Adjunct Instructor of Music

M.M., Indiana University
B.M. Classical Guitar, Oberlin Conservatory of Music

School: School of Humanities



  • World Music
  • Applied Guitar



Teaching experience:

  • Rochester College, 2007 – present
  • Oakland University, Special Lecturer, 2007 – present
  • Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Trustee Lecturer, 2004 – 2007
  • Ivy Tech, Logotee, IN, guitar instructor 2003 – 2004
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, guitar instructor 2000 – 2004

Additional professional experience:

  • Adjudicator, American Guild of Music, Detroit, MI
  • Graduate recital adjudicator, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
  • Acting vice-president, co-founder, Indianapolis Classical Guitar  Society
  • Faculty Council Committee, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis



  • Numerous full solo recitals, solo appearances, chamber and jazz performances
  • “Making an Effective Guitar Instructional DVD.” 2007 joint meeting of TI:ME Midwest Regional Conference/IMEA Convention
  • Master class presenter, 2006 Indianapolis Classical Guitar Society, Indianapolis, IN
  • “The Development and Testing of a Guitar Instructional DVD.” 2006 national meeting of Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI), San Antonio, TX
  • “Online Guitar: Using the Internet and Internet2 for Classes, Master Classes and Performance.” 2006 joint meeting of TI:ME Midwest Regional Conference/IMEA Convention
  • Demonstration of online classical guitar master class. 2005 International Computer Music Technology Conference, Indianapolis, IN
  • “A History of and Introduction to the Blues.” 2004 Phi Theta Kappa Regional Summer Conference, Bloomington, IN

Selected Significant Performances:

  • Performance of P. Q. Phan’s Concerto of Solitary Reminiscence
  • Solo recital, Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, IN
  • Solo recital, St. Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN
  • Piazzolla’s L’Histoire du Tango
  • Performed on televised opening of Montreaux Jazz Festival, Detroit, MI


  • Trustee Lecturer Development Grant, IUPUI
  • Innovative Artist Award, IUPUI
  • Oberlin Conservatory’s Dean’s Talent Award