/English Horn, 2012

Semifinalist, Great Falls Symphony Orchestra, Principal Oboe, 2012

Semifinalist, New World Symphony, 2010, 2011, 2012

Semifinalist, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 2011

Semifinalist, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, 2010

Selected Teaching Experience

Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD, Instructor of Oboe, Saginaw, TX, 2019-present

            Duties include teaching oboe lessons, oboe masterclasses, and making reeds for the students at Highland MS, Wayside MS, Creekview MS, Prairie Vista MS, Marine Creek MS, and Saginaw HS.

 

Northwest ISD, Instructor of Oboe, Trophy Club, TX, 2019-present

            Duties included teaching oboe lessons, oboe masterclasses, and making reeds for the students at Medlin MS, Tidwell MS, Wilson MS, Byron Nelson HS, and Northwest HS.

 

Birdville ISD, Instructor of Oboe, Haltom City, TX, 2019-present

            Duties included teaching oboe lessons, oboe masterclasses, and making reeds for the students at North Oaks MS, North Richland MS, and Haltom HS.

 

Oklahoma State University, Lecturer of Oboe, Stillwater OK, 2017-2019

           

Duties included teaching oboe lessons and studio class to majors and non-majors, teaching the oboe portion of double reed methods class, and teaching Introduction to Music to non-majors. I regularly performed faculty recitals and collaborated with faculty and OSU ensembles. I frequently traveled throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Arkansas to recruit students for the oboe studio. I also served as co-host for the fall OSU Double Reed All-State Clinic and the spring OSU Double Reed Day. Both events served to recruit students to the university and educate them on etudes, solo repertoire, and reed making.

 

Oklahoma State University, Director of the OSU Summer Music Camp, Stillwater, OK, 2017-2019

I served as the Director of the OSU Summer Music Camp, a 6-day camp for high school students in band, orchestra, and piano.  As the Director, I was responsible for the creation and implementation of marketing materials, creating of registration and scholarship applications, hiring of artist faculty and student workers, creating of student and faculty schedules, scheduling and coordinating of all meals and student activities, and recruitment for the camp. In 2017, I shadowed our former camp director and was the direct report for the Resident Assistants. In 2018, camp enrollment grew from 120 to 140, and I instituted a $100 guaranteed scholarship for All-State and All-Area students. The OSU Summer Music Camp received a $2,000 grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council and raised over $4,000 through a PhilanthroPete campaign for camp scholarships. In 2019, the camp continued the $100 All-State Scholarship, with the hopes of increasing the dollar amount in future years. We also received another grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council for $2,500. 

Adjunct Professor of Oboe, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 2016-2017

Duties included teaching oboe lessons and studio class to majors and non-majors, teaching the oboe portion of double reed methods class, and teaching Introduction to Music to non-majors.  I regularly performed faculty recitals and collaborated with faculty and OSU ensembles. I frequently travel throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Arkansas to recruit students for the oboe studio. I also served as a co-host for the fall OSU Double Reed All-State Clinic and the spring OSU Double Reed Day. Both events served to recruit students to the university and educate them on etudes, solo repertoire, and reed making.

Adjunct Instructor of Oboe, Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH, 2012-2016

 

Duties included teaching oboe lessons to majors and non-majors, performing with the Heidelberg Faculty Woodwind Quintet, and frequent outreach and recruiting events throughout Northwest Ohio. I also regularly performed as a part of the annual Faculty Gala and New Music Festival, in addition to performing solo recitals and chamber music with other faculty members. 

 

University of Michigan, Graduate Student Instructor, Ann Arbor, MI, 2012-2013

         

Duties included teaching oboe lessons to all of the non-major oboists at the university, making reeds and instructing all oboe sections of the music education methods class, and assisting with the teaching of studio class. 

 

Private Oboe Studio, Ann Arbor, MI, 2010-2016

 

I have actively recruited students from across southeast Michigan for my oboe studio. I taught weekly lessons in oboe, english horn, and reed making. I also made/sold reeds, coached students in chamber music, and prepared students for performances and studio recitals. 

 

Masterclass Clinician:

 

North Farmington High School, Farmington, MI

Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, Plymouth, MI

Creekside Middle School, Dexter Community Schools, Dexter, MI

Oak Valley Middle School, Huron Valley Schools, Milford, MI

Muir Middle School, Huron Valley Schools, Milford, MI

 

Duties included teaching weekly masterclasses, and providing quality reeds to the students. 

 

Oboe Instructor, Dexter Community Schools, Dexter, MI, 2013-2016

 

I was hired by Dexter Community Schools to be the sole oboe instructor for the district. Duties included making/selling reeds and teaching weekly oboe lessons in Dexter. I also performed and regularly recruited new oboe students for the program. 

 

MPULSE, Assistant Oboe Instructor, Ann Arbor, MI, 2012, 2013, 2014

 

Duties included assisting with the preparation and daily instruction of fifteen to nineteen talented high school oboists for two weeks of intensive camp. I taught daily sections of reedmaking, coached duets, trios, and quartets, taught private lessons to all of the students, and coached the oboe band. 

 

MERIT program at Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA, 2011

         

Of the four oboe fellows at the Music Academy of the West, I was selected through an interview process to teach students selected to participate in the MERIT program. Only a hand full of very talented high school students are selected out of fifty or so applicants to participate. Through the program, I taught oboe lessons, coached mixed chamber groups, and prepared high school students for an end of session recital. 

 

Festivals and Awards

Soloist, Academy Chamber Orchestra, Music Academy of the West, 2011

 

Music Academy of the West, Fellow, 2011

 

University of Michigan Symphony Band, Tour of China, 2011

 

Sarasota Music Festival, 2010

 

Pi Kappa Lambda, Inductee, 2010

 

SMU Meadows Exploration Award Recipient for Oboe Repair, 2008

 

Meadows Sinfonietta Chamber Residency, Taos, NM, 2007-2009

 

SMU President's Scholar, 2006-2010

 

SMU Campus Community Award Recipient, 2006-2010

 

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