Curriculum Vitae

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Education and Professional Organizations

​​​Education

MM Composition, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (2017)
BM Church Music, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR (2009)


Principal Teachers

Dr. Robert Mueller, Composition, University of Arkansas (2015-2017)

Dr. Benjamin Lorenzo, Conducting, University of Arkansas (2016-2017)

Dr. Eric Troiano, Saxophone, University of Arkansas (2017)

Dr. Rick Salonen, Saxophone, University of Arkansas (2016)
Dr. Rob Hewell, Church Music, Ouachita Baptist University (2005-2009)
Dr. Caroline Taylor, Saxophone, Ouachita Baptist University (2005-2009)


Professional Organizations

Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society

Jupiter BAND Artist (since 2015)

Theta Alpha Kappa National Religion and Theology Honor Society

Conducting, Research, and Teaching Experience

First Church Springdale, Springdale, Arkansas (2018-present)

  • Director of Missions & Outreach (November 2018-present)
  • Director of Audio/Visual and Information Technology (June-October 2018)
  • Communion artist (saxophone)
  • saxophone in the annual Lessons & Carols orchestra

Winnwood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Missouri (2017-2018)

  • contemporary worship leader
  • saxophones and acoustic guitar
  • sound designer and technician

Faith Christian Academy, Kansas City, Missouri (2017-2018)

  • conductor of the high school choir, Vox Fortis
  • founding conductor of the 6-12 Women's Chorus
  • Latin teacher
  • served in administration as webmaster and educational technology
  • coordinator of music for secondary (6-12) chapel

Ozarks Philharmonic Youth Orchestras, Bella Vista, Arkansas (2016-2017)

  • conducted the Presto orchestra
  • selected program music in collaboration with music director

Teaching Assistant, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (2016-2017)

  • taught Aural Perception II (2 sections, fall 2016)
  • guest instructor for Music Theory IV: Form and Twentieth Century Music
  • recorded faculty, guest, and student recitals

Conductor, Arkansas Regional Bands, Fayetteville, AR (2015-2017)

  • directed band ensembles for homeschool students
  • rehearsed and conducted a concert of combined regional ensembles
  • prepared a Spring concert series for the Fayetteville ensemble

Research Assistant, Music Cognition Lab, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (2015-2016)

  • assisted in data collection and analysis
  • assisted in experiment design and program implementation

Latin, Little Rock Christian Academy, Little Rock, AR (2011-2016)

  • taught Latin and Honors Latin, levels 1-3
  • revised curriculum and departmental standards
  • planned and chaperoned student study trips to Italy
  • effective Fall 2015, developed and implemented an online distance learning program

Assistant Director of Instrumental Music, Little Rock Christian Academy, Little Rock, AR (2011-2015)

  • assisted in directing High School Marching and Concert Bands, High School Orchestra, Intermediate Band, and Beginning Band and Orchestra
  • directed Intermediate Orchestra
  • wrote new music and arrangements while serving as resident composer for campus ensembles

Director of Arts and Worship, Ouachita River Fellowship, Malvern, AR (2010-2014)

  • planned weekly order of service
  • organized worship team, leading all rehearsals thereof
  • developed new talent to step into leadership roles
  • composed songs for use in congregational singing

Worship Pastor and Director of Ensembles, Third Baptist Church, Malvern, AR (2009-2010)

  • directed Sanctuary Choir, Children’s Choirs, and Handbell Choir
  • organized and directed Church Orchestra
  • planned weekly order of service
  • composed songs for use of ensembles and use in congregational singing

Worship Pastor and Choral Director, Ironton Baptist Church, Little Rock, AR (2007-2009)

  • directed Sanctuary Choir and Children’s Choir
  • planned weekly order of service
  • composed songs for use of ensembles and use in congregational singing

Music Camps, Clinics, and Workshops

Guest Lecturer, European History, Faith Christian Academy, Kansas City, MO (January 2018)

  • Guest instructor in European History on the topic of Renaissance music

Choral Conducting Symposium, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO (January 2018)

  • will attend symposium sessions as a conductor

Warrior Band Camp, Little Rock Christian Academy, Little Rock, AR (August 2017)

  • taught alto saxophone intensives
  • directed marching drills in fundamentals and techniques
  • edited scores for halftime show, Les Miserables, to better fit the ensemble

Instrumental Conducting Symposium, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (February 2017)

  • attended symposium sessions as an observer

Pre-Region Concert Assessment, Little Rock Christian Academy, Little Rock, AR (February 

2017)

  • judge for combined band and orchestra school concert before regional competition
  • clinician for the orchestra, rehearsing their competition music

Warrior Band Camp, Little Rock Christian Academy, Little Rock, AR (August 2016)

  • taught saxophone and horn intensives
  • directed marching drills in fundamentals and technique
  • performed with students and other teachers in post-camp sessions and season kick-off concert
  • conducted my arrangement of The Solid Rock at the kickoff concert

A Survey of Western Music History, Little Rock Christian Academy, Little Rock, AR (January 2016)

  • directed a 2 week music seminar for students grades 9-12
  • survey covered topics from Classical Greek ideas on music to the present day
  • guided student research topics for contribution to a discussion-based classroom
  • watched and/or listened to selections from each musical era studied

Music Theory and Technology, Little Rock Christian Academy, Little Rock, AR (January 2016)

  • directed a 2 week music seminar for students grades 9-12
  • discussions and exercises in music theory focusing on theory from the Common Practice Period and a brief introduction to Twentieth Century music theory
  • discussions and exercises in aural perception focusing on discerning intervals, hearing chord qualities, rhythmic and melodic dictation, and an introduction to harmonic dictation
  • discussions in music technology involving student collaboration and presentation

Warrior Band Camp, Little Rock Christian Academy, Little Rock, AR (August 2015)

  • composed transition music between movements of halftime show
  • directed sectionals for pit ensemble
  • assisted in sectionals for saxophone and horns
  • conducted rehearsal of various stands and show tunes with the band, including one of my own arrangements

Hymnology Seminar, Little Rock Christian Academy, Little Rock, AR (January 2012)

  • directed a 2 week survey of the history of church music spanning from Gregorian chant to the present day

Compositions

For Performance by Band, Choir, Orchestra, or Small Ensemble:

Hallucination (2017, electronic ambient)

Melancholy- A Play by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Whitney Jury (2017, original score for voices, cello, and dancers)

Tartuffe directed by Dr. Julie Mollenkamp, University of Central Missouri, (2017, soundtrack)

Though I Walk, a commission for the Ironton Baptist Church Choir (2017, SAB choir, piano)

Restoration: An Oratorio based on Ezra and Nehemiah (2016-2017, soloists, chorus, and orchestra)

Stay: A Ballet in One Act (2015-2016, wind symphony)
Christ Arose (2015, arranged for saxophone duet)

Crosshair (2015, alto saxophone and piano)
Disillusioned (2015, orchestra)
Ithaca (2015, band)
Ripples (2015, orchestra)
Rondeau Cinquain (2015, unaccompanied solo for flute or oboe)
Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus (2015, arranged for marching band)
The Solid Rock (2015, arranged for marching band)
Time Passes (2015, piano and voice)
A Little Serenade for Saxophone Trio (2014, arranged)
Follow the Star (2014, a Christmas program for unison children’s choir)
Infantile Games (2014, woodwind trio)
Turkey (2014, percussion cadence)
Triumph (2014, band)
A Minuet in D Manger (2013, orchestra)
Small String Blues (2013, orchestra)
My Provider (2009, choir, flute, and piano)
Prelude: I Sing the Mighty Power of God (2009, arranged for alto saxophone, piano, and voice)
The Name (2009, handbell choir)
Within Confusion (2008, unaccompanied alto saxophone solo)

Bigger (2006, singer/songwriter)

Everywhere (2006, singer/songwriter)
Lifetime (2006, piano solo)

Right Here (2005, singer/songwriter)


For Use in Congregational Singing:

Offering (2010)
Reign in Me (2009)
Covenant King (2008)
Responsorial Psalm 54 (2008)
Back to You (2002)

Performance of Works in a Concert Program

Melancholy- A Play by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Whitney Jury, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO (2017)

Ripples, Ozarks Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Bentonville, AR (2016)

Rondeau Cinquain​, Maigen Anderson in Recital, Stella Boyle Smith Recital Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (2016)

Composition Studio Recital, Stella Boyle Smith Recital Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (2016)

  • Stay: I. Overture
  • Crosshair
  • Restoration
    • I. Urbe Fracta Est
    • IV. A Prayer for Jerusalem

Stay: The Ballet Suite and other Selected Works, Sequoyah United Methodist Church, Fayetteville, AR (2016)

  • Rondeau Cinquain
  • Time Passes
  • Lifetime
  • Chorale from An Exploration of Tonic Vulgarity
  • Stay: The Ballet Suite

Follow the Star, First Baptist Children’s Center, Malvern, AR (2014)
A Minuet in D Manger, Beginning and Intermediate Orchestras, Little Rock Christian Academy, Little Rock, AR (2013)
Small String Blues, Intermediate Orchestra, Little Rock Christian Academy, Little Rock, AR (2013)
My Provider, Sanctuary Choir, Third Baptist Church, Malvern, AR (2010)
The Name, Handbell Choir, Third Baptist Church, Malvern, AR (2009)

*** excludes songs used for congregational singing ***

Performances

Alto Saxophone, Communion artist, First Church, Springdale, AR (2020)

Alto Saxophone, Lessons and Carols Orchestra, First Church, Springdale, AR (2019)

Alto Saxophone, Lessons and Carols Orchestra, First Church, Springdale, AR (2018)

Soprano Saxophone, Bland-Rivera Wedding, Marfa, TX (2017)

Composer and Sound Designer, Tartuffe, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO (2017)

Conductor, Composition Recital—Jeremiah Flannery, Stella Boyle Smith Recital Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (2017)

Bassoon, Soprano Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Bb Clarinet, Assassins, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR  (2017)

Conductor, piano accompanist, Composition Studio Recital, Stella Boyle Smith Recital Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (2016)
Flute and Alto Saxophone, 9 to 5, Community Theatre of Little Rock, Little Rock, AR (2015)
Flute and Piccolo, The Wizard of Oz, Little Rock Christian Academy, Little Rock, AR (2015)
Principal Flute, Saline County Community Orchestra, Benton, AR (2014-2015)
Flute, Peter Pan, Little Rock Christian Academy, Little Rock, AR (2014)
Mallet Percussion, Beauty and the Beast, Little Rock Christian Academy, Little Rock, AR (2013)
Alto Saxophone, Flute, and Keys, Dimidius, Malver, AR (2012-2014)

Tenor Saxophone, Hello! Dolly, Little Rock Christian Academy, Little Rock, AR (2012)
Saxophone, Saxophone Ensembles, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR (2005-2009)
Saxophone, BM Senior Recital, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR (2008)
Handbell Choir, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR (2006-2008)
Praise Singers, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR (2006-2008)