Biography & Career
Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Ed. from William Paterson University.
Masters of Arts Degree, Music Performance, from Montclair State University.
Teacher of secondary school in New Jersey for 34 years
Fine Arts Department Chairperson & Director of Bands and Orchestras at Clearwater High School from 2014 – 2016 and Director of Bands and Orchestra at Morris Knolls High School in Rockaway, NJ from 1986 – 2014.
Also served as the music composition middle college teacher for Fairleigh Dickinson University.
North Jersey Area Honors Band President and Conductor.
New Jersey Allstate Percussion coordinator.
Student coordinator for the 2014 NFL Super Bowl Half Time Show featuring Bruno Mars and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Drum set for NY City recording artist “Gabriels Hold”
Educational Artist for Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drum Company, REMO Percussion and Ludwig Drums.
Since 1987 I have been extremely involved as a music/percussion clinician and
music adjudicator and has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada,
Europe and Japan.
Drum Corps International Percussion Caption administrator from 1997 -1999.
Drum Corps Association Percussion administrator 2001-2003.
Presently judging music for W.G.I. Percussion judge, Bands of America and Drum Corps International.
The percussion arranger/Show Designer for the 2004 Magic of Orlando
Division 1 DCI Drum and Bugle corps.
2005 music/show consultant for the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps and the
percussion designer and arranger for the New York Skyliners.
Percussion tech for the 1982 & 83 Bayonne Bridgemen.
Marching member of the Hawthorne Muchachos from 1973 through 76.
Marching/Staff member of the Hawthorne Caballeros from 1977-79.
Numerous commissions for percussion arrangements and compositions
throughout the world, with published ensembles exclusively with Rowloff Music
Productions, Nashville, TN. www.rowloff.com
Joel Ross, Marquis Hill Blacktet
June 16 - 17 | New York, NY
Jerry Tachoir, Tachoir Duo
June 17 | Nashville, TN
Chase Jackson, MDK with Detroit Wind Symphony
June 18 | Detroit, MI
Jim Cooper, Lake Effect Jazz Combo
June 18 | St Joseph, MI
Beth Gottlieb, Lt Dan Band
June 18 | San Diego, CA
Jim Cooper, Just Jazz
June 22 | Southfield, MI