He is a bass trombonist and teacher who studied at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, the Peabody Conservatory of Music and went on to gain an Artist Diploma at Yale University and be a Collins Fellow and Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Winning many awards he has been in receipt of the Alice and Leary Taylor Prize, the Richard Franko Goldman Prize and the Ruth Blaustein Orchestral Scholarship.
In his performance career he has played with the American Brass Quintet, The Julliard Orchestra, Trombone Choir, the King’s Brass from 2001 to 2008, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, members of the New York Philharmonic, Utah Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra among others and he is a co-founder of ArsVentus Chamber Ensemble.
In his recording career he has appeared on six CDs with the King’s Brass that include Classic Hymns and Brass and Organ, In Gabriel’s Day with the American Brass Quintet , a recording with the Juilliard Trombone Choir led by Virginia Allen and an album recorded with the trombonist Joseph Alessi.
In 2014 he was a finalist in the ETW National Solo Competition. He also put together several acclaimed bass trombone players and commissioned John Stevens to write a multi-movement sonata for bass trombone.
He has performed as a freelance musician based in Baltimore, Maryland. In the world of musical education he has been a faculty member of the Maryland Conservatory of Music, an Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Concordia University, Wisconsin and gives private tuition to brass students and chamber music ensembles.
Here he is performing “City of Arts and Sciences” by David Faleris which was commissioned by the Elysian Trombone Consort….