Details about me as an educator
FYI, I earned a
B.S. in All Grade Music Education from the University of Indianapolis & a
M.M. in Trumpet Performance from Butler University,
and Level 2 Training through the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
I am currently on faculty at the Indianapolis Suzuki Academy where I teach private and group trumpet lessons.
I started my Suzuki training in 2020 and have since completed training for Books 1, 2, 3, & 4, and am collaborating with the Suzuki team on the development of Books 3, 4, and beyond.
University of Indianapolis
I was on the faculty of the University of Indianapolis from 2007-2021. As an adjunct I taught applied lessons, coached the UIndy Trumpet Ensemble, coached the student brass quintet, taught the brass masterclass, and performed with the UIndy Faculty Brass Quintet.
I formed the trumpet ensemble in 2015 and we were the first group from UIndy to be invited to an international conference, performing as a prelude ensemble for the 2016 ITG conference in Hershey, PA.
University of Tennessee/Knoxville
In 2019 I was invited to take Dr. Cathy Leach's studio at UTK for the beginning semester of 2020. At UTK I taught her studio including music majors at both the undergrad and graduate level.
I also taught the trumpet masterclass and coached a grad student's recital ensemble.
With the help of a committee that I chaired I planned and presented:
2017 - The 1st Annual University of Indianapolis Trumpet Conference. Ron Romm and the Romm Family Trio were the headliners. Conrad Jones, Scott Belck, Ron Romm, and Aaron Romm presented masterclasses.
2018 - 2nd Annual UIndy Trumpet Conference. Headliners were Doc Severinsen and Rex Richardson. The Indiana Wind Symphony were collaborative guests with Rex and me performing a duet, Rex soloing, Doc and Rex performing a duet, and the finale including me, Doc, and Rex.
2019 - Indiana Trumpet Conference at Butler University.
Headliners were Doc Severinsen and Ronald Romm. Masterclasses included Doc, Ron, Cathy Leach, and Chris Hasselbring.
I began teaching applied trumpet for Indiana University at IUPUI in the fall of 2021.