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RESUME

 

 

POSITONS

 

2017-Present      The Greater North Texas Youth Orchestra

2012-Present      Odysseus North Texas Chamber Orchestra: Artistic Director and Conductor

                                    2nd Prize Winner of the 2014 American Prize Orchestra Competition.

                                        3rd Prize Winner of the 2013 American Prize Orchestra Competition.

2015 -Present      Summer Music Intensives: Artistic and Program Director

 

POSITIONS (PAST)

 

2001-2010      Abilene Summer Music Festival Philharmonic Orchestra.

                        Conductor

2001-2003       NOVA Ensemble (New music ensemble).

                        Music Director and Conductor

1996-1997       Ku Ring Gai Philharmonic Orchestra. Sydney, Australia.

                        Assistant Conductor

1995                Canberra Youth Orchestra. Canberra, Australia.     

                        Apprentice Conductor

                                                           

ORCHESTRAS, CHORUSES AND ENSEMBLES CONDUCTED

 

RESIDENTIAL

2017-               The Greater North Texas Youth Orchestra

2012-               Odysseus North Texas Chamber Orchestra. (Denton, TX)

2001-2010       Abilene Summer Music Festival Orchestra. (Abilene, TX)

2001-2003       NOVA Ensemble.

1996-1997       KU RING GAI Philharmonic Orchestra. (Sydney, Audtralia)

1995                Canberra Youth Chamber Players. (Canberra, Australia)

1992-1995       Canberra Youth Orchestra.

 

GUEST CONDUCTOR

2018                Denton Bach Society

2018                American Baroque Opera Company Orchestra

2016                Johnstown Symphony Orchestra

2014                Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2014                Zabrze Philharmonic Orchestra. Zabrze, Poland.

2013                The Academic State Concert Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.

2008                The Pan American Festival Chamber Orchestra.

2005                Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra.

2005                Abilene Collegiate Orchestra.

2005                Hardin Simmons Opera.

2002                The Composers Forum Orchestra.

CHORUS

2018                Denton Bach Society Choir

2016                Johnstown Symphony Chorus

2015                Frisco Chorale

2014                Frisco Chorale

DANCE COMPANIES

2016               University of North Texas Dance Company

2015               ae:mp Amiti Perry and Company

2013               Denton Dance Conservatory Company

 

COVER CONDUCTOR

2012                Texas State Symphony Orchestra.

1998                University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra.

1997                Peninsula Orchestra. (Sydney, Australia)

1996                Balmain Orchestra. (Sydney, Australia)

1995                Canberra School of Music Symphony Orchestra.

 

FESTIVAL CONDUCTOR

2012                Norwalk Symphony Orchestra.

2011                Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra.

2011                Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra.

2010                Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra.

                        Cornell University Symphony Orchestra.

2001                South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra.

1995                Pierre Monteux School for Conductors Symphony Orchestra.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2020                Texas Commission on The Arts Touring Roster Inclusion

2016-2017      1st Prize Winner. American Prize Conducting Competition. (Professional Division)

2016                Ernst Bacon Memorial Award. Excellence in American Music. 

2015                2nd Prize Winner. The American Prize Conducting Competition. (Professional                                  Division)

2014                2nd Prize Winner. The American Prize Conducting Competition. (Professional                                  Division)

                        2nd Prize Winner. The American Prize Orchestral Competition. Odysseus                                        Chamber Orchestra. (Professional Orchestra Division)

2013                3rd Prize Winner. The American Prize Conducing Competition. (Professional                                     Division) 

                        3rd Prize Winner. The American Prize Orchestral Competition. Odysseus Chamber                          Orchestra. (Professional Orchestra Division)

2011                 "Special Young Conductor Citation Award" The American Prize Conducting                                 Competition.

2013                 Denton Record Chronicle: 2012 most fascinating people.

1995                1st Prize Winner NEW SOUTH WALES MINISTRY OF ARTS CONDUCTING                                    COMPETITION Sydney, Australia.

 

EDUCATION

 

1991-1992       Hong Kong Academy for performing Arts, Diploma. Viola Performance

1993-1995       Canberra School of Music, B MUS. Viola Performance

1995-1996       The Australian Institute of Music. B MUS. Viola Performance

1997-2003       University of North Texas. M.MUS. Orchestral Conducting

 

 

MUSIC FESTIVALS

 

2015                 McKinney Summer Music Intensives
2008                 Pan American Strings Festival
2000-2010        Abilene Summer Music Festival
2003                 Penang State Music Workshop

 

 

RECORDINGS

 

2000                Distant Visions for Orchestra and pre recorded tape by Brian Bavelander. World                                Premier Recording with the NOVA ensemble of North Texas. (Equilibrum label)

2012                JOYFUL STRINGS. Christmas recording of Christmas Classics arranged

                         by Richard de Rossa. Violin with Serenata Strings.

 

CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIUMS

 

2002                North American Saxophone Alliance Conference.

                        Tribute to Helen Hewwitt. (500 Years of Printed Music)                      

2005                SEAMUS Y2K The Acousma. Tex Conference

 

JUDGING AND PANEL

 

2017                  North Texas JDR Young Artist Viola Competition

2005                  Texas Music Teachers Association-Denton Music Teachers Performance Contest.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

2003-Present      Conductor Guild

2013-2014           Denton Breakfast KIWANIS CLUB

2012-Present      District 25 Flower Mound TOASTMASTERS CLUB

 

 

 

SUMMARY

A proven ensemble and organization builder; From the NOVA Ensemble, leading it to its very first commercial CD recording to helping build the Abilene Summer Music Festival into a leading summer music festival for middle and high school students.  Finally, building a professional orchestra; Odysseus Chamber Orchestra. Raising its annual budget and profile and leading the orchestra to two national awards in within three years of its formation.