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Curriculum Vitae

Education

The University of Iowa - May 2003
Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting
*Received half time teacher’s assistantship*

The University of Akron - August 1997

Masters of Arts in music education.
*Received quarter time research assistantship*

Duquesne University - December 1994

Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance.
Major: Cello Performance Minor: Science (Pre-med.)
*Received Full Four Year Undergraduate Music Scholarship*


Academic Research

Dissertation: The History of Music in Haiti
An annotated translation of Constantin Dumerve's
"L'histoire de la musique en Haiti"
(The History of Music in Haiti)

Conducting Experience

Youth:

Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra
Music Director August 2007-Present

Bay Youth Orchestra of Virginia
Music Director July 2006-July 2007

Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies
Artistic Director July 2003-July 2004

Greater Cedar Rapids Youth Symphony Orchestras
Music Director July2002-June 2003

Green Bay Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra
Conductor June 1999-June 2000

Kaukauna High School Orchestras
Conductor August 1996-May 2000

Collegiate:

Loyola University New Orleans
Director of Orchestral Studies &
Coordinator of Strings

August 2007-Present

Virginia Commonwealth University
Director of Orchestral Studies &
Coordinator of Strings
August 2004-July 2007

Philharmonia: Undergraduate Chamber Orchestra
(The University of Iowa)
Conductor September 2000-June 2003

All University String Orchestra
(The University of Iowa)
Conductor September 2000-June 2003

St. Ambrose University & Community Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Director September 2001-June 2003

Community/ Semi-Professional/ Professional

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
New Orleans, LA
Guest Conductor February 2008

Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra
Waynesboro, VA
Music Director July 2006-May 2007

Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Norfolk, VA
Guest Conductor February 2007


Richmond Symphony Orchestra
Richmond, VA
Guest Conductor April 2005


Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra
Cedar Rapids, IA
Guest Conductor April 2004

St. Ambrose University & Community Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Director September 2001-May 2003

Holy Trinity Philharmonic Orchestra
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Guest Conductor February 1999-Present

Summer Camps/Festivals

VCU Summer String Camp
Coordinator & Orchestra Director
Summer 2006-Present

Fox Valley Consortium
Orchestra Director
Summer 2005-Present

Allegro String Camp
Orchestra Director
Summer 2004

U.W. Oshkosh String Camp
Orchestra Director, Cello Instructor, Chamber Music Coach,
Viola Section coach
Summer 2000-2003

Silver Bay Music Festival
Orchestra Director, Chamber Music Coach, Cellist/Bassist
Summer 1996-1999

Holy Trinity Music Camp of Haiti
Assistant Director, Orchestra Director, Cello Faculty &
Music Theory Teacher
Summer 1994-Present

Administrative

Loyola University New Orleans
Coordinator of Orchestral Studies and String Area
August 2007-Present

Virginia Commonwealth University
Coordinator of Orchestral Studies and String Area
August 2005-July 2007

The University of Iowa
Orchestra manager
September 2000-July 2003

St. Ambrose University
Orchestra Manager
September 2001-July 2003

Kaukauna Area School District
Organized and maintained string program, grades (4-12)
August 1996-June 2000

Program Development & Recruiting Achievements

Virginia Commonwealth University
August 2005-July 2007
Putting in place short term and long term strategic plans to revitalize the orchestra and string program (enrollment up by more than 100%)

Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies
July 2003-July 2004
Revitalized the entire program comprising 6 orchestras and increased enrollment by 17 percent

Greater Cedar Rapids Youth Symphony Orchestras
July 2002-June 2003
Revitalized orchestras and increased enrollment by 300 percent

St. Ambrose University
September 2001-June 2003
Founding Director of St. Ambrose University and Community Orchestra

University of Iowa Honor String Orchestra Festival
January 2001-June 2003
Administrator of annual event which draws honor students from five states.

Haitian American Student Exchange Program
April 1998-Present
Founder. Program brings groups of music students to Haiti to participate in summer music camp. In addition, program annually hosts students from Haiti who perform and receive instruction.

Kaukauna High School Orchestras
August 1996-May 2000
Increased enrollment consistently each school year and greatly improved musical integrity of program.

Instrumental Pedagogy

Loyola University New Orleans
Coordinator of Strings
August 2007-Present

Virginia Commonwealth University
Coordinator of Strings
August 2004-July 2007

St. Ambrose University
Cello instructor
September 2001-July 2003

Lawrence Conservatory Arts Academy
Cello Specialist
August 1996-June 2000

Kaukauna Area School District
String Instructor
August 1996-June 2000

Cello Teachers

Anthony Arnone
(University of Iowa) - September 2001-June 2003

Uri Vardi
(University of Iowa) - September 2000-May 2001

Michael Haber
(The University of Akron) - September 1995-June 1997

Ann Martindale Williams
(Duquesne University) - December 1991-December 1994

Orchestral Experience

University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra
September 2000-June 2003

Chamber Orchestra (Graduate Chamber Orchestra-University of Iowa) - September 2000-Present

Green Bay Symphony Orchestra
- October 1996-May 2000

Fox Valley Symphony (Assistant Principal) - October 1996-May 1999

Akron University Symphony Orchestra - September 1995-June 1996

Johnstown Symphony Orchestra - January 1992-May 1996

Altoona Symphony Orchestra
- March 1992-May 1996

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony - January 1991- December 1994

Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra - December 1991-December 1994

References

Available upon request

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