He is a
trumpeter and teacher born to a musical family in Champaign, Illinois, who started his life in music by
learning the piano when he was six years old.
later he left his piano studies to concentrate on learning to play the
trumpet and was given assistance by several tutors during his school years.
At some point he also changed his interests from jazz from orchestral
performance and went on to study at the University of Texas at Austin.
After his graduation in 2007 he moved on to the Shepherd School of
Music at Rice
University where he was awarded his Master’s
degree in 2009.
While he was a
student in Texas he worked as a freelance musician and with other fellow students became
a founding member of the City Limits Brass and was a 2005 award winning member
of the Texas Trumpet Quartet when they performed in the National Trumpet
and 2009 he was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and in 2009 he went on to win the Voison Trumpet Award, perform at the Kennedy Center for the Millennium Stage series’
Conservatory Project and become a member of the New World Symphony.
various music festivals and with several other orchestras during his
professional career he has played the trumpet with Austin City Brass
Ensemble, the Brazos Valley Symphony, Houston
Grand Opera, Houston Symphony and Santa Fe Symphony.
Assistant Principal/Third Trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2010
and has since performed with the BSO Brass Quintet and the Boston Pops
In the field
of musical education he has been a member of the New England Conservatory
since 2011 and held several master classes.