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BAND MEMBER

                                      Mannheim Steamroller (keyboardist) Annual Holiday Tour (Red band): SCHEDULE 2019
Annual Holiday Tour (Red band): 47 shows, 18 states, 38 cities SCHEDULE 2018
Strategic Air Command & Aerospace (SAC) Museum Gala 2018
                              Annual Holiday Tour (Green band): 46 shows, 14 states, 34 cities SCHEDULE 2017
FEI (International Equestrian Federation) World Cup Finals 2017
Annual Holiday Tour (Red band): 49 shows, 19 states, 40 cities SCHEDULE 2016
Universal Studios Florida Grinchmas concerts 2015
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MUSIC DIRECTOR * CONDUCTOR

  Catch Me If You Can (conductor & pianist) Des Moines Playhouse 2019
  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (MD, conductor, & pianist) Simpson College 2018
  Songs for a New World (MD, conductor, & pianist) Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre, Noce   2016
  Sister Act (MD) Cloris Leachman Award nominee for best musical  Des Moines Playhouse 2016
  Murder Ballad (MD, conductor, & pianist) Noce, Des Moines Onstage 2016
  Spring Awakening (MD, conductor, & pianist) Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines Onstage 2014
  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (MD, conductor, & pianist) Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 2013
  Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (MD & composer/arranger of score) San Jose Repertory Theatre 2011
  Jesus Christ Superstar (MD, conductor, & pianist) Encore Musical Theatre Company 2010
  Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (MD & composer/arranger of score)  New Repertory Theatre 2009
  Nunsense (MD, conductor, & pianist) Dexter Community Players, MI 2009
  Grease (MD, conductor, & pianist) Dexter Community Players, MI 2009
  Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (MD & composer/arranger of score)  New Repertory Theatre 2008
  The Apple Tree (MD, conductor, & pianist) Dexter Community Players, MI 2008
  1940's Radio Hour (conductor & pianist) Community High School, Ann Arbor, MI 2008
  Honk! (conductor & pianist) Dexter Community Players, MI 2008
  Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (MD & composer/arranger of score)  New Repertory Theatre 2007
  Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (MD & composer/arranger of score)  New Repertory Theatre 2006
  Kitchen Play intermezzo (MD & singer) i Sebastiani commedia dell'arte 2006
  Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (MD & composer/arranger of score)  New Repertory Theatre 2005
  Doppio del corpo intermezzo (MD & singer) i Sebastiani commedia dell'arte 2005
  Grease (MD, conductor, & pianist) Derby Arts Academy 2005
  Broadway in Bellerose (substitute MD/accompanist)   Saint Gregory's Theatre, NY 2004
  Illeana Kirven's Cabaret ((MD, arranger, & pianist)  YMHA, NJ 2004
  Be a Man (MD, conductor, pianist, & composer/arranger of score) NWU Theatre 2003
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  Music Director of the Theatre Academy (also voice instructor) Walnut Hill School for the Arts 2005-07

  Resident Music Director & Conductor

all musical theatre productions & six-nights-per-week cabarets 

(also pianist & arranger)

Carousel Music Theater

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2004 spring/summer/fall season

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  Liturgical choir director & musician

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PIANIST

The Wizard of Oz (also vocal coach) Young People's Theatre 2009
The Baker's Wife (also vocal coach) Performance Network Theatre 2007
Disney's Beauty & the Beast Wheelock Family Theatre 2007
Seussical Dedham High School, MA        2007
Monsters! The Musical (also substitute conductor) Boston Center for the Arts   2006
Cinderella Dedham High School, MA 2006
Always a Bridesmaid, Always a Bride Off Broadway, NYC 2005
Children of Eden NWU Theatre 2003
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (for limited rehearsals) TADA Productions 2003
Footloose Lincoln Community Playhouse 2003
Ed Linderman's Broadway Jukebox (both accompanist & cast member/singer) NWU Theatre 2002
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (also piano-conductor) NWU Theatre 2002
Jesus Christ Superstar Lincoln Community Playhouse 2002
Little Shop of Horrors (also piano-conductor) NWU Theatre 2001
The Wiz NWU Theatre 2000

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Pianist Showtune Karaoke (with live piano) at Noce 2016-2018
Staff accompanist: recitals, classes, juries, lessons, auditions Drake University (on leave Fall 2018) 2013-present
Freelance Pianist weddings, auditions, cabarets, jazz, fundraisers, etc. 1995-present
Pianist DSM Folk Collective 2017
Pianist Laura Bretan concert: Boys Town 100yr gala 2017
Pianist IA Jazz Hall of Fame: Tina Haase Findlay induction 2017
Staff  accompanist: juries, lessons, auditions   Simpson College 2014-2015
Staff accompanist: Drake Chorale Drake University 2013-2015
Staff accompanist: modern dance & ballet courses Minnesota State University 2012-13
Pianist ACDFA North Central Conference 2013
Accompanist: classes Encore Musical Theatre Company 2010
Accompanist: concert for 2004 tsunami victims Art 4 NYC & The Phuket Project, NYC 2005

Accompanist: NWU Theatre & Music Departments:

          Women’s, Show, Chamber & University Choirs & recitals/juries/lessons/auditions

1999-2003

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Keyboardist/singer Amber Dawn (folk rock band) 2001-02
Pianist Lincoln Civic Orchestra 2001
Accompanist Missoula Children's Theater tours 1999, 2000
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INSTRUCTOR

Adjunct faculty Drake University Music/Theatre Departments 2013-present
Voice Instructor Private studio 2003-present
Guest Artist Simpson College Theatre Department 2018
Voice instructor Des Moines Onstage 2013-16
Adjunct faculty: Voice instructor Minnesota State University, Department of Theatre & Dance 2012-13
Vocal coach Young People's Theatre 2008
Voice instructor Walnut Hill School for the Arts' Theatre Academy 2005-07

Instructor New Repertory Theatre musical theatre courses 2006
Instructor Derby Arts Academy showtunes & a cappella courses 2006

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Instructor St. Peter Community Education candy making classes 2013
Instructor Boston Center for Adult Education cake decorating courses 2006
   

 

 

COMPOSER * ARRANGER SELECTED WORKS

SOUNDCLIPS

 

        Thank You for Being a Friend 

      new music composed for the 2014 Off-Broadway re-launch

 

Original music & arrangements, co-composed with Luke Jones

*Shelterbelt Theatre: 2015 includes 3 new songs

*Off-Broadway: 2014

2013-17

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        Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

Original score & arrangements for vocals & 18+ instruments 

*Portland Playhouse: 2013, '14, '15, '16, '17, '18, & at present '19

*San Jose Repertory Theatre: 2011 & '12

*New Repertory Theatre: 2005, '06, '07, '08, & '09

2005-09, 2011-18

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        Barometer

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Original music for silent film short

produced by Aaron Santos, Ph.D. & his students at Oberlin College

winner of ObieReel Competition, 2012 

2012

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        Newton & the Apple

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Original music for cartoon

by Aaron Santos, Ph.D.

2009

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        Reaching for Paradise: 

        The Life & Art of Carlotta Petrina 

New score of original music for public television video-biography 

written & produced by Virginia Tufte, Ph.D.

2008-2010

 

         Be a Man 

 

Original musical theatre comedy, co-composed with Luke Jones

*performed by NWU Theatre Department 

2003

 

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         Nursery Song Cycle

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5-song cycle for Mezzo Soprano with Piano

*performed at NWU recitals & at 2003 Phi Kappa Phi banquet

2003

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         "Ave Maria”

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SATB choral piece with SATB soloists

*performed by NWU Choir on 2002 European tour & 2003 Baccalaureate

*performed by The Western Wind

2002

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        "Ave Maria”

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Soprano/Mezzo Soprano/Tenor piece with Piano 

*performed on NWU recitals & at St. Paul United Methodist Church

2002

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        Wedding ceremonial music, commissioned

2000-present

        Choral pieces for NWU Show Choir & Men's Glee 2000-02

        Music commission for A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Grand Island High School, NE

2001

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SINGER 

PERFORMANCE RESUME & SOUNDCLIPS

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..VISUAL ARTIST

PORTFOLIO

 

Cover artist: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) (Oct 15, 2017: Vol. 215, No. 8) 2017
Book illustrator (60+ ink drawings)Pieces: Embroidered by Memory by Virginia James Tufte (Graphics Press)  2013
Artist: pen & ink commission for Wolf Run Nature Preserve, Wakeman, OH 2012
Freelance cake decorator 1990-present
Cake decorator: Cake Man Raven Confectionery 2005
Pet portrait artist   2003-present
Artist/designer: Corporate tourism logo: Long Pine, NE Chamber of Commerce 1996
Book cover illustrator: How to Love a Basketcase by Jan Ford (private publication)  1996

 

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EDUCATION

B.A. in Music, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 2003 * 3.96 GPA (4.0 scale) * High Distinction honors

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SPECIAL SKILLS
Sightreads vocal & piano music easily  *  Plays piano from lead sheets
Improvises on piano  *  Transcribes music  *  Skilled with music notation software 
Draws & paints  *  Crafter: decorative painting, greeting cards, "found" art
Sewing  *  Woodworking  *  Candy making