I have been the choral director at Northern Burlington County Regional High School in Columbus, New Jersey, for the past fifteen years and have been teaching over 23 years. I received my B.S. in Music Education from West Chester University in 1990 with a double major in french horn and tenor voice. From 1991 until 2003 I was a band director at 3 schools, including Eastern Regional HS for 7 years. I was responsible for the direction of the Marching Band, Jazz Program, and a competitive Indoor Drum Line which I initiated. In 2001 I was chosen to be the All South Jersey Jr. High Jazz Director and 2016 was selected to be the region 3 All South Jersey Senior High Conductor.
During my time at Northern Burlington HS, my choirs have performed at NJACDA festivals, Teen Arts Festivals, and various community events. In the spring of 2011 my choral program was honored to perform a concert in the Old North Church in Boston Massachusetts. In addition to my choirs I have taught Music Theory, AP Music Theory, and have been the music director for the musicals at my school.
In addition to my teaching, I have sung professionally for over 26 years. I have been soloist for the St. Peters Chorale from 1988 until 2003 and a paid tenor soloist for Trinity Presbyterian Church from 1992 until 1996. In 1997 I performed the role of the plant in “Little Shop of Horrors” and in 2004 was the director of “Gypsy” with Triple Threat Theatre Company. I am married to my wife, Lori, and we have a son named Ben who also loves music.
I teach or have taught Music Theory, Music Appreciation, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Women’s Chorale, and Chorale. My classroom, 701, is air conditioned in the hot fall and spring months. Room 701 is a very friendly environment with music playing almost 100% of the time. I have a quirky sense of humor but only expect the best from my kids in class and when performing.
I have been the music director for our spring musicals since 2004, and I am currently the HS Manager for the region 3 All South Jersey Chorus. In 2016/17 I was nominated as the Educator of the year for Northern Burlington Regional HS. I love to go on vacation to Disney and also play golf when possible. I have run 2 full marathons, 13 half marathons, and try to keep up running when healthy enough.
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