portfolio

Experience

2019-present Music Technology Instructor, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; Cincinnati, OH

  • Created production program centered on Ableton Live and Push focused on bringing students from inside and outside of the conservatory together in a collaborative environment

2011-present District Music Coordinator, Lebanon City Schools; Lebanon, OH

  • Managed music budget (~$100,000) and curriculum improvement projects
  • Increased visibility of Music Department on a regional and national level
  • Reorganized curriculum strategy; enacted long term organizational planning for band, music parents, and theatrical events.

2004-present Music Technology & Media Instructor, Lebanon High School; Lebanon, OH

  • Initiated cutting edge technology driven branch to the Music department, teaching
    beginner and advanced Music Tech. courses involving over 350 students/year
  • Created district curriculum for Music Technology coursework
  • Created and advised the Recording Club, an afterschool recording studio program for students that produced albums as a fundraising activity
  • Created and advised EMG, the Electronic Music Group, an innovate new ensemble for student producers and performers to showcase their original electronic works in an interactive pop setting.
  • Advised Global Media, a film production class that earned multiple awards at the Sundog Film Festival (a major regional film festival for student filmmakers).
  • Organized two major upgrades to the computer music lab and the TV & recording suite.
  • Brought student groups to regional conferences to promote music technology education.
  • Led teacher training sessions on technology topics.

2014 Adjunct Professor, Music Technology & Film Production, Cincinnati Christian University; Cincinnati, OH

  • Designed and taught courses designed for music education undergraduates

2013 Music Technology Pedagogy workshop instructor, Miami University; Oxford, OH

  • Designed and taught course designed for secondary general music ed graduate students

2006-2009 Korg/SoundTree, Trainer/Technician; Melville, NY

  • Published lesson plans for SoundTree / consulted on upcoming curriculum
  • Specified and Installed Music Technology labs for various schools around the US

Publications

Electronic Music School. Book project, co-authored with Ethan Hein. Oxford University Press. (forthcoming Q4 2020).

Interactive Composition. Book project, co-authored with VJ Manzo.  Oxford University Press. 2015.

So You Want to Build a Music Lab.  TRIAD Magazine.  Spring 2014.

Building a School Recording Studio on a Budget.  TRIAD Magazine.  Spring 2013.

Reaching the Other 80% by Adding Music Technology to your Curriculum.  TRIAD Magazine.  Spring 2012.
(interviewed) The Keys to Technology.  Emile Menasché.  InTune Magazine.  January 2012.

A Comparison of the Effects of Traditional and Graphical Representation of Music on Basic Rhythm Reading in High School Students.  Indiana University.  2009.

Awards, Speaking Engagements & Memberships

President, TI:ME (National), 2018
Winner,
TI:ME Mike Kovins Teacher of the Year, 2015
President
, TI:ME Ohio chapter 2014-2018
Presenter, Ableton Loop Berlin 2017
Instructor, Miami University summer workshop series (summer 2013)
Presenter, TMEA (Texas) State Music Conference 2013, 2015, 2019-2020
Presenter, IMEA (Illinois) State Music Conference 2013
Tech Specialist, Show Choir Camps of America 2011-present
Presenter, Jazz Educators Network convention 2012
Invited Curriculum Specialist, Ableton USC curriculum event (summer 2011)
Presenter, TI:ME National convention 2011-2013, 2015
Presenter, OMEA State Music Conference 2010-2020
Presenter, eTech Ohio conference session and student displays 2008-2012, 2018
Finalist, eTech Ohio Teacher of the Year 2009
Advisory Board, TI:ME Ohio chapter beginning 2009

Education

2007-2009 Indiana University (IUPUI) – M.S. in Music Technology (GPA: 4.0)

2000-2004 Miami University, Oxford, Ohio – B.M. in Music Education, cum laude (GPA: 3.72)
Teaching licensure for Ohio grades preK-12