Skills

Skills

Organizational/Administrative

Coordination of the Stony Brook violin department, lesson scheduling, and admission/audition process.  This includes an extensive scheduling process to facilitate the travel schedules of the violin faculty.  Excellent organizational and computer skills required.  

Repertoire

Works for Solo Violin

Bach

Sonata No. 1 in g minor

Sonata No. 2 in a minor

Sonata No. 3 in C Major

Partita No. 1 in b minor

Partita No. 2 in d minor

Partita No. 3 in E Major

Paganini

Caprice No. 5

Caprice No. 13

Caprice No. 14

Caprice No. 24

Rochberg

Violin Caprices

Ysaye

Sonata No. 2

Sonata No. 3“Ballade”

Sonata No. 5 “L’ Aurore”

Sonata No. 6

Works for Violin and Piano

Beethoven

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 “Kreutzer.” 

Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 8

Brahms

Sonata No. 3 in d minor

Debussy

Sonata in g minor

Franck

Sonata in A Major

Faure

Sonata in A Major

Grieg

Sonata No. 3 in C minor

Handel

Six Sonatas

Kabalevsky

Improvisation

Kreisler

Praeludium and Allegro

Messiaen

Theme and Variations

Mozart

Violin Sonata in B-flat Major K 454

Violin Sonata in F Major K 376

Novacek

Moto Perpetuo

Sinding

Suite in a minor

Vitali

Chaconne

Concertos for Violin and Orchestra

Barber

Violin Concerto

Beethoven

Violin Concerto in D Major

Brahms

Violin Concerto in D Major

Bruch

Violin Concerto in G minor

Chausson

Poeme

Lalo

Symphony Espagnole

Mendelssohn

Violin Concerto in e minor

Mozart

Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major

Violin Concerto No. 4in D Major

Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major

Sibelius

Violin Concerto in d minor

Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto in D Major

Viextemps

Concerto No. 5 in a minor

Wieniawski

Concerto No. 2 in d minor

String Quartet Repertoire

Barber

String Quartet Op. 11

Beethoven

String Quartet Op. 18, No. 1

String Quartet Op. 18, No. 4

String Quartet Op. 59, No. 1

String Quartet Op. 59, No. 2

Brahms

String Quartet No. 3 in B Major

Debussy

String Quartet in G minor, first movement

Dvorak

String Quartet No. 12 in F, “American”

Grieg

String Quartet in G minor Op. 27

Haydn

Numerous Quartets

Mendelssohn

String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major

String Quartet No. 3 in D Major

Mozart

Divertimento in D, K. 136

Quartet No. 3 in G, K. 156

Quartet No. 4 in C, K. 157

Serenade in G, K 525

String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat “The Hunt”

Quartet No. 19 in C, K. 465 “Dissonance”

O’Connor

String Quartet No. 3 “Old Time”

Ravel

String Quartet in F Major, Allegro

Rodriguez

Lago y Volcan(new composition)

Schubert

String Quartet No. 13 in a minor, “Rosamunde”

String Quartet No. 14 in d minor, “Death and the Maiden”

Shostakovich

String Quartet No. 8

Sibelius

String Quartet in D minor Op. 56 “Voces intimae” Adagio di Molto

Piano Trio Repertoire

Mozart

Piano Trio in C Major, K. 548

Rachmaninoff Piano Trio No. 2 "Elegiaque"

Orchestral Excerpts

Concertmaster Solos

Bach

St. Matthew Passion, “Erbarme Dich”

Beethoven

Missa Solemnis, “Benedictus”

Brahms

Symphony No. 1

Ravel

Mother Goose Suite

Rimsky-Korsakov

Capriccio Espagnole

Scheherazade

Strauss

Also Sprach Zarathustra

Don Juan

Ein Heldenleben

Till Eulenspiegel

Tchaikovsky

Swan Lake

First Violin

Beethoven

Symphony No. 3

Symphony No. 9

Brahms

Symphony No. 1

Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 4

Concerto for Violin and Cello

Copland

Symphony No. 3

Cooper

Rumpelstiltskin

Debussy

La Mer

Elgar

Enigma Variations

Hindemith

Four Temperaments

Mahler

Symphony No. 1

Symphony No. 5

Mendelssohn

Scherzo from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Symphony No. 3

Symphony No. 4

Mozart

Symphony No. 35

Symphony No. 39

Prokofiev

Classical Symphony

Schubert

Symphony No. 2

Schumann

Symphony No. 2

Shostakovich

Symphony No. 5

Symphony No. 9, Presto

Smetana

The Bartered Bride Overture

Strauss

Don Juan

Tchaikovsky

Nutcracker Overture

Symphony No. 6

Second Violin

Bartok

Concerto for Orchestra

Beethoven

Symphony No. 3, Scherzo

Symphony No. 9, Scherzo

Brahms

Piano Concerto No. 1

Bruckner

Symphony No. 9

Elgar

Enigma Variations, Variation II

Mahler

Symphony No. 9

Mozart

Magic Flute

Symphony No. 41, Molto Allegro

Prokofiev

Classical Symphony

Rachmaninoff

Symphony No. 2

Smetana

The Bartered Bride Overture

Chamber Music Experience

2013-present        

Piano Trio

Professional Free-lance trio.  Ismar Gomes, Guy Slapak

2012-present

Dolce String Ensemble

First Violin-Professional Quartet New York City

2001-present

Free-lance Musician

Various string quartet performances; collaborations with pianists from the Cleveland Institute of Music for coachings, recitals, and masterclasses; improvisational performances; Parkside Church professional solo and chamber work.

2008-2010

Dionysus Quartet, Cleveland Institute of Music   

Quartet recitals, masterclasses, coachings, and outreach performances in various venues. Free-lance work.  

2006-2008

University of Michigan String Quartets

Masterclasses, recitals, and coachings.

2007 Summer

Le Domaine Forget String Quartet

Masterclasses and recitals.

2003-2004

Bob Jones University String Quartets

Recording new music and recitals.

2001-2003

Marcia W. Dort Honors String Quartet

Full Scholarship String Quartet with recitals, masterclasses, and benefit performances.

Notable Performances

Solo Performances

2013               

Stony Brook University

2011

Masterworks Festival (Solo with Orchestra)

2011

Erie PA, Bach Festival(Solo with Orchestra) 

2010              

Cleveland Institute of Music

2001-2011

Various recital series and free-lance venues

2009

Cleveland Institute of Music

2008

University of Michigan

2006

Flint, Michigan

2005

St. Cecilia Scholarship Recital and Benefit Concert

2004

Bob Jones University Commencement Competition

2003

Flint, Michigan

2001-2003

Marcia W. Dort Scholarship Recital Series

Chamber Music Performances

2012

Stony Brook University, String Quartet, Trio, and Duos

2012

Erie Philharmonic: Golijov Last Round, Concertmaster II

2010

Cleveland Institute of Music

2001-2013

Various professional venues and benefit concerts

2008-2010

Chamber Music Showcases, Cleveland Institute of Music

2008-2010

Performance Outreach Concerts, various venues, Cleveland, Ohio

2008

University of Michigan

2006-2008

University of Michigan Chamber Music Marathons

2004

Bob Jones University

2004

New Music Recording

2003

Flint Institute of Music Annual Benefit Auction

2001-2003

Marcia W. Dort String Quartet Scholarship Recitals 

Honors

2012

State University of New York, Stony Brook

Full Scholarship and Teaching Assistantship

2011

Masterworks Festival Concerto Competition Winner

Performance with Festival Orchestra.

2010-2011

Masterworks Festival Orchestral Apprenticeship

Full tuition scholarship and stipend to assist at the Masterworks Festival, Concertmaster solos, private teaching, section leadership, and sectional coaching for young professional, college, and high school students in the Masterworks Festival Orchestra and the Masterworks Philharmonic Orchestra.

2008-2010

Cleveland Institute of Music Institutional Scholarship

Performance-based tuition scholarship

2007

Le Domaine Forget Festival Scholarship

Performance-based tuition scholarship

2005

St. Cecelia College Instrumental Scholarship

Tuition Assistance, Honors Performance, and Benefit Performance

2004

Bob Jones University Commencement Competition Finalist

2001-2003

Marcia W. Dort String Scholarship

Full tuition scholarship to the Flint Institute of Music, Solo Recitals, First Violinist of Dort Honors String Quartet, Quartet recitals, benefit concerts, professional gigging venues, coachings, and masterclasses.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2012 - Present

Substitute Violin

Rochester Philharmonic
Jul 2011 - Present

Section Violin

Blossom Festival Orchestra
Sep 2010 - Present

Assistant Principal Second Violin/Acting Principal

Erie Philharmonic
Aug 2012 - Present

Violin Studio Teaching Assistant

Stony Brook University

Assist with auditions, administrative duties, and lesson scheduling. Workclosely with faculty members to maintain good public relations and facilitate graduate program.

Aug 2012 - Present

Violin/Chamber Music Instructor

North Shore Suzuki School

Coach chamber music, group classes, and private lessons. Suzuki certified.

Sep 2010 - Jan 2013

Section Violin

Canton Symphony Orchestra
Apr 2010 - May 2012

Substitute Violin

Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Aug 2008 - May 2012

Violin/Viola Faculty

Cleveland Music Settlement

Teach Studio Violin and Viola at the Cleveland Music Settlement and Cleveland School for the Arts.Ages 4-60 years.Give private lessons and coach orchestral sectionals for the Cleveland School for the Arts and Cleveland Heights Public Schools.Perform in outreach performances with fellow faculty members. Assist with the development of outreach music programs in the public schools for under-privileged children.  Volunteer as an orchestral and chamber coach in the inner city schools.

Nov 2008 - Dec 2010

Violin/Viola Faculty

Solon Center for the Arts

Teach Studio Violin and Viola. Age 3 to 60.Accompany Students at Lessons and Recitals. 

Oct 2005 - Jun 2008

Violin/Viola Faculty

Flint Institute of Music

Teach Studio Violin and Viola.Age 4-60.Coach scholarship chamber music groups and Flint Youth Symphony violin sectionals.Teach classroom lessons during summer string workshops: 5-year-old class, 6-year-old class, and 7 to 12-year-old class. Participate in fundraising and recital organization.

Aug 2001 - Oct 2005

Violin/Viola Instructor

Private Studio

Teach Studio Violin and Viola in home.Ages 5-65.

Education

Education
Aug 2012 - Present

D.M.A

Stony Brook University

Major Instructor: Philip Setzer

Aug 2008 - May 2010

M.M

Cleveland Institute of Music

Major Instructor: William Preucil

Aug 2004 - Apr 2008

B.M.

University of Michigan

Major Instructor: Andrew Jennings

Certifications

Certifications
May 2012 - Present

Suzuki Violin Instructor

Suzuki Association of the Americas

References

References

Lenore Wilkison

Lisa-Beth Lambert

Bill Preucil

Phil Setzer

Alesia Byrd