Higher Education

Peabody Institute – Baltimore, MD – Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting – 2014

University of Oregon – Eugene, OR – Master of Music in Wind Conducting –  2010

California State University Stanislaus – Turlock, CA – Bachelor of Music in Music Education – 2002

Workshops, Seminars, Symposiums as a Participant

University of Texas – Art of  Band Conducting Workshop – 2009, 2006

University of Michigan – Energize! Symposium (adv. conducting track) 2006

University of Michigan – Energize! Symposium 2005

Band of the Golden West Conducting Workshop – 2004


The College of New Jersey – Director of Bands – Assistant Professor of Music – 2012-current

Conductor of the Wind Ensemble

Classes taught:, Beginning Instrumental Conducting, Intermediate Instrumental Conducting, Instrumental Music Education Practicum (7-12), Instrumental Literature Seminar, Independent Study: Conducting, Wind Ensemble

Johns Hopkins University – Director of Wind Ensemble and Pep Band – 2010 – 2012

Conductor of the Wind Ensemble and Director of the Pep Band

Peabody Institute – Graduate Teaching Assistant – 2010 – 2012

Assistant Conductor –  Peabody Wind Ensemble and Peabody Chamber Winds

Instructor –  Beginning and Interm./Adv. Conducting courses

Summer Music @ Stanislaus – Concert Band Conductor, Orchestra Conductor, Brass Ensemble conductor – 2012-2014

Sitka Fine Arts Camp – Concert Band Conductor and Conducting Teacher – 2011

University of Oregon – Graduate Teaching Fellow in Conducting – Eugene, OR – 2008-2010

Conductor of the Oregon Campus Band, Conductor of the Oregon Brass Ensemble, Assistant Conductor of the Oregon Wind Ensemble – Instructor for independent study conducting

Lodi High School – Director of Bands – Lodi, CA – 2003-2008

Conductor of the Lodi High School Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band.  Director of the Marching Band, Jazz Band and Jazz Combo. Teacher of classes in piano, guitar, music appreciation and beginning strings.  Master Teacher for student teachers at the University of the Pacific.

Hilmar High School – Director of Music and Theatre – Hilmar, CA – 2002-2003

Conductor of the high school and middle school concert bands.  Conductor of the high school choir.  Director of the Jazz Combo and Pep Band.  Teacher and Director for Theatre class and productions.

Professional Conducting Positions:

Artistic Director and Conductor – X Trigger – 2015 – current

Associate Conductor – Great Noise Ensemble – 2011 – current

Guest Conducting Engagements:

Woodbridge Township Honors Wind Ensemble – February 26th, 2015

New Jersey Band Association Intercollegiate Wind Ensemble – February 20th, 2015

CJMEA Honors Symphonic Band – January 24th, 2015

New Jersey Band Association Intercollegiate Wind Ensemble – February 20th, 2014

All-Sussex County High School Honor Band – November 15th, 2013

CSU Stanislaus Wind Ensemble – 2011, 2006

Beethoven Found at the Kennedy Center – 2011

Ballet Fantastique – 2009

Conductor, Musical Director – Sweeney Todd – Runaway Stage Productions – 2006

Awards – Scholarships

Pi Kappa Lambda – National Music Honor Society – membership conferred in Spring 2014

Graduate Fellowship in Wind Conducting – Peabody Institute 2010-2012

Graduate Teaching Fellowship in Conducting – University of Oregon 2008-2010

Outstanding Achievement in Music Education – CMEA Bay Section – 2005

Scholarly Activity

Conference Performances:

American Eclectic concert with The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble – NJMEA conference – February 20th, 2015

Pulse concert with The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble – College Band Director’s National Association, Eastern Division Conference – March 7th, 2014

Conference Presentations:

Teaching Social Justice in Instrumental Music Education – Colloquium for Teaches of Instrumental Music Methods – May 14th, 2015

Be the Change You Wish to See in the World: Teaching for Social Justice in the Secondary Instrumental Classroom – New Jersey Music Educators Association Conference – February 21st, 2015

Thoughts on Life and Score Studty – Conductor’s Panel Discussion – NJMEA Conference – February 21st, 2013

Embracing the Machine: electronics and the wind ensemble – CBDNA Eastern Division Conference – March 1-3, 2012


Conductor Tutoring using the Microsoft Kinect (co-author)

Creative Activities

Published Arrangements:

Jonsi Music – Jón Þór Birgisson – for chamber winds – Premiered by the California State University Stanislaus Wind Ensemble (COMING SOON!)

Ara Batur – Kjartan Sveinsson (from the band Sigur Rós) – for piano and winds – Premiered by the University of Oregon Wind Ensemble – Spring 2010 (self-published with an agreement through Hal Leonard) – Recent performances by the Texas Tech Symphonic Band, the University of Miami Ohio Wind Ensemble and the CSU Stanislaus Wind Ensemble

Unpublished Arrangements:

The Blue Bird Charles Villiers Stanford – for symphonic band – Premiered by the Oregon Campus Band in 2009

Music from Sweeney Todd – Stephen Sondheim – for wind ensemble – Premiered by the CSU Stanislaus Wind Ensemble in 2006

Commercial Recordings:

Guerilla New Music – Great Noise Ensemble (Summer 2012 release) – Associate Producer

Symphony No. 3: Planet Earth – Peabody Wind Ensemble (anticipated 2013 release) – Associate Producer

Film and Music Compositions:

Liquid Meditation – 2009

In the Machine – 2009

Concert Event Concepts:

Pixel Music – Ewing, NJ – 2015

Description: In collaboration with the Department of Interactive Multimedia and the TCNJ Art Gallery exhibition, “A Palette of Pixels”, the Department of Music is proud to present this concert of outstanding music from video games; including music from Halo, Civilization IV, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy VII, Journey, Chrono Trigger, God of War, Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. and others. Featuring special guest conductor and composer of the God of War series for Sony Playstation, Gerard K. Marino. During the day, Mr. Marino will also be speaking at the Brown Bag Lecture series about composing for video games and media.  This concert also features special guest ensemble, The College of New Jersey Chorale and their conductor, Dr. John Leonard.

Katrina Ballads – Ewing, NJ – 2015

Description: This March, TCNJ Schools of Arts & Communication and Education are pleased to present an interdisciplinary week-long series of events revolving around the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Katrina Ballads joins together disciplines including music, education, communication studies, and the humanities and will include musical performances, film screening, lectures, and a day-long symposium by leaders in the arts and social justice. Katrina Ballads ties heavily to TCNJ’s 2014-15 theme of “Justice” by drawing attention to how the arts and music can contribute to economic and social development.

New Morning for the World – Ewing, NJ – 2014

Description: The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble presents a concert of music that has been inspired by the social justice and racial issues of the Civil Rights Era. Beginning with Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together and Attica, the text is taken from quotes from the prisoners during the Attica Prison Riot in 1971. The concert concludes with Joseph Schwantner’s epic tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., New Morning for the World. TCNJ faculty, Reverend Todd McCrary, will join the Wind Ensemble as the narrator and the concert will include stage lighting and photography projected over the ensemble.

Digital Embrace – Baltimore, MD – 2012

Concert featuring works for wind ensemble and live electrnoics:  Augenblick by Christopher Stark, the world premiere of TWEAK by Jason Gerraughty (commissioned by David Vickerman and the Johns Hopkins University Wind Ensemble), and Ecstatic Waters  by Steven Bryant.  All three composers were in attendance and they participated in a discussion of their works with students from Peabody before the concert.  The concert was entirely funded through an online Kickstarter campaign.

[m] concert events – Eugene, OR – 2008-2010

Multi-venue new concert music experience project including two performances of Terry Riley’s In C, chamber works by multiple ensembles all over the span of 6 hours. Audiences could pick which concerts they wanted to go to and were allowed to come and go.  Included a large concert by the Oregon Wind Ensemble of minimalist inspired music.

Natural Harmony concert event – Lodi, CA – 2008

Concert event including intelligent lighting show, student poetry and film along with performances by concert bands.  Included a question and answer session with composer John Mackey

Premieres of New Musical Compositions:

Chamber Symphony: Obsessioneering (Symphony No. 4)Armando Bayolo – Great Noise Ensemble – 2015

Shouting at the Gates to the Neon Wasteland – James Young – The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble – 2015

Taught the Band to Play – 13 new works based on tracks from The Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.  Composers include: Armando Bayolo, Matt Marks, Joshua Bornfield, Daniel Felsenfeld, Marc Mellits, Stephen Gorbos, Sean Doyle, Jonathan Russell, Ryan Brown, Geoffrey Gordon, Mark Sylvester and Blair Goins. – Great Noise Ensemble – 2013

Bounce (wind ensemble ver.) – Stephen Gorbos – The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble – 2013

These Inflected TentaclesJonathan Newman – Great Noise Ensemble – 2012

Sacred Cows – Armando Bayolo – Great Noise Ensemble – 2012

Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death – David Smooke – Great Noise Ensemble – 2012

Sun Salutations – Justus Parrotta – Great Noise Ensemble – 2012

I Sing – Brian Rice – Great Noise Ensemble – 2012

HushHannah Lash – Great Noise Ensemble – 2011

TWEAK for wind ensemble and electronics – Jason Gerraughty – Johns Hopkins Wind Ensemble – 2011

Double ConcertoAndrew Earle Simpson – Great Noise Ensemble – 2011

Three Episodes – Blair Goins – Great Noise Ensemble – 2011

Night at the Café Terrace Ballet – Jeremy Schropp – 2009

To Fill the Hour – Aaron Rosenberg – 2009

Hayashi – Simon Hutchinson – 2009

Do I Really Have to Wait Until I am Dead? – Mark Knippel – 2009

La Paradoxe d’Homme – Jeremy Schropp – 2008

List of Compositions Conducted:

(Available upon request)

Experience as a Performer:

Great Noise Ensemble – 2011 – piano, marimba

Peabody Wind Ensemble – 2011 – electronics, synthesizer

Oregon Wind Ensemble – 2008-2010 – trumpet, synthesizer, celesta, iphone

Stockhausen Concert  with Beta Collide – 2009 – laptop synthesis

CSU Stanislaus Wind Ensemble – 1999-2002 – trumpet

CSU Stanislaus Jazz Ensemble – 1999-2002 – trumpet

University of Illinois Symphonic Band – 1997-1999 – trumpet

University of Illinois Jazz Band – 1997-1999 – trumpet


Membership in Professional Organizations

College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) – 2004-present

Conductor’s Guild – 2004-present

College Music Society – 2011 – present

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia – 1999-present – President, Nu Zeta Chapter 2001

California Band Director’s Association – 2002-2008

CMEA Bay Section – 2003-2008 – Area IV Representative and Festival Host 2003-2007

NAfME – 2003-present

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