Performing throughout the United States as a trumpeter, I always strive to use music as an expressive tool in each of the various settings in which I work. Whether in a trumpet section with critically acclaimed orchestras, or on stage during a solo recital, my goal is always the same; to inspire and entertain audiences with intriguing and captivating performances.
As a teacher, nothing gives me greater joy than inspiring students to engage in lives rich with musical activity. As a trumpet professor at Texas Tech University my teaching focuses on developing a team atmosphere where engagement with musical concepts and attentive support extend outside of the private lesson.
Committed to scholarship and service as an integral part of my career I continue to develop presentations for music education clinics and conventions and serve in related organizations. To me, this service is a way to actively participate in the ongoing dialogue of higher learning and keeps both my performances and teaching better informed and more meaningful.
Studio @ Texas Tech
Our studio at Texas Tech features a dynamic group of undergraduate and graduate students working together to expand their musical horizons. With work in private lessons, trumpet and other chamber ensembles, as well as a full array of large ensembles, our students are building on a tradition of success through creativity and artistry.