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teaching institutions

 

 

I am currently an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, and a faculty member of the New England Conservatory in Boston. In addition I am available to teach masterclasses, private saxophone and composition lessons.

teaching resume (short)

Higher Education:

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Lecturer, North Dartmouth, MA, 2004-2011
• Teach individual saxophone and composition lessons to music majors
• Coach Improvisation Ensemble to music majors, focusing on open form improvisation and group interaction
• Teach Introduction to Music Technology, required course for music majors and minors
• Teach The Art and History of Rock, lecture-format music history course open to all university students

New England Conservatory of Music, Ensemble Instructor, Boston, MA
• Coach Duo Ensemble, focusing on jazz repertoire and improvisation techniques in duo format. 2009-present
Coach European Improvisation Ensemble playing music by Dutch composers Misha Mengelberg and Guus Janssen, 1998-1999

Arnhem Conservatory, Netherlands, Faculty, 1995-2001
• Taught individual saxophone lessons to jazz and improvisation majors and minors
• Led improvisation ensembles, focusing on freer forms of improvisation
• Developed curriculum for monthly saxophone workshops and saxophone technique requirements
• Emphasized creative practicing concepts to stimulate personal styles of improvising and composing
• Oversaw Bachelor’s degree graduations of several students with excellent grades

Guest Lecturer, Master Classes:
• Royal Conservatory The Hague: Saxophone and Electronics master class, with John Hollenbeck, 2008
• Escola Superior de Música, Barcelona: Saxophone and Electronics master classes, 2003, 2007
• Conservatory Tilburg, Netherlands: Saxophone and Electronics master class, 2006
• Lawrence University, Appleton, WI: Ensemble Improvisation master class, 2003
• Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY: Saxophone and Electronics master class, 2002
• Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA: Saxophone and Electronics master class, 2001
• University of Arizona, Tempe, AZ: European Improvisation Forms master class, 1995

 

Other Teaching Experience:

Berkeley Jazz School, Faculty, Berkeley, CA, Summer School 2008 and 2009
• Teach “Improvisation Skills” and ensemble classes to amateur adult students

Rivers School Conservatory, Faculty, Weston, MA, 2002-present
• Teach individual saxophone lessons, theory courses, and ensembles to students age 8-18
• Develop students’ technique and musical foundation through the study of jazz, world music, and classical styles
• Developed 12-level curriculum for saxophone lessons.

Community Music Center of Boston, Faculty, Boston, MA, 2002-2006
• Taught individual saxophone lessons to students age 10-18

New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School, Faculty, Boston, MA, 2002-2003
• Taught individual saxophone lessons and ensembles to students age 10-18

Selected Workshops and Lectures:
Jazz Institute of Chicago: Jazz workshop/jam session, 2004
• MediaMatic Institute, Netherlands, Players and Rules in Improvisation, lecture, 2001
• Vancouver Jazz Festival: Saxophone and Electronics, master classes, 2000, 2002
SWING, Netherlands: Improvising on Irish and Scottish Folk Music, weekend workshops, 2001, 2002

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