Teaching Positions

  • 2008-2009 Private Lesson Instructor, TakeLessons.com, San Diego, CA
  • 2005-2007 Private Lesson Instructor, The Academy of the Arts, Shawnee, KS
  • Employment coincided with implementation of the music program, instrumental in retention and the continued growth of the studio.
  • 2007 Temporary Adjunct Professor, Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • HTML programming and Final Cut Pro instruction to create and post a music video on the internet.

    Production Positions

  • 2010 Saratoga Scare Block Party, San Diego, CA
  • Planning, production, and sound engineer for a special event featuring over 20 local bands, attendance of over 1000.
  • 2009 Lakeside Mini-Fest, Kansas City, MO
  • Co-producer for a music festival featuring improvised and electronic music. Sound engineer, marketing and promotions, and booking for two events.
  • 2007 George Robb’s Americana Revisited
  • Production, arrangement, and performance credits for this album.
  • 2006 Music to Graduate By
  • Masters thesis album for graduate degree. Composition, performance, and production credits.

    Other Positions and Achievements

  • 2011 Freelance Contributor to Examiner.com
  • Writing position focusing on the San Diego performing arts
  • 2007 Society of Composers, Inc. Regional Conference, Central Missouri State University
  • Some Blues, an original composition for jazz ensemble was chosen to be performed.
  • 2006 Conservatory Student Association, UMKC
  • Representative for the Composers’ Guild. Consulted in the planning for new facilities construction.
  • 2005 PTA Reflections Composition Contest, Kansas City, MO
  • Judged high school students’ works for recognition.

    Education

  • 2004-2006 University of Missouri-Kansas City, Master of Arts with emphases in composition and jazz/studio performance
  • 2000-2004 Kansas State University, Bachelor of Music in saxophone performance
  • 2002-2003 Napier University, Study abroad program studying music in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Studio Teachers:

  • Classical and jazz saxophone with Bobby Watson, Tim Timmons, Alfred Cochran, Craig Treinen, Hal Melia, and Harold Steinhardt
  • Jazz theory and pedagogy with Wayne Goins, jazz arranging with Paul McKee
  • Composition teachers Paul Rudy, Reynold Simpson, Narong Prangcharoen, Chen Yi, Zhou Long, Stephen Davismoon, and Kenneth Dempster