Education

University of Oklahoma
DMA (ABD)
Orchestral Conducting / Cello Performance 1991-1994
 
Master Music
Cello Performance / Voice                                       1991

B.A.
Cello Performance                                                   1990
 
Kansas State University
Music Education / History                                       1967-1971

Wickes Corporation
MBA Certificate                                                       1977
 
Awards
 
·        Gabor Rejto Scholarship University of Oklahoma        1990, 1992

·        Graduate Teaching Assistant University of Oklahoma    1992-1994

·        Oklahoma All-State Musician                                           1967

·        All-American Musician National School Orchestra of America  1967
 
Musical Experience
 
·        Conductor of the Oklahoma Community Symphony        1992-1996

·        Cellist:   1989-2006
Enid, OK Symphony; Lawton, OK Symphony; Springfield, MO; Symphony; Co-Principal, International Symphony Feste Orchestra, Erl, Austria
 
·        Currently Music Director,  North Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestras 2002-present

·        Previously,  Co-Principal cellist, North Arkansas Symphony

·        Maintain private cello studio

·        All-State clinician in Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas

·        Currently Conductor / Musical Director, Ozarks Chorale

·        Music Director, Northwest Arkansas Academy of Fine Arts

·        Director, NWAAFA Performing Arts Center

 
Languages
 
·        English – native language

·        French – Ability to rehearse musical groups and semi-fluent

·        German – Ability to rehearse musical groups and semi-fluent
 
 
Memberships
 
·        Conductors Guild

·        American Federation of Musicians (1989-1996)

·        Internet Cello Society

·        American Symphony Orchestra League