Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School, East Providence, RI

2013-present Department Chair (Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Faculty)

2013-present Conductor/Director, Small Jazz Combo, Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Jazz Program

2013-present Conductor/Director, Percussion Ensemble, Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School

2012-present Percussion Coordinator, Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

2014-2015 Conductor/Director, Steel Pan Ensemble, Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School

2012-2014 Board of Directors, Ex officio member representing the Music School faculty


2013-present Local 198-457 American Federation of Musicians, Providence Chapter

2012-present Warwick Symphony Orchestra, Warwick, RI – Principal Percussionist
Catherine Gagnon, Director

2007-present Freelance Percussionist – pit orchestras, parades, jazz groups, weddings, liturgical
groups, orchestral groups, Middle Eastern groups

2012-2014 The Sinatra Live Big Band, Rhode Island – Chris Jason, Director

2011-2013 Fall River Symphony Orchestra, Fall River, MA – Ann Danis, Director

2010-2013 The American Band, East Providence, RI
Dr. Gene Pollart, Director, Brian Cardany, Assistant Director

2007-2015 University of Rhode Island Symphony Orchestra, Kingston, RI – Ann Danis, Director

2007-2015 University of Rhode Island Wind Ensemble, Kingston, RI – Dr. Gene Pollart, Director

2007-2015 University of Rhode Island Percussion Ensemble, Kingston, RI – Ronald Stabile, Director
Robert McEwan, Director, Chris Smith, Director

2005-2011 South County Chamber Orchestra, Narragansett, RI – Vince Mattera, Director

2006-2010 University of Rhode Island Big Band, Kingston, RI – Joe Parillo, Director

2005-2006 Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Tanglewood, MA (summers)
Dr. Martins and Dr. H. Robert Reynolds, Directors

2005-2006 Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Providence, RI – Alexy Shabelin, Director

2004-2006 Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble, Providence, RI – Dr. Martins, Director

2005 Carnegie Hall performance with both the RI Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
and also with the RI Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble


2016-present Adjunct Faculty- Percussion Instructor, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

2015-present Conductor/Director, Percussion Ensemble, Bishop Hendricken High School, Warwick, RI

2011-present Percussion Instructor, Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School, East Providence, RI

2011-present Adjunct Faculty – Percussion Ensemble Director, Percussion Instructor,
Community College of RI, Warwick, RI

2008-present Drum Instructor – private lessons for both youth and adult students

2011-2013 Percussion and Drum Set Instructor, More Than Music, North Kingstown, RI

2009-2010 Percussion Ensemble Director, East Greenwich High School, East Greenwich, RI
Selected music and conducted percussion ensembles for freshman through senior classes

Student (Formal musical training)


2013-2015 Instrumental Band Conducting – Dr. Gene Pollart University of Rhode Island

2013 Choral Conducting – Mark Conley University of Rhode Island

2012-2015 Orchestral Conducting – Ann Danis, Director University of Rhode Island Symphony Orchestra

Classical Percussion

2013-2015 Percussion – Robert McEwan, Principal Percussionist, Rhode Philharmonic Orchestra

2012-2014 Classical Percussion – Craig McNutt, Principal Timpanist, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra

2006-2011 Classical Percussion – Ronald Stabile, Kingston, RI

2005-2006 Classical Timpani, Master Classes – Tanglewood, MA (summers)
Tim Gennis, Principal Timpanist, Boston Symphony Orchestra

2005-2006 Classical Percussion – Sam Solonmon, Tanglewood, MA (summers)

2000-2006 Classical Percussion – Michael Iadevaia, East Greenwich, RI

Drum Set

2010-2011 Drum Set – Stephen Langone, Kingston, RI

2008-2010 Drum Set – Rick Andre, East Greenwich, RI

2007-2008 Drum Set – Eric Platz, Kingston, RI

2005 Drum Set – Vinny Pagano, Providence, RI

Education, Honors & Awards

2012-2016 University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Master of Music – Music Performance (Classical Percussion) and Music Conducting

2013-2015 University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI Music Department, Full Graduate Assistantship

Graduate Assistant to Ann Danis, Gene Pollart, and Robert McEwan; responsibilities
Include: librarian for URI Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and Percussion
Ensemble; Teacher’s Assistant for Advanced Conducting and Elementary Music Methods
classes; Teacher for Percussion Methods class

2006-2011 University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Bachelor of Music – Music Performance, Magna Cum Laude graduate, Dean’s List 2006-2011

2010 Golden Key International Honor Society, University of Rhode Island

2008 College of Arts & Sciences Scholarship, University of Rhode Island

2007 Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honors Society, University of Rhode Island

2006 Music Department Scholarship, University of Rhode Island

2005-2006 Boston University Tanglewood Institute – Member of the Wind Ensemble and the
Percussion Ensemble (summers) – merit scholarship, financial scholarship

2005 National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Arts Recognition and Talent
Search Competition – representative from Rhode Island – Jazz Percussion

References Available Upon Request