Teaching Experience

Positions Held 

2004-Present

Associate Professor

Instrumental Music Education Specialist and Symphonic Band Director

Brandon University – Brandon, Manitoba

Conduct Symphonic Band and Instrumental Techniques Lab Band

Instruct graduate and undergraduate courses in Conducting and Band/Jazz Methods and observe Field Experience

Full member in the Faculty of Graduate Studies

Advise Brandon University Student Music Educators’ Association (BUSMEA)

Initiate recruitment contacts; coordinate and instruct summer workshop, Avenues: Exploring Band and Jazz Methods for instrumental music educators

2003-2004

Assistant Professor and Director of Bands

Graceland University – Lamoni, Iowa

Directed Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Pep Band

Instructed courses in conducting, woodwind, brass, and percussion pedagogy, instrumental and elementary music, and jazz history

Advised MENC Collegiate chapter and initiated recruitment contacts

2001-2003

Doctoral Conducting Associate and Teaching Fellow

University of North Texas – Denton, Texas

Rehearsed and conducted Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Brass Band; instructed conducting and literature courses

1999-2001

Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of North Dakota – Grand Forks, North Dakota

Rehearsed and conducted Wind Ensemble and University Band

Instructed conducting courses

Coached the University of North Dakota Saxophone Quartet

1998-1999

Band Director

Vincent Massey Collegiate Institute – Brandon, Manitoba

Responsible for middle years concert bands and jazz small group

1995-1998

Band Director/General Music Educator

Neepawa and Area Collegiate Institute – Neepawa, Manitoba

Instructed concert bands, jazz ensemble, chamber ensembles, general music, and special education music; directed elementary musicals and pit orchestras

1994-1995

Band Director/French and Science Educator

Blumenort School – Blumenort, Manitoba

Developed the concert band and chamber music program

1990-1991

Assistante d’anglaise

Collège Descartes – Fontenay-le-Fleury, France