Appointed Principal Trombone with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra in 2005 after serving as 2nd Trombone from 1991 through 2004. Currently serving as Prinicpal Trombone with the Reno Chamber Orchestra. Freelance trombonist in the Reno/Tahoe area including showroom work, casuals, Broadway touring companies, as well as other orchestral jobbing. Trombone with the Great Basin Brass. Recording credits include featured solo work with the Reno Jazz Orchestra, Cami Thompson, and the Brian Landrus Project. Also, lead and section work with Pete Petersen's Jazz Collection as well as various freelance recording work in the Dallas, TX, Miami, FL and Reno, NV areas.
Primary employment is as an educator in the Washoe County School District in Reno, NV. Served as adjunct faculty for the Jazz and Applied Trombone departments of the University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts from 1991-2005 and from 2008-2010. Bachelor of Music from North Texas State University (1984), Master of Music in Jazz Pedagogy from University of Miami, Coral Gables (1989).
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