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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.

Recent News and Posts

Developing an Applied Lesson Framework

Applied Lesson Framework In the fall of 2014 I had the opportunity to re envision the curriculum for a special section of Texas Tech's Raider Ready Freshman Seminar. This course is offered to...
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Choice as Motivation

After hearing an NPR spot on Radio Lab featuring Charles Duhigg's new book titled Smarter, Faster, Better, I knew I had to make the purchase. Ever since picking up his first book The Power of...
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Revisiting the first article I published

Celebrating the new website with a look at the first article I ever had published. This reads almost like a travel log of my journey to Venezuela with the New England Conservatory Youth Orchestra as...
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Upcoming shows

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