He is a trombonist, music director and teacher who
studied at the University of Kansas and the Tanglewood Institute.
In his professional career he has performed with the
Tulsa Philharmonic, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and the New Sousa
Band, as Assistant Principal Trombonist, Soloist and Brass Quintet member
for the United States Army Field Band in Washington DC, and currently is a member of
the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois State Faculty Brass Quintet,
the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and the Opera Illinois Orchestra.
In musical education he has been a clinician at the
Bands of America Summer Symposium, the Uniterd States Army Field Band
clinician at high schools and colleges and since 1994 he has held the
position of Associate Professor of Trombone at Illinois State University.
Holiday Brass recordings
Angels We Have Heard on
High (Traditional French/James
Music Masters 01782 (CD: Holiday Brass featuring Susan
Trumpet – Susan Slaughter
St. Louis Children’s Choirs – Concert