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Music Experience

Teaching Experience:
Band Leader/Conductor for Northview H.S. grades 5-8 summer band 1997
Private trombone instructor since 1994

Big Band Experience:
Jimmy Dorsey Big Band
Western Michigan University Jazz Orchestra
Western Michigan University Jazz Lab Band
Kathy Wagner and the River City Big Band
Tim Culver Kalamazoo Big Band
Bruce Early's Aquinas College Afternoon Jazz Band
Bruce Early's Aquinas College Night Band
Grand Rapids Community College Jazz Band
MSBOA All-Star Jazz Band
Northview High School Jazz Band

Symphony/Orchestra Experience:
West Michigan High School All Star Orchestra
Grand Rapids Youth Symphony
Grand Rapids Junior Orchestra
Grand Rapids Symphonette
Interlochen All-State Orchestra
Kent Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphonic Band Experience:
Western Michigan Symphonic Band
MSBOA District 10 All-Star Band
West Michigan All-Star Band
Grand Rapids Community College Symphonic Band
Northview High School Symphonic Band

Private Lesson Instructors:
Steve Wolfinbarger - Chairman of the ITA and Trombone Professor at WMU.
Ava Ordman - Principle trombonist in the Grand Rapids Symphony
Dave Wells - Teacher at Northview High School
Joe Mason

Seminars Attended:
Alain Trudel (Classical)
Ray Anderson (Jazz)
Wynton Marsalis (Jazz)
Abbie Conant (Classical)
Ava Ordman (Classical)
Bill Sears (Jazz)
Jiggs Whigham (Jazz)
and many more. . . . .

Jazz Combos and Other:
Rubato - Grand Rapids Community College Jazz Combo #1
Two Different Western Michigan Jazz Combo's
Bob Taylor's 5 Trombone Jazz Combo
Western Michigan University's Gold Company Horn Section
Aquinas College Summer Jazz Camp

Jazz Festivals Attended:
Detroit/Montreaux Jazz Festival
Notre Dame Jazz Festival
Festival of the Arts - Downtown Grand Rapids
Tri-C Jazz Festival - Cleveland Ohio
Elmhurst College Jazz Festival
Central Michigan University Jazz Festival
Western Michigan University Jazz Festival
Aquinas College Jazz Festival
International Trombone Workshop