Adjunct Professor of Music (tuba and euphonium) at several colleges in the Nashville area, including Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, Lipscomb University, Fisk University, Belmont University, Murray State University and Tennessee State University (Since 2010). Served as music director at KingstonSpringsUnitedMethodistChurch, Kingston Springs, Tennessee, and at Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Free lance artist on bass and tuba with various ensembles around Nashville, Tennessee. Worked at Opryland USA with the Firehouse Jazz Band and on the General Jackson Showboat. Substitute principal tuba for Paducah, (KY) Symphony. Member of Nashville Wind Ensemble, Tennessee Jazz Orchestra, Capitol Brass, Bradley Brass, The Establishment, Gloria Belle and Tennessee Sunshine (Bluegrass), Kingston Strings (Bluegrass), Die Musik Meisters (German), Nashville Weather (Irish), Chattanooga Broadway Series “State Fair”, etc. Free lance artist on bass and tuba with many ensembles around Chicago, Illinois. Artists include Karl Linden, Franz Benteler, Frankie Masters, Della Reese. Played bass in the staff orchestra at Executive Inn, Owensboro, Kentucky. In this capacity I performed with a 12 piece big band and a jazz trio. Some of the artists we backed include Frankie Avalon, Johnny Desmond, Red Skelton, The Mills Brothers, Wayne Newton, Engelbert Humperdinck, Sammy Davis Jr. Played bass with the U.S. Armed Forces Bicentennial Band and Chorus from Washington, D.C. This was a special multi-service band put together to tour the United States in celebration of the U.S. Bicentennial. We performed in all 50 state capitals, cities in between, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands for about 1.6 million people in venues such as KennedyCenter, Interlochen Bowl, Boston Symphony Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Wolftrap, Mormon Tabernacle. We made numerous appearances on national television. Some of the artists we worked with include the Mike Douglas Show, Frank Sinatra, Jose Ferrar. The band played the official July 4, 1976, ceremonies with President Carter at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. I was in the Marine Corps detachment and enlisted on a special contract with no basic training at the rank of Staff Sergeant. Free lance artist on tuba and bass in the Indianapolis, Indiana area. Artists include Shirley Jones, Henry Mancini, Starlight Musicals, Clowes Hall Broadway Series, “No No, Nanette”, etc.
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