Master of Music in Composition: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 1996
Concentrations: acoustic, electro-acoustic, electronic music, and recording technology. Studied with Dr. Marilyn Shrude, Dr. Burton Beerman, Dr. Wallace DePue, and Dr. Donald Wilson. Thesis: “Traffic Inside” for percussion sextet.
Advisors: Dr. Burton Beerman and Dr. Roger Schupp
Bachelor of Arts in Music: University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio 1989.
Concentrations: percussion, the recording arts, electronic music, and film/video. Studied with Dr. David Jex, Dr. Joelle Collier, David Mariasy, and Bruce Golden (TSO Principal Percussionist)
Audioflare Recording, Toledo, Ohio: August 2000 – Present
Audio engineer: Recording, mixing, mastering, digital editing, and producing regional music groups in various home and professional studios locally and nationally. Consulting with clients on recording industry software (PC and Mac), hardware, and studio design. Doing live sound and recording in various venues for CD and DVD. Creating digital media for the Internet. Sound design, mixing and mastering for movies and digital video production. Mentoring student interns from Owens Community College and BGSU. Composing original music as commissioned. (average 20 projects a year)
The Art Institute of Michigan: March 2018 – Present
Part-time instructor: Live Sound Reinforcement I and II, Avid Pro Tools and Apple Logic Pro X.
Terra State Community College, Fremont, Ohio: August 2016 – August 2017:
Director of Terra Audio Recording Arts, Instructor, audio engineer, recording studio manager, computer lab technician.
Owens Community College, Toledo, Ohio: August 2003 – June 2016
Part-time instructor: Survey of Sound Recording, Music Technology I, Audio Recording I + II, Recording Tech Portfolio I, Music of World Cultures and History of Popular Music. Co-developed the recording classes and assisted in creating the Music Business Technology Certificate and the Music Business Technology, AAS. Consulted on software and hardware for music technology lab’s initial purchase and continued upgrades and maintenance.
Owens Community College, Toledo, Ohio: August 2003 – June 2016 Recording arts lab monitor. Assist students with software such as Pro Tools, Reason, Waves and McDSP.
Owens Community College, Toledo, Ohio: August 2004 – June 2013
Chief audio engineer for Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Live sound for all shows in the CFPA building, including the theater, room 111 and the lobby concerts. Recording concerts for archives when needed, sound design for musicals and plays, assist in purchase of equipment and maintenance. Mentor Owens student workers.
Toledo School for the Arts, Toledo, Ohio: August 2001 – August 2002
Substitute teacher/guest clinician teaching drums and percussion in a classroom setting.
Audiomatrix Recording Studios, Toledo, Ohio: January 1987 – August 2000
Recording engineer/producer/owner/partner: Recorded, mixed, mastered, digitally edited, and produced local, regional, and national bands, as well as radio and television commercials for advertising agencies. Oversaw day-to-day activities of the studio, booked sessions, worked sessions, purchased equipment, performed maintenance and troubleshooting, designed and built studios, promoted studio, and sold time to musicians and agencies. Utilized Sonic Solutions for audio forensic projects. Worked with student interns from the University of Toledo and various recording schools.
WGTE Public Broadcasting FM91, Toledo, Ohio: October 1996 – December 1998
Recording engineer/classical music announcer/board operator: On-air announcer/board operator, monitored satellite feeds, recorded national and local broadcasts, and recorded live concerts such as the Toledo Symphony, Masterworks Choral, and the Chamber Symphony in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Peristyle and Great Room, Toledo Club, Lourdes College, and various churches.
Daves’ Drum Depot: January 1990 – June 1995
Sales, marketing, managing inventory and budgets, repair and maintenance on various percussion equipment.
Percussion teacher/composer, various: August 1985 – June 1995
Taught private, group and marching band lessons at the University of Toledo, the Toledo Drum School/Daves’ Drum Depot, Bedford Junior High School, and Otsego High School. Composed and taught music for student and faculty ensembles and drumlines, including UT marching drumline for seven years. Held percussion workshops and team building drum circles at various regional high schools and grade schools.
College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green State University: September 1990 – May 1991
Graduate assistant, teaching recording techniques and electronic music: Set-up and troubleshooting for the MIDI computer workstations, including sequencing, scoring, and sound design software for faculty and students. Taught multi-track recording, analog, and digital systems. Taught high school students recording techniques during summer recording camp.
Departments of Music, BGSU and UT: January 1986 – May 1991/September 1994 – August 1996
Recording engineer for concerts and recitals in various halls and venues on both campuses: Dubbing, archiving, digital editing, multi-track recording, producing live and multimedia events, including dance with live sound re-enforcement, as well as video and lights. Supervised and assisted students and faculty in electronic music studios and computer labs. Assisted composers during the New Music Festivals. (Jefferey Stolet, Morton Subotnick, Warren Benson, Karel Husa, George Crumb, Joan Labarbara, Joan Tower, John Adams)
University of Toledo Radio Station WERC/WXUT: September 1985 – June 1987
On-air announcer/DJ/board operator. Recording songs to carts. Creating on-air promos and commercials.