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Doctorate of Musical Arts (D.M.A) in Guitar Performance from Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. 2011
Master of Music (M.M.) from Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. 2006
Bachelor of Music (B.M.) from State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia NY. 2004
Stony Brook University Teaching Assistantship and Tuition scholarship. 2005-2011

Stony Brook University, 2005-2008

Teaching Assistant to Prof. Jerry Willard, Stony Brook, NY
Major responsibility was teaching the Undergraduate guitar students

Assisted Professor Willard for the “Guitar Workshop” class (MUS266)

Assistant Director for the Graduate ensemble the Stony Brook Baroque Players, Stony Brook, NY
Assistant Director to Professor Arthur Haas (Director)

Private Lesson Instructor, 1997-present

Teaching qualifications and experience in classical guitar, jazz guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and baroque guitar

-Includes all ages of instruction at all levels including preparation for the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) exam and college auditions

Lute Society of America, 2008-present

Festival Seminar Director, 2012-present Cleveland, OH / New London, CT

Amherst Early Music, 2006-present

Staff Assistant to Valerie Horst (Director Emerita) and Marilyn Boenau (Executive Director), New London, CT

Professional Ensembles

Piffaro: The Renaissance Band (2013)
Kairos: A Consort of Singers (2012)
Kleine Musik (2011-2012)
Brandywine Baroque (2011)
The Soul’s Delight (2010-present)
Big Apple Baroque (2009-present)
New York Continue Collective (2007-2010)
Stony Brook Baroque Players (2005-2011)
SBU Blowage (Stony Brook University’s Big Band) (2004-2007)
Fredonia Guitar Quartet (2002-2004)


Festival Experience

Queens College Baroque Opera Workshop, Queens College, Flushing, NY (2011-present)
International Baroque Institute at Longy, Cambridge, MA (2008-present)
Lute Society of America, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (2008-present)
Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) Boston, MA (2007-present)
Long Island Guitar Festival, C.W. Post, Brookville, NY (2006-present)
Amherst Early Music Festival, Connecticut College, New London, CT (2006-present)
Winter Guitar Festival at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY (2003)


Lifetime Achievements / Awards

Second Prize in 1st Annual Fredonia State Guitar Competition, 2003

Eagle Scout awarded 1999, Troop 555 Lancaster, NY


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