I'm a double reed specialist (bassoon primarily) and woodwind specialist. I also compose, and hold a MFA in music composition.
I have an additional MFA in bassoon performance. In addition, I double on all woodwinds and am proficient on color instruments such as the alto flute, english horn and contrabassoon.
As an educator: I offer private lessons on woodwinds (flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone and bassoon). I am able to offer my inventory of instruments to my students during their course of study to try and even rent (ex: in the case a flute player ever needs an alto flute).
I also offer music contracting services to find musicians for all needs and occasions.
Price Range: Please contact me for details
Gig Length: 30 - 150 minutes
What to Expect
Audiences whom have heard my solo, chamber ensemble, wind band and orchestral performances have never been disappointed. I have performed with ensembles that range from two to two hundred fellow performers. Nothing in life is 100% perfect, and I believe in the philosophy that every individual performance is unique and that the musicians should do their best to "sell the music to their audiences". I strive for perfection, but aim to please. After all, what is a concert without enjoying what one of your fellow human beings has given much effort to perfect for your enjoyment?
Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts in both Music Performance and Music Composition.
~Instruments of study while at CalArts: Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Gamelan (Bali and Java), Suling (Bali), Tempura (India), Tabla (India).
Bachelor of Music from Ohio Northern University in both Music Performance and Music Composition.
~Instruments of study while at ONU: Bassoon, Oboe, Piano, Viola.
Years of woodwind experience by instrument:
~Bassoon: 13 years (primary instrument)
~Bass Clarinet: 12 years
~Clarinet: 11 years
~Oboe: 11 years
~Flute: 10 years
~Alto Flute: 9 years
~Saxophones: 6 years
Years of experience in Composition and Arrangement: 16
Years of experience on Piano: 15
Years of experience vocally (choral vocalist): 13
Additional Booking Notes
Dependent on the number of musicians I would have with me would depend on the lighting situation and number of chairs needed to accomodate everyone. Musicians (instrumentalists and vocalists) can be asked to bring along their own stands when necessary, and most of the musicians I have connections and contacts with own their own equipment.
If you wish to have a recording of the performance, then you should inform me of this. I do not offer recording and mastering services, however I am happy to put a client in contact with an appropriate recording professional I have connections and contacts with.
Each individual performance is as unique as each snowflake that falls from the sky. If a solo performance is required, music can be found and/or arranged and composed to fit the needs of that performance. If a large ensemble is required, music can be found and/or arranged and composed as well to fit the ensemble's abilities and performance's needs.
Every performance is tailored as closely to the client's wishes as is possible. This of course includes [but is not limited to] theme and duration of a recital, concert or event.
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Influences & Inspiration
Varies dependent on group size and performance venue.
Recording Services (when necessary)
Piano (when necessary)
Percussion Equipment (when necessary)
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