Education

2017

University Southern of California, Thornton School of Music, Los Angeles, CA

Doctor of Musical Arts, Studio Guitar/Jazz Performance

Academic Field: Music Teaching and Learning, Principal Studies with Susan Helfter

Elective Field: Scoring for Motion Picture and TV, Principal Studies with Lawrence Shragge

Elective Field: Music Technology, Principal Studies with Rick Schmunk

 

2011

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

Master in Musical Arts, Jazz Performance

 

2008

Bachelor in Music, Jazz Performance

Bachelor in Science, Civil Engineering

 

Teaching

2011-2014

Front Range Community College Larimer Campus, Fort Collins, CO

Adjunct Music Faculty

MUS 100 Music Theory Fundamentals

MUS 106 Songwriting

MUS 275 Digital Audio Basics

MUS 120 Music Appreciation

MUS 141-143 Private Guitar Lessons

MUS 126 History of Rock and Pop

 

 

2014-

International Academy of Music and Science, Bellflower, CA

Private Guitar Instructor

 

2009-2011

Principia College, Elsah, IL

Private Guitar and Bass Instructor

 

Assistantships

 

2015-2016

USC Thornton School of Music, Los Angeles, CA

Assistant Lecturer with Full Responsibility

MPGU 120a: Beginning Pop/Rock Guitar

MPGU 300: Private Applied Guitar Lessons

 

2016-2017

Teaching Assistant with Rick Schmunk, Music Technology

MTEC 175: Fundamentals of Audio Recording

MTEC 176: Critical Listening

MTEC 444: Non-Linear Midi Sequencing

MTEC 446A: Computer Assisted Recording and Editing

MTEC 479: Audio Mastering

MPGU 300: Private Applied Guitar Lessons

 

2009-2011

University of Southern Illinois, Edwardsville, IL 

Assistant Lecturer with Full Responsibility with Rick Haydon

Undergraduate Jazz Combo

Jazz Guitar Ensemble

Private Applied Guitar Lessons for Non-Majors  

 

 

Professional Experience

 

Recording/Producing

2017

Western Fusion, Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies (Album)

The Harold Trio, Biggie Vinkeloe, Amy K. Bromet, Tina Raymond (Album)

 

2016

Cuckooclock, Mitchel Thomas Experience (5 Song EP)

 

2015

Airplain, Mitchel Thomas Experience (Album)

 

2014

Audio Technician II, The Bovard Auditorium, University of Southern California

Into The Blue, Brian Jasper Hull (Album)

2012

One Step Closer, Rich with Friends (Album)

 

  

Artist/Composer/Producer

 

2017

Top Ten Rivers Kayak Film, Dbpmagazineonline.com (Original Score)

Honda Odyssey 2017 TV Commercial (Original Score)

Fizzled, Short Film (Original Score)

2016

Gear Frontier, Video Game Score (Guitar & Electric Bass)

The Delivery, Short Film (Guitar & Electric Bass)

2014

Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies, David Wiatrolik (Album)

 

2013

Someone Like You, Paul Chet & Vi Wickam, (Single)

 

2011

Interstate EP, Two Swingin’ Picks (5 Song EP)

 

2010

We’re All Nameless Here, Kentucky Knife Fight (Album)

 

2009

The Wolf Crept, The Children Slept, Kentucky Knife Fight (Album)

 

2002

State of Mind, Paradigm Shifters (Album)

 

1997

Tunes From The Toilet, The Limiates (Album)

 

Performance Experience

 

    As Leader

 

2017

Guest Performer on Season 1 of Souse House (The Learning Channel)

 

2016

Weekly Residency at Broadway Bar (Downtown Los Angeles, CA)

 

2015

Midwest Summer Tour (5 US Cities)

 

2014

Midwest Summer Tour (10 US Cities)

 

2013

Weekly Residence at Gelazzi’s (Ft. Collins, CO)

 

2013

Aggie Theatre (Ft. Collins, CO)

 

2013

Weekly Residence at Roxie’s (Laramie, WY)

 

2013-2014

Host: Weekly Blues Jam at O’dwyers Public House (Laramie, WY)

 

2012

The Fort Collins Jazz Experience Music Festival (Ft. Collins CO)

 

2012

FOCO MA Music Festival (Ft. Collins, CO)

2013

   As Sideman

Opening Act For: Trick Pony, Andy Griggs, and Billy Dean,

Colorado Flood Foundation Benefit at Budweiser Events Center, Loveland, CO

2013

Opening Act For: Lisa Marie Presley at The Aggie Theatre, Ft. Collins, CO

 

2011

SIUE Jazz Vocal Ensemble with Vanessa Rubin at Dunham Hall, Edwardsville, IL

 

2009

Backing Band for Actor: Tim Robins at The Stagger Inn Again, Edwardsville, IL

 

2007

Opening Act For: Kurt Elling at Coronado Ballroom, St. Louis, MO

 

Awards/Honors

 

2016

Original Musical Score: Fizzled, Winner of Best Romantic Comedy, Golden

    Sun Film Festival. Best Picture, Ground Zero Film Festival

 

2014

Jazz Week National Radio Play Charts From: Feb 10th – June 8th

    Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies

 

2011

Dr. Warren L. Brown Memorial Graduate Student Music Award

 

2010

#8 On The Top Sellers List: Week of October 11th, We’re All Nameless Here,

    St. Louis River Front Times

 

2009

Album of the Year, The Wolf Crept, The Children Slept,

    St. Louis River Front Times

 

2009

Graduate Research Travel Grant to New Castle, UK

 

2007

Undergraduate Research Fellowship Grant

 

1999

Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America

 

Current Research Interests

  • Article For Practitioners: Expanding the scope of aural skills curriculum to better serve undergraduate students working with popular music and technology

  • A review of literature of kinesthetic methodologies for beginning level private music teaching and learning

  • Article on a General Topic for Music Education: A look at imaginary musical rehearsal techniques, and their implications for music teaching and learning

  • Guitar Chord Method Book: Fusing “rhythm” and “lead” guitar playing. An in-depth look at chord inversion systems and their surrounding scale patterns.

  • - Five Song EP (Expected Release 2017)

 

Affiliations/Memberships

2014-

College Music Society (CMS)

2012-2014

Volunteer Programmer and Jazz Library Curator at KRFC 88.9fm

 

2012-2014

Member of the Learning Communities Advisory Board

 

2010-2011

Programmer and Host of “Jazz With Dave” at WSIE 88.7fm

 

2007

International Associate of Jazz Educators, Student Treasurer

 

 

Fort Collins CO

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