Clarinetist with nine years of experience in bands, orchestras, vocal groups, and other ensembles. A musician with a passion for performing, teaching others, and becoming better as a musician.
Broad range of musical styles ?
Clarinet StudentSep 2014 to May 2016 Merit School of Music - Chicago, IL
I have participated in the Tuition-Free Conservatory for two years. My first year I played clarinet in the Symphonic Band, and moved up to the Wind Symphony my Senior year, both while under the direction of Mr. Bryan Polacek. I also took private lessons with Dr. Bonnie Campbell my Senior year, and performed for the private lesson recital.
Music studentJun 2012 to May 2016 Reavis High School - Burbank, ILI've been extremely involved with the Reavis Music Department since my freshman year. I've been part of the Marching Band, Pit Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic/Concert Band, Jazz Band, Acapella Group, Orchestra. I've doubled instruments to play in many of these ensembles, such as bass guitar, piano, electric guitar, string bass, and voice. I have also been a section leader for the Wind Ensemble, Concert band, and Marching band, where I taught and helped lead sectionals. On the side, I've taken a Music History class, and a Music Production Class. I've auditioned for three years for ILMEA, getting into the District 1 Senior Band in 2015. I've gotten into the SSC All-Conference Band and SXU Honor Band for three years. During this time, I've also played keyboard for the IHSTF All-State Production of RENT.
First Chair ClarinetistNov 2007 to Current Golgota Brass Band - Oak Lawn, IL
I've played clarinet in the band twice a week since 2007, under the direction of Mr. Remus Morosan. With the band, we've recorded CD's professionally, and played for weddings, funerals, and conventions. We've also combined with other bands in Chicago to perform in the Union Station, hold our own annual brass band festival, and travel to perform in NYC, Detroit, even Europe.
When I'm not performing with the band, I play bass guitar for my director's Worship Group. I've also studied bass guitar and piano with him, and other teachers.
BME, Music Education- Instrumental2020Illinois State University - Normal, IL, USWill attend in the Fall.
Clarinet2016Merit School of Music Tuition-Free Conservatory - Chicago , IL, US
Private lesson student of Dr. Bonnie Campbell for one year
Coursework in Music Theory
Participation in various ensembles
2016Reavis High School - Burbank, 'IL, US
Won Outstanding Instrumental Senior Award
Private lesson student of Mrs. Kelly Miller for one year
Performed in nine different events in the IHSA Solo/Ensemble Contest, receiving all 1st and 2nd division, and led a Clarinet Ensemble that won the "Best of Day" Award