Master of Music; Clarinet Performance

  Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University

May 2001

Baltimore, MD


      Bachelor of Music; Clarinet Performance

        Florida Atlantic University

April 1999

Boca Raton, FL


Clarinet Instructors

Anthony Gigliotti; Former Principle Clarinet of Philadelphia Orchestra, 47 years

Steven Barta; Former Principle Clarinet of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Edward Palanker; Former Clarinet/Bass Clarinet of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Paul Green; Former Principle Clarinet of Florida Grand Opera and Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Solo Artist

George Sparks; Current Dean of Fine Arts College at James Madison University



Clarinet (Bb, A, Eb and Bass): Primary instrument, 31 years experience

Flute (Alto Flute and Piccolo): 28 years experience

Alto Saxophone (Tenor and Soprano): 26 years experience

EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument)


Creator: Visual Musimatics: Theory of Music Equivalency and Dysmusica: work in progress




 I believe that since each person is a unique individual, students should be

           treated as such. With that in mind, I strive to morph my teaching techniques to each student in order to work with his/her unique learning styles. I believe that an individual’s unique, personal attributes should be apparent in his/her playing; I do not seek to create carbon copies of myself as a musician. I encourage diversity of musicianship.




Adjunct Clarinet/Flute/Saxophone Instructor; Cecil College

January 2012-May 2017

  • Instruct music majors with the goal of completing an Associate’s Degree and/or transferring to a Conservatory or University

  • Instruct non-music majors with the goal of performance in recitals, auditions and ensembles and to increase knowledge and proficiency on their instrument

  • Perform in Faculty Recitals

  • Recruitment

  • Hold summer music camps for children


Adjunct Clarinet Instructor; Harford Community College

 September 2006 – December 2017

  • Instruct music majors with the goal of completing an Associate’s Degree and/or transferring to a Conservatory or University

  • Instruct non-music majors with the goal of performance in recitals, auditions and ensembles and to increase knowledge and proficiency on their instrument

  • Perform in Faculty Recitals


Private Clarinet/Flute/Saxophone Instructor

January 1997 – present

  • Currently instructing all ages at the following studios:

        Notre Dame Preparatory, Bryn Mawr School, Loyola Blakefield and Home Studio

  • Formerly instructed all ages at the following studios:

       Maryland Conservatory of Music, Towson University Music Preparatory, CCBC Essex and Dundalk Continuing Education, Chesapeake Center         of the Arts, Musician’s Institute of Baltimore,  A.R.T.I.~S.T., Calvert Hall High School, Waldorf School and Mars Music

  • Prepared students for auditions to colleges, honors bands, solo and chamber performances and competitions

  • Former students have been accepted as music majors into colleges such as: Peabody Conservatory, Shenandoah Conservatory, Capital University, Towson University, James Madison University, Catholic University and University of Maryland in Baltimore

  • Students have received Superior ratings at the State and District levels of Solo and Ensemble Festivals and a 5 rating at Gold Cup competition, been accepted into All-State Honors Band, Towson University Honors Band, All-County Band, Catholic University Honors Band, Cappie Awards Honors Band


Clarinet Adjudicator for Anne Arundel County Solo and Ensemble

February 2004

  • Adjudicated one of the clarinet rooms at the Solo and Ensemble festivals which included rating competitors on all levels of clarinet solos and mixed woodwind ensembles

Guest Woodwind Clinician/Artist

January 1998 – present

  • Cecil College, Maryland Conservatory of Music, North Broward Preparatory School, Henderson University School, Pimlico Middle and Baltimore Lutheran School


Panelist for Annual Music Gateway Scholarship Audition Committee at

Notre Dame Preparatory

January 2013-present


Instrumental Instructor for Instrumental Music Program

September 2002 – May 2011

Catholic Schools in the Greater Baltimore area including:

St. Joseph Fullerton, St. Ursula, St. Louis Clarksville, Immaculate Heart of

Mary, Sacred Heart Glyndon, Resurrection/St. Paul, St. John Severna Park

  • Taught small groups (2-10 students per class) of 4th through 8th grade students on all band instruments and guitar

  • Served as Assistant to the Band Director

  • All bands participated in Archdiocesan Music Festivals and Music in the Parks at Hershey Park and received several Superior ratings, First Place Rating and Overall Elementary School Awards


Band Director at Oak Grove Classical Christian School

November 2016-May 2018

  • Taught small groups (2-10 students per class) of 4th through 8th grade students on all band instruments

  • Served as sole Band Director and Conductor of full Band Ensembles; Beginning and Advanced Bands

  • Bands performed at the Christmas and Spring Concerts

  • Solely responsible for fall recruitment

  • Presented Instrument Demonstration of all band instruments for recruitment purposes




Founder and Clarinetist of Quintaero; professional woodwind quintet

Clarinetist of Arioso; professional reed trio

July 2005 – present

  • Performed for Baltimore Artscape 2013

  • Performed at The National Aquarium of Baltimore Cultural Concert Series, Christmas Concert 2013

  • Performed formal classical concerts at Harford Community College, Peabody Elderhostel, Catonsville Concerts at 3 and Concerts on Bonnie Branch (Ellicott City Historical Society)

  • Performed at Music is Magic Concert which was aired on television in 2005

  • Held children’s concert at Oakland Mansion with an instrument petting zoo/trial, and at St. Mary’s in Annapolis where children were asked prior to the concert to download and print a copy from our website of “When the Saints go Marching in” for their instrument and were invited on stage with the quintet to perform with us

  • Joined with a string quartet to form a nonet and performed a multimedia presentation at HCC for Black History Month 2013

  • Performed at several weddings, retirement homes, church concert series and Christmas performances


Solo, Duet and Chamber Ensemble Performances

January 1998 – present

  • Faculty Performances (solo, duet and quartet) at:

       Cecil College, Harford Community College, Maryland Conservatory of Music, Towson University, CCBC Essex and Bryn Mawr School

  • Mozart Clarinet Concerto featured soloist performance with St. Louis Church Concert Orchestra: April 29, 2012

  • Full length solo concert/inaugural performance of St. Paul Lutheran Concert Series on Clarinet and Flute (with use of different artistic mediums to create an all-senses ambience as a unique multi-media presentation, “Journey through the Woods”: November 18, 2012

  • Performed a solo concert at Emmanuel Episcopal Church and at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry: 2013

  • Featured Clarinet Soloist with St. Paul School for Girls Choirs: Holiday Concerts 2017 and 2018 

  • Guest solo performer at All-County Music Store’s “Performer’s Showcase”

  • Featured Soloist in concerto concert with the Florida Atlantic University Wind Ensemble: 1999


Reed Tripler in Orchestra Pit for Musicals

June 2004 – present

Places Performed: Toby’s Dinner Theater, Cockpit in Court at CCBC Essex, Notre Dame Preparatory, Mount Saint Joseph, Charm City Players/St. Timothy’s  School for Girls, Children’s Playhouse of Maryland, Goucher College, Indian Creek School and Artscentric

      Shows Performed

  • Meet me in St. Louis

  • Music Man

  • Once on this Island

  • Damn Yankees

  • Cinderella

  • Into the Woods

  • Sound of Music

  • Secret Garden

  • Annie

  • Shrek the Musical

  • The Producers

  • Pirates of Penzance

  • Bye Bye Birdie

  • Once upon a mattress

  • La Cage Aux Folles

  • Wizard of Oz

  • In the Heights

  • Addams Family

  • Sister Act

  • The Little Mermaid

  • A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder


Active Substitute with the Hotel Paradise Rooftop Jazz Orchestra and Shades of Blue Jazz Orchestra:

Alto and Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Flute



Member of Midnight Moon (clarinet/flute); mixed chamber ensemble

March 2012 – May 2017

  • Performed at CCBC Essex Friday Forum, Cecil College: Milburn Stone Theater and Baltimore Artscape


Substitute woodwind specialist

January 1997 – 2014

  • Performed as substitute clarinet, flute or sax in the following ensembles:

Florida Philharmonic, Boca (Palm Beach) Pops, Symphony of the Americas, Gold Coast Opera, Miami Opera, Baltimore Blaserquintette


Principle Clarinetist in the St. Louis Church Concert Series Orchestra

April 2010 – April 2014


Principle Clarinetist in Maryland Conservatory of Music Chamber Orchestra

September 2005 – September 2007


Assistant Principle Clarinetist in North Carolina School of the Arts European Touring Summer Festival Orchestra

June 2001 – August 2001


Clarinetist in Florida Wind Symphony

September 1998 – August 1999




College Ensembles

  • Principle Clarinetist of Peabody Camerata Chamber Orchestra

  • Assistant Principle Clarinetist of Peabody Symphony Orchestra

  • Principle Clarinetist of FAU Symphony Orchestra and FAU Wind Ensemble

  • Clarinetist of Peabody Quintet and Mixolydian Winds; woodwind quintets

  • Two-time member of Intercollegiate Honors Band of Florida



  • Member of CMENC (Collegiate Music Educator’s National Conference)

  • Member of Mu Phi Epsilon; professional music fraternity


In the Press and Presentations


Press Releases

  • Featured in article written by Adam Kamras that was published internally at Cecil College and in the online and print edition of the Cecil County Whig on Friday, October 26, 2012

  • Featured in article written by Adam Zewe that was published online on the University of Maryland School of Dentistry website on December 14, 2012

  • Participated in Focus Group regarding music conservatories and colleges for Research Firm, selected as panelist as an authority on the subject 2015

  • Participated in an interview aired on YouTube and utilized for presentations to instrument manufacturers regarding the health of the music industry and the responsibilities of various groups for the health of the market 2015

  • Several featured articles and announcements of Quintaero and/or Arioso’s performances throughout the years including the Baltimore Sun, Capital Gazette and the Columbia Patch


  • Presented interactive panel on"Visually Visceral Music Readers: Visual Musimatics" at Cecil College during Mock Auditions Clinic for high school students in 2017

  • Chosen to participate, based on submission of abstract, in the 7x7x7 Panel of Presenters for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in 2017: Presented a 7 minute summary on "Visually Visceral Music Readers: Visual Musimatics" at Harford Community College to fellow faculty colleagues 


High School


Awards and Honors

  • Two Superior with Distinction ratings at State Solo and Ensemble

  • Superior ratings at State and District Solo and Ensemble Festivals

  • Who’s Who Among High School Students recipient due to musical achievements

  • Member of Tri-State, All-State, All-County and All-Area Honors Bands

Voices of Trees: Listen through the Rustling Leaves, mvmt 1 - Composed by: Rachel Matthews; Performed by: Noelle Presby Lipa