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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING

Capistrano Valley Symphony Orchestra (2007-2008)
Music Director

Capistrano Valley Symphony Orchestra (July, August 2007)
Guest Conductor

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra (Spring, 2005)
Guest Conductor

DePauw University Symphony Orchestra (Spring, 2003)
Visiting Professor

DePauw University Opera, Greencastle, IN (February, 2003)
Visiting Professor

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis, IN (April, 2001)
Guest Conductor  

Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Richmond, VA (March, 2001)
Guest Conductor

Pottstown Symphony Orchestra, Pottstown, PA (September-November 2000)
Interim Music Director

Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, Battle Creek, MI (1997-1999)
Associate Conductor

Abington Symphony Orchestra, Abington, PA (May, 2000)
Guest Conductor

Princeton Amateur Music Society, Princeton, NJ (April, 2000)
Guest Conductor

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, Kelowna, B. C., Canada (February, 1999)
Guest Conductor

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (1997-1999)
Assistant Conductor

  • Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, and Campus Orchestras
  • Opera Productions - Music Director
  • Graduate Assistant to Symphony Orchestras Program
  • Taught undergraduate conducting
  • Private tutor for graduate conducting students

Mennonite Community Orchestra, Winnipeg, MB, Canada (November 1997)
Guest Conductor

 
  CHORAL CONDUCTING

DePauw University, Greencastle, IN (current)
Visiting Professor of Music

Conductor:

  • University Chamber Singers (18 auditioned singers)
  • University Chorus (60 Singers)
  • Opera
  • University Symphony Orchestra

Instructor:

  • Advanced Conducting

Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ (1999-2000)
Assistant Professor of Conducting/Conductor (Interim)

  • Instructor - undergraduate and graduate conducting courses
  • Conductor - Westminster Singers

West Village Chorale, Manhattan, NY (April 3, 2000)
Guest Conductor


Interlochen Center for Arts, Interlochen, MI (May, 1999)
Guest Conductor

  • Interlochen Academy Choir

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (1995-1996)
Graduate Assistant to Dr. Charles Smith, Choral Activities Department/Assistant Conductor

  • Assistant Conductor - MSU Chorale and Choral Union

Huntington University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (1993-1995)
Professor of Conducting and Voice


Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada (1992-1993)
Director of Choral Activities/Lecturer & Conductor (Sabbatical replacement position)


Mennonite Collegiate Institute, Gretna, Manitoba, Canada (1989-1990)
Director of Music


Mennonite Collegiate Institute, Gretna, Manitoba, Canada (1989-1990)
Director of Music


Mennonite Collegiate Institute, Gretna, Manitoba, Canada (1989-1990)
Director of Music


Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (1986-1988)
Director of Music


North Kildonan Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (1984-1986)
Director of Music

 
EDUCATION
  DEGREE STUDIES

Doctor of Musical Arts, Orchestral Conducting (1999)
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Master of Music, Choral Conducting (1992)
Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ

Bachelor of Arts, Music (1988)
University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada

Bachelor of Arts, Church Music (1986)
Canadian Mennonite Bible College, Winnipeg, Canada

 
  ADDITIONAL STUDIES

Gustav Meier Conducting Workshop, Orchestras Canada (May 1998)
Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Helmuth Rilling, Private Conducting Studies (1988-1989)
International Bach-Akademie, Stuttgart, Germany

 
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
  The Canada Council Grant for Conducting - One of the most prestigious musical awards to be granted in Canada, with only one granted annually.

Recipient of this grant an unprecedented four times:

  • Doctoral Studies (1996-1997)
  • Doctoral Studies (1995-1996)
  • Masters Studies (1991-1992)
  • Masters Studies (1990-1991)
 
  AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Graduate Conducting Assistantships, Michigan State University (1995-1999)

  • Orchestral Department (September 1997-1998, 1998-1999)
  • Choral Department (September 1995-December 1996)

Sir Ernest MacMillan Scholarship, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir for Excellence in Choral Conducting (1991-1992 and 1990-1991)

Graduate Conducting Assistantship, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ (1990-1992)

Frank L. Pugh Scholarship for Excellence in Choral Conducting, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ  (1991-1992)

Manitoba Arts Council Grant, Conducting Studies with Helmuth Rilling (1988-1989)


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