1979 - Present Musician and Teacher (Atlanta, GA) Perform as free-lance trumpet player with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Opera Orchestra and contract member of Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. Concertize widely throughout the greater Atlanta Metropolitan area.
Member American Federation of Musicians and International Trumpet Guild. Enjoy a very active private studio with students from Middle School through College age, placing students regularly in All State, Governor’s Honors Program, Area Honor Bands, Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony, etc.
1981 Earned Bachelor of Music degree, magna cum laude, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. Student of Larry Black and John Head.
1983 Earned Master of Music (Performance) degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Student of Vincent Cichowicz and Luther Didrickson. 1979 - 1982 Second Trumpet, Atlanta Chamber Orchestra 1981 - 2010 Second Trumpet, Atlanta Ballet Orchestra 2009 - 2009 Artist Affiliate (Trumpet Instructor), Oglethorpe University 2009 - 2010 Instructor of Trumpet, Gainesville State College 2010 - 2010 Instructor of Trumpet, Atlanta Music Academy (AMA) Korean School, Suwanee, GA Additionally, I have been very involved as a free lance musician throughout North Georgia including performances with the following: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (including Grammy winning Verdi Requiem recording under Robert Shaw and the Grammy winning Berlioz Requiem under Robert Spano) Atlanta Opera Orchestra Theater of the Stars Atlanta Choral Guild Studio Recording Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE 1982 - 1983 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (Evanston, IL) Master of Music, June 1983. 1977 - 1981 GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY (Atlanta, GA) Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, December 1981.
Magna Cum Laude, Dean’s List, Dean’s Key. OTHER INFORMATION Active in the arts community in Atlanta with wife Jody Holland (vocalist, Gwinnett County music teacher and Level 2 Certified Orff Instructor), sons John (trumpet-Georgia State University) and Martin (trombone-Emory University). Active in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA.