C u r r i c u l u m  V i t a e

 

Education

 

Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education,  2009

University of Southern California, GPA: 3.83

Minor Fields:  Orchestration/Jazz Studies

Dissertation Title:  Student and Director Perception of Non-Musical Outcomes of Suburban School Band Programs

Master of Music, with honors (Summa Cum Laude), 1998

Northern Arizona University, GPA: 4.0

Major: Instrumental Conducting

Bachelor of Music with honors (Magna Cum Laude), 1991

Berklee College of Music, GPA: 3.7

Dual Major: Music Education/Performance (Trumpet)

 

Professional Experience

Coordinator of the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTX), Cerritos College, 2012-Present

My primary responsibility as the CTX Coordinator is to oversee and promote a comprehensive faculty center that provides scholarship, administration, teaching and learning, professional development, and technology resources and support through the organization of the multiple faculty resources currently on campus.   Since 2012,  I have developed an extensively vibrant program of professional learning opportunities for the entire college faculty. As a result, the CTX has become a resource for professional learning centers on university and community college campuses throughout the state.  My activities in the CTX have gained notoriety with requests to present on professional learning topics at California Community Colleges Success Network events, the Professional and Organizational Development Network Conference (international), the California Community College Council for Staff and Organizational Development Conference, the Basic Skills Initiative Leadership Institute, and numerous colleges.   

Oversite of the following CTX components

  • Development and implementation of professional development workshops

  • Development and implementation of the New Faculty Orientation Program

  • Development and implementation of adjunct faculty orientation and training

  • Development and implementation of the Teaching Assistant program

  • Development and implementation of the Faculty Mentor Program

  • Development and implementation of Student Success Conference

  • Development and implementation of CTX Summer Institute

  • Development and implementation of ED TECH DAY

  • Administration of Faculty Inquiry Groups

  • Development and implementation of professional development initiated through awarded grants

  • Flex Coordinator

  • Development and coordination of course preparation assignments

  • Primary liaison between faculty, administration, professional development organizations, and the CTX.

  • Manage all professional development offerings that are initiated from individuals, groups, or organizations

  • Collaborate with Human Resources Vice President to align and increase professional learning opportunities for all employees

  • Messaging and branding of CTX

  • Manage calendar of events

  • Submit unit plan

  • Oversee CTX staff

  • Develop and oversee annual budget

  • Chair the CTX Advisory Board Committee

  • Present professional development initiatives to coordinating committee, faculty senate, management, and other groups as appropriate

  • Additional projects as appropriate

 

Director of Bands and Orchestra, Cerritos College, 1999-Present

Director, Symphonic Band

I began this ensemble in the spring 2002 when the membership and artistic level allowed for the addition of a high level concert group.  Comprised of music majors and non-majors as well as community members and high school students, this advanced ensemble is dedicated to the performance of the highest caliber wind band literature.  Membership is by audition only.

 

Director, Concert Band

Comprised of music majors and non-majors as well as community members and high school students, these ensembles are dedicated to the performance of standard band literature.  Membership is by audition only.

 

Director, Community Band

I began this summer ensemble in 2000 and have subsequently garnered contracts with neighboring cities.  Comprised of members ranging in age from seven to seventy, the ensemble has tripled its membership since its inception and continues to develop positive relations with the surrounding communities.

 

Director, Jazz Ensemble

This group has become the showcase band for the regional high school jazz festivals and has been asked to perform at local jazz clubs and professional festivals.  Comprised of music majors and non-majors as well as community members and high school students, this ensemble is dedicated to the performance of standard and contemporary jazz ensemble literature.  Membership is by audition only.

 

Director, Orchestra

I began this group in the spring of 2001 with ten string players and within two years was able to sustain a full orchestra.  Comprised of music majors and non-majors as well as community members and high school students, this group is dedicated to the performance of standard orchestral literature.  Membership is by audition only.

 

Director, Community Orchestra

I began this summer ensemble in 2006.  Comprised of members ranging in age from seven to seventy, the ensemble was initiated as a response to community and student interest.  Performances include community events and fairs during the summer months.

 

Director, Pep Band

Comprised of music majors and non-majors as well as community members and high school students, this group functions as the college athletic band, performing at all home football games.  The group also performs at various community functions on and off campus.

Director, Pop/Rock Ensemble

Comprised  of music majors and non-majors, this high energy group performs pop, rock, funk, latin and many other styles in family friendly settings.  Four

vocalists are complimented by a large rhythm section and a full horn line.  The group performs at various community events on and off campus.  Membership is by audition only.

 

Directed Study: Conducting

I initiated this course when I saw there was growing interest by the students to pursue coursework beyond the college course offerings.  Students are afforded the opportunity to take conducting lessons and conduct one of the large ensembles in rehearsal and concert each semester.

 

Department Chair (2008-2011)

Oversee faculty of twenty.  Administrative duties included class and faculty scheduling, events and promotions liaison, budget and planning, recruitment,

curriculum development, unit planning development, community outreach, and general facilitator for faculty and student projects.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Professor for Music Fundamentals class

  • Direct chamber ensembles

  • Revise and create instrumental curriculum course offerings

  • Maintain service on campus committees

  • Formal evaluations of full-time and adjunct faculty

  • Maintain visibility in surrounding communities

  • Recruitment and advising

  • Assist with administrative department duties as needed

  • Attend departmental, division, campus-wide, and assigned committee meetings

  • Music Club Advisor

 

 

Contracted Faculty, University of Southern California, 2003-2013

Supervisor, MAT Music Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching Music program is an intensive 13-month course of study that combines music education methods courses with teacher credentialing courses.  I supervise the student teachers in their capstone course.

 

Adjunct Faculty, Norco College, 2011-2012

Director, Studio Arts Ensemble

Create and direct the first ever instrumental ensemble at Norco College.

 

Professor, History of Rock

Develop and teach the first ever History of Rock course at Norco College.

 

 

Director of Wind Ensemble, California State University, Los Angeles, 2008-2011

Wind Ensemble

The CSULA Wind ensemble has been featured at regional and local conferences and festivals.  Comprised primarily of undergraduate and graduate music majors, this ensemble is dedicated to the performance of the highest caliber wind band literature.  Membership is by audition only.

 

Conducting

Teach the advanced instrumental conducting course to graduate and undergraduate students. 

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Recruitment for the music department

  • Coordination administration, and direction of exchange concerts

  • Coordination, administration, and direction of the 100-piece CSULA First Chair Honor Band which showcases some of the best high school musicians from throughout Southern California.

 

Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California, 2003-2007

Student Teacher Supervisor

Served as a supervisor of instrumental pre-service teachers and as liaison between surrounding primary/secondary institutions and the university.

 

Coordinating Instructor of Rossier School of Education (USC) Music Course

The Rossier School of Education requires all education majors to take a music course entitled, Music in the Classroom; prepares students in music fundamentals, history, an overview of resources in music education, pedagogy, and methodology with an emphasis on the approaches of Orff, Kodaly, and Dalcroze.  I was appointed as coordinator to unify the content, sequencing, and methodology.

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Search committee member for music education department tenure track position

  • Assistant in music education technology course

  • Teach section of Music in the Classroom for Rossier School of Education

 

 

Assistant Director of Bands, Northern Arizona University, 1998-1999

Assistant Director, Wind Symphony

NAU's top performing ensemble was comprised of music majors and minors, with admittance by audition only.  At the time, the Wind Symphony was under the associate directorship of Dr. Patricia Hoy and was recognized for its outstanding performances of the highest caliber literature.

 

Director, Symphonic Band

Comprised of music majors and minors, admittance into this ensemble was by audition only.  Transcriptions and original works for the wind band were studied and performed with emphasis on music of historical and educational significance.

 

Conducting

Undergraduate instrumental conducting course for music majors.  Emphasized, technique, score analysis, historical perspectives, transposition, performance practices, rehearsal techniques, etc. This was a two-semester course that prepared music majors for advanced study in conducting.

 

Director, Jazz II Big Band

This ensemble was by audition only with repertoire of the highest collegiate level.  Under my directions, the group added depth to the jazz program by creating a second "power-house" band, thereby allowing younger talented players to experience a high level of performance and rehearsal techniques in the jazz idiom.

 

Assistant Director, Marching Band

Responsibilities centered around musical considerations such as running sectionals, revoicing/rewriting parts as needed, training group in correct

articulations and style, blend and balance, as well as teaching drill and running rehearsal.

 

Director, Pop/Rock Ensemble

Comprised of music majors only, this high energy group performed pop, rock, funk, latin and many other styles in college settings.  Four vocalists were complimented by a large rhythm section and a full horn line.  I arranged all selections.  The group performed in concert-style venues.  Membership was by audition only.

 

Administrator, Student-Teacher Placement

Administered student-teacher placement for all vocal and instrumental music education undergraduates.  Frequent contact with music educators throughout the state of Arizona both as facilitator and public relations liaison for the university.  In addition, I administered the placement of practicum observation undergraduates into local primary and secondary school systems.  I supervised student teachers at the primary and secondary levels.

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Advised undergraduate music majors and minors

  • Created a proposal and syllabus for practicum observation for  inclusion into the School of Performing Arts curriculum

  • Directed chamber ensembles

  • Directed jazz combo

  • Recruit graduating high school students at formally sponsored events

 

 

Graduate Assistant, Northern Arizona University, 1996-1998

Director, All-Campus Band

I was responsible for all administrative aspects of organizing this 85-piece concert band as well as coordinating all rehearsals, performances, and teaching assistant’s conducting assignments.  "The Lumberjack Band" more than doubled in size during my tenure.

 

Director, Athletic Band

I was responsible for all administrative aspects as well as coordinating over forty performances a year during the volleyball, football, and basketball seasons.  The unique repertoire and caliber of this band attracted the most advanced players to participate.  Membership was by audition only.

 

Director, Jazz II Big Band

This faculty position was assigned to me outside my initial responsibilities in an effort to develop a successful program beyond the top performing jazz ensemble and because of my past achievements in this field.  Enrollment and interest increased as a direct result of my involvement.

Director, Pop/Rock Ensemble

I initiated this student lead ensembe when I saw there was interest in learning about the general business band.  Comprised of music majors only, this high

energy group performed pop, rock, funk, latin and many other styles in college settings.  Four vocalists were complimented by a large rhythm section and a full horn line.  I arranged selections.  The group performed in concert-style venues.  Membership was by audition only.    

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Taught undergraduate conducting course

  • Advised undergraduate music majors and minors

  • Liaison between the Assistant Director of the School of  Performing Arts and the University community as well as the city community in  providing  student musicians for various  functions

  • Librarian/Instrument & Locker Coordinator for NAU Summer  Music Camp. The camp accommodated approximately 1,500 junior and senior high students each summer with over 40 ensembles and choirs

  • Directed jazz combo and honor brass at NAU Summer Music Camp

 

 

Director of Instrumental Music, Hopedale High School,  Hopedale, MA., 1991-1996

Director, Junior High and Senior High Concert Band

Hopedale Jr./Sr. High School had a junior HS student population of 150 and a senior HS population of 300.  At the start of my tenure, there was one combined band of 35 members.  In my final year, there were two bands; junior high enrollment- 75, senior high enrollment- 65.

 

Director, Jr./Sr. High Jazz Ensemble

This ensemble was extra-curricular and met only once-a-week for two hours.  The 16-piece big band had an average of 8 junior high members and was still able to compete with high schools four times the student enrollment, capturing a silver medal at the 1996 state finals and the Sweepstakes Award at the Performing Arts Music Festival in Williamsburg, VA.

 

Director, Elementary Concert Band

After one year in the Hopedale Public Schools System, I took on all administrative and directorial responsibilities for this group in an effort to rejuvenate the elementary program and provide a solid foundation for the entire instrumental program. 90% of the entire fifth and sixth grade students were enrolled and maintained in this band program during my tenure.

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Coordinated senior high trips to music festivals in Williamsburg, VA. and Toronto

  • Oversaw all aspects for the purchase of new uniforms

  • Initiated and directed summer community jazz ensemble

  • Coordinated trips to Boston Symphony Hall Performances

  • Budget management, fundraising, recruiting, leadership for an active parent organization, promotion and development, concert publicity  

Professional Learning Activities: Keynotes, Workshops, Residencies

     

  • San Bernardino College Faculty Professional Learning Worshop, Keynote and Facilitator, Topic: Open Educational Resources, 2017

  • Frensham Heights, United Kingdom, 1-week residency as educational consultant, facilitator, presenter, and keynote speaker, 2017

  • The Lilly Conference, Presenter, Topic: Preparing Students for Success in Life Outside Your Classroom, 2017

  • Orange Coast College Tenure Track Faculty Academy, Keynote and Facilitator, Topic: Developing a Vibrant Professional Learning Climate, 2017

  • The Leadership Academy at Cerritos College, Presenter, Topic: Communication Strategies for Leaders, 2017

  • California Association of Music Educators Conference, Presenter, Topic: : JASS, a Jab at Style and Swing, 2016

  • Southern California Band and Orchestra Association Conference, Presenter,  Topic: Choose Your Words Wisely, How to Integrate Musical Concepts Into Rehearsals, 2017

  • Music Association of California Community Colleges Conference, Presenter,  Topic: Social Outreach for Ensembles, an Alternative to Concertizing, 2016

  • Frensham Heights, United Kingdom, 3-week residency as educational consultant, facilitator, presenter, and keynote speaker, 2016

  • Rio Hondo College Professional Learning Workshop, Presenter, Topic:  How to Develop a campus "The Habits of Mind" Initiative", 2016

  • California Community College Council on Staff Development, Presenter, Topic: Facilitating Best Practices in Your Professional Learning Presenters, 2016

  • Cerritos College CTX Workshop, Presenter, Topic: Engaging In Student Life On Campus, 2016

  • California Community College Council on Staff Development, Presenter, Topic: Strengthening Professional Learning on Campus Through New Faculty Orientation Programs , 2016

  • The Leadership Academy at Cerritos College, Presenter, Topic: Teamwork Strategies for Leaders, 2016

  • Kansas State University All State Band Clinic, Presenter, Topic: Dealing With Wide Talent Spectrums, 2016

  • California Association of Music Educators Conference, Presenter, Topic: : The 3 Ts of Band, Tone Tune & Time,  2015

  • California Association of Music Educators Conference, Presenter, Topic: : Social Outreach Performances, Making A Difference, 2015

  • Professional and Organizational Development Network Conference, Presenter, Topic: Leveraging Fresh Meat Through the New Faculty Training Program, 2015

  • California Community College Success Network, Presenter, Topic: Strengthening Professional Learning on Campus Through New Faculty Orientation Programs , 2015

  • The Leadership Academy at Cerritos College, Presenter, Topic: Teamwork Strategies for Leaders, 2015

  • California Community College Success Network, Presenter, Topic: Professional Leaning and Campus Culture, Effecting Climate Change, 2015

  • 3CSN Basic Skills Initiative Learning Institute, Presenter, Topic: Professional Learning Center Best Practices, 2015

  • Cerritos College Leadership Conference, Keynote Speaker, Topic: Attributes of a Leader, 2014

  • The Leadership Academy at Cerritos College, Presenter, Topic: Teamwork Strategies for Leaders, 2014

  • Professional and Organizational Development Network Conference, Presenter, Topic: Messaging your Professional Learning Center Increased Attendance and Traffic, 2014

  • Cerritos College State of Education Address, Presenter, Topic: The Center for Teaching Excellence and Professional Learning, 2012

  • MACCC Annual Conference, Presenter, Topic: Advocacy Through Civic and Social Outreach, 2012

  • Cerritos College Falcon Leadership Academy, Guest Speaker, Topic: Team Building, 2012

  • Cerritos College CTE Integrative Workshops, Presenter, 2012

  • Cerritos College Leadership Conference, Guest Speaker, Topic: Creating Positive Forward Moment, 2011

  • Cerritos College SLO Assessment, Presenter, Topic:  Embedding SLO’s Into Authentic Assessment Framework, 2010

  • USC Music Education Forum, Presenter, Topic:  Student and Director Perception of Non-Musical Outcomes of Suburban School Band Programs, 2010

  • Cerritos College Leadership Conference, Guest Speaker, Topic: Using Time Management to Create Positive Forward Moment, 2010

  • MACCC Annual Conference, Presenter, Topic:  SLO Assessment, 2009

  • CMEA Annual Conference, research poster session, Presenter, Topic:  Student and Director Perception of Non-Musical Outcomes of Suburban School Band Programs, 2009

  • Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony, Keynote Speaker, Address Title:  Achieving an “Ordinary” Life in Today’s World, 2009

  • Cerritos College Leadership Conference, Guest Speaker, Topic:  Building Leadership Skills Through Effective Communication, 2009

  • Cerritos College Faculty Inquiry Group Training Forum, Presenter, Topic: Facilitating a Faculty Inquiry Group, 2009

  • Cerritos College iFALCON Best Practices Workshop, Presenter, Topic: Faculty Accessibility to iFALCON Campaign with Pre-Existing Assignments, 2009

  • Whittier High School Annual Awards Banquet, Guest Speaker, Topic:  Succeeding in a Music Career in College and Beyond, 2008

  • Cerritos College Leadership Conference, Guest Speaker, Topic:  Building Leadership Skills Through Effective Communication, 2007

  • Cerritos College Excellence in Teaching Conference, Presenter, Topic: Embedding Teach Trak Practices in Music Fundamentals Coursework, 2005

  • Cerritos College Leadership Conference, Guest Speaker, Topic:  Practical Skills to Lead and Facilitate Large Groups and Organizations, 2005

Professional Music Activities: Guest Conducting, Adjudicating, Clinics

                   

EVERY YEAR, CLINICS ARE GIVEN TO 20+ HIGH SCHOOL BAND PROGRAMS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (A list can be supplied upon request)

 

  • Kennewick Band Festival in  the state of Washington,Adjudicator and Clinician, 2017

  • NLMUSD High School Honor Band, Conductor, 2017

  • GUSD High School Music Festival, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2017

  • Cerritos College High School Honor Band, Conductor, 2017

  • Music Forum Festivals, adjudicator, 2017 (multiple events)

  • Mayfair High School Jazz Festival, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2017

  • Cal State Long Beach University Wind Ensemble, Guest Conductor, 2016

  • Fresno State Wind Ensemble, Guest Conductor, 2016

  • Kansas State University All State Bands, Guest Conductor, 2016

  • Kansas State University Summer Camp, Jazz Band I Director, 2016

  • Walnut Creek Community Band, Guest Conductor, 2016

  • Lake Elsinore District High School Honor Band, Conductor, 2016

  • Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps, Clinician, 2016

  • Cerritos College High School Honor Band, Conductor, 2016

  • Warren High School District-Wide Band-O-Rama, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2016

  • Music Forum Festivals, adjudicator, 2016 (multiple events)

  • Mayfair High School Jazz Festival, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2016

  • Music in the Parks Festivals, Adjudicator, 2016 (multiple events)

  • Southern California Band and Orchestra Association Junior High School Honor Band, Conductor, 2015

  • Lawerence R. Sutherland Wind Band Festival, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2015

  • Fresno State Wind Festival Orchestra, Guest Conductor, 2015

  • Vanguard University Jazz Festival, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2015

  • Warren High School District-Wide Band-O-Rama, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2015

  • Music Forum Festivals, adjudicator, 2015 (multiple events)

  • Mayfair High School Jazz Festival, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2015

  • Music in the Parks Festivals, Adjudicator, 2015 (multiple events)

  • Lake Elsinore District High School Honor Band, Conductor, 2014

  • Music Forum Festivals, adjudicator, 2014 (multiple events)

  • Mayfair High School Jazz Festival, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2014                  

  • Warren High School District-Wide Band-O-Rama, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2014

  • Henderson MS Nevada Band, Clinician, 2014

  • Warren High School District-Wide Band-O-Rama, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2013

  • Music Forum Festivals, adjudicator, 2013 (multiple events)

  • Mayfair High School Jazz Festival, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2013

  • Norco College Director’s Honor Band, Conductor, 2012

  • Music Forum Festivals, adjudicator, 2012 (multiple events)

  • Mayfair High School SCSBOA Festival, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2012

  • Music Forum Festivals, adjudicator, 2011 (multiple events)

  • CSULA First Chair High School Honor Band, Conductor, 2011

  • Canadian High School band cultural exchange, Clinician, 2011

  • Mayfair High School SCSBOA Festival, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2011

  • CSULA First Chair High School Honor Band, Conductor, 2010

  • ABC District High School Honor Band, Conductor, 2010

  • Music Forum Festivals, adjudicator, 2010 (multiple events) Music in the Parks Festivals, Adjudicator, 2010 (multiple events)

  • Canadian High School band cultural exchange, Clinician, 2010

  • Mayfair High School SCSBOA Festival, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2010

  • Valley Christian High School Solo Festival, Adjudicator, 2010

  • Brookhurst Middle School Festival, Adjudicator, 2010

  • South East HS, Bellflower HS, Warren HS, Schurr HS, Clinician, 2010

  • Norwalk-La Mirada District High School Honor Band, Conductor, 2009

  • CSULA First Chair High School Honor Band, Conductor, 2009

  • Music Forum Festivals, Adjudicator, 2009 (multiple events)

  • Music in the Parks Festivals, Adjudicator, 2009 (multiple events)

  • Canadian High School band cultural exchange, Clinician, 2009

  • Mayfair High School SCSBOA Festival, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2009

  • Valley Christian High School Solo Festival, Adjudicator, 2009

  • Brookhurst Middle School Festival, Adjudicator, 2009

  • Gahr HS, Norwalk HS, Artesia HS, John Glenn HS, Clinician, 2009

  • Music in the Parks Festivals, Adjudicator, 2008 (multiple events)

  • Mayfair High School SCSBOA Festival, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2008

  • Valley Christian High School Solo Festival, Adjudicator, 2008

  • Brookhurst Middle School Festival, Adjudicator, 2008

  • Paramount HS, Cerritos HS, Whittier HS, Pioneer HS, Clinician, 2008

  • Mayfair High School SCSBOA Festival, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2007

  • La Mirada HS, Whitney HS, Lakewood HS, Downey HS, Clinician, 2007

  • Warren HS, Bellflower HS, Norwalk HS, Valley Christian HS, Clinician, 2007

  • Mayfair High School SCSBOA Festival, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2006

  • Artesia HS, Los Alamitos HS, Mayfair HS, Paramount HS, Clinician, 2006

  • Cerritos HS, Gahr HS, Santa Fe Springs HS, Jordan HS, Clinician, 2006

  • Mayfair High School SCSBOA Festival, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2005

  • ABC District High School Honor Band, Conductor, 2004

  • Mayfair High School SCSBOA Festival, Adjudicator and Clinician, 2004

  • All-Pheonix High School Honor Band, Conductor, 2000

 

Service at Cerritos College

  • Falcon Leadership Academy, Participant, 2013

  • Accreditation Committee, Sub-committee Author, 2011-2012

  • Staff Development Task Force, Committee Member, 2012-present

  • Academic Exellence Committee, Chair, 2011-present

  • Habits of Mind Campaign, Faculty Inquiry Group, Facilitator, 2009

  • Faculty Senate, Fine Arts Representative, 2008

  • Teacher TRAK standards assessment, committee member, 2007

  • Academic Excellence Recognition Program,  Committee Member, 2005-present

  • VAPA “Arts for All” Initiative Committee, Paramount District, College Representative, 2006-2009

  • Scholars Honors Program,  Committee Member, 2002-2006

  • Accreditation Committee Member, Cerritos College Mission Statement, 2005

  • Community Facilities Advisory Committee, Fine Arts Representative, 2005

  • General Bond Proposal, Committee Member, 2004

  • Teacher TRAK Summit, Presenter, 2004

  • Campus Transformation Committee, Fine Arts Faculty Representative, 2005-present

  • Tenured Choral Position Search, Committee Chair, 2003

  • Teacher TRAC Program, Fine Arts Representative, 2000- present

  • Coordinator for ArtsBridge program, 2002

  •  Program Review/Physics and Astronomy Department, Committee Member, 2001

  • Music Club, Advisor, 2000-2013

  • 50th Anniversary Planning Committee, Member, 2006

  • Initiate collaborations with area corporations and businesses to garner funding for student scholarships; Yamaha, Northgate Markets, Norwalk Rotary, 2003-present

  • Initiate and maintain collaboration with Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps, 2000-2005

 

Service at  Northern Arizona University, 1996-1999

  • National Music & Education Conference, Committee Chair and Coordinator

  • School of Performing Arts Recruitment Committee, Member

  • School of Performing Arts Previews Advisor                                

  • Assistant Director of Bands Search Committee, Member

  • Bands and Orchestra Administrative Assistant Search Committee, Member

  • Arizona Band and Orchestra Director's Regional Festival, Coordinator

  • Southwest Orchestra Association Festival, Coordinator

  • Advisor to the Dean concerning lockers and instrument storage facilities in a $90,000 renovation proposal

 

Service at Hopedale Jr./Sr. High School, 1994-1996

  • Jr./Sr. High Principal Search Committee, Member

  • Choral Director Search Committee, Member

  • National Honor Society, Selection Committee Member                            

  • Students Against Drunk Driving, Advisor

  • Class of 2000, Advisor

  • Hopedale Friends of Music Scholarship Committee, Advisor

 

 

Professional Organization Affiliations

  • 2016-present - California Community College Council on Staff Development (4CSD)

  • 20012-present - Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD)

  • 20012-present - Stand Up 4 Music Coalition

  • 2009-present - The College Music Society

  • 2009-present - Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society

  • 2009-present - The College Music Society

  • 2006-2008 - International Association of Jazz Educators

  • 2006-2012 - Journal of Research in Music Education

  • 1998-Present - California Music Educators Association

  • 1998-Present - Music Association of California Community Colleges (MACCC);  Executive Board Member  2010-present, President-Elect  (2011-2013), President (2014-2015, Immediate Past President (2016-2017)

  • 1998-Presen - Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association

  • 1998-Present - Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

  • 1996-Present - College Band Directors National Association

  • 1996-Present - International Trumpet Guild

  • 1991-Present - Music Educators National Conference

 

 

Select Conducted Band Repertiore

 

  • Arnold, Malcolm; Four Scottish Dances

  • Bernstein, Leonard. Arr. C. Grundman; Candide Suite

  • Bernstein, Leonard. Arr. C. Grundman; Oveture to “Candide”

  • Bernstein, Leonard; Slava

  • Barnes, James; Invocation and Tocatta

  • Bohrnstedt, Wayne. Orch. David Betancourt for band; Concerto for Trumpet

  • Chance, John Barnes; Incantation and Dance

  • Chance, John Barnes; Variations on a Korean Folk Song

  • De Meij, Johan; Gandalf, from Lord of the Rings

  • Dvorak, Antonin; Serenade in D minor

  • Ellerby, Martin; Paris Sketches

  • Fauchet, Paul. Revised J. Gillette; Overture to Symphony in B-flat

  • Gillingham, David R.; Concertino for Four Percussion and Wind Ensemble

  • Ginastera, Alberto; Danza Final from Estancia

  • Gorb, Adam; Eine Kleine Yiddishe Ragmusik

  • Grainger, Percy; Children’s March

  • Grainger, Percy; Irish Tune from County Derry

  • Grainger, Percy; Gum-Suckers March

  • Grainger, Percy; Lincolnshire Posy

  • Grainger, Percy; Molly on the Shore

  • Hazo, Samuel R.; Arabesque

  • Hazo, Samuel R.; In Flight

  • Hazo, Samuel R.; Ride

  • Hindemith Paul; Symphony in B-flat

  • Holsinger, David; Consider the Uncommon Man

  • Holsinger, David; Havendance

  • Holst, Gustav; First Suite in E-flat

  • Holst, Gustav; Hammersmith

  • Holst, Gustav; Mars, from The Planets

  • Holst, Gustav; Second Suite in F

  • Husa, Karl; Music for Prague 1968

  • Ives, Charles.  Arr. B. Sinclair; Country Band March

  • Ives, Charles; Variations on “America”

  • Jacob, Gordon; William Byrd Suite

  • Janacek, Leos; Fanfare from Sinfonietta

  • Khachaturian, Aram.  Arr. Donald Hunsberger; Three Dance Episodes, from Spartacus

  • Lauridsen, Morten. Trans. H. Robert Reynolds; O Magnum Mysterium

  • Meij, Johan de. Gandalf, from Lord of the Rings

  • Milhaud, Darius; Suite Francaise

  • Nelhybel, Vaclav; Symphonic Movement

  • Nelson, Ron; Aspen Jubilee

  • Persichetti, Vincent; Symphony for Band

  • Prokofieff, Serge. Orch. David Betancourt for band; Chuzbog and the Dance  of the Evil Spirits, from the Scythian Suite

  • Prokofieff, Serge. Arr. Johan de Meij; Romeo and Juliet, Suite from the Ballet

  • Reed, Alfred; Armenian Dances, Part 1

  • Reed, Alfred; Russian Christmas Music

  • Reed, Alfred; Symphony No. 3

  • Reed, H. Owen; La Fiesta Mexicana

  • Rodrigo, Joaquin; Adagio para Orquesta de Instrumentos de Viento

  • Saint-Saëns, Camille; Marche Militaire Francaise

  • Shostakovich, Dimitri. Trans. Donald Hunsberger; Festive Overture

  • Shostakovich, Dimitri. Arr. B. Righter for band; Finale from Symphony  No. 5

  • Shostakovich, Dimitri. Arr. R. Reynolds; Folk Dances

  • Shostakovich, Dimitri; Galop

  • Schuman, William; Chester (Overture for Band)

  • Schuman, William; George Washington Bridge

  • Schuman, William; When Jesus Wept

  • Sparkes, Phillip; Invictus

  • Sparkes, Phillip; The Seasons

  • Stravinsky, Igor; Circus Polka

  • Ticheli, Frank; Amazing Grace

  • Ticheli, Frank; Blue Shades

  • Ticheli, Frank; Cajun Folk Songs II

  • Ticheli, Frank; Nitro

  • Ticheli, Frank; Symphony No. 2

  • Tschensnokoff, Pavel. Arr. B. Houseknecht; Salvation is Created

  • Tull, Fisher; Sketches on a Tudor Psalm

  • Wagner, Richard. Orch. John Bourgeois; Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral

  • Williams, Clifton; Symphonic Dance No. 3

  • Williams, Clifton; Symphonic Suite

  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph. Orch. David Betancourt for band; Romanza, from Symphony No. 5

  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph; English Folk Song Suite

  • Verdi, Guiseppi. Arr. M. Lake; La Forza del Destino

 

Select Jazz Repertoire Directed

 

  • Avalon, Vincent Rose, Arr. Dave Wolpe

  • Back at the Flat, Mike Pendowski

  • Battery Charger, Billy Byers

  • Blue Rondo A La Turk, Dave Brubeck, Arr. Howard Burbeck

  • Boogie Stop Shuffle, Charles Mingus, Arr. Sy Johnson

  • Cabeza De Carne, Matt Harris

  • Con Ocho, Sin Ocho, David Betancourt

  • Count Bubba, Gordon Goodwin

  • Count Bubba’s Revenge, Gordon Goodwin

  • Every Day I Have the Blues, Peter Chatman, Arr. Roger Holmes

  • Funky Cha-Cha, Arturo Sandoval

  • God Bless the Child, Herzog/Holiday, Arr. David Betancourt

  • Green Eggs, No Ham, David Betancourt

  • High Maintenance, Gordon Goodwin

  • Hunting Wabbits, Gordon Goodwin

  • I Can’t Believe Your In-Laws With Me, Tom Kubis

  • In a Mellow Tone, Count Basie, Arr. Frank Foster

  • In the Mood, Joe Garland

  • Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby, Austin/Jordon, Arr. David Betancourt

  • It Don’t Mean A Thing, Ellington/Mills, Arr. John Fedchock

  • It Might Be You, Bret Zvacek

  • Johnny’s Mambo, Michael Lloyd, Arr. David Betancourt Mira, Mira, Matt Harris

  • Montezuma’s Revenge, David Betancourt

  • Phat Pack, The, Gordin Goodwin

  • Poppin’Fresh, Les Hooper

  • Quintessence, Quincy Jones, Arr. Quincy Jones/Sammy Nestico

  • Rockin’ In Rhythm, Ellington/Mills, Trans. Berger

  • Route 66, Bobby Troupe, Arr. David Betancourt

  • Second Cousins, Arr. Neal Finn

  • Sing, Sing, Sing, Louis Prima, Arr. Dave Wolpe

  • Sister Sadie, Horace Silver, Arr. David Betancourt

  • Sister Sadie, Horace Silver, Arr. Michael Abene

  • Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise, Hammerstein/Romberg, Arr. Dave Wolpe

  • Song is You, The, Kern/Hammerstein

  • Sweet Gerogia Brown, Bernie/Pinkard,Casey, Arr. Sammy Nestico

  • Things Ain’t What They Used To Be, Mercer Ellington, Arr. Mark Taylor

  • Uno Mas, Paul Lopez

  • Willowcrest, Bob Florence

  • Wind Machine, Sammy Nestico

Contact David Betancourt at dbetancourt@cerritos.edu

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