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Thank you for your interest in the Evangel tuba-euphonium studio. I began my tuba studies with Miss Cathy Little (Evangel Alumnus) in high school who gave me a firm foundation for my college career. While at Evangel University, I studied with Dr. Michael Kolstad who was not just a great instructor but a wonderful mentor whose positive demeener is something I want to emulate. I pursued a B.A. of Music with a minor in physical science under his tutelage. After graduating in 2008, I studied in Western New York with Mr. Craig Sutherland of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. While I had been more technically driven prior to meeting him, he greatly improved my musicality and the overall sound of my performance. The quality of your sound is the first objective in your playing. While in New York, I also studied Euphonium with Dr. Paul DeBoer, the professor of brass at Houghton College.
Title: Adjunct Professor
Office: Barnett 158
Org Memberships: Pi Kappa Lambda
Courses Taught: Applied Tuba and Euphonium Lessons
Favorite Thing About Work: I'm very proud to work beside the professors that shaped much of my understanding of music and helped groom me into the person I am today. I also like when the students and I have reached a level of comfortability where they can approach me in or outside of class.
Was an Evangel Student: 2004-2008
Favorite Memory as a Student: The different touring music ensembles were always enjoyable. I especially cherish my final year with spending more of my time in the science/technology department.
Originally From: Norwood, MO
Personal Information: I have two younger sisters. I enjoy a variety of activities but have no devoted hobbies. I learned a very important lesson in the summer of 2004 that it doesn't matter what you do or where you go - it's who you're with. If I can get together with some friends for game night, company picnic, or just a night of spirited conversation, I'm always the last to leave.