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EDUCATION2018-02-12T22:01:04+00:00

Education in the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.

NELSON MANDELA

I would not be a professional, freelancing musician today if it were not for the band programs I participated in throughout middle school and high school. It wasn’t until college that I found my passion of writing and composing music, and for this reason I have created workshops that introduce the principles of composition, fulfill sections of the TEKS, add value to programs and provide resources for the director. The workshop is offered in one, three and eight session lengths.  The video below details the eight-session length workshop with the students at Hillwood Middle School in Keller ISD.  Each one of the student’s contributions to the collaborative composition is played underneath their picture, and  the end features a full performance by the HMS Saxophone Quartet!

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Creating Composers Workshops

My workshops are based on musical examples, which can be customized to the concert music students are currently playing.

Workshops can be combined with clinics of my music, as well as Skype sessions.

Click any of the icons to download a formal proposal.

Notate

Compose

Arrange

Relate

Evaluate

Notate

Transcribe

Compose

Arrange

Relate

Evaluate

Sight-read

Notate

Transcribe

Compose

Arrange

Relate

Evaluate

Sight-read

Structure