Oxford Preparatory Academy –
Direct middle school marching band, honor band, beginning bands, and recorder class. Experience organizing performances, booking transportation, booking concert venues, negotiating with instrument and equipment vendors, and creating marketing and visual materials for the band using Adobe products such as Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere. Also served as interim director at our two other campuses when while sites were between band directors. Non musical experience duties include serving as yearbook advisor for two years and creating marketing materials for the school. Since starting at the school, the marching band has grown from ten to sixty members, and was awarded the 2015 Best Musical Act award from at the 2015 Dana Point Festival of Whales Parade.
City of Orange Tree Lighting Orchestra –
Trumpet player for annual
city of Orange tree lighting ceremony.
Mariachi Alma Y Vida de Tizoc Ceballos –
Music Director, Trumpet.
Revived a Mariachi ensemble originally created in 1994 to periodically contract performances for public and private events.
Trumpet and Guitarron Musician,
Mariachi Monumental de America –
Trumpet, Guitarron and
Vocal. Perform weekly at various events, both public and private as well
as public tours, festivals and concerts. Participated in several studio projects recording trumpet and guitarron for solo and ensemble albums.
Capistrano Community Mariachi Program –
San Juan Capistrano,
Teaching trumpet and guitarron to students ranging from 3rd grade to
adults. Director of Mariachi Capistrano (top performing ensemble). Frequently arranged and transcribed musical selections to adapt them to the musical group.
Northwest Mariachi Conference (10th, 12th, and 13th annual conferences) –
Invited guest instructor for week
long Mariachi conference. Taught beginning trumpet to students from throughout the United States, ranging
from 5th through 12th grade. Performed in final showcase along side other instructors and guest singer for students, parents, and community.
Mariachi Tlaquepaque –
Trumpet, Vocal, and
Guitarron (Bass). Perform weekly at El Mariachi Restaurant in the city of
Orange, as well as outside performances for both private events as well as
public festivals, concerts.
Brass and Marching Instructor,
Willowbrook Middle School –
Instructor for brass students and assisted in marching instruction for middle school band.
Villa Park High School –
Trumpet instructor during
school year and guest soloist during 2007 summer tour.
Trumpet and Marching Coach,
La Quinta High School –
Trumpet/Brass Instructor for summer band camp.
Chapman University Music Ensembles –
Trumpet player in Wind
Symphony and Symphony Orchestra. Played percussion for both Chapman
Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, Percussion and New Music Ensembles.
Served as a conductor for New Music and Percussion Ensemble.
Mariachi Los Galleros de Pedro Rey –
Trumpet, Vocal, and
Guitarron (bass). Performed weekly at El Patio Restaurant in Whittier, as
well as throughout the Los Angeles area for public and private events.
Mariachi Instructor/Program Director,
Furgesson Elementary School –
Assisted in the creation of a Mariachi
program. Instructed 1st through 3rd grade students in performance, basic
music theory and history of Mariachi.
Toured with Mexican pop
singer Jose Manuel Figueroa throughout the United States, Mexico and