Drummer - Truth in Jazz & Jazz Assemblage Big Bands. Vibes - VibeNation Jazz Quintet, Percussionist - Elkhart Municipal Band, Hand Percussion, Presenter of "Drums Around the World" WorkshopTrade Show Manager - Conn-Selmer / Ludwig / Musser Percussion. The Elkhart Jazz Festival Planning Committee.
Artist's BiographyAssociate of Music - Mount Aloysius College (1973),
BS Music Education and Percussion - Indiana University of PA (1975)
Masters Degree in Music - University of Notre Dame (1977).
Since 1978 I have worked in the music industry, specifically in percussion. In 1983 I joined Ludwig Musser in a marketing capacity and I've been here ever since.
In addition to being an active gigging percussionist, drummer & jazz vibes player, I also have conducted several clinics. My clinic specialty is teaching concert percussion techniques from battery, mallets and percussion accessories. I have conducted clinics at The Midwest Clinic (2001, 2006, 2012), Texas Music Educators (2009, 2014), Pennsylvania Music Educators (2005), American Band College (2003, 2006, 2013), Conn-Selmer Institute (1998 - 2013).
Another passion is conducting percussion workshops for kids called "Drums Around the World."
I served on the Board of Directors of The Percussive Arts Society.
Percussive Arts Society President's Music Industry Award 1998.
Midwest Music Industry Award 2010.
I have also had the opportunity to record with The Keystone Wind Ensemble.