MM, in Euphonium Performance, 2010
High School: New World School of the Arts High School, Miami, FL
Awards and Honors:
-2nd Place, Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Artist Competition, 2008
-1st Place, ITEC Artist Euphonium Competition, 2008
-Semi-Finalist, Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Artist Competition, 2005
-2nd Place, Euphonium Artist Competition, ITEC 2004
-1st Place, Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Young Artist Competition, 2002
-1st Place, Euphonium Young Artist Competition, ITEC 2004
-1st Place, Coral Gables Youth Center Pie Eating Contest, 1995
Goals: To have fun in life, win a military band job, and watch football on Saturdays, Sundays, sometimes Mondays, and sometimes Thursdays.
Hobbies and Interests: playing the ukulele and the didgeridoo, watching college and pro football (Go Dolphins, Go Bearcats, Go Canes), hanging out with family and friends, trying different beers
Favorite non-euphonium-related artist/band/etc.: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Debussy Piano Works, Mahler Symphonies, Respighi, Biggie, The Strokes, and the list goes on. Lots of Latin Jazz, Old Cuban Music, and the Music of Astor Piazolla.
Favorite euphonium solo: Sonata for Baritone Horn, by Thom Ritter George