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ABOUT

EDUCATION

University of Massachusetts Amherst                                                     Ph.D. in Music, 2019

                                                                                                                                

     Major Area: Music Theory

     Dissertation: “Implicit Learning As a Means of 

                           Tonal Jazz Pitch-Listening Skills Acquisition”

     

University of Houston – Moores School of Music                                     M.M. 2011

     Major Area: Music Theory

     Master’s Thesis: “Embodied Meaning in

                                 John Adams’ El Niño

     

 

Howard Payne University – Davidson School of Music                           B.M. 2004

      Major Areas: Piano and Music Education—Teacher Certification   

      Minor: Guitar

 

EXPERIENCE

The College of Saint Rose, 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music—Core Curriculum        

Fall, 2018–current

     Courses Taught:

     Music Theory 1, 2, 3, and 4 (Form and Analysis Of Western and Non-Western Music) 

          MUS 101, MUS 102, MUS 201, MUS 202, MUS 202 Music Industry (Form And Analysis 

          Of Western and Non-Western Music—Music Industry Genres)

     Ear Training and Solfege 1, 2, 3, and 4 (MUS 103, MUS 104, MUS 203, MUS 204)

  


The College of Saint Rose

Adjunct Instructor                    

Fall, 2017–Spring, 2018

     Courses Taught:

     Music Theory 2, 3, and 4 (MUS 102, MUS 201, MUS 202)

     Ear Training and Sight Singing 2, 3, and 4 (MUS 104, MUS 203, MUS 204)

     

            

 

Keene State College

Adjunct Instructor                        

Fall, 2017–Spring, 2018

 

     Courses Taught:

     Music Theory 1, 2, 3, and 4


 

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Various Roles (see below)                                                            

2011—2015

    

     Courses Taught:

          Post-Tonal Theory (Lecturer, Fall 2015)          

          Aural Skills 3 (Lecturer, Fall 2015)

          Aural Skills 1 (Lecturer, Fall 2014)

          Fundamentals of Music Theory (Spring 

            2013,Co-Instructor; Spring 2015, TA)

          Analysis of Post-Tonal Music (Spring 2013, 

            Instructor)

          Aural Skills 1, 2, 3, and 4 labs (Teaching Assistant)

          

 

University of Houston

Teaching Assistant                                                                                                  

2008—2011

                                   

     Courses Taught:

      Music Theory 1, 2, 3, and 4 

      Aural Skills 1, 2, 

      3, and 4

 

CURRICULUM

Year One Undergraduate Ear-Training Curriculum

Co-author with Dr. Bruce Roter and Kari Francis

     

     First Semester Undergraduate Ear-Training Curriculum

     Co-author with Dr. Bruce Roter and Kari Francis

 

     Second Semester Undergraduate Ear-Training Curriculum

     Co-author with Dr. Bruce Roter and Kari Francis

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

“Implicit Learning As A Means Of Tonal Jazz Pitch-Listening Skills Acquisition” (Scholar Works, 2019). Ph.D. dissertation.

“Embodied Meaning in John Adams’ El Niño.” (ProQuest, 2011). Master’s thesis.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

“Motive, Tonal Structure, And Form In Beethoven’s ‘Appassionata’ Piano Sonata No. 23, Op. 57, mvt. 1.” Presented at the Music Talks At Saint Rose lecture series on November 23, 2020. (Dr. Young Kim: piano performance, performance of musical examples, pianistic applications)

“Some Basic Jazz Harmony, Syntax, and Voice-Leading Options.” Presented at the College of Saint Rose chapter of the Jazz Education Network (JEN) on March 28, 2019.

 

“Implicit Learning As A Means Of Tonal Jazz Pitch-Listening Skills Acquisition.” Presented at the Music Talks At Saint Rose lecture series on September 28, 2018.

 

“Temporal Structures Embodied through Dance: Interactions of Perception, Cognition, and Attempted Escape from the Periodic Temporal Perception  Window.”  Presented at the International Conference on Music Perception and

Cognition August 4—8, 2014.

 

“Temporal Structures Embodied through Dance: Interactions of Perception, Cognition, and Attempted Escape from the Periodic Temporal Perception Window.” Confounding Expectations Conference, a graduate student conference presented by the Graduate Music Society of the University of Calgary Department of Music, Calgary, Alberta, 2013.

 

“Embodied Meaning in ‘For With God No Thing Shall Be Impossible.’” Confounding Expectations Conference, a graduate student conference presented by the Graduate Music Society of the University of Calgary Department of Music, Calgary,  Alberta, 2012.

 

 

SERVICE

Society for Music Theory—Mentor in the Mentorship Program, 2019

Local Arrangements Coordinator for MTSNYS 48th annual conference, 2019

Founder, Organizer, and Session Chair of the “Music Talks At Saint Rose” lecture series (Fall 2018–current)


Board Member of UMass Graduate Research Symposium (now RIMS—Research in Music Series) (Fall 2015)

 

 

DISCOGRAPHY

SINGLES

Rock On, My Friends (2021)

Lit (2021)

Feelin’ It (2021)

Epic. Battle The Dark. (2021)

Vibe (2020)

Renew (2020)

I’m Down (2020)

Being The Calm (2020)

Against All Odds...Goodness and Hope (2020)

...and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Amen. (2020)