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- North Point Brass kicked off 2014 by demonstrating our wedding music repertoire to engaged couples in January. One performance was at the Wonderful World of Weddings, and the other was a demonstration for members of the Three Holy Women Parishes in Milwaukee.
- Performance with East Side Chamber Players and Milwaukee Opera Theater on Joel Boyd's new chamber opera, "The Crawling Dove" at Carroll University for the Eurydice Festival.
- I played in the pit for Andrew Lloyd Weber & Tim Rice's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove. The show ran from March 13th to April 6th, 2014. Fantastic production!
- Performance with Kenosha Symphony Orchestra for their "Winter Dreams" concert on December 15th. Highlight of the concert, you ask? Music from "Home Alone"!
- North Point Brass performed with the Milwaukee Children's Choir for "An Evening of Readings & Carols" at the All Saints Cathedral in Juneautown on Saturday, December 14th at 7:00PM. The concert will be broadcast on 91.7FM at a future date TBA. This concert happened just a few short hours after we performed at a nursing college graduation, and it was quite the musical day for us!
- Performance with Festival City Symphony at the Marcus Center for their December 11th "Pajama Jamborees" concert with the Vocal Arts Academy of Milwaukee's Youth Choirs.
- Performance in pit orchestra for "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", put on by the Brookfield East Drama Department at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, WI on December 7th & 8th. Lots of jazzy horn parts!
- I've been helping out the horn section of the UW-Milwaukee Wind Ensemble and Symphony Bands this semester (Fall 2013) due to a 4th horn vacancy. One of the highlights of playing with this groups is that we got to work with Michael Colgrass on some of his compositions, including "Winds of Nagual".
- RiverWinds is a newly-formed wind ensemble that seeks to unite players of brass and woodwind instruments at all ability levels, give members a creative outlet in music, form new friendships through teamwork, and perform outreach concerts in the Riverwest neighborhood. Meetings were Tuesdays, October 1st through November 12th from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. RiverWinds runs on a trimester basis at J.S. Cable Music Studio in Riverwest.
- In summer 2013, I joined the North Point Brass, an up-and-coming ceremonial brass quintet in Milwaukee. Other members include Dale Elenich and Will Ehrhardt (trumpets), Nick Weckman (trombone), and Chris Michelotti (tuba). Shortly after forming, we became one of the Artists-in-Residence at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Milwaukee. I am happy to be working with a quintet again, and I look forward to future performances with these guys!
- Summer Music Olympics was a summer course I taught at J.S. Cable Music Studio in participation with the Creative Care & Wellness Center located at 634 E. Burleigh Street in Riverwest, Milwaukee, WI. The four-hour course incorporated music with physical and mental exercises to provide a fun way to learn music theory, history, and fundamentals. Some music knowledge was helpful, but not completely necessary. Activities were adaptable based on the needs of the participants. The course was taught on Mondays on July 8th through 29th, 2013 from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. Registration was $20.00 per person.
- UW-Milwaukee's 2013 Brass Day happened on Saturday, March 9th from 9AM to 3PM, and featured Tom Rolfs, Principal Trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. There were morning masterclasses and an afternoon performance with members of UWM's brass faculty, including Greg Flint, Assistant Professor of Horn. The event was be held at the Helene Zelazo Center of the Performing Arts located at 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd. Admission was $20 general/$15 students.
- I was a guest performer of the Eastwinds Chamber Music Consortium at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Sunday, October 21st, 2012 at 4:00PM. I performed a short work for unaccompanied horn called Laudatio by Bernhard Krol. Laudatio is a 20-Century piece written about a spiritual journey, and is one of the most famous solo horn pieces in the current repertoire. It is frequently used as a competition piece, and this church was the perfect venue to hear this piece in. There were be other pieces by area horn players on this concert, so it was be educational. Admission was FREE for ages 18 and under, with a suggested donation of $6.00 for adults (to rent out the space). St. Mark's is located at 2618 N. Hackett Ave. on the East Side. It is just a block east of the intersection of Downer and Belleview.