It was an honor to be among the works recognized by Frank Ticheli in his 2nd Annual Composition Contest. It opened a door of friendship getting to know Greg Rudgers, who wrote this fine analysis of “Journey to the Prairie”.
After a collaboration with Dr. Joseph M. Pisano, a reflection about using Skype on my blog was published in Learning and Leading with Technology, a publication of The International Society for Technology in Education. Click here for the complete article.
One of the more rewarding projects that I completed while at Kent focused on educating students about Cherokee culture prior to and during our study of two band works (The Trail of Tears by James Barnes, and Etowah by Brian Balmages). This website was a wonderful educational journey for the ensembles.
In 2012 I completed a research project involving student and director perceptions of an all-county band festival. A summary of the research can be downloaded here.
In 2014 I was able to share an article in Teaching Music (a publication of NAfME) on selecting repertoire for middle school and junior high bands. Click here for the complete article.
Over my career as a public educator, I’ve been able to host a number of festivals at my school. This article, which includes perspectives for both concert band and marching band festivals, appeared in the Instrumentalist in January of 2015. Click here to access the article on Hosting a Festival.
It is an honor to work with several other colleagues across the country and contribute to the Phi Beta Mu International Newsletter. Listed below are several articles that I have contributed.
January 2016 – The Five T’s of Rehearsal
November 2016 – Know The Score!
For high school ensembles (concert bands or wind ensembles) interested in obtaining an unpublished Grade 4 work entitled “Shine!”, please send me an email or contact me through the website. I will send you a link via Dropbox or Google Drive to a folder containing all the parts and a full score! And the kicker? IT’S FREE. If you end up using the song on your school’s concert program, please contact me and let me know!