Degrees and Certifications:
BM Music Education, West Chester University, 2006 MM Music Performance in Instrumental Conducting, West Chester University, 2015
Main instrument: Clarinet
Pets: Getting a puppy summer 2017!
Siblings: Nope, only child!
Years teaching: 10 years
Ethnic background (since I get that question a lot): Half Filipino/German-Irish
Who do I listen to:
Classical: Sergei Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Handel
Classic Rock: Led Zeppelin, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Credance Clearwater Revival, Chicago, King Crimson, Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Simon & Garfunkel, Yes
Jazz: Stan Getz, Vince Guaraldi, Ella Fitzgerald, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Herbie Hancock, James Taylor Quintet
Everything else: Piano Guys, No Doubt, Audioslave, Stone Temple Pilots, Billy Joel, The Glitch Mob, Imagine Dragons, One Republic, R2D2, Lady Gaga, Lindsey Stirling, The Lonely Island, U2, Shinedown, Stevie Wonder, The Black Keys, Elton John
Soundtrack Composers: John Williams, Hanz Zimmer, Bernard Herrmann, Michael Giacchino, Ennio Morricone, Danny Elfman, James Newton Howard, Alan Silvestri, Elmer Bernstein, Henry Mancini, Mikló Rózsa, Nino Rota
Awards, Honors & Memerships: John Philip Sousa Band Award, PMEA All-State Band 2001 & 2002, Intercollegiate Band 2004 & 2005, NAfME, PMEA, 2012 Cavalcade of Bands Director of the Year.
Interests (other than music): hiking, camping, mountain/trail biking, tennis, travel, DIY projects, photography