CURRICULUM VITAE
EDUCATION
May 2010 Master of Music, Performance: Orchestral Conducting
Texas Tech University
Lecture-Recital: “Reimagining Classical Forms: Martin’s Concerto for Seven Winds”
Advisor: Dr. Andrew George 
December 2009 Master of Music, Music Theory
Texas Tech University, 2009
Master’s Thesis: “Examining Non-Linear Forms: Techniques for the Analysis of Scores Used in Video Games” - Advisor: Dr. Michael Berry
May 2007 Bachelor of Music, Music Performance
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007
Graduated with Honors and Highest Distinction
Honor’s Thesis: “The Performance of New Music in Major American Orchestras: 1980 – 2000”
Advisor: Dr. Annegret Fauser

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2010-Current Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment: Production Assistant (7/15-current)
Supporting the production of various special events, filmings, and festivals at Walt Disney World, including Epcot's Food and Wine Festival and The Candlelight Processional.  Coordinate talent, maintain production meetings, production schedules, and documentation for each project.  Work closely with Technicians, Talent, Production Team, and creative Team to produce a world class show while maintaining project targets.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment: Talent Casting Coordinator (1/13-7/15)
Support the mission of Creative Entertainment Talent Casting and Contract administration, working with Equity and Professional talent contract administration.  Providing administrative support for Disney Auditions.  Closely working with the Actors Equity Association and American Federation of Musicians Collective Bargaining Agreements, processing talent contracts, film shoot notices, and booking voice overs.

Disney's Contemporary Resort: Concierge (11/11-current)
Provide excellent guest service while helping guests plan their vacation, making dining reservations, ticket recommendations and sales, and general hotel front desk operations.

The Magic Kingdom: Character Attendant
(1/11-11/11)
Responsible for facilitating interactions between guests and characters in both meet and greet locations and dining experiences  Provide guest with information about the theme park and all its offerings, and resolve any issues that come up.

Epcot: Merchandise Sales Host (6/10-1/11)

Responsible for serving the needs of guest and selling memorabilia to take home the magic. Duties also include: stocking the store, cleaning and care of the store, money handling, and generating revenue reports.
2014-Current Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Music Director
Provide music direction for all musical aspects of the Dinner Show, including vocal coaching, music track recording, and contracting musicians.

Stage Manager
Facilitate and manage Actors, Musicians, and Catering staff for the Dinner Show.  Partner with Box Office, Retail, and Company Management in providing a seamless experience for guests.  Partner with show director in developing script and show flow, including contengencies.
2011-Current FantasyLand Theatrical Productions

Music Director
Provide music direction for all musical productions, including vocal coaching, pit orchestra direction, arrangements and orchestrations.  Rehearse and develop small ensembles who are contracted out seasonally to local businesses.
2007-2010 Best Buy Inc.

Product Process Supervisor (6/09-05/10)

Responsible for supervising Inventory and Merchandising Teams by overseeing all shipping and receiving operations, inventory integrity, product displays and pricing, store look and feel, stocking and organizing media product. Responsibilities also included At Risk product management, inventory erosion, loss prevention, creating department schedules, and training. In addition to this position, assisted in hiring process by doing first interviews and running new hire orientation class.

Media and MP3 Supervisor (8/08-6/09)
Responsible for supervising Media and MP3 sales team through training in customer service and product knowledge. Managed business results such as revenue, accessory and service plan attachments, and year over year comps with a mindset of growing the business. Responsibilities also included performance management, ensure proper organization of media product, and growth through innovation. In this position, created and ran local store events such as midnight releases, gaming tournaments, and exclusive shopping events.

Merchandising Specialist, FT (8/07-8/08)

Responsible for Pricing Accuracy, in store ad support, planogram updates and maintenance, store map integrity, unloading and receiving shipments, and supporting sales teams through maintaining a clean and organized store environment. Responsibilities also included raincheck maintenance, fixture and signage ordering, and attending store leadership meetings when supervisor was unable to.

Computers Specialists, PT (1/07-8/07)
Responsible for Customer service in the computer department, with a focus on creating a solution that is right for the customer, while offering available services that fit the customer’s lifestyle. Responsibilities also included maintaining a stocked and clean department.
2007-2010 Texas Tech University

Graduate Teaching Assistant (08/07-05/10)
Registered Instructor for first year music theory lecture course, and all four courses of Aural Skills, a lab style course.  Class size range from 12 to 30.  Responsible for all class operations, including grading, lecture planning, and coordinating content with other instructors.

PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE
Theater

Alice and the Eight Princesses, director, S.T.A.G.E. Disney Cast Activities, 2014
Edges: A New Musical
, director, Fantasyland Theatrical Productions, 2012
9 to 5
, music director, Fantasyland Theatrical Productions, 2012
Rent, music director, Fantasyland Theatrical Productions, 2011
Into the Woods, music director, S.T.A.G.E. Disney Cast Activities, 2011
Cabaret, orchestra director and orchestrator, Pauper Players Musical Theater, 2006
Jekyll and Hyde, orchestra director, Pauper Players Musical Theater, 2006
Assassins, music director, Pauper Players Musical Theater, 2005
Footloose: The Musical, orchestra director, Pauper Players Musical Theater, 2005
The Last Five Years, music director, Pauper Players Musical Theater, 2005
Pippin, orchestra director, Pauper Players Musical Theater, 2004
Fantasticks, orchestra director, Pauper Players Musical Theater, 2004

Music

Encore!, flute/piccolo and arranger, Disney Cast Activities, 2011-2013
Texas Tech Symphony Orchestra, assistant conductor, Lubbock, TX, 2009-2010
UNC Symphony Orchestra, assistant conductor, Chapel Hill, NC, 2004-2006
UNC Marching Tarheels, piccolo, pepband conductor, and drum major, Chapel Hill, NC, 2003-2007
UNC Wind Ensemble, flute, Chapel Hill, NC, 2003-2007
Triangle Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, flute and student conductor, Apex, NC, 2000-2003
Raleigh Boychoir, singer and flutist, Raleigh, NC, 1993-2000


PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
"Thematic Unity Across a Video Game Series"
ACT. Zeitschrift fur Musik & Performance, Issue 2 (2011)

"Mussorgsky/Ravel’s Pictures at an Exhibition: Faithful to the Wrong Source"
Journal of the Conductors Guild, Vol. 29/1-2 (2010)

"Game Music Analysis: Creating and Analyzing Graphical Representations of Video Game Scores"
Texas Society for Music Theory Conference
Baylor University, Waco, TX, February 26, 2010

“Examining Non-Linear Forms: Techniques for the Analysis of Scores Used in Video Games”
Masters Thesis, Advised by Dr. Michael Berry
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, December 2009
 
“The Performance of New Music in Major American Orchestras: 1980 – 2000”
Honors Research, Advised by Dr. Annegret Fauser
UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, April 2007
 
“Orchestral Conductors: Academia vs. Professional”
Grant Supported Summer Research, Advised by Tonu Kalam
UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, August 2006

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
Artistic and Business Leadership:
Music Ensemble Direction, Music Ensemble Management, Project Management, Event Planning, Music Development, Customer Service, Innovation Around Business, Presentation Development, Training (one-on-one and classroom environments)
Music Performance:
Ensemble Conducting, with experience in Orchestra, Band, Chamber, and Pit Orchestras
Flute Performance (including Piccolo, Alto Flute, and ethnic flutes)
Basic Techniques in Vocal (Baritone) and Piano
Music Arranging and Orchestrating:
Course taken in Orchestration at UNC-CH and Texas Tech University.  Pieces arranged and orchestrated for full orchestra, string orchestra, saxophone quartet, mixed woodwind chamber ensembles, Pit Orchestras, and beginning jazz ensemble. Performances of:
- Piazzola’s Miloga del Angel for Bandoneon and String Orchestra; Texas Tech Orchestra (March 2010)
- Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade and Great Gate for sax quartet (May, 2007)
- Kander’s Cabaret the Musical for Pit Orchestra [winds/sax quartet/brass/pno/perc] (Dec, 2006) 
Computer Software:
Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Visio, PowerPoint and Publisher; Microsoft Expression Web; FileMaker Pro; Corel Paint Shop Pro and Video Studio; Sibelius Music Notation Software

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Private Music Instruction
Conducting
Dr. Andrew George, Orchestral Director, Texas Tech University (2008-2010)
Professor Gary Lewis, Orchestral Director, Texas Tech University (2007-2008)
Professor Susan Kelbanow, Choral Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007)
Professor Tonu Kalam, Orchestra Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2003-2006)
William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor, North Carolina Symphony (2002-2003)
Flute
Dr. Lisa Garner-Santa, Professor, Texas Tech University (2008)
Dr. Brooks de Wetter-Smith, Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2003-2007)
Mary Boone, Second Flute, North Carolina Symphony (1998-2003)

Relevant Course Work
Disney University: Creativity and Innovation: Gaining the Edge, Entertainment Professional Development Study

Texas Tech University
: Theory Pedagogy, Performance and Analysis; Schenkerian Analysis, Post-Tonal Analysis; Self Directed Study in Neo-Riemannian Theory; Self Directed Study in Semiotics and Music Theory, Orchestration, Wind Literature, Symphonic Literature, Beethoven

UNC Chapel Hill: Choral Conducting, Orchestration, Post-Tonal Analysis

Conducting Workshops
Texas Tech Wind Conducting Symposium (Lubbock, TX) - July 2008
Rose City International Conductors Workshop (Portland, OR) - June 2006
Workshop led by Leonard Slatkin (Chapel Hill, NC) - April 2005

AWARDS and GRANTS
Earl Slocum Band Award
A chancellor’s award presented annually to one member of the UNC Band Program selected by the band directors and awarded to a graduating senior.
 
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Funded research project selected by the University of North Carolina’s Office for Undergraduate Research’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program (SURF).  Used to fund “Orchestral Conductors: Academia vs. Professional.”