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Work History

Aug 2017Present

Adjunct Professor of Music

The King's University, Southlake TX

Applied Worship Piano-Music Theory

Apr 2017Present

Free Lance Arranger/Producer

Grapevine TX
  • Production/Music Services:  
    • Live Event Orchestras/Bands, Receptions/Corporate events:  Any genre or instrumentation
    • Orchestrations, Transcriptions, Adaptations, Lead Sheets
1977Present

PUBLISHED MUSIC/ARTIST PERFORMANCES

Integrity/Hal Leonard or Self Published
  • Jonah's Blues, Big Band Jazz, Self Published
  • We Cry Out, Full Orchestration, Integrity Music/Hal Leonard 
  • Surely, Full Orchestration, Integrity Music/Hal Leonard 
  • Let the Church Rise, Full Orchestration, Integrity Music/Hal Leonard 
  • My Heart Your Home, Full Orchestration, Integrity Music/Hal Leonard 
  • Savior of the Nations, Full Orchestration, Integrity Music/Hal Leonard 
  • Salvation Has a Name, Full Orchestration, Integrity Music/Hal Leonard 
  • Holy Is Your Name, Full Orchestration, Integrity Music/Hal Leonard 
  • God You Reign, Full Orchestration, Integrity Music/Hal Leonard 
  • Incredible God, Full Orchestration, Integrity Music/Hal Leonard 
  • We Have Overcome, Full Orchestration, (Co-wrote) Integrity Music/Hal Leonard 
  • For All You've Done, Full Orchestration, (Co-wrote) Integrity Music/Hal Leonard 
  • The Mind of Christ, Full Orchestration, (Co-wrote) Integrity Music/Hal Leonard 
  • God Hears, Full Orchestration, (Co-wrote) Integrity Music/Hal Leonard
  • Arranged for Artist Performances
    • The Katinas, Contemporary Boy Band (2016)
      • Charts:  Home, Indescribable, You Raise Me Up
      • Big Band Accompaniment
    • Camp Kirkland and the METRO BIG BAND (Southern Baptist Affiliation) 2016
      • Chart:  Jonah's Blues (Original Composition)
    •  Truth (1977-1992)
      • Horn Arrangements
    Apr 2016Present

    Substitute Teacher

    Lake Washington School District, Kirkland-Redmond WA
    • Preferred Substitute Listed (various subjects)
    • Specialist in Middle School/High School Music
    Sept 2011Mar 2017 

    Director, Concert Productions

    Cedar Park Church, Bothell WA
    • Production Conductor:  Christmas/Easter/Patriotic
    • Full Orchestra/Choir/Vocal Ensembles
    • Arranger/Composer (See YOUTUBE RECORDINGS, links below)
    • Enhanced Sundays Special Arrangements & Presentations
    Sep 2013May 2016

    Supervisor/Sales Associate

    The Home Depot, Bothell WA
    • PACIFIC NORTHWEST STORE GROSS SALES LEADER:  $80,000,000 Annual Sales
    • Building Materials-Lumber Supervisor
      • Customer Service ALL STAR Service Award
      • Bronze and Silver Customer Service Awards
    • Leadership Training, Personnel Evaluations
    • Kitchen & Bath / Flooring & Walls
    20112015

    Jazz Band Adjudicator & Clinician

    Millcreek, Snohomish Valley, & Northlake Jazz Festivals
    • Judge/Clinician for High School & Middle School  Vocal & Instrumental Ensembles
    Jan 2012May 2014

    Adjunct Professor of Music

    Northwest University, Kirkland WA
    • COMPOSITION 1 (Orchestration)      
    • COMPOSITION 2 (Adv.Orch/Arranging)    
    • WIND ENSEMBLE 
    • BRASS METHODS                                  
    • EAR TRAINING 3-4                                      
    • APPLIED TROMBONE
    • BASIC COMPUTER NOTATION (FINALE)
    • DEVELOPED CONTEMPORARY MUSIC DEGREE MAJORS
    Nov2013

    Arranger & Guest Conductor

    The Wounded Warrior Project, Edmonds WA
    • Arranged for and Directed a performance of a local Semi-Professional Jazz Band and Singers in a Veterans Day fund raising project.  Westgate Chapel.
    20032010

    Director of Instrumental Music / Founding Dir: RamCorps

    University of Mobile, Mobile AL
    • MUSIC THEORY 101, 102
    • MUSIC THEORY LAB 101L, 102L
    • ORCHESTRATION
    • BRASS PEDAGOGY
    • APPLIED TROMBONE
    • JAZZ BAND
    • WIND ENSEMBLE
    • RAMCORPS
    • Instrumental Program Administrator
      • Instructor Acquisition
      • Instructor Contracts
      • Instructional/Student Performance Standards
      • Arranger/Producer, Various University Groups and Productions

    RAMCORPS:  A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY   

    Creator, Administrator, Recruiter, Composer, Arranger, and Conductor

    • Group Description: 19 member PR brass and percussion performance ensemble.
    • Represented the University of Mobile in over 300 performances in six years. 
    • Recruited high level college performer/students and trained in an ultra-high level of performance execution and visual performance excellence. 
    • Trained in a wide variety of genres, performing sophisticated classical, rock, pop, jazz, funk, patriotic, and sacred renditions.
    • Local and regional performances included civic-community events, public and Christian schools, churches, large scale band competitions as an exhibition group, as well as amateur and professional sporting events. 
    • Appeared in six southern states and toured abroad in Europe and in Moscow, Russia. 
    • Appeared twice with Alabama Governor, Bob Riley, as well as with other political celebrities including, Governor- Mike Huckabee (AR), Oliver North, Speaker of the House- Knute Gingrich, Senator Zell Miller (AL), Governor Jeb Bush (FL). 
    • Was selected as the single featured opening entertainment and performed the National Anthem for the dedication of the Hank Aaron Boyhood Home Museum in Mobile, appearing with pro baseball greats:  Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Reggie Jackson, Ozzie Smith, Bob Feller, Bruce Sutter, Ricky Henderson, MLB Hall of Fame VP- Jeff Idleson, Luis Gonzales, and MLB Commisioner, Bud Selig. 
    • Made several recordings over six years culminating with “RamCorps For The Record”, a CD and DVD project primarily arranged by RamCorps founding Creator-Director, Donald Wolf.
    19922003

    Pastor of Worship & the Arts

    Evergreen Christian Fellowship, Issaquah WA
    • Worship Leader
    • Instrumental/Vocal Director
    • Administrator of Graded Choirs & Vocal Music Education
    • Instrumental/Vocal Arranger
    • Dramatic Program Oversight
    19921999

    Jazz Band Director

    Music Works Northwest, Bellevue WA
    • All-Star Student Jazz Bands, Middle School/High School Levels
    • Summer Jazz Camps
    • Seasonal Public Performances
    Jan 1992Feb 1992

    Artist & Production Coordinator

    DC Talk: Free At Last Tour,  WA/OR

    Responsible for artist and production coordination of (5) shows throughout DC Talk's Northwest Tour: 

    • Seattle (2 Shows)
    • Spokane
    • Bellingham
    • Salem OR
    19861991

    Director: Music & Productions

    Carpenter's Home Church, Lakeland FL
    • Director of Music
    • Producer, Productions Conductor, Arranger
    • Weekly Sunday Orchestra AM / Jazz Band PM performances 
    • Studio Production Tracks for Large Scale Productions including the theatrical production of "The Gospel According To Scrooge", and LIVE STAGE PRODUCTION
    • Youth Musicals Direction or Oversight 
    • Big Band Performances with Guest Artist, Phil Driscoll
    • Contracted Orchestra for Ralph Carmichael & The Young Messiah Project
    • Contracted Orchestra for Thurlow Spurr's "Freedom Festival"
    • Vocal Director/Singer, Thurlow Spurr & The Greg Buchanan Harp Project 
    19851986

    Chief Musician / Music Associate

    Calvary Temple, Denver CO
    • Adult Choir Director
    • Weekly service production arranging
    • Handbell Choir
    19821986

    Music Editor

    Tyndale Periodicals, Carol Stream IL

    Reviewed 150 albums and wrote artist feature profiles from one-on-one interviews with leading Christian music artists of the mid-80s, including:

    • Kathy Trocolli
    • Hale & Wilder
    • David Meece
    • BJ Thomas
    • Ralph Carmichael
    • Leon Patillo
    • Dion 
    • Glad
    • Michele Pillar
    • John Fischer
    • Russ Taff
    19831985

    Assistant Minister of Music

    University Baptist Church, Coral Gables FL
    • Director:  Weekly Sunday Service Orchestra Performances
    • Weekly Rehearsals (Vocal/Instrumental)
    • Production Assistant (Miami Christmas Pageant)
    • Vocal/Instrumental Arranger
    • HS Vocal Ensemble Director
    19811983

    Youth Music Director / Music Director

    Christ Fellowship, Palmetto Bay FL) 
    • Worship Brass Accompaniment
    • Youth Choirs & Youth Ensembles 
    • Arranger
    • Condutor:  Christmas/Easter Productions. Choir & Orchestra 
    19801981

    Production/Sales Associate

    Clarion Soundtrax, Littleton CO
    • Convention Sales Representative
    • Studio Musician (Trombone)
    • Vocals Producer
    • Publishing Associate
    19762011

    Trombonist / Brass Section Leader / Horn Arranger

    TRUTH Tours, Mobile AL (Full Time: July '76-July '78)
    • '40th Anniversary Collection' - 2011, Recording Project
    • Five Short-Term Tours: 1990-2001
    • 'Truth: 25th Anniversary' - 1997, Recording Project 
    • 'Departure' - 1978, Recording Project
    • 'Not Just A Coincidence' - 1977, Recording Project 
    • ''Truth On The Road Live' - 1976, Recording Project

      Education

      2016current

      Candidate, Doctor of Worship Studies (DWS)

      Liberty University
      • Areas of study include corporate worship, ethnodoxology, balanced worship, growth and development of the worship pastor, and thesis writing.
      19831986

      Master of Music, Media Writing and Production (Terminal Degree)

      University of Miami
      • Intensive Music Scoring, Recording, and Production.  
      • Composed music for a variety of genres including Big Band, Vocal Jazz, Commercial Orchestration, Pop & Rock Instrumental & Vocal.  
      • Studied under industry greats:  Alfred Reed, and Gary Lindsay, 
      19721979

      Bachelor of Education

      Central Washington University
      • Honors & High Distinction (Cum-Laude)
      • Extensive JAZZ (Jazz Band / Vocal Jazz) and Music Theory education.
      • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.  Studied under acclaimed Jazz Educator:  John Moawad, and Composer/Music Theory Educator;  Robert Panerio.

      RECENT ARRANGEMENTS/DIGITAL VIDEOS

      A cross section of church production performance pieces.

      RAMCORPS - FANFARES

      Opening "Attention Getters" 

      RAMCORPS - PATRIOTIC MUSIC

      Patriotism was a core value of our performances.

      RAMCORPS - COMMERCIAL MUSIC

      The goal was to have program material that would reach a wide demographic with various genres.

      RAMCORPS - SACRED MUSIC

      Every Church Performance brought an association of excellence to our Christian university. 

      RAMCORPS - DRUMLINE

      Skilled Student Percussion Performance Demonstrations

      RAMCORPS - POSTERS

      300+ performances (over six years)  throughout Alabama and the southeastern US:  Civic Events, Public and Private Schools, Regional High School Marching Band Festival Exhibitions, Professional Sports Performances, Germany and Moscow Russia tours

      RAMCORPS - 'CELEBRITY' PICTURES

      Special Occasions & Special RamCorps Recognitions

      CARPENTER'S HOME CHURCH

      Music Director, Orchestra Director, Jazz Band Director, Productions Director/Conductor, Arranger/Orchestrator

      RECORDED 'TRUTH' ALBUMS

      Performed as a trombonist, horn section leader & arranger