My goal as a teacher is to constantly help my students find the easiest, and most expressive way to play music possible. Sense everyone is different, specific approaches may vary. That being said, the work I do with those I teach almost always revolves around intonation, timing, efficiency, breathing, musicality, quality of sound, and most importantly, joy. There is not a single piece of music you can't eventually perform if you can learn to master these 7 key fundamentals of the trumpet.
I am a Trumpet player, teacher, and arranger from Argyle, Texas. I received a Bachelor's degree in Classical Trumpet Performance from the Eastman School of Music in May of 2020. While in Rochester, New York, I performed within a variety of ensembles including the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Eastman Jazz Lab Band, Eastman New Jazz Ensemble, Eastman Philharmonia, Eastman Baroque Trumpet Ensemble, various commercial ensembles in the city, and my brass quintet, Gibbs Street Brass.
As a soloist I have competed in the National Trumpet Competition, Music National Teachers Association Young Artist Competition, and the Jeju International Brass and Percussion Competition. I have performed as a soloist with the Argyle High School Wind Ensemble, and the Civic Orchestra of Fort Worth
In June I will be moving to Los Angeles to start my career, and begin my graduate studies at University of California Los Angeles' Herb Alpert School of Music.
I have been a private teacher for the last 9 years, and am excited to get to work with you!
Honors, awards, competitions:
Graduated the Eastman School of Music with a degree in Trumpet Performance: May 2020
Invited to compete in the 2020 National Trumpet Competition Undergraduate solo division (cancelled due to Covid-19): March 2020
4th place in the Music National Teachers Association Young Artist Brass division: March 2020
Contestant of the Jeju International Brass and Percussion Competition: August 2019
Competed in the National Trumpet Competition Undergraduate Solo Division: March 2018
Received 1st place in the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra Young Musicians Concerto Competition: 2014
Additional solo performances:
Senior recital at the Eastman School of Music: February 2020
Junior recital at the Eastman School of Music: December 2018
Two Sophomore recitals at the Eastman School of Music: December 2017, and April of 2018
Summer solo recital at the University of North Texas’ campus: May 2017
Member of the Eastman Wind Ensemble: 2017-2020
Member of the Eastman Philharmonia: 2018-2020
Member of the Eastman Wind Orchestra: 2016-2020
Member of the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra: 2016-2018
Eastman Brass Guild: 2019
Eastman Baroque Trumpet Ensemble: 2016-2018
Eastman Trumpet Ensemble: 2018-2019
Lead Trumpet in the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble: 2018-2020
Lead Trumpet in the Eastman Jazz Lab Band: 2017-2018
Split Lead Trumpet in the Eastman Jazz Workshop Ensemble- 2016
2 week international tour to China with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra: 2015
Performed in trumpet section of the Dallas Symphony: June of 2015
Performed as a soloist with the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra in May of 2014.
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