I am a DMA student in Trombone Performance & Pedagogy at CU and freelance as a brass/vocal performer and private lesson teacher. My degrees are BM Trombone Performance, University of North Texas; MM Trombone Performance, University of Minnesota Twin Cities. I started with trombone at age 11, and started gigging with my Dad in Dallas-Fort Worth at age 12. I started singing at age 15. Now I do wind band, orchestral, jazz, choir, chamber works, solo, and more.
Favorite Ars Nova piece: The Lark Ascending, by R. Vaughan Williams
Favorite musical memory: Seeing Arch Echo & Periphery play live in Dallas 1 week before Covid shut down the country, or playing bass trumpet with the Mississippi Valley Orchestra’s performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.
Favorite food: Pizza products of all kinds (pizza rolls, hot pockets, actual pizza, etc.)!
Favorite beverage: Cabernet Sauvignon, specifically J Lohr; Avery beer
What did you do to keep sane during Covid? Arranging big band tunes, petting all of the cats and dogs I see, and binging new shows with my partner Maci.
Favorite hobby: Practicing bass guitar
Random fact about me: I used to be an avid tennis player, and have considered playing recreationally again!