Autobiography

 

Music has been captivating in my life.  Maybe my music inspiration was my grandmother’s vinyl record of the Boston Pops performing A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson, which has led to my fascination with holiday music.  Or possibly when I was carrying the American flag during my freshman year with the Bangor Slater Marching Band, which later influenced me to learn the euphonium.  Or my involvement with community bands since high school, which engaged me to continue with music education, instrument repair, research, and adult education.  Regardless, music has been a special gift, an embedded motivation I continue to share.

I am a conductor, performer, researcher, teacher, and technician.  Each of these disciplines along with holding degrees in band/wind ensemble conducting, music education, and euphonium performance, has enabled me to provide music in a unique way.  I am able to deliver music making in a variety of contexts, with the tools to focus on what needs attention, and have the specialized resources.  The adult education field has shaped me to mainstream all my music abilities to not only adults but meet the needs of any music enthusiast.  Through all my experiences as a teacher, performing musician, community ensemble instructor, and conductor of university bands, I have observed how breathtaking music practices can be.  As I continue to study the enrichment of education through research in community music ensembles, nutrition for musicians, instrument repair, and historical bands, I encourage your passion to captivate your life, the way I continue being saturated and adapting mine.

 

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