Vitae

  • Curriculum Vitae

    EDUCATION

    2015 Doctor of Music, Percussion Performance,

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

    Instructors: Fernando Meza, Phil Hey

    2012 Master of Music in Percussion Performance,

    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

    Instructors: Dr. J.B. Smith, Dr. Mark Sunkett, Simone Mancuso, Dom Moio, Dr. Elizabeth Delamater

    2010 Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance (Cum Laude),

    California State University - Sacramento, Sacramento, CA.

    Instructor: Dr. Daniel Kennedy

     

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    2015-Present Veritas Preparatory Academy (Phoenix, AZ)

    High school music history and theory Instrumental ensembles.

    2015-Present Arizona Collegiate High School (Phoenix, AZ)

    Percussion Instructor, Drum Circle Class.

    2015-Present Campo Verde High School (Gilbert, AZ)

    Applied Percussion Instructor.

    2016 Mt. Blanco Summer Music Conservatory (Alamosa, CO)

    Faculty Member, Performing Artist, Ensemble Coaching, Rhythm Seminar, Percussion instruction.

    2012-2015 University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

    Director of the ‘Panic’ Steel Band, Applied Studio Percussion

    2015-Present Start-Up Steel (Minneapolis, MN)

    Founder and Director, Curriculum design, grant writer.

    2008-Present Private Percussion Lessons

    Applied Percussion, Chamber Coaching

    2014-2015 New Prague High School (New Prague, MN)

    Percussion Class, Percussion Ensemble, Consultant.

    2007-2008 Front Ensemble Instructor/Arranger (Sacramento Area)

    Folsom High School, Laguna Creek High School, Technique and Instruction.

     

    PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

    Current Ensembles

    Island Steel – double seconds/triple cellos. Phoenix, AZ.

    Tandem Duo – Founder, marimbist, percussionist, arranger.

    Sugar and Carbs – Founder, percussionist.

    J.T.’s Marimba Band – marimbist, percussionist.

    Dream City Church – Section percussionist.

     

    Solo

    2016 Kondo Festival (Phoenix, AZ)

    Life and the Circulation of the Water by Kohei Kondo.

    Clark Park (Tempe, AZ)

    Clark Park Farmer’s Market.

    2015 Capistrano Hall (Sacramento, CA)

    CSUS Alumni Concert. Sacramento State University.

    Llyod Ultan Recital Hall (Minneapolis, MN)

    Transcribing for Solo Steel Pan.

    2014 Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall (Minneapolis, MN)

    Solo percussion recital.

    Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall, (Minneapolis, MN)

    Percussion Studio solo works for percussion.

    Twin Cities Carifest (Minneapolis, MN)

    Solo steel pan with Minneapolis reggae group Irie Soul.

    Ateneo Auditorium (Panama City, Panama)

    Dimples by G.H. Green, Alfredo de Saint Malo International Music Festival, June 2014

    National Center for Music (San Josa, Costa Rica)

    A Visit to Hell by Liam Teague.

    Costa Rica/Panama Tour

    University of Minnesota Percussion Ensemble, lead and double second steel pan solos.

    Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall (Minneapolis, MN)

    “Out of the Frying Pan,” music for the solo and ensemble steel pan.

    2013 PetHaven, Inc. of MN (Bloomington, MN)

     Fall Benefit Concert, Park Plaza Hotel, solo marimba.

    Ted Mann Concert Hall (Minneapolis, MN)

    “Global Voices” University of Minnesota Choirs, pan and bongo soloist.

    Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall (Minneapolis, MN)

    University of Minnesota, solo marimba.

    Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall (Minneapolis, MN)

    Percussion Studio Showcase Concert.

    Opportunity Center (Minnetonka, MN)

    Solo Marimba Outreach concert for adults with Special Needs.

    2012 Katzin Concert Hall (Tempe, AZ)

    Arizona State University.

    2011 Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix, AZ)

    Musical Mythos – music of Kevin Ames.

    Katzin Concert Hall (Tempe, AZ)

    Arizona State University.

    2010 CSU School of Music (Sacramento, CA)

    Room 151, CSU Sacramento

    2009 CSU School of Music (Sacramento, CA)

    Room 151, CSU Sacramento

     

    Chamber/Large Ensemble Music

    2016 Kondo Festival (Phoenix, AZ)

    Tandem Duo

    Southern Oregon University (Ashland, OR)

    Tandem Duo

    CSU Sacramento (Sacramento, CA)

    Tandem Duo

    Island Steel (Phoenix, AZ)

    Cello and Double Seconds.

    Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)

    Tandem Duo

    “Oliver!” Lund Center (Phoenix, AZ)

    Principal Percussionist

    Interference Concert Series (Flagstaff, AZ)

    Sugar and Carbs

    2015 Dream City Church (Phoenix, AZ)

    Christmas Eve services – drum set player

    Celebration of Christmas (Phoenix, AZ)

    Section Percussionist

    Capistrano Hall (Sacramento, CA)

    CSUS Percussion Studio Alumni Concert

    Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall

    “Spring Loaded” University of Minnesota Panic Steel Band.

    Antonello Hall (Panama City, Panama)

    U of M Percussion Ensemble

    Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall (Minneapolis, MN)

    Doctoral Chamber Recital.

    2014 Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall (Minneapolis, MN)

    U of M Panic Steel Band Fall Concert

    Twin Cities Carifest (Minneapolis, MN)

    U of M Panic Steel Band, Minneapolis, MN.

    Orchestra Hall (Minneapolis, MN)

    U of M Panic Steel Band

    National Theater Panama, (Panama City, Panama)

    Carlos Chavez’s Toccata, Alfredo de Saint Malo International Music Festival

    Alfredo de Saint Malo International Music Festival (Panama City, Panama)

    U of M Percussion Ensemble.

    University of Costa Rica (San Jose, Costa Rica)

    U of M Percussion Ensemble.

    National Center of Music Costa Rica (San Jose, Costa Rica)

    U of M Percussion Ensemble.

    Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall (Minneapolis, MN)

    University of Minnesota Percussion Ensemble Concert.

    Glensheen, the Historic Congdon Estate (Duluth, MN)

    Inuksuit by John Luther Adams as part of the Sauyatugvik Contemporary Music Festival.

    2013 Ted Mann Concert Hall, (Minneapolis, MN)

    Laborintus II by Luciano Berio with the U of M Contemporary Music Workshop.

    Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall (Minneapolis, MN)

    Japonaiserie with the U of M Contemporary Music Workshop.

    Ted Mann Concert Hall (Minneapolis, MN)

    U of M Symphony Orchestra, substitute section percussionist.

    2012 ASU Organ Hall, (Tempe, AZ)

    Tandem Duo.

    Katzin Concert Hall (Tempe, AZ)

    ASU Percussion Jazz Ensemble, Mallet Soloist and drumset player, 2010-2012.

    Gammage Auditorium (Tempe, AZ)

    ASU Symphony Orchestra, section percussionist, 2010 – 2012.

    Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix, AZ)

    ASU Contemporary Percussion Ensemble.

    2011 Civic Space Park, (Phoenix, AZ)May 6, 2011

    Phoenix Artlink First Friday, Percussion Ensemble.

    Xenakis Festival, (Phoenix, AZ)

    Assisted in a run of I. Xenakis’s Persephassa with Crossing 32nd Street.

    2010 Scottsdale Arts Orchestra, (Scottsdale, AZ)

    Assistant Timpanist and Section Percussionist, 2010 - 2012.

    2009 Foxy Foxy and Wolf (Sacramento, CA)

      Chamber Ensemble, founding member.

    2007 Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps (Sacramento, CA)

    Front Ensemble.

    Sacramento Freelancers Independent Winter Drumline (Sacramento, CA)

    Front Ensemble, 2007 – 2008.

     

    World Music

    2016 Community Hand Drumming (Tempe, AZ)

    Island Steel (Phoenix, AZ)

    Cello and Double Second pans.

    2015 Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall (Minneapolis, MN)

    U of M Panic Steel Band Spring Concert.

    2014 Ferguson Hall (Minneapolis, MN)

    U of M Panic Steel Band Fall Concert.

    Carifest (Minneapolis, MN)

    Panic Steel band at Carifest, Caribbean arts and culture festival.

    Llyod Ultan Recital Hall (Minneapolis, MN)

    “Spring Loaded” U of M Panic Steel Band Spring Concert.

    Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall (Minneapolis, MN)

    University of Minnesota Saxophone Studio Concert, Strange Humors by John Mackey.

    2013 Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall (Minneapolis, MN)

    University of Minnesota Panic Steel Band Fall Concert.

    University Research and Outreach Center Community Day (Minneapolis, MN)

    U of M Panic Steel Band for University President Kaler.

    Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall

    University of Minnesota Panic Steel Band Spring Concert.

    2012 Katzin Concert Hall (Tempe, AZ)

    ASU Pan Devil Steel Band, Spring 2011-Spring 2012.

    2011 Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix, AZ)

    One year anniversary celebration, Djembe soloist with the ASU African Drum Ensemble.

    Katzin Concert Hall (Tempe, AZ)

    Djembe player with the ASU African Drum Ensemble.

    2010 Capistrano Hall (Sacramento, CA)

    Soloist with the CSU Sacramento tabla ensemble, Spring 2007 2010.

     

    Master Classes

    Played for: Nancy Zeltzman, Orlando Cotto, Rick Kvistad, Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic,

    Abbos Kosimov, Florian Conzetti, and River Guerguerian.

     

    PREMIER PERFORMANCES

    2016 TBA duo for marimba and violin by Kohei Kondo. Kondo Festival.

    Desert in the Oasis duo for double second steel pans and marimba by Marilyn K. Clark Silva. Interference Series.

    Suspended Notion for solo prepared double second steel pans and electronics by Joe Millea. Interference Series.

    2014 Life and the Circulation of the Water solo for double seconds and multi-percussion by Kohei Kondo.

    2013 Snap Dragon for solo marimba by Marilyn K. Clark Silva

    Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall.

    Ender’s Game by Neil Hathaway, arr. for steel band by Marilyn K. Clark Silva. Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall.

    Afro Blue by M. Santamaria, arr. for steel band by Marilyn K. Clark Silva. Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall.

    Für Sie Ist Der Krieg Aus: Oflag Requiem by Tiffany Skidmore

    Ted Mann Concert Hall.

    2011 Pachakuti for chamber orchestra by Kevin Ames at the Phoenix Art

    Agens by Kevin Ames at the Phoenix Art Museum, 2011 (North American premier). Agens for Multi-percussion solo by Kevin Ames in Adria, Italy.

    Symphony for Percussion by Stephen Ridley for percussion orchestra with the ASU Contemporary Percussion Ensemble.

    2010 AFS for marimba/flute duo by Glenn Disney.

    Human Nature for bass trombone and percussion ensemble by Portia Njoku.

    The First Room for mixed chamber ensemble by Tennessee O’Hanlon.

    Yozora for percussion/viola duo by Jason Pano.

    Wandering Mind for mixed chamber ensemble by Patrick Nolan.

    2008 Magellan for marimba/tuba duo by David Patterson.

     

    COMPOSITIONS

    2016 Reclaiming Disturbed Areas for solo marimba with extended techniques. Sam Houston State University.

    Desert in the Oasis duo for double second steel pans and marimba. Interference Series.

    2013 Snapdragon for solo marimba by Marilyn K. Clark Silva

    Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall.

     

    FESTIVALS/CONFERENCE PRESENTATONS/PANELS

    2016 Kondo Festival. Festival founder and chairman with Tandem Duo. Phoenix, AZ,

    2015 Ted Mann Concert Hall. CELT Grant presentation for the Start-Up Steel Project.

    2015 College Music Society National Convention. Panelist and Presenter for “Graduate Students Do Engagement.” Indianapolis, IN.

    2012 Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Attendee. Indianapolis, IN.

    2008 Zeltsman Marimba Festival. Participant. Los Angeles, CA.

     

    CLINICS/ADJUDICATIONS

    2016 Kondo Festival (Phoenix, AZ)

    Tandem Duo, the music of Kohei Kondo.

    2016 CSU Sacramento (Sacramento, CA)

    Tandem Duo, “Collaboration and Ensemble Playing.”

    2016 Southern Oregon University (Ashland, OR)

    Tandem Duo, “Collaboration and Ensemble Playing.”

    2016 Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)

    Tandem Duo, “Collaboration and Ensemble Playing.”

    2016 Clark Park Community Garden (Tempe, AZ)

    Director of Community Hand Drumming series.

    2015 Arizona Collegiate High School (Phoenix, AZ)

    Percussion Demonstration.

    2015 Burnsville High School (Burnsville, MN)

    Start-Up Steel three-week intensive.

    2014 Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall (Minneapolis, MN)

    Lecture Recital on Transcribing for Solo Steel Pan.

    2014 Carifest (Minneapolis, MN)

    Clinic on history/techniques/performance practice of the steel band.

    2014 University of Panama (Panama City, Panama)

    Inauguration of the Percussive Arts Society’s Panama chapter, School of Fine Arts.

    2014 University of Costa Rica (San Jose, Costa Rica)

    Masterclass on Independent Marimba Rolls.

    2014 National Center of Music (San Jose, Costa Rica)

    Masterclass on the Steel Pan.

    2014 Lake Middle School (Woodbury, MN)

    Solo and Ensemble Judge.

    2014 University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

    Presentation on teaching basics for young instructors.

    2014 University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

    Presentation on performance posture.

    2013 Cannon Falls High School (Cannon Falls, MN)

    Steel band clinic.

    2013 University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

    Presentation on the history of the Steel Pan.

    2013 University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

    Presentation on the goblet drum.

    2011 Arizona Percussive Arts Society

    Critique Judge Fall Festival 2010, 2011.

    2011 Buzzola Conservatory (Adria, Italy)

    Master class on Agens by Kevin Ames

     

    ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

    2012-Present Tandem Duo (Phoenix, AZ)

    Founder, Operations Officer.

    2016 Kondo Festival (Phoenix, AZ)

    Director, Founder, Grant Writer, Organizer for the festival.

    2012-2015 Lighting Designer (Minneapolis, MN)

    Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall at the University of Minnesota School of Music, Custom Lighting design.

    2012-2015 U of M School of Music (Minneapolis, MN)

    Ultan Fellow, Administrative Assistant in charge of scheduling, Oversees recording technicians in their work, scheduling and training, Recording technician responsible for audio/video recording of recital and concerts in the School of Music

    2013-2014 University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach (Minneapolis, MN)

    Front Desk Attendant, Set up conference room A/V equipment, Answered phones and handled the calendar.

    2013-2015 PetHaven, Inc. of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

    Outreach and Engagement Volunteer, Speaks to the public about volunteer, adoption, foster and donation opportunities for PetHaven, Inc. of MN, Attends events to answer questions and distribute information to the public, Assists potential volunteers and adopters with filling out paperwork.

    2014-2015 The Great Dane Rescue and Sanctuary (Minneapolis, MN)

    Grant Writer and Volunteer.

    2012 Website Optimization Operator (Tempe, AZ)

    Perform website optimization, Compose original articles containing key phrases to promote the websites of clients, Write using journalistic formatting and HTML code, Knowledgeable about cutting-edge credit card processing software.

    2008-2010 Stage Manager, Associated Students, Inc. (Sacramento, CA)

    Oversaw concert and recital productions, Trained and supervised new employees, Managed stage lighting and the set-up/tear down for staged events.

     

    RECORDINGS AND BROADCASTS

    2014 Minnesota Public Radio

    “Chasing the Gray Away” MPR broadcast for Minnesota Sounds and Voices on Marilyn K Clark Silva and the University of Minnesota Panic Steel Band.

    Panama National Radio

    Interview on G.H. Green’s Dotty Dimples on Panama City, Panama’s live broadcast of the U of M Percussion Ensemble Concert at the Ateneo Auditorium as part of the Alfredo de Saint Malo International Music Festival.

    2009 Bean Stalk (Album)

    Marimba, tabla, darbuka, multi-percussion on Bean Stalk with recording engineer Mike Simms. Sacramento, CA Fall 2008/Spring 2009.

     

    COMMISSIONS

    TBA marimba/violin duet by Kohei Kondo.

    Prepared steel pan and electronics solo Suspended Notion by Joe Millea.

    Double Second Pan and multi-set up solo Life and the Circulation of the Water by Kohei Kondo.

    Multi-percussion solo Agens by Kevin Ames.

    Marimba/Flute duet AFS by Glenn Disney.

     

    AWARDS/HONORS

    CELT Grant for Graduate Student Outreach and Engagement for the Start-UP Steel Project.

    University of Minnesota Graduate Research and Travel Award.

    Ted and Roberta Mann Scholarship – Music (U of M)

    Southern California Marimba Competition, Semi-finalist

    Special Talent Scholarship -Music (ASU)

    Mervin Britton Memorial Scholarship

    Saturday Club Scholarship Winner

    Awarded the James Adair Music Scholarship

    Awarded the CSUS Music Department Scholarship

     

    ADDITIONAL STUDY

    James Dillon – Contemporary Music Workshop at the University of Minnesota.

    Zeltsman Marimba Festival June 2008: lessons with Nancy Zeltsman, Jack Van Geem and Amy Knoles.

    In Sacramento: Rick Kvistad, Florian Conzetti, Chris Froh.

    Voice lessons: Claudia Kitka, CSU Sacramento.

    Seven years of private piano lessons with Glenna Battson, Oroville, CA.

     

    ADDITIONAL SKILLS/TRAINING

    Extensive dance training in tap, jazz, ballet, African-Caribbean, modern and contemporary.

    Some training in American Sign Language

    Software Proficiency:

    Finale, Sibelius, Microsoft Office Suite, Garage Band, iMovie, Toast, Audacity, Google Calendar, Outlook, Spotify, MediaMill, BlackMagic Express, Livestream Procaster, Facebook, Google +, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube