Professional Experience

Teaching and Performance

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of Upper Brasswind (Fall 2018-Current)
Grambling State University, Grambling, LA, 2018

  • Applied Trumpet
  • Harmony I, II, III, IV
  • Ear Training and Sight Singing I, II, III, IV
  • Music Appreciation for Music Majors

Assistant Band Director (Fall 2018-Current)

  • "World Famed" Tiger Marching Band
  • Experimental Jazz Ensemble

Conrad Hutchinson Endowed Professor of Music (February 2019-2021)

    Adjunct Instructor of Music (Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018)
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 2017-2018

    • Jazz Orchestra II
    • Chamber Brass Ensembles
    • Small Jazz Ensemble

    Assistant Music Director- VCU Athletic Bands
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 2011-2012
    Arranged music for the VCU Athletic Band

    • Conducted select rehearsals
    • Conducted Athletic Band at select Women's Basketball, Soccer, Field Hockey, and Volleyball games

    Trumpet Instructor
    Springbrook High School, Silver Spring, MD, 2016-2017

    Performance Experience 

    Monroe Symphony Orchestra- MSO Presents Holiday Brass Concert featuring the Laginappe Brass Quintet, Monroe, LA, 2019

    New Music on the Bayou Festival- Monroe, LA, 2019 

    Lancaster Symphony Orchestra- Principal Trumpet for Sounds of Season Concert, Lancaster, PA, 2017. 

    Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra- Section Trumpet, Philadelphia, PA, 2017. 

    DAR Constitution Hall- soloist with multi-platinum singer Josh Groban, Washington, DC, 2015 .

    The Tower Theatre- soloist with multi-platinum singer Josh Groban, Upper Darby, PA, 2015. 

    Toronto Jazz Festival- performer with NO BS! Brass Band, Toronto, ON, 2017. 

    Soloist with UMD Symphony Orchestra, Brandenburg Gate, 2012. 

    Soloist with West Point High School Concert Band, Carnival of Venice, 2012.

    Millennium Park Concert Series- performer with NO BS! Brass Band, Chicago, IL, 2017. 

    National Orchestral Institute- performer with NOI Symphony Orchestra, College Park, MD, 2015. 

    Washington National Cathedral- performer, Brass Quintet- Easter Services, Washington, DC, 2012.

    Virginia Repertory Theatre, The Color Purple (2015), Marry Poppins (2017), West Side Story (2018) pit orchestra, Richmond, VA.

    VCU Concerto Competition Winner, Trumpet Concerto by Alexander Arutunian, Richmond, VA. 2008. 

    Artscape- performer with Jah Works, Baltimore, MD 2016.

    Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Club, performer with Mid Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra, New York, NY 2015 and 2016 

    Carnegie Hall- performer with VCU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, New York, NY, 2009 

    Richmond Jazz Festival- performer with Maestro J and KG Experience, Richmond, VA, 2013, 2014, 2016 

    Golden Festival- performer with Black Masala, Brooklyn, NY, 2015 

    UDC Carl Jones Jazz Band Festival- performer with UMD Jazz Ensemble, Washington, DC, (2014,2015,2016,2017) 

    Musikfest- performer, Black Masala, Bethlehem, PA 2014-2016 

    New York Gypsy Festival- performer, Black Masala, New York, NY, 2014 

    International Trumpet Guild Conference-performer with the VCU Trumpet Ensemble, Minneapolis, MN, 2011 

    National Trumpet Competition-performer with the VCU Trumpet Ensemble, Fairfax, VA, 2013. 

    2nd Street Festival-performer, KG Experience, Richmond, VA, 2013. 

    UMD Symphony Orchestra, Pictures at an Exhibition, principal trumpet, College Park, MD 2015.

    Operetta, Qadar, by Tony Small, pit orchestra, College Park, MD, 2015