- PROFESSIONAL CONDUCTING EXPERIENCE -

December 2018
“Festival of Christmas Joy”
Scruffy City Orchestra & Choirs of Johnson University
Knoxville, TN

November 2018
”Colors of the Orchestra,” a program of classical symphonic favorites
Scruffy City Orchestra
Knoxville, TN

October 2018
Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck, The Medium by Menotti
Victory Hall Opera
Charlottesville, VA

May 2018
“Classics and Concertos,” a program featuring the winners of our Youth Concerto Competition
Scruffy City Orchestra
Knoxville, TN

January - March 2018
Cover/Assistant Conductor
Sarasota Opera
Sarasota, FL

December 2017
Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti
Marble City Opera
Knoxville, TN

November 2017
“Winter Concert”
Lincoln Memorial University Choirs
Harrogate, TN

November 2017
“Fire and Ice,” a program featuring Italian and Nordic composers
Scruffy City Orchestra
Knoxville, TN

April 2017
“Around the World in Eight Pieces,” a program of symphonic pieces from eight different countries
Scruffy City Orchestra
Knoxville, TN

November 2016
Veterans Day Concert
Scruffy City Orchestra
Knoxville, TN

October 2016
Gallantry by Moore
La Divina by Pasatieri
Marble City Opera
Knoxville, TN

Summer 2016
Pagliacci by Leoncavallo
Il Tabarro by Puccini
Don Giovanni by Mozart
Opera in the Ozarks
Eureka Springs, AR

April 2016
Spring Concert
Bearden High School String Orchestra
Knoxville, TN

April 2016
“Old Favorites with New Friends,” a program of symphonic favorites
Scruffy City Orchestra
Knoxville, TN

March 2016
“From Russia with Love,” a program of Russian symphonic music
Summerville Orchestra
Summerville, SC

January 2016
Illegal Alien by Alfonso Molina
Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado
Àlamos, Sonora, México

January 2016
“Let Us Dance,” a program of classical dance and ballet music
Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra
Sierra Vista, AZ

December 2015
Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti
Marble City Opera
Knoxville, TN

October 2015
Mefistofele by Boito
Knoxville Opera (Asst. Conductor, canceled due to illness)
Knoxville, TN

Summer 2015
La cenerentola by Rossini
La traviata by Verdi
Opera in the Ozarks
Eureka Springs, AR

February 2014
Illegal Alien by Alfonso Molina - World Premiere
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

December 2013
The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky
Civic Orchestra of Tucson with Dancing In The Streets Arizona
Tucson, AZ

January 2013
El dúo de La Africana en Tucson by Caballero
(Adaptation of the composer’s El dúo de La Africana)
Fourth International Symposium on Latin American Music
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

December 2012
The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky
Civic Orchestra of Tucson with Dancing In The Streets Arizona
Tucson, AZ

2011 - 2012
Substitute Rehearsal Conductor
Denver Philharmonic
Denver, CO

Summer 2011
Assistant Conductor
Opera in the Ozarks
Eureka Springs, AR

- COMPETITIONS -

2nd Place: The American Prize in Conducting—community opera division, 2017-18
Finalist: Concorso Internazionale Per Direttori d'Opera “Luigi Mancinelli” - Orvieto, Italy, 2014

- CHURCH POSITIONS -

2015 - present
Director of Music
First Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Oak Ridge, TN

2012 - 2015
Director of Music
The Episcopal Church of the Apostles - Oro Valley, AZ

2007 - 2010
Director of Music
Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church - Northglenn, CO

1996 - 1998
Director of Music
First Congregational Church - Elk Grove, CA

- EDUCATION -

2012 - 21015
Doctor of Musical Arts
University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ

  • Orchestral Conducting (major)

  • Voice with Opera Directing Emphasis (minor)

2008 - 2010
Artist Diploma
Lamont School of Music - University of Denver - CO

  • Orchestral Conducting

2006 - 2010
Double Master of Music
Lamont School of Music - University of Denver - CO

  • Choral Conducting

  • Vocal Performance

2004 - 2005
Master of Opera
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama - Glasgow, Scotland

2002 - 2004
Master of Music in Opera
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama - Glasgow, Scotland

2000 - 2002
Postgraduate study
Centre d'Études Supérieures Musique et Danse - Toulouse, France

  • Vocal Performance

1994 - 1998
Bachelor of Music
California State University - Sacramento, CA

  • Vocal Performance - Summa Cum Laude

Graduated 1994
Baccalauréat
Lycée de la Versoie - Thonon, France

  • Série Scientifique

- THEATRE PRODUCTION -

STAGE DIRECTOR

Spring 2014
Opera Scenes Class
University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ

May 2012
Too Many Sopranos by Penhorwood
Lamont School of Music - Denver, CO

January 2012
Master Class by McNally (Assistant)
Miners Alley Playhouse - Golden, CO

Spring 2007
Il signor Bruschino by Rossini
Lamont School of Music - Denver, CO

May 2006
Once Upon A Mattress by Rodgers and Barer
Old Bisbee Repertory Theatre - Bisbee, AZ

STAGE MANAGEMENT

January 2014
Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti
St. Philips in the Hills - Tucson, AZ

May 2012
A Little Night Music by Sondheim
Opera Theatre of the Rockies - Colorado Springs, CO

February 2012
La traviata by Verdi
Opera Theatre of the Rockies - Colorado Springs, CO

Fall 2011
Faust by Gounod
Lamont Opera Theatre - Denver, CO

Spring 2008
Così fan tutte by Mozart
Lamont Opera Theatre - Denver, CO

2005 - 2006
Old Bisbee Repertory Theater - Bisbee, AZ

- VOCAL -

Spring 2012
Chorus Member
Opera Colorado - Denver, CO

Fall 2011
Chorister
Saint Martin’s Chamber Choir - Denver, CO

Spring 2011
Chorus Member
Opera Colorado - Denver, CO

2007 - 2008
Chorister
Saint Martin’s Chamber Choir - Denver, CO

2006 - 2007
Section Leader/Cantor

  • University Park Methodist Church - Denver, CO

  • Christ the King Church - Denver, CO

- TEACHING -

2017 (Fall Semester)
Adjunct Voice Instructor
Pellissippi State Community College - Knoxville, TN

2017 (Fall Semester)
Adjunct Choral Conductor
Lincoln Memorial University - Harrogate, TN

2012 - 2015
Graduate Teaching Assistant/Assistant Conductor
Fred Fox School of Music - University of Arizona - AZ

2008 - 2010
Graduate Teaching Assistant/Assistant Conductor
Lamont School of Music - University of Denver - CO

2006 - 2010
Instructor of Record
Lamont School of Music - University of Denver - CO

  • Beginning Conducting

  • Creativity with the Voice

  • Exploring the Voice Through Choral Singing

  • Voice for Non-Music Majors

- HONORS -

Awarded the Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grant for FY 2018
Awarded the 2009 Frank Toth Memorial Award by the faculty of Lamont School of Music
Awarded the 1998 Academic Achievement Award by the faculty of CSUS
Member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Member of the National Music Honor Society of Pi Kappa Lambda

- FOREIGN LANGUAGES -

French - Fluent
Italian - Intermediate
German - Basic

- CREATIVE ACTIVITY -

French Diction For Singers vlog: www.youtube.com/frenchdiction