Professional Resume

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Myers-Briggs: ENFJ

Education

Lebanon Valley College – Annville, Pennsylvania – Class of 2017

Bachelor of Music in Music Recording Technology

Bachelor of Arts in Music – concentrations in Jazz Studies and Instrumental Studies (Bass)

New York University Steinhardt – New York City, New York – Fall 2019 – Present

Masters of Music in Instrumental Performance: Jazz Instrumental Studies


Work

RWS Entertainment Group – New York, New York

Creative Team Intern: September 2019 – January 2020

  • Aiding the team with creating proposal decks, stage managing workshops for new shows aboard cruise ship, document creation/editing, presentation creation/editing, contacting/organizing talent for gala event, creative brainstorming during meetings, etc.

RWS Entertainment Group – Allentown, PA

Bassist, Company Manager, and Show Captain (band) at Dorney Park Amusement Park: June 2019 – September 2019

  • Tidal Waves: Jam band taking various pop, rock, and R&B songs and adding in new forms, styles, solo sections, arrangements, etc. in exciting ways. (Three shows a day, six days a week)
  • Hot Rhythm Nights: Latin-themed singer/dancer production featuring a live backing band consisting of medleys of over fifteen hot Spanish music! (Three shows a day, six days a week)
  • Company Manager: Being the direct contact between RWS Entertainment Group and Dorney Park, serving as the “leader” of the company, filling out daily operation reports, dealing disciplinary actions and inter-personal cast issues/drama, making creative/logistical decisions, etc.
  • Show Captain (Band): Making sure the shows maintain the same integrity that was designed during rehearsal weeks, being the direct contact/representative of RWS Entertainment group, making creative/logistical decisions, arranging music for new sets, etc.
  • Grand Carnivale: a spectacle of color, unlike any other! A big celebration with two Hot Rhythm Nights (see) above shows, then a parade complete with lavish costumes, floats, and more. Followed by two more Hot Rhythm Nights, and then a “Kiss Goodnight” sendoff.  Grand Carnivale consisted of over one hundred and twenty performers including dancers, singers, musicians, stilt walkers, Cirque Du Soleil, and more!

Lower Dauphin School District – Hummelstown, PA

Indoor Drumline Visual and Cymbal Technician: November 2017 – May 2018, Front Ensemble Technician: November 2018 – May 2019

  • Visual technician – taught students how to march, act, do body movements, etc. as well as creating drill and body movements for the show.
  • Cymbal technician – taught cymbal students how to play their music as well as do body motions particular to the marching cymbal instrument
  • Front Ensemble Technician: taught “pit” students technique, how to play music, visual aspects of “acting” in an drumline setting, running rehearsal, creating/editing the show, etc.

Lower Dauphin School District – Hummelstown, PA

High school jazz band assistant: December 2017 – May 2018, High school jazz band director: January 2018 – May 2019

  • Jazz band assistant – helped band director in rehearsals to teach music, etc.
  • Jazz band director – picked seasons music repertoire, plan rehearsals, rehearse and teach music, book performances for the group, conducting performances, etc.

Pittsburgh CLO – Pittsburgh, PA

Music Assistant for New Musicals Weekend: April 2019

  • The Next Fairy Tale: words and music by Brian Adam Davis, produced by Tim and Pamela Kashani, music director Mitch Hanlon
  • First Week (prep week): assisting composer with score inputs and changes – transpositions, transcriptions, notations, etc.
  • Second Week (on-site): attend all rehearsals of show, make real time edits to score, assist composer with changes, draft and record daily changes made, provide creative input to music related aspects of the show, etc.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg – Williamsburg, VA

Amusement Park Musician: November 2018 – January 2018

  • Bassist in the show Deck The Halls – a fast-paced, jazz big band show that features singers and dancers with your favorite Christmas carols. Deck the Halls is one of seven shows featured at Busch’s Christmas Town during the winter season. The first three weekends of show opening were just weekends, but from early December until Christmas Eve, the show is five times a day, every day. Shows resumed the day after Christmas and run every day until January 5th, 2019. (I was given the contract over halfway through the rehearsals due to scheduling conflicts with the originally contracted bassist, so I showed up two days before cold opening. I was not given the music until I showed up at the park, meaning I had a few days to learn the charts before we opened.)

Windish Music & Productions – Hershey, PA

Amusement Park Musician: September 2018 – November 2018

  • The Screaming Mummies: Cover band complete with spooky covers of pop, rock, and R&B Halloween-themed songs, costumes, and choreography.

RWS Entertainment Group – Allentown, PA

Amusement Park Musician and Show Captain (Band): June 2018 – September 2018

  • The Tidal Waves: Jam band taking various pop, rock, and R&B songs and adding in new forms, styles, solo sections, arrangements, etc. in exciting ways. (Three shows a day, six days a week)
  • Sunset Party Mix: Singer/dancer production featuring a live backing band consisting of medleys of pop and rock songs from various decades. (Three shows a day, six days a week)
  • Show Captain (Band): Making sure the shows maintain the same integrity that was designed during rehearsal weeks, being the direct contact/representative of RWS Entertainment Group, making creative/logistical decisions, etc.
  • Company Manager: Being the direct contact between RWS Entertainment Group and Dorney Park, serving as the “leader” of the company, filling out daily operation reports, dealing disciplinary actions, making creative/logistical decisions, etc.

Lower Dauphin School District – Hummelstown, PA

Substitute Teacher: December 2017 – June 2018, April 2019 – Present

  • District substitute for the entire Lower Dauphin School District, grades K through 12. Daily placements where I taught in all classrooms and subjects, including low and high intensity mental and emotional needs. (Conewago Elementary, Nye Elementary, South Hanover Elementary, East Hanover Elementary, Lower Dauphin Middle School, Lower Dauphin Price Building, Lower Dauphin High School.

RWS Entertainment Group – West Mifflin, PA

Amusement Park Musician: May 2017 – September 2017

  • Kennyville Party Band: Jam/cover band playing songs spanning several decades of pop, rock, and R&B. (Three shows every day, six days a week)
  • Turn Up The Heat: singer/dancer show featuring a live band consisting of medleys of various pop and rock songs. (Three shows every week day, four shows on weekends, six days a week)

WJTL 90.3 – Manheim, PA

Intern: January 2017 – May 2017

  • Working in all aspects of the radio station from recording/editing on-air sponsor ads, on air host, formal paperwork, etc.

Lebanon Valley College – Annville, PA

Peer Mentor: August 2016 – May 2017

  • Hired position on campus that aides first year students on campus and supplements their First Year Experience (FYE) class as well as being a resource and guide to college life.

Lebanon Valley College – Annville, PA

Music Department Assistant: Fall 2014 – May 2017

  • Set up and tear down, ushering, page turning, etc. for all recitals on campus

Cumulus Media – Harrisburg, PA

Promotions Team: June 2016 – September 2016

  • On site for live events including concerts, promotional events, etc. to interact with listeners of all ages and play games, hand out prizes, represent the station in a positive light, etc.

Chipotle Mexican Grille – Harrisburg and Hershey, PA

Crew member: June 2015 – September 2016

  • Worked in all sections of the restaurant: line (crafting orders, meal preparation, etc.), cash (direct customer interaction and money handling, cleaning dining room/restrooms, and taking out trash), grill (cooking/grilling food up to Chipotle standards), and back of house (washing dishes)

Lower Dauphin School District – Hummelstown, PA

Marching Band Brass Technician: Summer/Fall 2015, Summer/Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018

  • Taught all students in the brass section, helped teach all members of band how to march

Central Dauphin School District – Harrisburg, PA

Marching band staff/Field Technician: Summer/Fall 2014

  • Helped with live sound system for the band, taught all students in the brass section, helped teach all members of band how to march

College activities (grad school @ NYU)

Lessons

Mike Richmond: Fall 2019 – Present, Tony Moreno: Spring 2020 – Present

Ensembles:

Billy Drewes Ensemble II – free jazz (Fall 2019 – Present), Ralph Lalama Ensemble (Fall 2019 until his removal from the school), NYU Broadway Ensemble (Fall 2019 – Present), Pop/Rock Ensemble: Justin Moniz (Spring 2020 – Present), Lenny Pickett’s Block Party Band (Spring 2020 – Present)


College activities (undergrad @ LVC)

Lessons

Tim Wolfe, Jr.: 2013 – 2017

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity: Nationally recognized professional-acting social music fraternity  

Assistant Fraternity Education Officer: Spring 2016

President: Spring 2016 – Fall 2016

Warden/Chaplain/Parliamentarian: Spring 2015 – Fall 2015

Collegiate Brother: Spring 2014 – Spring 2017

Wig & Buckle Theatre Company: Lebanon Valley College’s student-run theatre company

Member and Pit Musician: 2013 – 2017

Vale Music Group, LLC: Record label, live music promotion, and music industry conference

Vale Conference Marketing Committee: 2014

Vale Records Marketing Committee: 2016

WLVC: Lebanon Valley College’s campus radio station until its closure

Member – On-Air DJ/Host: 2013 – 2014

President – On-Air DJ/Host: 2014 – 2015

MiniTHON: Philanthropy organization raising money for pediatric cancer         

Entertainment Committee Member: 2013 – 2014

Entertainment Committee Chair: 2013 – 2014, 2014 – 2015

Audio Engineering Society: Organization focused on the professional audio industry         

Member: 2013 – 2015

Campus Music Ensembles

Marching Band, Jazz Band & Symphonic Orchestra: 2013 – 2017

Independent Study

Fundamentals of Cuban Music: Spring 2017


Apps, Program Knowledge, Special Skills

Final Draft Mobile, Finale, Sibelius, Microsoft Office Programs, iOS/Apple Apps, forScore, iRealPro, video editing, voice overs, strong mover, composing, arranging, strong leadership

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