University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Composition, May 20, 2001.
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
Master of Music in Music Composition, May 11, 1997.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theory/Composition, May 14, 1995.
Music Composition, Cardinal Stritch University, Fall, 2007 - present.
Composition, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, 2005–2006.
Arranging/Orchestration, Edgewood College, Spring semester, 2004.
Private instruction in piano and trumpet at the Monroe Street Fine Arts Center,
August., 2001–June, 2004.
Private instruction in piano and trumpet at Ward Brodt Music Mall, Sept., 1999–May, 2004.
Private instruction in piano, trumpet, drum set, and composition at the Waunakee Music,
June, 2001–June, 2003.
Elements of Music (theory for undergraduate non-music-majors), UW-Madison, Fall,
Sophomore-level music theory, UW-Madison, 1998/99 academic year.
Music Theory, Music Technology, Progressive Rock, and Twentieth Century Music at the
Madison Summer Music Clinic, Summers 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002.
Private instruction in piano and trumpet at Forbes Meagher, Sept., 1997–June, 1998.
Private instruction in piano and trumpet at Brass Bell, Oct., 1994 –July 1997.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Music Editor/Author, Hal Leonard Corp., June, 2004–present.
Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers, Inc., May, 1999–present,
and Co-Director of the WAC Madison Chapter, Oct., 1997–2004.
Artistic Coordinator of the UW-Madison Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Sept., 1998–May, 1999.
Youth Ensemble Commissioning Project (Wisconsin Alliance for Composers).
Second-Place Winner in the 2002/03 Penfield Music Composition Contest.
Winner of the 2001 "First [,] Listen!" Composition/Commissioning Contest.
First prize in the 1999 "Ear N' Now" Composition Contest.
Second place in the 1999 "Music St. Croix" Composition Contest.
Winner of the 1998 "First [,] Listen!" Composition/Commissioning Contest.
Winner of the 1998 UW Concerto Concert Composition Competition.
Finalist in the 1997, 1998, and 1999 "ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards."
Finalist in the 1996 Illinois State University Composition Contest.
Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra (2008)
UW-La Crosse Symphony Orchestra/Wisconsin Alliance for Composers (2007)
Menomonee Falls Jr. High School Band (2005)
L'Ensemble Portique – a work for baritone voice, flute, bassoon, violin, and piano
Parkview Middle School Band
Chassell Jr./Sr. High School Band
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Youth Wind Ensemble
Wisconsin Alliance for Composers, Madison Chapter – a work for violin, viola, double bass,
Skyline Brass – a work for brass quintet including a residency in Southern Oregon.
Umpqua Chamber Orchestra - a concerto for brass quintet and chamber orchestra.
St. Norbert College - arrangement of my concerto for brass quintet and chamber orchestra
for wind ensemble.
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra - a work for the Junior Wind Ensemble.
Wisconsin Alliance for Composers, Madison Chapter - a work for oboe, horn, and cello.
St. Norbert College - a fanfare for wind ensemble.
Trumpet, piano, and percussion in various chamber and symphonic ensembles as well as rock
and jazz bands for weddings and night clubs. Accompanying for instrumental soloists.
Conducting of chamber and symphonic ensembles.
Progressive Rock Keyboard (2007), a keyboard instructional method, Hal Leonard Corp.
Territories (1998) for concert band, Alliance Publications, Inc., 2000.
Mission (1998) for string orchestra, Alliance Publications, Inc., 2000.
The Knights' Arrival (1999) for concert band, Alliance Publications, Inc., 2000.
Far Corner (1994) for soprano saxophone and piano, Sentinel Dome Publications, 1998
Endangered (2007). A collection of compositions scored for cello, keyboards, bass,
and percussion, Cuneiform Records.
Visions (2003) for flute, clarinet, bass, and piano. Taste of Portique, recorded by L'Ensmble Portique.
Far Corner (2004). A collection of compositions scored for cello, keyboards, bass, and percussion.
Superior Shores (2002) for concert band. Superior Shores, recorded by the Chassell
High School Band, 2003.
Rumors (1998) for oboe, horn, and cello. Scenes, recorded by the Oakwood Chamber Players, 2001.
Caged (1995) for brass quintet. Caged, recorded by the Skyline Brass, 1998.
Far Corner (1994) for soprano saxophone and piano. America's Millennium Tribute to Adolphe Sax,
Volume 1, Arizona University Recordings - Contemporary Composer and Performer Series, 1998.
Recorded by John Bleuel and Linda Li-Bleuel.
Wisconsin Alliance for Composers (WAC)
Society of Composers (SCI).
American Composers Forum