Sioux City, Iowa,
who attended Northwestern University, Tanglewood Music
Center and the University of Minnesota,
where he studied with David Baldwin.
In 1986, he
became a member of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and stayed with them
for five years. He joined the
Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1991.
Other groups with whom he has worked include the American Ballet
Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, the BSO
Brass Quintet, the Empire Brass, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Minnesota
Orchestra, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Vienna Philharmonic.
which he appears comprise America,
Encore!, Holiday Pops, It Don’t
Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing,
My Favorite Things: A Richard Rodgers Celebration, Runnin’ Wild: Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops
Play Glenn Miller and A Splash of
Pops by the Boston Pops, Experiments
in Music by Norman Bolter and The “Frequency Band”
Endeavour, The Glory of Gabrieli by Empire Brass and Rolf Smedvig, and the soundtracks of The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century
and Saving Private Ryan.
July 2001, he performed “Summon the Heroes” by John Williams on
a national broadcast of a Boston Pops Orchestra concert.
performed Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Concerto in C minor for Piano,
Trumpet and Strings, Op. 35” featuring Thomas and Marc Andre-Hamelin
at Symphony Hall on 15th April 2010.
October 2010, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players gave the world premiere
of “Octet for Eleven” by Andre Previn.
In the field
of music education, he has taught at Boston University, the New England
Conservatory of Music and Tanglewood Music
Center, participated in a panel discussion and presentation of “The
Teaching of Vincent Cichowicz” at Benedictine
University, gave a master class at the Mannes College of Music, and was a
guest artist at the National Brass Symposium at Kennesaw State University
in June 2011.