Author of Hit it Hard & Wish it Well:
Claude Gordon’s Approach to Trumpet & Brass Playing

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Purtle Brass Conference, Anderson University; Anderson, SC
Host and presenter for music workshop attracting brass players of all levels worldwide to SC with university credit. Highly reviewed in The Brass Herald (UK) and International Trumpet Guild.

Clinician and Presenter
Presentations at SC MENC Convention, SC International Trumpet Guild, Furman University, Anderson University, Bob Jones University, SCACS Convention and other music education events on topics of brass playing and technology use.

Manager for Harry Kim - Trumpet
Featured Artist and Clinician at the National Trumpet Competition
Producing multimedia presentations for Harry Kim

Manager for George Shelby - Saxophone
Yamaha Artist Performer and Clinician

Work Published: International Trumpet Guild, The Brass Herald (London), Cited in various doctoral thesis as an authority on Claude Gordon’s brass teachings.

Adjunct Trumpet Professor, Anderson University; Anderson, SC
Adjunct Trumpet Professor, Clemson University; Clemson, SC

Trumpet Performances with: Dionne Warwick, Rita Coolidge, Rhythm & Brass, Sandi Patty, Reggie & Ladye Love Smith, Christopher Parkening, Jubilant Sykes, Wayne Bergeron, and Byron Stripling. Solo Performance featured on SC Carolina Concerts, SC ETV Radio YourDay, German radio - Koln Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Brentwood-Westwood Symphony, Downey Symphony, Spartanburg Philharmonic, Hendersonville Symphony, and Greater Anderson Music Arts Consortium