All-State Auditions

Many of my Kentucky trombone students are auditioning for All-State band this year. Here are some helpful hints as you prepare... Not sure if you want to audition? You can come up with as many excuses to not audition as you want, but the fact is-- if you don't try out, you will definitely not make... Continue Reading →

Trombone Teaching Philosophy

As teachers we are always learning and growing. We have learned from our own teachers, our colleagues, and most importantly-- our students. I finally decided to sit down and write my teaching philosophy. This will be an evolving philosophy as I continue to learn myself, but it was inspired by some truly great teachers and... Continue Reading →

Summer 2013

Hello, friends! It's been a while since my last post... I do this every summer. I pack the summer to the max and then provide a condensed update. So here we go:June 8, 2013: Performed my final DMA recital. Below is a photo of me with my wonderful accompanist Joseph McKinley.June 13, 2013: Defended my... Continue Reading →

Iowa Trombone Octet to perform at ITF 2013

The Iowa Trombone Octet is excited to perform at the 2013 International Trombone Festival in Columbus, GA this summer!  We look forward to performing with University of Iowa alumnus Dr. Denson Paul Pollard. More info regarding our performance time / venue coming soon.

Update!

Wow, the past few months have been so busy! My last update was right after IWBC. Since then, lots has happened... 1. July 14, 2012 Chris and I got married in Dahlonega, Georgia. It was a perfect day filled with family, friends, and lots of love. 2. Chris and I moved into our new place... Continue Reading →

IWBC 2012: An Overview

I have just returned back to Georgia after attending the International Brass Conference held at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Co-hosts Lin Foulk and Deanna Swoboda organized a fantastic conference-- I had a wonderful time!How refreshing it was to be surrounded by so many talented, smart, and courageous women! I really learned a lot and... Continue Reading →

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