Piano, Clarinet, and Saxophone, performer, and instructor with over 27 years of experience. Hundreds of performances with the 296th Army Band in Japan, and Navy Band Southwest: tours all across Japan and the Southwest region of the United States. Performing for dignitaries: diplomats, ambassadors, and high-level military officials at numerous venues such as Japan’s Budokon Hall, Sapporo Snow Festival, Hiroshima, Kobe, Kure, Shimoda, American Consulate in Tijuana, Mexico, Las Vegas. Performed for President Barack Obama on the USS Carl Vinson (2011), and the 60th Anniversary of the Bataan Death March in the Philippines to name a few. Winner of numerous competitions: Paul and Lilian Petri Award Competition, Mu Phi Epsilon woodwind division, honorable mention Oregon Symphony’s Corbett Competition, Concerto performances of Claude Debussy’s “Premiere Rhapsodie” with Portland State University’s orchestra, and Cavallini’s “Adagio and Tarantella” with Naval Band Southwest at the Escondido Performing Arts Center. Winner of the 2008 University of Arkansas Concerto Competition and member of the Armed Forces woodwind quintets, show bands, Dixie and marching bands, needless to say, he does performances on all family of clarinets and saxophones. He is a classically trained pianist of 20 years and often accompanies students in recitals. He has been a Latin pianist for Navy Band Southwest for 2 years. He is a former member of the Portland Youth Philharmonic under Jacob Avshalomov, and Huw Edwards. He did performances with Tito Puente Jr., Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron, Mike Bogart Tower of Power Trumpet, Manny Cepeda Latin percussionist, Japanese Ground Self Defense Force Bands, Keith Clark conductor, Oliver Mercer Tenor, Brian Jagde Tenor. He is also a proud graduate of the Armed Forces School of Music with an outgoing score of 3.2 “Outstanding”.

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