I originally was a working musician and music student, and am a holder of
four too damn many music degrees from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL, and the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Principal professors included Frederick Goossens, Peter Westergaard, Hubert Howe, and Andrew Imbrie (composition), Orland Thomas and Daniel Drill (trombone), and Gerald Welker and Carleton McCreery (conducting). Acquiring additional coursework in theory and electronic music, I taught college-level courses for six years, then moved to a private secondary institution in Indiana as an instructor and principal before redeploying to information technology.
Along the way, I’ve been the music director and principal conductor of various professional, semi-professional, and civic bands, ensembles, and orchestras. Like all musicians, I also spent a lot of time as an active freelance musician, performing in jazz and classical groups across the southeast, Indiana, and the metro Chicago area on tenor trombone, bass trombone, tuba, euphonium, and percussion.
I’ll post a list of available compositions and arrangements that are available for sale or rent here in the near future. In the meantime, you may click on the faux CD cover for a group of MP3s.