Dedicated Professor, Director, Coach bringing 30+ years of direct classroom experience, as well as 40+ years in the music industry.
Creative instruction style
Organized and detailed
Personable and approachable
Best practices in on-line instruction
Extensive knowledge of Music and History
Adjunct Music ProfessorAug 2012 - Current College of Southern MarylandLa Plata Campus
Taught courses in barbershop music to an all-ages college classroom. Mid-Atlantic District Southern division Plateau "AA" Chorus Champions, 2013, 2015.
Educator and Testing CoordinatorOct 2007 - Current Calvert County Public SchoolsCalvert Regional Alternative Program
Developed courses and led instruction in line with the curriculum requirements of the History, Music, and Computer Departments. Coordinated all major State and County required examinations.
Vocal DirectorSep 2004 - Oct 2007 Calvert County Public SchoolsMill Creek Middle School Choral and General Music taught. Three grade level choirs developed into the Diamondback chorus which included Primary choir, Advanced Choir, Festival Choir, Jazz Choir, and Chamber Choir. Festival Coir consistently received superior ratings.
Vocal DirectorAug 1984 - Jun 2004 Calvert County Public SchoolsCalvert High School Duties involved the teaching and development of the choral program from one choir of 15 students into the Cavalier Chorus which included a Symphonic Choir, Chamber Choir, Vocal Jazz Choir, Men\'s Chorale, and a Treble Choir. These choirs consistently brought home Superior and Excellent ratings from District, State and Competition Festivals. Programs developed from inception to implementation included Madrigal Dinners, Jazz Dinners, Master\'s Concerts, Pop\'s Concerts, Winter and Spring Tours.
Tech SupervisorAug 1984 - Jun 2000 Calvert County Public SchoolsCalvert High School Duties involved the supervision and training of students and adults to operate the day to day technical aspects of the high school auditorium. Duties also involved the coordination of all activities being presented between school and sponsoring organizations.
Vocal DirectorAug 1983 - Jun 1984 Somerset Public SchoolsSomerset Jr/Sr High School, Soemrset, Pa. Duties involved the teaching of general music, music theory and the development of choirs at both levels. A Vocal Jazz Choir was developed and superior ratings were received at festivals.
Master of Arts: Choral Conducting and Vocal Music1995 University of MarylandCollege Park, Md.
Bachelor of Science: Music Education1981 Eastern Nazarene CollegeQuincy, Mass
Emphasis in Vocal / Choral Music, certified K-12 both vocal and Instrumental.
Professional Organizations past and present include:Music Educators National ConferenceMaryland Choral Educators AssociationSouthern Maryland Music Conference National Choral Directors Association (Lifetime Member)International Association of Jazz EducatorsNational Educators AssociationMaryland State Teachers AssociationCalvert Educators AssociationBarbershop Harmony SocietyCalvert OptimistSolomon\'s OptimistNational Eagle Scouts AssociationWho\'s Who Among American Teachers
Certified Advanced Professional Educator Certified K-12 Music Education Instrumental and ChoralCertified Administrator I