BM, Temple University
MM, Carnegie Mellon University
DM (in progress) at Indiana University
Joined LMC faculty in 2016
Share with us some of your professional accomplishments.
Over the course of my career, I have been fortunate to have worked with many different ensembles as an orchestral musician, soloist, and chamber musician. As a tubist, I have performed with groups ranging from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to the All Star Refugee Band from Prague. In 2014, I helped create a brass ensemble called The Brass Roots in Pittsburgh, PA. This group has become very active in the Pittsburgh community through live performances and broadcasts on Pittsburgh’s Classical WQED-FM 89.3 and KDKA-TV CBS Pittsburgh. I enjoy many genres of music, and have recorded two albums on bass with the band Renne. I recently relocated to Bloomington, IN where I am a doctoral student at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Over the course of my studies, I have been fortunate to have worked with great teachers, including Jay Krush, Carol Jantsch, Craig Knox, and Daniel Perantoni. I am thrilled to be joining the LMC faculty for 2018!
What excites you about Luzerne Music Center?
LMC is a place where students can get the full musical experience playing solo, chamber, and orchestral works while spending their summer in a beautiful, outdoor environment. Whether students want to pursue music as a serious hobby or as a working professional, LMC provides a supportive atmosphere in the development of passionate music making.
What can campers expect to learn while working with you this summer?
Tuba students can look forward to working on a wide range of topics. These topics include practicing good fundamentals, studying orchestral excerpts, developing solo playing, and ultimately being equipped with the tools to improve their playing (and therefore increase their enjoyment!) for years to come. Students can expect to be prepared for youth orchestra auditions, college auditions, and music education association festivals by the end of the session.