Curriculum Vitae

Current Positions

University of Lethbridge Conservatory of Music

Alternate Percussion Instructor, 2015

Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra

Substitute Percussionist, 2015

Symphony of the Kootenays

Alternate Principal Percussionist, 2015

Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp

Drumset Instructor/Board Executive, 2015

Marc Vantol Percussion

Private Instructor/Clinician/Performer, 2012

Current Ensembles

Lethbridge Community Band Society

Percussionist, Private Instructor, 2017

Latin Rev

Percussionist, 2018

Education

University of Lethbridge

Bachelor of Music, Percussion Performance
Classical/World Music
Gold Medal Nominee, 2015

Red Deer College

Music Diploma, Percussion Performance
Contemporary Drumset
Great Distinction, 2012

Awards & Achievements

Fine Arts Gold Medal Nomination, University of Lethbridge 2015

Abbondanza Fine Arts Scholarship, University of Lethbridge 2014

Fine Arts Scholarship, University of Lethbridge 2013

Louis McKinney Scholarship, Red Deer College 2013

Jason Lang Scholarship, 2012, 2014, 2015

Keith Mann Memorial Music Scholarship, Red Deer College 2012

Mary and William Quiring Memorial Endowment Music Scholarship, Red Deer College 2011

Music Performance Scholarship winner, Red Deer College 2010

Student KITE Award for Excellence, Red Deer College 2005, 2006

President’s/Dean’s List Honour Roll, Red Deer College, 2005 – 2012

President’s/Dean’s List Honour Roll, University of Lethbridge, 2013-2015

Professional Affiliations

Volunteer & Community Involvement

Lethbridge Community Band Society, Artistic Direction Committee, 2017 – Present

Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp, Board Member and Instructor, 2016 – Present

Boys and Girls Club, Volunteer, 2015 – Present

Flip Fest, Anti-Oppression Training – 2017, 2018

Camp Fyrefly Calgary, Adult Mentor, 2013, 2014, 2015

Safer Spaces, Workshop and Training, 2013 – 2018

Self-Harm and Suicide Disclosure Training, 2013, 2014, 2015

2017

Classical Percussion Masterclass, Jian Peung, MMus. – China, Lethbridge, AB

Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion, Drum kit, snare drum, and percussion ensemble clinics, Calgary, AB

Traditional Chinese Drumming Retreat, Jian Peung, MMus. – China, Lethbridge, AB

“Choreography Primer”, Choreography intensive, Kris Bergstrom – Los Angeles Taiko Institute, San Diego, CA

“Katsugi-Daiko and Lateral Drumming”, Taiko intensive, Patrick Graham – Montreal, San Diego, CA

“Base and Grace: Power in Stance”, Taiko intensive, Master Seiichi Tanaka – Founder of San Francisco Taiko Dojo, San Diego, CA

“Quitiplas in the Pocket”, Peruvian 5/8 rhythms translated for taiko, Yeeman (ManMan) Mui – Los Angeles Taiko Institute, San Diego, CA

Sakura Taiko, Midnight Taiko Kai (Calgary), Lethbridge, AB

Taiko Skills Day, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB

 

2016

 

“Drumset as a Solo Instrument”, Drum kit masterclass, Marko Djordjevic, Indianapolis, IL

“Learning Dagara Gyil: World Percussion Lab for Dagara Xylophone Music”, Percussion clinic, Bernard Woma, Indianapolis, IL

Drum kit Masterclass, JoJo Mayer, Indianapolis, IL

“If you can Rock… You Can Swang”, Drum kit masterclass – Bryan Carter, Indianapolis, IL

“Points of Intersect: Parallels in technique and improvisation between Indian and Arabic Percussion”, Percussion clinic, T.J. Troy, Indianapolis, IL

“Conga and Djembe Technique: A Side by Side Comparison”, Percussion clinic, Matthew Henry, Indianapolis, IL

“Developing a Rhythmic Foundation for Jazz Improvisation”, Drum kit and vibraphone masterclass, Ed Soph and Dick Sisto, Indianapolis, IL

“Funk, BeBop, and Beyond”, Drum kit masterclass, Mike Clark of Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, Indianapolis, IL

“Drumset in the Symphony Orchestra”, Drum kit masterclass, Peter Erskine, Indianapolis, IL

“21st Century Samba-jazz Drumset”, Drum kit clinic, Andy Smith with Batuque Trio, Indianapolis, IL

Marimba Quartet Clinic, Katarzyna Mycka, Indianapolis, IL

“Drum Monologue”, Drum kit clinic, Tosin Aribisala, Indianaoplis, IL

“Body Jammin’ – A Rhythm Facilitator’s Guide to Portable Percussion”, Dave Holland, Indianapolis, IL

“Maxing out your Method Books – Creative and Alternate Applications for standard drum methods”, Percussion clinic, Jonathan Ovalle, Indianapolis, IL

“Mali Foli”, Balafon and djembe masterclass, Bassidi Kone, Indianapolis, IL

Percussive Arts Society International Conference (PASIC), VIP Member Attendance, Indianapolis, IL

Solo Marimba Masterclass, Aiyun Huang, Lethbridge, AB

Brazilian Drum Kit Masterclass, Antoine Fatout, Lethbridge, AB

Dokokara Taiko Intensive, Yuta Kato – Principal at Los Angeles Taiko Institute, Calgary, AB

Marimba Masterclass, Judith Spencer, Lethbridge, AB

 

2015

Percussive Arts Society International Conference (PASIC), VIP Member Attendance, Austin, TX

Cajon – Extended Techniques, Margie Tong, Hong Kong, China

Vibraphone Masterclass, Maraca Two Percussion Group, Lethbridge, AB

Chinese Percussion Workshop, Four Gig Heads (Ho Yi On and Angus Fu), Hong Kong, China

UofL Global Drums, World Percussion Retreat, Fernie, BC

 

2014

 

Percussive Arts Society International Conference (PASIC), VIP Member Attendance, Indianapolis, IL

Samba Bateria Intensive, Jimmy Biala – Samba Master from San Francisco, Fernie, AB

Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion, Timpani and Snare Drum Clinics, Calgary, AB

Traditional Tahitian Log Drumming, Kumu Lloyd Chandler – Master Drummer from Tahiti, Brigham Young University, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

UofL Global Drums, World Percussion Retreat, Fernie, BC

 

2013

Traditional Brazilian Samba Bateria, Malcolm Lim, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB

Traditional Tahitian Drumming, Kumu Lloyd Chandler – Master Drummer from Tahiti, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB

Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion, Timpani and Marimba Clinics, Calgary, AB

UofL Global Drums, World Percussion Retreat, Waterton, AB

 

2012

Jazz and Contemporary Chart Reading, Tommy Banks, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB

Live Music Mixing and Music Business, Don Felder ofThe Eagles’, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB

 

Classes and Percussion Programs

2016 – Present

 

“Let’s Drum” Youth Drumming Classes, Conservatory of Music – Substitute, Lethbridge, AB

“Housing First” Drop-In Drum Program, Conservatory of Music – Substitute, Lethbridge, AB

We Hit It Percussion (WHIP) Youth Ensemble, Conservatory of Music – Substitute, Lethbridge, AB

 

2016 – 2018

Music Instructor, Lethbridge Community Taiko Association, Lethbridge, AB

 

2017

African Drum and Dance (nine classes), Father Leonard Van Tighem School, Lethbridge, AB

 

2016

Group Drumming Program (six weeks), Warner School, Warner, AB

Percussion Music Program (eight weeks), Granum School – Grades 1-6, Granum, AB

 

 
 

Workshops and Group Teaching

2016 – Present

 

World Drumming (Japanese Taiko), Conservatory of Music, Lethbridge, AB

Japanese Taiko, Lethbridge Community Taiko Association, Lethbridge, AB

Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp, Drum Kit Instructor, Lethbridge, AB

Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp, Song Writing and Orchestration, Lethbridge, AB

 

2017

University of Lethbridge Fine Arts Day, African Drumming Workshop, Lethbridge, AB

History of Music – Galt Museum and Archives, History of Taiko Lecture and Workshop, Lethbridge, AB

Group Hand Drumming, Dr. Probe Elementary School, Lethbridge, AB

Introduction to Polynesian and African Drum and Dance, Masonic Lodge Anniversary Luau, Lethbridge, AB

Percussion Techniques and How They Relate to Taiko, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB

African Drumming Workshop, Camp Fyrefly, Cochrane, AB

Classical Percussion Band Clinics, Gilbert Paterson Middle School, Lethbridge, AB

Japanese Taiko Workshop, Alberta Cultural Days, City Hall, Lethbridge, AB

Classical Percussion Band Clinics, G.S Lakie Middle School, Lethbridge, AB

 

2016

Drum Circle Techniques and Rhythms, Ammena Dance Co., Lethbridge, AB

Djembe Group Drumming, Lethbridge Immigrant Services, Lethbridge, AB

Japanese Taiko Workshop, Alberta Cultural Days, City Hall, Lethbridge, AB

Hand Drumming and Group Drumming Techniques, Ecole Agnes Davidson School, Lethbridge, AB

Arabic Rhythms Workshops, Ammena Dance Co., Lethbridge, AB

 

2015 – Present

 

World Drumming (Japanese Taiko), Conservatory of Music, Lethbridge, AB

African Group Drumming, Conservatory of Music, Lethbridge, AB

Traditional African Workshops, Ammena Dance Co., Lethbridge, AB

 

2014

 

Classical Percussion Band Clinics, Wilson Middle School, Lethbridge, AB

2017

Symphony of the Kootenays, principal percussionist – Return of the Night at the Movies, Kimberly, BC

Asian Heritage Festival – Multicultural Society of Lethbridge, LCTA taiko performance, Lethbridge, AB

Wintervention – Big Beat Dinner and Dance Fundraiser, drum kit performance, Bellevue, AB

Lethbridge Community Band Association, Mozart and Mario, with special guests LCTA, Lethbridge, AB

UofL Global Drums, UofL 50 Year Celebration Spring Concert, Classical and World Percussion, Lethbridge, AB

Taber Multicultural Day, LCTA taiko performance, Taber, AB

UofL Global Drums Fundraiser, African Drum and Dance, Steel Pan, and Chinese Drumming performance, Lethbridge, AB

Lethbridge Neighborhood Days, LCTA taiko performance – Upper Victoria Park and Uplands Neighborhood Party, Lethbridge, AB

Canada Day 150 Celebration at Nikka Yuko, LCTA taiko performance with Global Drums, Lethbridge, AB

Alberta Heritage Days, LCTA taiko performance, Lethbridge, AB

Pop Up Yoga – Taiko Yin Yoga Series, Live Drumming and Yoga Series, Lethbridge, AB

Lethbridge Community Band Society, Mayor’s Christmas Concert, Lethbridge, AB

Symphony of the Kootenays, principal percussionist – ‘tis the Season for the Symphony, Cranbrook, BC

Lethbridge Community Band Society, Chillers and Thrillers, Lethbridge, AB

Whoop Up Parade, Lethbridge Community Taiko Association – First Place, Most Entertaining Float, Lethbridge, AB

University of Lethbridge Basketball, LCTA taiko performance, timeout and half-time entertainment, Lethbridge, AB

Shine on Summer Festival – UofL Homecoming, LCTA taiko performance, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB

Taiko Gouchie Fundraiser, Great Canadian Barn Dance, Hill Spring, AB

 

2016

 

Symphony of the Kootenays, Virtuosity Tour, Cranbrook and Trail, BC

Rohub Ensemble – The Parrot, Indian Tar and Doumbek Performance, Lethbridge, AB

Symphony of the Kootenays, Symphonic Energy – 40th Anniversary, Cranbrook and Creston, BC

UofL Global Drums, Spring and Fall Concert Performances, Classical Percussion Ensemble and World Music Ensemble, Lethbridge, AB

Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp Fundraiser, drum kit performance, Lethbridge, AB

Pop Up Yoga – The Art of Inner Movement Series, Live Percussion and Yoga Series, world percussion performance, Lethbridge, AB

CASA Family Fun Day, Vibraphone Solo Performance, Lethbridge, AB

University of Lethbridge Convocation Ceremonies, UofL Wind Orchestra, Lethbridge, AB

 

2015

Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, Opera Hits Parade, Lethbridge, AB

UofL Global Drums, Chinese Tour and Workshops, Hong Kong, China

Asian Culture Week, LCTA taiko performance, Lethbridge, AB

University of Lethbridge Convocation Ceremonies, UofL Wind Orchestra, Lethbridge, AB

Ammena Dance Co, Arabic and Middle Eastern Drumming, Lethbridge, AB

UofL Global Drums, Spring and Fall Concert Performances, Classical Percussion Ensemble and World Music Ensemble, Lethbridge, AB

 

2014

 

UofL Global Drums, Polynesian Tour and Workshops, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

The Beat Goes On Gala, World Percussion Performance, Calgary, AB

Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion, Classical and World Percussion Performance, Calgary and Didsbury, AB

Lethbridge Children’s Festival, World Percussion Performance, Lethbridge, AB

CASA First Friday, Classical Percussion Performance, Lethbridge, AB

UofL Global Drums, Spring and Fall Concert Performances, Classical Percussion Ensemble and World Music Ensemble, Lethbridge, AB

University of Lethbridge Convocation Ceremonies, UofL Wind Orchestra, Lethbridge, AB

 

2013

Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion, Classical and World Percussion Performance, Calgary, AB

University of Lethbridge Convocation Ceremonies, UofL Wind Orchestra, Lethbridge, AB

UofL Global Drums, Fall Concert Performance, Classical Percussion Ensemble and World Music Ensemble, Lethbridge, AB

‘That’s Entertainment’, Year End Showcase, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB