Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind ConductingProjected August 2019
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Teaching Assistant of Bands
Graduate Level GPA – 4.00

Master of Music in Music Education – Instrumental Emphasis | May 2012
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
Graduate Assistant of Bands
Graduate Level GPA – 4.00

Bachelor of Music in Music Education – Instrumental Emphasis | May 2008
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
Primary Instrument – Flute
Magna Cum Laude – 3.71 GPA

Level 2 Utah Teaching License (Music K-12) | June 2011

Level 1 Utah Teaching License (Music K-12) | July 2008

Preliminary California Teaching Credential (Music K-12) | June 2008
CLAD Certified, SB2042

Teaching Assistant, University of Kentucky | August 2017 – Present
Lexington, KY
UK Wind Symphony
Rehearsed and conducted multiple works, Spring ’18, Fall ‘18
Directed sectionals and small groups in performance preparation
Oversaw social media efforts across concert band program
Flute Section Member
UK Symphony Band
Rehearsed and conducted multiple works, Fall ‘17
Directed sectionals and small groups in performance preparation
Flute Section Leader
UK Concert Band
Rehearsed and conducted multiple works, Spring ’18, Spring ‘19
French Horn Section Member
Wildcat Marching Band
Instructed students in instrument performance and marching technique
Arranged music (Sibelius) and designed drill (Pyware, Ultimate Drill Book) for field shows
Oversaw social media efforts
Managed uniform and apparel distribution and maintenance
Assisted with High School Band Day, Alumni Band, and School of Music collaborative performances
Organized travel including away pep band and bowl trips
UK Pep Bands
Conducted pep bands for women’s volleyball, women’s basketball, and gymnastics
Arranged music (Sibelius) for pep band
Built a positive working relationship with game athletics and media representatives
UK Music Education
Assisted with undergraduate introduction to conducting course
Planned and delivered group activities and individual lessons
Assisted with undergraduate instrumental methods and materials course
UK Band Office Administration
Managed UK Honors Wind Ensemble & Concert Band audition process and event
Assisted with WindFest Concert Band Festival including facility, judge, and guest band logistics
Oversaw summer recruitment efforts (Summer ‘17, ‘18)
Managed band program social media, print media, and festival materials
UK School of Music
Graduate Student Council Member (2018-2019)
Represented University of Kentucky music ensemble graduate students and voiced their
concerns within the School of Music
Organized school-wide open forums for visiting composers and guest artists

Director of Bands, Payson High School | October 2014 – May 2016
Payson, UT
Taught Concert Band, Jazz Band, Guitar, AP Music Theory, Grades 10-12
Both Concert and Jazz Band qualified for State Festival for first time in ten and five years
Quadrupled enrollment, Fall 2015
Reestablished AP Music Theory program after seven-year hiatus
Directed extracurricular Marching Band program
Wrote original music, field drill, and choreography for 1A and 2A field shows
Marching Band declared 1A State Champions in undefeated season, Fall 2015
Hosted and directed annual Nebo Tournament of Bands (field show competition)
Directed pep band for football and basketball games
Sponsored and oversaw winter color guard and winter drum line programs

Director of Bands & Orchestras, Mt. Nebo Junior High School | August 2008 – May 2016
Payson, UT
Directed three levels of Concert Band and three levels of Orchestra, Grades 7-9
Increased program enrollment from 12% to 25% of student population
Implemented full symphony orchestra program
Designed a weekly academic music curriculum for ensemble students with a three-year arc of music theory, history, musicology, and ethnomusicology units at the junior high level
Established before-school Jazz, Bluegrass, and Mariachi programs with approx. 60 students
Procured Bluegrass instruments for student use and collected and transcribed world folk music repertoire
Involved local Bluegrass musicians in instruction and performance
Instructed the only school Mariachi program in the state of Utah
Involved local Mariachi musicians in instruction and performance
Arranged authentic at-level transcriptions of traditional Mariachi songs
Taught Spanish and English speakers to sing traditional songs in Spanish
Co-Directed Spring Musicals including instrumental and vocal rehearsals, acting coaching, music arrangement, pit orchestra conducting, choreography, set design, costuming, and make-up
Conducted approx. 400 students in Les Miserable Jr. in Concert (Salem, UT)
Encouraged vertical integration through student participation in high school activities and collaborative performances
Fine Arts Department Chair, 2010 – 2011

Adjunct Professor of Music, Laney College | June 2011 – August 2016
Oakland, CA 
Instructed classes over summer semester for secondary students and adults
Directed classes in concert band and orchestra
Served as assistant for classes in band, orchestra, choir, and jazz, 2006 – 2010
Prepared students for full concerts and conducted concerts with approx. eight days of

Interim Director of Bands, University of the Pacific | August 2011 – May 2012
Stockton, CA
Directed Pacific Concert Band/Commencement Band; co-directed Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Responsibilities included recruitment, organization, rehearsals, concert planning and execution, directing band staff members, advertising, community outreach, tour planning, assisting Professor of Bands
Responsible for director duties during Director of Band’s sabbatical, Spring 2012

Related Experience
Founder, And We Were Heard September | 2018 – Present
Created initiative to connect wind bands with female and minority composers
Facilitated collaborative recording projects of music by underrepresented composers
Created web content for project and to host recordings (
Connected and collaborated with other resources and projects focused on diversity programming

Conductor/Coordinator, New Hammer Concert Band | May 2016 – April 2017
Stockton, CA
Assisted in establishing professional-level concert band
Organized and facilitated all scheduling, personnel, and sheet music duties
Co-directed at rehearsals and concerts

Private Music Instructor | August 2012 – April 2017
Lafayette, CA/Payson, UT 
Gave lessons in flute, trumpet, euphonium, saxophone, and conducting to secondary students
Prepared several state-qualifying Solo/Ensemble events

Substitute Teacher | August 2016 – April 2017
Acalanes School District, CA 
Instructed students in classroom activities and assignments in the absence of assigned
Taught all subjects at the high school level
Became highly requested substitute teacher across district
Served as pit orchestra director – Campolindo High School, 2016-17

Utah Marching Band Committee Member | October 2014 – May 2016
Represented 1A Band interests in Utah Marching Circuit
Implemented new technology and facilitated state-wide circuit registration, 2015

Director/Conductor, University of the Pacific Pep Band | January 2007 – March 2008
Stockton, CA 
Responsibilities included directing ensemble at basketball/volleyball games, recruitment and personnel organization, music arrangement and instruction, tour planning, and participation in Big West Basketball Tournament
1st Place – Big West “Battle of the Pep Bands” Competition, 2008

Honors & Awards

  • CBDNA Mike Moss Conducting Study Grant (Diversity in Conducting Symposium Attendees) – 2018
  • 1A Utah State Champion Marching Band (Payson High School) – 2015
  • KMYU Utah State Teacher of the Week – 2015
  • PacificFund Grant Recipient – Attended Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference, 2011
  • University of the Pacific – Honors Program Graduate, 2008
  • University of the Pacific Honors Program – Peer Resident, 2006-07
  • University of the Pacific Dean’s Honor Roll – (6) Semesters
  • University of the Pacific Regent Scholar
  • University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music Excellence in Performance Scholar


  • Album Notes: A Conversation with Jerry Junkin and John Mackey, Author/Interviewer
    The Instrumentalist Magazine – August 2018
  • Selective Music List, Editorial Assistant
    National Band Association – December 2017

Commissioned Works & Transcriptions

  • Untitled Work for Wind Band by Julie Giroux, Consortium Organizer – 2019
    Premiere: April 14, 2019 – University of the Pacific Wind Ensemble, Stockton, CA
    Eric Hammer, Conductor
  • Partita for 8 Voices (Wind Ensemble) by Caroline Shaw/trans. Kaitlin Bove – 2013/2019
    Premiere: March 5, 2019 – University of Kentucky Wind Symphony, Lexington, KY
    Kaitlin Bove, Conductor


  • Back to School: Selecting and Planning the Right Graduate Studies Program for YOU  Presenter | California All-State Music Educators Conference, Fresno, CA – February 2019

Professional Development

  • University of Texas Conducting Symposium – 2018
    Clinicians: Robert Floyd, Jerry Junkin, H. Robert Reynolds
  • Michigan State University Conducting Symposium – 2018
    Clinicians: Jamie Nix, Kevin Noe, Kevin Sedatole
  • College Band Directors National Association Conference – 2017-2018
  • Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference – 2018
  • California All-State Music Education Conference – 2007-2008, 2017
  • Texas Music Educators Association Conference – 2017
  • Utah Music Educators Association Conference – 2009-2016
  • Utah Bandmasters Association Conference – 2014-2016
  • Utah State University, Logan – Tri-State Band Symposium – 2014, 2016
  • Brigham Young University Conducting Workshop – 2013
  • Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference – 2011, 2016-2017

Music Festivals/Tours

  • 2019 – University of Kentucky – Wind Symphony Carnegie Hall Tour (Tour Committee)
  • 2018 – University of Kentucky – Wildcat Marching Band Bowl Trip (Tour Committee)
  • 2017 – University of Kentucky – Wildcat Marching Band Music City Bowl Trip (Tour Committee)
  • 2016 – Payson High School – Concert Band & Orchestra – Colorado West Tour/Festival (Tour Director)
  • 2015 – Nebo Tournament of Bands – Marching Band Festival (Festival Director)
    Payson High School – Marching Band – Southern Utah Tour/Festival (Tour Director)
  • 2014 – Nebo Tournament of Bands – Marching Band Festival (Festival Director)
    Payson High School – Marching Band – Southern California Tour/Festival (Tour Director)
  • 2012 – Payson High School – Marching Band – Southern California Tour (Tour Committee)
  • 2010 – Payson High School – Marching Band – Southern California Tour (Tour Committee)

College Band Directors National Association – 2016-Present
National Band Association – 2012-Present
Women Band Directors International – 2018-Present
Utah Marching Band Committee – 2014-2016
Utah Bandmasters Association – 2012-2016
Utah Music Educators’ Association – 2008-2016
California Music Educators’ Association – 2004-2008; 2011-2012; 2016-2017