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Brass Area Coordinator (2013-2017)

Responsible for all administrative aspects of the Brass Area within the School of Music at the University of Alabama including:

-serving on the School of Music Scholarship Committee and maintaining the scholarship budget for the area 
-scheduling of juries
-academic advising for all performance majors in the brass area
-other committees as designated by the director


Scholarship Committee

Review of all students currently on, and applying for school of music scholarships. This committee will designate monetary amounts and term limits regarding all scholarship offers.

Website/Social Networking/Marketing Committee

Oversee, maintain, and update all aspects of the SOM website and serve as first point of contact regarding all needs relative to the website. In addition, this committee will propose and assist in the preparation of marketing materials for the advertisement and development of the SOM and its functions. All decisions/actions regarding SOM policy will be brought to the floor of a full faculty meeting.

Technology Committee

Analyze current uses of, and propose additional uses of currently accepted and cutting edge technologies that will enhance teaching, scholarship, and performance among the faculty and student body. Methods by which the use of technology may integrate into the curriculum are a priority.

Presentation at the Annual Center for Instructional Technology Faculty Technology Showcase (2014)

The iPad in the Musician's Lab

Area Coordinators Committee

Assess and formulate policies and procedures regarding all aspects of ongoing operations within the Music School. This committee will serve as a review board for the consideration of existing problems and a recommending body regarding proposed resolutions. 

School of Music Magazine

Oversight, organizational, and editorial duties relative to the annual publication of the UA School of Music Magazine.

School of Music Piano Search Committee (2012)



Russell Ballenger (DMA) - completed
Tony Carlson (DMA) - completed
Anthony Darnall (MM bass trombone) completed
Edward Doyle (MM) - completed
Kevin Dugat (MM) - completed
Bruce Faske (DMA) - completed
A Matter Of Coordination: A Pedagogical Study of Respiration, Articulation and Slide Placement for the Student Trombonist and A Synthesis of These Processes for Improved Classroom Instruction
Jonathan Houghtling (DMA) - completed
A Sousa Band Concert Reimagined as a Solo Trombone Recital
Michael Johnson
(DMA Bass Trombone) - in progress
Lucas Kaspar (MM Bass Trombone) - completed
Dan Kolan (DMA) - completed
Our Forefather’s Music (Recording Project)
Alex Mayhew (MM) - in progress
Will Rosati (DMA) - in progress
John Shanks (DMA) - completed
The Romance Attributed to Carl Maria Von Weber and the Concertino of Ferdinand David: Insight and Interpretation
Arie VandeWaa (MM) - completed
Arie VandeWaa (DMA) - completed
Jeremiah Ward (MM bass trombone) - completed


Ariel Biholar (MM Trumpet) - completed
Zhong Xin Chan (DMA Piano) - in progress
Michael Covington (DMA Trumpet) - completed
Arthur Diaz (DMA Horn) - completed
Joseph Glaeser (DMA Wind Conducting) - in progress
Martin King (MM Horn) - completed
Ryan Landis (DMA Voice) - completed
Stephanie Landry (MM Euphonium) - completed
David Myers (MM Trumpet) - completed
Cynthia Simpson (MM Horn) - completed
Jennifer Stephenson (DMA Voice) - completed
Nathan Tucker (MM Wind Conducting) - completed


Alessi Seminar (2005-2017)

All administrative duties required for a successful summer workshop including:

-maintaining balanced budget
-correspondence with all aspects of scheduling at three universities (University of New Mexico, the University of Alabama and the University of Oregon)
-coordinate travel schedule for 60+ attendees each year
-housing for faculty and attendees
-publicity and website design
-compile and distribute audition recordings to faculty
-concert programs
-much more

University of Alabama Faculty Brass Quintet

Numerous performances at university functions as well as within the School of Music.