EDUCATION:                    MM IN JAZZ STUDIES (CLASS OF 2012)

                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS,

                                      PHILADELPHIA, PA   3.85 GPA

                                     

                                       LOVETRI SOMATIC VOICEWORK  CERTIFICATION,

                                      CCM VOCAL PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE,

                                      SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, WINCHESTER, VA

                                      (2010)

 

                                      BA IN FINE ARTS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN

APPLIED MUSIC - EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY,

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA    3.8 GPA    (2006)

 

CERTIFICATE IN SOUND HEALING, SOUND HEALING ACADEMY , UNITED KINGDOM (2020)

                               

AWARDS:                            BEST PIANIST AT LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS  (2015, 2016)                                 (2013,2014,2015)

                                                BEST KEYBOARDIST (2016)

                                      TWENTY PLUS YEARS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- LVMA (2015)

                                     

                                      PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S ARTIST OF THE YEAR (2017)

 

                                      NOMINATED FOR A PERRY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR,

                                      MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PROD. OF “CHILDREN OF EDEN” (2020)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE- GUEST JAZZ VOCAL INSTRUCTOR- (2020-2022)

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE-  BETHLEHEM, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY- JAZZ VOICE-

DIRECTOR OF MORAVIAN JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE (2015-2017)

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE- ALLENTOWN, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY - JAZZ PIANO & VOICE

( FALL  2012 - PRESENT)

 

SKIP AZZALINA STUDIOS – EASTON PA- PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO INSTRUCTION

(2009-2019)   AGES 9-ADULT

 

STS. PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL (GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 8TH) –  MUSIC TEACHER

(GENERAL MUSIC, CHOIR, BAND, LITURGY, DRAMA)-  PHILLIPSBURG, NJ   (2006-2010)

KENT PLACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP – HEAD OF  PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

(MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE) –          SUMMIT, NJ  AGES 2nd- 6th grades  (SUMMER, 2008)

 

GIFTED CHILD SOCIETY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- SUMMER SUPERSTARS CAMP-

 HEAD OF DRAMA/MUSIC DEPARTMENT- AGES 2nd- 8th grades (SUMMER, 2007)

 

STARS OF TOMORROW- INTENSIVE PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOP/CAMP – DIRECTOR, VOCAL DEPARTMENT- JULY, 2006 (CRANFORD, NJ) * AGES 1st – 12th grades

 

PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  WAYNE, NJ-

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP & VOCAL INSTRUCTOR  (2005);    9th-12th grades

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (2001 - 2003) – ALLENTOWN, PA

ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR FOR MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP   COURSE

 

DANCE PLUS STUDIOS – NAZARETH , PA –VOCAL & PIANO  INSTRUCTOR/

MUSICAL ARRANGER/ CLINICIAN  (2002 – 2009)    AGES 9 - ADULT

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE/DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR REBEL STAGES PRODUCTION OF “SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD”

(STROUDSBURG, PA  2022)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (BETHLEHEM, PA 2020)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR In2YouArts PRODUCTION OF “DOGFIGHT” (2020, STROUDSBURG, PA)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR FOR MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PRODUCTION OF

“CHILDREN OF EDEN” (LINDEN, NJ, SUMMER OF 2019)

 

PIANIST/ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR FOR HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE PROD.

 OF NUNSENSE” STARRING JOYCE DEWITT ( ANNANDALE, NJ, SUMMER OF 2018) ;

ACCOMPANIST FOR HHP PRODUCTION OF BRING IT ON” (FALL, 2019)

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF  PHILLIPSBURG AREA SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PROD. OF

“MARY POPPINS, JR.” (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)  - (SUMMER OF 2018)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR” (2018)

 

CO-FOUNDER & PERFORMER  Of   WOODEN SHIPS BAND, LLC- A CROSBY

STILLS & NASH TRIBUTE BAND (2017-PRESENT)

 

PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR LEHIGH VALLEY MUSICALS

INCLUDING “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (DEIRUFF HS, 2017),

 “THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” (SAUCON VALLEY HS, 2016)

“LEADER OF THE PACK” (WILSON HS, 2015)

         

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER/DIRECTOR -PILGRIM PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2016-PRESENT)

 

WORSHIP/MUSIC DIRECTOR -ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

COOPERSBURG, PA (2014-2016)

 

PROVIDED PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP

LED BY GIACAMO GATES (2016); PROVIDED SAME FOR BLAST FURNACE

BLUES FESTIVAL ARTIST WORKSHOP LED BY GAYE ADEGBALOLA (2015)

 

BLUES PIANO WORKSHOP FACILITATOR-BLAST FURNACE BLUESFEST

(ARTSQUEST/STEELSTACKS) BETHLEHEM, PA (2014)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR TOWN SQUARE PLAYERS & TKO PROD.

OF "HAIR" (SUMMER, 2014, ALLENTOWN, PA)

 

APPEARED AS GUEST PERFORMER/PANEL –ROYAL JAM PRODUCTIONS

REALITY TV SERIES EPISODE (2013)

 

GUEST CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR-BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL- YOUTH JAZZ

CHORUS   (SPRING, 2013)

 

PLACED IN THE FINALS AS KEYBOARDIST WITH THE MARIA WOODFORD

BAND, INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION (MEMPHIS, TN 2013)

 

CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S

JAZZ CHOIR   (CHRISTMAS, 2012)

 

PERFORMED ON PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S COMPILATION CHRISTMAS  CD-

CONTRIBUTED ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT OF “DECK THE WHAT”  (2012)

 

PROVIDED VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO JAZZ LEGEND BOB DOROUGH'S 

CD PROJECT "DUETS". RECORDED AT RED ROCK STUDIOS,

 SAYLORSBURG, PA    (SEPT. 2012)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR “LA TRAVIATA”, PENNSYLVANIA LYRIC          

OPERA COMPANY,  EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (SUMMER, 2011)

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH   HATFIELD , PA 

WORK INCLUDED: ORGANIST/PIANIST, ADULT & CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR, PRAISE TEAM MEMBER/LEADER, LITURGIST, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR (2008-2009)

 

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BELVIDERE, NJ

ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR  ( 2002-2008)

ADULT, CHILDREN’S CHOIR, PRAISE BAND

         

KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR THE POCONO LIVELY ARTS’

PRODUCTION OF “COMPANY”, THE SHERMAN THEATRE,

STROUDSBURG, PA   (SPRING, 2008)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S

PRODUCTION OF “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” (SUMMER, 2007-

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)-  AGES 12-24

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST/VOCALIST WITH THE EAST STROUDS-

BURG UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2004-2006)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

 “GREASE , PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2005)- AGES 12-24

 

ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIST FOR THE EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY  MUSICAL REVUES “BROADWAY DREAMS”, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (FEBRUARY, 2004) ,

“BROADWAY REMEMBERED” (2005), “WELCOME TO THE THEATER” (2008),

“MUSIC SCRAPBOOK” (2009)

 

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR PRODUCTION OF   "ANNIE".  JUST US PRODUCTIONS; PERFORMANCES AT THE ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY HALL (OCTOBER, 2003)    AGES 6- ADULT                                          

 

NORTHEAST THEATRICAL ALLIANCE PRODUCTION OF

"OLIVER" - (BANGOR, PA)  - SUMMER OF 2002

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ ACTING ROLE AS NANCY  AGES 7- ADULT

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE PERFORMANCE OF "BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST" (MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST -2002)

 

MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY THEATER, MORRISTOWN, NJ

CONTRACTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR JOAN RIVERS, (DECEMBER, 2001)

 

MIRAMAX MOVIES RELEASE "CITY ON FIRE" -VOCAL OVERDUBS (2001)

 

JAZZ PIANO & VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KEVIN VANNOY INDEPENDENT CD RELEASE “OLD SCHOOL COOL” (2001)

 

2001 REPERTORY DANCE THEATER FESTIVAL, LEHIGH U.,

BETHLEHEM, PA   PIANO & PERCUSSION ACCOMPANIST (MARCH, 2001)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST , PHILADELPHIA GALA WOMEN’S CHORUS,

 WASHINGTON, DC PERFORMANCE- 2000

 

FERNWOOD RESORT, BUSHKILL, PA ACCOMPANIST/

ARRANGER - CABARET KIDS –(1999-2001)  AGES 18-25

                  

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN FOR THE SHERYL SKYE CD

RELEASE "RIPPLE", SOMA RIVER RECORDS (1999)

 

FEATURED JAZZ VOCALS ON PACIFIC STREET RECORDS RELEASE “IN TIME” AS PART OF THE GARY RISSMILLER TRIO-PRODUCER: ERIC DONEY (1995)

 

PERFORM(ED) AS PIANIST/ORGANIST/VOCALIST WITH JAZZ ARTISTS SUCH AS:  JIMMY HEATH, DAVE LIEBMAN, GEORGE YOUNG, BILL GOODWIN, STEVE GILMORE, SCOTT LEE, PHIL MARKOWITZ, HOWIE COLLINS, DUANE EUBANKS,  JOHN SWANA, BOOTSIE BARNES, JESSIE GREEN AND OTHERS.

(1990-PRESENT)

 

MENAGERIE RECORDING STUDIOS, SAYLORSBURG, PA   IN-HOUSE STUDIO MUSICIAN (1990-2005)

 

TOURED WITH THE BOBBY VINTON SHOW AS ACCOMPANIST-VOCALIST (1990-1991)

 

 OPENED FOR JOE HENDERSON 1996-CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL, HARRISBURG, PA,

NATALIE COLE (1990) & WOODY HERMAN’S  THUNDERING HERD (1986).

                            

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

                                     

COMPOSED ORIGINAL WORKS DEMONSTRATING A HYBRID OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL AND MAINSTREAM JAZZ  VOCAL IMPROVISATION (2011-2012)

 

ACHIEVED ACCOLADES FOR  MASTER'S THESIS FOR UARTS MM  PROGRAM : "HINDUSTANI MUSIC PRACTICE:  A NEW  FRONTIER IN VOCAL JAZZ IMPROVISATION" (2012)

 

 

                  

 

 

                                   

 

EDUCATION:                    MM IN JAZZ STUDIES (CLASS OF 2012)

                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS,

                                      PHILADELPHIA, PA   3.85 GPA

                                     

                                       LOVETRI SOMATIC VOICEWORK  CERTIFICATION,

                                      CCM VOCAL PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE,

                                      SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, WINCHESTER, VA

                                      (2010)

 

                                      BA IN FINE ARTS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN

APPLIED MUSIC - EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY,

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA    3.8 GPA    (2006)

 

CERTIFICATE IN SOUND HEALING, SOUND HEALING ACADEMY , UNITED KINGDOM (2020)

                               

AWARDS:                            BEST PIANIST AT LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS  (2015, 2016)                                 (2013,2014,2015)

                                                BEST KEYBOARDIST (2016)

                                      TWENTY PLUS YEARS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- LVMA (2015)

                                     

                                      PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S ARTIST OF THE YEAR (2017)

 

                                      NOMINATED FOR A PERRY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR,

                                      MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PROD. OF “CHILDREN OF EDEN” (2020)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE- GUEST JAZZ VOCAL INSTRUCTOR- (2020-2022)

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE-  BETHLEHEM, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY- JAZZ VOICE-

DIRECTOR OF MORAVIAN JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE (2015-2017)

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE- ALLENTOWN, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY - JAZZ PIANO & VOICE

( FALL  2012 - PRESENT)

 

SKIP AZZALINA STUDIOS – EASTON PA- PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO INSTRUCTION

(2009-2019)   AGES 9-ADULT

 

STS. PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL (GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 8TH) –  MUSIC TEACHER

(GENERAL MUSIC, CHOIR, BAND, LITURGY, DRAMA)-  PHILLIPSBURG, NJ   (2006-2010)

KENT PLACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP – HEAD OF  PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

(MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE) –          SUMMIT, NJ  AGES 2nd- 6th grades  (SUMMER, 2008)

 

GIFTED CHILD SOCIETY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- SUMMER SUPERSTARS CAMP-

 HEAD OF DRAMA/MUSIC DEPARTMENT- AGES 2nd- 8th grades (SUMMER, 2007)

 

STARS OF TOMORROW- INTENSIVE PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOP/CAMP – DIRECTOR, VOCAL DEPARTMENT- JULY, 2006 (CRANFORD, NJ) * AGES 1st – 12th grades

 

PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  WAYNE, NJ-

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP & VOCAL INSTRUCTOR  (2005);    9th-12th grades

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (2001 - 2003) – ALLENTOWN, PA

ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR FOR MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP   COURSE

 

DANCE PLUS STUDIOS – NAZARETH , PA –VOCAL & PIANO  INSTRUCTOR/

MUSICAL ARRANGER/ CLINICIAN  (2002 – 2009)    AGES 9 - ADULT

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE/DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR REBEL STAGES PRODUCTION OF “SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD”

(STROUDSBURG, PA  2022)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (BETHLEHEM, PA 2020)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR In2YouArts PRODUCTION OF “DOGFIGHT” (2020, STROUDSBURG, PA)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR FOR MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PRODUCTION OF

“CHILDREN OF EDEN” (LINDEN, NJ, SUMMER OF 2019)

 

PIANIST/ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR FOR HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE PROD.

 OF NUNSENSE” STARRING JOYCE DEWITT ( ANNANDALE, NJ, SUMMER OF 2018) ;

ACCOMPANIST FOR HHP PRODUCTION OF BRING IT ON” (FALL, 2019)

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF  PHILLIPSBURG AREA SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PROD. OF

“MARY POPPINS, JR.” (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)  - (SUMMER OF 2018)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR” (2018)

 

CO-FOUNDER & PERFORMER  Of   WOODEN SHIPS BAND, LLC- A CROSBY

STILLS & NASH TRIBUTE BAND (2017-PRESENT)

 

PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR LEHIGH VALLEY MUSICALS

INCLUDING “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (DEIRUFF HS, 2017),

 “THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” (SAUCON VALLEY HS, 2016)

“LEADER OF THE PACK” (WILSON HS, 2015)

         

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER/DIRECTOR -PILGRIM PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2016-PRESENT)

 

WORSHIP/MUSIC DIRECTOR -ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

COOPERSBURG, PA (2014-2016)

 

PROVIDED PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP

LED BY GIACAMO GATES (2016); PROVIDED SAME FOR BLAST FURNACE

BLUES FESTIVAL ARTIST WORKSHOP LED BY GAYE ADEGBALOLA (2015)

 

BLUES PIANO WORKSHOP FACILITATOR-BLAST FURNACE BLUESFEST

(ARTSQUEST/STEELSTACKS) BETHLEHEM, PA (2014)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR TOWN SQUARE PLAYERS & TKO PROD.

OF "HAIR" (SUMMER, 2014, ALLENTOWN, PA)

 

APPEARED AS GUEST PERFORMER/PANEL –ROYAL JAM PRODUCTIONS

REALITY TV SERIES EPISODE (2013)

 

GUEST CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR-BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL- YOUTH JAZZ

CHORUS   (SPRING, 2013)

 

PLACED IN THE FINALS AS KEYBOARDIST WITH THE MARIA WOODFORD

BAND, INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION (MEMPHIS, TN 2013)

 

CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S

JAZZ CHOIR   (CHRISTMAS, 2012)

 

PERFORMED ON PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S COMPILATION CHRISTMAS  CD-

CONTRIBUTED ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT OF “DECK THE WHAT”  (2012)

 

PROVIDED VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO JAZZ LEGEND BOB DOROUGH'S 

CD PROJECT "DUETS". RECORDED AT RED ROCK STUDIOS,

 SAYLORSBURG, PA    (SEPT. 2012)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR “LA TRAVIATA”, PENNSYLVANIA LYRIC          

OPERA COMPANY,  EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (SUMMER, 2011)

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH   HATFIELD , PA 

WORK INCLUDED: ORGANIST/PIANIST, ADULT & CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR, PRAISE TEAM MEMBER/LEADER, LITURGIST, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR (2008-2009)

 

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BELVIDERE, NJ

ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR  ( 2002-2008)

ADULT, CHILDREN’S CHOIR, PRAISE BAND

         

KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR THE POCONO LIVELY ARTS’

PRODUCTION OF “COMPANY”, THE SHERMAN THEATRE,

STROUDSBURG, PA   (SPRING, 2008)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S

PRODUCTION OF “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” (SUMMER, 2007-

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)-  AGES 12-24

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST/VOCALIST WITH THE EAST STROUDS-

BURG UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2004-2006)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

 “GREASE , PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2005)- AGES 12-24

 

ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIST FOR THE EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY  MUSICAL REVUES “BROADWAY DREAMS”, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (FEBRUARY, 2004) ,

“BROADWAY REMEMBERED” (2005), “WELCOME TO THE THEATER” (2008),

“MUSIC SCRAPBOOK” (2009)

 

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR PRODUCTION OF   "ANNIE".  JUST US PRODUCTIONS; PERFORMANCES AT THE ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY HALL (OCTOBER, 2003)    AGES 6- ADULT                                          

 

NORTHEAST THEATRICAL ALLIANCE PRODUCTION OF

"OLIVER" - (BANGOR, PA)  - SUMMER OF 2002

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ ACTING ROLE AS NANCY  AGES 7- ADULT

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE PERFORMANCE OF "BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST" (MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST -2002)

 

MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY THEATER, MORRISTOWN, NJ

CONTRACTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR JOAN RIVERS, (DECEMBER, 2001)

 

MIRAMAX MOVIES RELEASE "CITY ON FIRE" -VOCAL OVERDUBS (2001)

 

JAZZ PIANO & VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KEVIN VANNOY INDEPENDENT CD RELEASE “OLD SCHOOL COOL” (2001)

 

2001 REPERTORY DANCE THEATER FESTIVAL, LEHIGH U.,

BETHLEHEM, PA   PIANO & PERCUSSION ACCOMPANIST (MARCH, 2001)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST , PHILADELPHIA GALA WOMEN’S CHORUS,

 WASHINGTON, DC PERFORMANCE- 2000

 

FERNWOOD RESORT, BUSHKILL, PA ACCOMPANIST/

ARRANGER - CABARET KIDS –(1999-2001)  AGES 18-25

                  

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN FOR THE SHERYL SKYE CD

RELEASE "RIPPLE", SOMA RIVER RECORDS (1999)

 

FEATURED JAZZ VOCALS ON PACIFIC STREET RECORDS RELEASE “IN TIME” AS PART OF THE GARY RISSMILLER TRIO-PRODUCER: ERIC DONEY (1995)

 

PERFORM(ED) AS PIANIST/ORGANIST/VOCALIST WITH JAZZ ARTISTS SUCH AS:  JIMMY HEATH, DAVE LIEBMAN, GEORGE YOUNG, BILL GOODWIN, STEVE GILMORE, SCOTT LEE, PHIL MARKOWITZ, HOWIE COLLINS, DUANE EUBANKS,  JOHN SWANA, BOOTSIE BARNES, JESSIE GREEN AND OTHERS.

(1990-PRESENT)

 

MENAGERIE RECORDING STUDIOS, SAYLORSBURG, PA   IN-HOUSE STUDIO MUSICIAN (1990-2005)

 

TOURED WITH THE BOBBY VINTON SHOW AS ACCOMPANIST-VOCALIST (1990-1991)

 

 OPENED FOR JOE HENDERSON 1996-CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL, HARRISBURG, PA,

NATALIE COLE (1990) & WOODY HERMAN’S  THUNDERING HERD (1986).

                            

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

                                     

COMPOSED ORIGINAL WORKS DEMONSTRATING A HYBRID OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL AND MAINSTREAM JAZZ  VOCAL IMPROVISATION (2011-2012)

 

ACHIEVED ACCOLADES FOR  MASTER'S THESIS FOR UARTS MM  PROGRAM : "HINDUSTANI MUSIC PRACTICE:  A NEW  FRONTIER IN VOCAL JAZZ IMPROVISATION" (2012)

 

 

                  

 

 

                                   

 

                                   

EDUCATION:                    MM IN JAZZ STUDIES (CLASS OF 2012)

                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS,

                                      PHILADELPHIA, PA   3.85 GPA

                                     

                                       LOVETRI SOMATIC VOICEWORK  CERTIFICATION,

                                      CCM VOCAL PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE,

                                      SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, WINCHESTER, VA

                                      (2010)

 

                                      BA IN FINE ARTS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN

APPLIED MUSIC - EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY,

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA    3.8 GPA    (2006)

 

CERTIFICATE IN SOUND HEALING, SOUND HEALING ACADEMY , UNITED KINGDOM (2020)

                               

AWARDS:                            BEST PIANIST AT LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS  (2015, 2016)                                 (2013,2014,2015)

                                                BEST KEYBOARDIST (2016)

                                      TWENTY PLUS YEARS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- LVMA (2015)

                                     

                                      PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S ARTIST OF THE YEAR (2017)

 

                                      NOMINATED FOR A PERRY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR,

                                      MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PROD. OF “CHILDREN OF EDEN” (2020)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE- GUEST JAZZ VOCAL INSTRUCTOR- (2020-2022)

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE-  BETHLEHEM, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY- JAZZ VOICE-

DIRECTOR OF MORAVIAN JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE (2015-2017)

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE- ALLENTOWN, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY - JAZZ PIANO & VOICE

( FALL  2012 - PRESENT)

 

SKIP AZZALINA STUDIOS – EASTON PA- PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO INSTRUCTION

(2009-2019)   AGES 9-ADULT

 

STS. PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL (GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 8TH) –  MUSIC TEACHER

(GENERAL MUSIC, CHOIR, BAND, LITURGY, DRAMA)-  PHILLIPSBURG, NJ   (2006-2010)

KENT PLACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP – HEAD OF  PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

(MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE) –          SUMMIT, NJ  AGES 2nd- 6th grades  (SUMMER, 2008)

 

GIFTED CHILD SOCIETY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- SUMMER SUPERSTARS CAMP-

 HEAD OF DRAMA/MUSIC DEPARTMENT- AGES 2nd- 8th grades (SUMMER, 2007)

 

STARS OF TOMORROW- INTENSIVE PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOP/CAMP – DIRECTOR, VOCAL DEPARTMENT- JULY, 2006 (CRANFORD, NJ) * AGES 1st – 12th grades

 

PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  WAYNE, NJ-

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP & VOCAL INSTRUCTOR  (2005);    9th-12th grades

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (2001 - 2003) – ALLENTOWN, PA

ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR FOR MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP   COURSE

 

DANCE PLUS STUDIOS – NAZARETH , PA –VOCAL & PIANO  INSTRUCTOR/

MUSICAL ARRANGER/ CLINICIAN  (2002 – 2009)    AGES 9 - ADULT

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE/DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR REBEL STAGES PRODUCTION OF “SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD”

(STROUDSBURG, PA  2022)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (BETHLEHEM, PA 2020)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR In2YouArts PRODUCTION OF “DOGFIGHT” (2020, STROUDSBURG, PA)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR FOR MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PRODUCTION OF

“CHILDREN OF EDEN” (LINDEN, NJ, SUMMER OF 2019)

 

PIANIST/ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR FOR HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE PROD.

 OF NUNSENSE” STARRING JOYCE DEWITT ( ANNANDALE, NJ, SUMMER OF 2018) ;

ACCOMPANIST FOR HHP PRODUCTION OF BRING IT ON” (FALL, 2019)

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF  PHILLIPSBURG AREA SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PROD. OF

“MARY POPPINS, JR.” (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)  - (SUMMER OF 2018)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR” (2018)

 

CO-FOUNDER & PERFORMER  Of   WOODEN SHIPS BAND, LLC- A CROSBY

STILLS & NASH TRIBUTE BAND (2017-PRESENT)

 

PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR LEHIGH VALLEY MUSICALS

INCLUDING “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (DEIRUFF HS, 2017),

 “THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” (SAUCON VALLEY HS, 2016)

“LEADER OF THE PACK” (WILSON HS, 2015)

         

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER/DIRECTOR -PILGRIM PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2016-PRESENT)

 

WORSHIP/MUSIC DIRECTOR -ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

COOPERSBURG, PA (2014-2016)

 

PROVIDED PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP

LED BY GIACAMO GATES (2016); PROVIDED SAME FOR BLAST FURNACE

BLUES FESTIVAL ARTIST WORKSHOP LED BY GAYE ADEGBALOLA (2015)

 

BLUES PIANO WORKSHOP FACILITATOR-BLAST FURNACE BLUESFEST

(ARTSQUEST/STEELSTACKS) BETHLEHEM, PA (2014)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR TOWN SQUARE PLAYERS & TKO PROD.

OF "HAIR" (SUMMER, 2014, ALLENTOWN, PA)

 

APPEARED AS GUEST PERFORMER/PANEL –ROYAL JAM PRODUCTIONS

REALITY TV SERIES EPISODE (2013)

 

GUEST CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR-BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL- YOUTH JAZZ

CHORUS   (SPRING, 2013)

 

PLACED IN THE FINALS AS KEYBOARDIST WITH THE MARIA WOODFORD

BAND, INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION (MEMPHIS, TN 2013)

 

CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S

JAZZ CHOIR   (CHRISTMAS, 2012)

 

PERFORMED ON PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S COMPILATION CHRISTMAS  CD-

CONTRIBUTED ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT OF “DECK THE WHAT”  (2012)

 

PROVIDED VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO JAZZ LEGEND BOB DOROUGH'S 

CD PROJECT "DUETS". RECORDED AT RED ROCK STUDIOS,

 SAYLORSBURG, PA    (SEPT. 2012)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR “LA TRAVIATA”, PENNSYLVANIA LYRIC          

OPERA COMPANY,  EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (SUMMER, 2011)

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH   HATFIELD , PA 

WORK INCLUDED: ORGANIST/PIANIST, ADULT & CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR, PRAISE TEAM MEMBER/LEADER, LITURGIST, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR (2008-2009)

 

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BELVIDERE, NJ

ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR  ( 2002-2008)

ADULT, CHILDREN’S CHOIR, PRAISE BAND

         

KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR THE POCONO LIVELY ARTS’

PRODUCTION OF “COMPANY”, THE SHERMAN THEATRE,

STROUDSBURG, PA   (SPRING, 2008)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S

PRODUCTION OF “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” (SUMMER, 2007-

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)-  AGES 12-24

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST/VOCALIST WITH THE EAST STROUDS-

BURG UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2004-2006)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

 “GREASE , PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2005)- AGES 12-24

 

ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIST FOR THE EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY  MUSICAL REVUES “BROADWAY DREAMS”, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (FEBRUARY, 2004) ,

“BROADWAY REMEMBERED” (2005), “WELCOME TO THE THEATER” (2008),

“MUSIC SCRAPBOOK” (2009)

 

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR PRODUCTION OF   "ANNIE".  JUST US PRODUCTIONS; PERFORMANCES AT THE ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY HALL (OCTOBER, 2003)    AGES 6- ADULT                                          

 

NORTHEAST THEATRICAL ALLIANCE PRODUCTION OF

"OLIVER" - (BANGOR, PA)  - SUMMER OF 2002

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ ACTING ROLE AS NANCY  AGES 7- ADULT

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE PERFORMANCE OF "BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST" (MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST -2002)

 

MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY THEATER, MORRISTOWN, NJ

CONTRACTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR JOAN RIVERS, (DECEMBER, 2001)

 

MIRAMAX MOVIES RELEASE "CITY ON FIRE" -VOCAL OVERDUBS (2001)

 

JAZZ PIANO & VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KEVIN VANNOY INDEPENDENT CD RELEASE “OLD SCHOOL COOL” (2001)

 

2001 REPERTORY DANCE THEATER FESTIVAL, LEHIGH U.,

BETHLEHEM, PA   PIANO & PERCUSSION ACCOMPANIST (MARCH, 2001)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST , PHILADELPHIA GALA WOMEN’S CHORUS,

 WASHINGTON, DC PERFORMANCE- 2000

 

FERNWOOD RESORT, BUSHKILL, PA ACCOMPANIST/

ARRANGER - CABARET KIDS –(1999-2001)  AGES 18-25

                  

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN FOR THE SHERYL SKYE CD

RELEASE "RIPPLE", SOMA RIVER RECORDS (1999)

 

FEATURED JAZZ VOCALS ON PACIFIC STREET RECORDS RELEASE “IN TIME” AS PART OF THE GARY RISSMILLER TRIO-PRODUCER: ERIC DONEY (1995)

 

PERFORM(ED) AS PIANIST/ORGANIST/VOCALIST WITH JAZZ ARTISTS SUCH AS:  JIMMY HEATH, DAVE LIEBMAN, GEORGE YOUNG, BILL GOODWIN, STEVE GILMORE, SCOTT LEE, PHIL MARKOWITZ, HOWIE COLLINS, DUANE EUBANKS,  JOHN SWANA, BOOTSIE BARNES, JESSIE GREEN AND OTHERS.

(1990-PRESENT)

 

MENAGERIE RECORDING STUDIOS, SAYLORSBURG, PA   IN-HOUSE STUDIO MUSICIAN (1990-2005)

 

TOURED WITH THE BOBBY VINTON SHOW AS ACCOMPANIST-VOCALIST (1990-1991)

 

 OPENED FOR JOE HENDERSON 1996-CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL, HARRISBURG, PA,

NATALIE COLE (1990) & WOODY HERMAN’S  THUNDERING HERD (1986).

                            

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

                                     

COMPOSED ORIGINAL WORKS DEMONSTRATING A HYBRID OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL AND MAINSTREAM JAZZ  VOCAL IMPROVISATION (2011-2012)

 

ACHIEVED ACCOLADES FOR  MASTER'S THESIS FOR UARTS MM  PROGRAM : "HINDUSTANI MUSIC PRACTICE:  A NEW  FRONTIER IN VOCAL JAZZ IMPROVISATION" (2012)

 

 

                  

 

 

                                   

 

                                   

​​​​​​​

EDUCATION:                    MM IN JAZZ STUDIES (CLASS OF 2012)

                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS,

                                      PHILADELPHIA, PA   3.85 GPA

                                     

                                       LOVETRI SOMATIC VOICEWORK  CERTIFICATION,

                                      CCM VOCAL PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE,

                                      SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, WINCHESTER, VA

                                      (2010)

 

                                      BA IN FINE ARTS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN

APPLIED MUSIC - EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY,

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA    3.8 GPA    (2006)

 

CERTIFICATE IN SOUND HEALING, SOUND HEALING ACADEMY , UNITED KINGDOM (2020)

                               

AWARDS:                            BEST PIANIST AT LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS  (2015, 2016)                                 (2013,2014,2015)

                                                BEST KEYBOARDIST (2016)

                                      TWENTY PLUS YEARS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- LVMA (2015)

                                     

                                      PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S ARTIST OF THE YEAR (2017)

 

                                      NOMINATED FOR A PERRY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR,

                                      MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PROD. OF “CHILDREN OF EDEN” (2020)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE- GUEST JAZZ VOCAL INSTRUCTOR- (2020-2022)

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE-  BETHLEHEM, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY- JAZZ VOICE-

DIRECTOR OF MORAVIAN JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE (2015-2017)

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE- ALLENTOWN, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY - JAZZ PIANO & VOICE

( FALL  2012 - PRESENT)

 

SKIP AZZALINA STUDIOS – EASTON PA- PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO INSTRUCTION

(2009-2019)   AGES 9-ADULT

 

STS. PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL (GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 8TH) –  MUSIC TEACHER

(GENERAL MUSIC, CHOIR, BAND, LITURGY, DRAMA)-  PHILLIPSBURG, NJ   (2006-2010)

KENT PLACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP – HEAD OF  PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

(MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE) –          SUMMIT, NJ  AGES 2nd- 6th grades  (SUMMER, 2008)

 

GIFTED CHILD SOCIETY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- SUMMER SUPERSTARS CAMP-

 HEAD OF DRAMA/MUSIC DEPARTMENT- AGES 2nd- 8th grades (SUMMER, 2007)

 

STARS OF TOMORROW- INTENSIVE PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOP/CAMP – DIRECTOR, VOCAL DEPARTMENT- JULY, 2006 (CRANFORD, NJ) * AGES 1st – 12th grades

 

PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  WAYNE, NJ-

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP & VOCAL INSTRUCTOR  (2005);    9th-12th grades

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (2001 - 2003) – ALLENTOWN, PA

ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR FOR MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP   COURSE

 

DANCE PLUS STUDIOS – NAZARETH , PA –VOCAL & PIANO  INSTRUCTOR/

MUSICAL ARRANGER/ CLINICIAN  (2002 – 2009)    AGES 9 - ADULT

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE/DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR REBEL STAGES PRODUCTION OF “SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD”

(STROUDSBURG, PA  2022)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (BETHLEHEM, PA 2020)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR In2YouArts PRODUCTION OF “DOGFIGHT” (2020, STROUDSBURG, PA)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR FOR MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PRODUCTION OF

“CHILDREN OF EDEN” (LINDEN, NJ, SUMMER OF 2019)

 

PIANIST/ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR FOR HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE PROD.

 OF NUNSENSE” STARRING JOYCE DEWITT ( ANNANDALE, NJ, SUMMER OF 2018) ;

ACCOMPANIST FOR HHP PRODUCTION OF BRING IT ON” (FALL, 2019)

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF  PHILLIPSBURG AREA SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PROD. OF

“MARY POPPINS, JR.” (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)  - (SUMMER OF 2018)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR” (2018)

 

CO-FOUNDER & PERFORMER  Of   WOODEN SHIPS BAND, LLC- A CROSBY

STILLS & NASH TRIBUTE BAND (2017-PRESENT)

 

PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR LEHIGH VALLEY MUSICALS

INCLUDING “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (DEIRUFF HS, 2017),

 “THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” (SAUCON VALLEY HS, 2016)

“LEADER OF THE PACK” (WILSON HS, 2015)

         

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER/DIRECTOR -PILGRIM PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2016-PRESENT)

 

WORSHIP/MUSIC DIRECTOR -ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

COOPERSBURG, PA (2014-2016)

 

PROVIDED PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP

LED BY GIACAMO GATES (2016); PROVIDED SAME FOR BLAST FURNACE

BLUES FESTIVAL ARTIST WORKSHOP LED BY GAYE ADEGBALOLA (2015)

 

BLUES PIANO WORKSHOP FACILITATOR-BLAST FURNACE BLUESFEST

(ARTSQUEST/STEELSTACKS) BETHLEHEM, PA (2014)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR TOWN SQUARE PLAYERS & TKO PROD.

OF "HAIR" (SUMMER, 2014, ALLENTOWN, PA)

 

APPEARED AS GUEST PERFORMER/PANEL –ROYAL JAM PRODUCTIONS

REALITY TV SERIES EPISODE (2013)

 

GUEST CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR-BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL- YOUTH JAZZ

CHORUS   (SPRING, 2013)

 

PLACED IN THE FINALS AS KEYBOARDIST WITH THE MARIA WOODFORD

BAND, INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION (MEMPHIS, TN 2013)

 

CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S

JAZZ CHOIR   (CHRISTMAS, 2012)

 

PERFORMED ON PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S COMPILATION CHRISTMAS  CD-

CONTRIBUTED ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT OF “DECK THE WHAT”  (2012)

 

PROVIDED VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO JAZZ LEGEND BOB DOROUGH'S 

CD PROJECT "DUETS". RECORDED AT RED ROCK STUDIOS,

 SAYLORSBURG, PA    (SEPT. 2012)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR “LA TRAVIATA”, PENNSYLVANIA LYRIC          

OPERA COMPANY,  EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (SUMMER, 2011)

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH   HATFIELD , PA 

WORK INCLUDED: ORGANIST/PIANIST, ADULT & CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR, PRAISE TEAM MEMBER/LEADER, LITURGIST, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR (2008-2009)

 

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BELVIDERE, NJ

ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR  ( 2002-2008)

ADULT, CHILDREN’S CHOIR, PRAISE BAND

         

KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR THE POCONO LIVELY ARTS’

PRODUCTION OF “COMPANY”, THE SHERMAN THEATRE,

STROUDSBURG, PA   (SPRING, 2008)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S

PRODUCTION OF “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” (SUMMER, 2007-

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)-  AGES 12-24

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST/VOCALIST WITH THE EAST STROUDS-

BURG UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2004-2006)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

 “GREASE , PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2005)- AGES 12-24

 

ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIST FOR THE EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY  MUSICAL REVUES “BROADWAY DREAMS”, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (FEBRUARY, 2004) ,

“BROADWAY REMEMBERED” (2005), “WELCOME TO THE THEATER” (2008),

“MUSIC SCRAPBOOK” (2009)

 

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR PRODUCTION OF   "ANNIE".  JUST US PRODUCTIONS; PERFORMANCES AT THE ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY HALL (OCTOBER, 2003)    AGES 6- ADULT                                          

 

NORTHEAST THEATRICAL ALLIANCE PRODUCTION OF

"OLIVER" - (BANGOR, PA)  - SUMMER OF 2002

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ ACTING ROLE AS NANCY  AGES 7- ADULT

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE PERFORMANCE OF "BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST" (MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST -2002)

 

MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY THEATER, MORRISTOWN, NJ

CONTRACTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR JOAN RIVERS, (DECEMBER, 2001)

 

MIRAMAX MOVIES RELEASE "CITY ON FIRE" -VOCAL OVERDUBS (2001)

 

JAZZ PIANO & VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KEVIN VANNOY INDEPENDENT CD RELEASE “OLD SCHOOL COOL” (2001)

 

2001 REPERTORY DANCE THEATER FESTIVAL, LEHIGH U.,

BETHLEHEM, PA   PIANO & PERCUSSION ACCOMPANIST (MARCH, 2001)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST , PHILADELPHIA GALA WOMEN’S CHORUS,

 WASHINGTON, DC PERFORMANCE- 2000

 

FERNWOOD RESORT, BUSHKILL, PA ACCOMPANIST/

ARRANGER - CABARET KIDS –(1999-2001)  AGES 18-25

                  

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN FOR THE SHERYL SKYE CD

RELEASE "RIPPLE", SOMA RIVER RECORDS (1999)

 

FEATURED JAZZ VOCALS ON PACIFIC STREET RECORDS RELEASE “IN TIME” AS PART OF THE GARY RISSMILLER TRIO-PRODUCER: ERIC DONEY (1995)

 

PERFORM(ED) AS PIANIST/ORGANIST/VOCALIST WITH JAZZ ARTISTS SUCH AS:  JIMMY HEATH, DAVE LIEBMAN, GEORGE YOUNG, BILL GOODWIN, STEVE GILMORE, SCOTT LEE, PHIL MARKOWITZ, HOWIE COLLINS, DUANE EUBANKS,  JOHN SWANA, BOOTSIE BARNES, JESSIE GREEN AND OTHERS.

(1990-PRESENT)

 

MENAGERIE RECORDING STUDIOS, SAYLORSBURG, PA   IN-HOUSE STUDIO MUSICIAN (1990-2005)

 

TOURED WITH THE BOBBY VINTON SHOW AS ACCOMPANIST-VOCALIST (1990-1991)

 

 OPENED FOR JOE HENDERSON 1996-CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL, HARRISBURG, PA,

NATALIE COLE (1990) & WOODY HERMAN’S  THUNDERING HERD (1986).

                            

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

                                     

COMPOSED ORIGINAL WORKS DEMONSTRATING A HYBRID OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL AND MAINSTREAM JAZZ  VOCAL IMPROVISATION (2011-2012)

 

ACHIEVED ACCOLADES FOR  MASTER'S THESIS FOR UARTS MM  PROGRAM : "HINDUSTANI MUSIC PRACTICE:  A NEW  FRONTIER IN VOCAL JAZZ IMPROVISATION" (2012)

 

 

                  

 

 

                                   

 

                                   

​​​​​​​

EDUCATION:                    MM IN JAZZ STUDIES (CLASS OF 2012)

                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS,

                                      PHILADELPHIA, PA   3.85 GPA

                                     

                                       LOVETRI SOMATIC VOICEWORK  CERTIFICATION,

                                      CCM VOCAL PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE,

                                      SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, WINCHESTER, VA

                                      (2010)

 

                                      BA IN FINE ARTS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN

APPLIED MUSIC - EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY,

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA    3.8 GPA    (2006)

 

CERTIFICATE IN SOUND HEALING, SOUND HEALING ACADEMY , UNITED KINGDOM (2020)

                               

AWARDS:                            BEST PIANIST AT LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS  (2015, 2016)                                 (2013,2014,2015)

                                                BEST KEYBOARDIST (2016)

                                      TWENTY PLUS YEARS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- LVMA (2015)

                                     

                                      PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S ARTIST OF THE YEAR (2017)

 

                                      NOMINATED FOR A PERRY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR,

                                      MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PROD. OF “CHILDREN OF EDEN” (2020)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE- GUEST JAZZ VOCAL INSTRUCTOR- (2020-2022)

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE-  BETHLEHEM, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY- JAZZ VOICE-

DIRECTOR OF MORAVIAN JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE (2015-2017)

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE- ALLENTOWN, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY - JAZZ PIANO & VOICE

( FALL  2012 - PRESENT)

 

SKIP AZZALINA STUDIOS – EASTON PA- PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO INSTRUCTION

(2009-2019)   AGES 9-ADULT

 

STS. PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL (GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 8TH) –  MUSIC TEACHER

(GENERAL MUSIC, CHOIR, BAND, LITURGY, DRAMA)-  PHILLIPSBURG, NJ   (2006-2010)

KENT PLACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP – HEAD OF  PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

(MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE) –          SUMMIT, NJ  AGES 2nd- 6th grades  (SUMMER, 2008)

 

GIFTED CHILD SOCIETY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- SUMMER SUPERSTARS CAMP-

 HEAD OF DRAMA/MUSIC DEPARTMENT- AGES 2nd- 8th grades (SUMMER, 2007)

 

STARS OF TOMORROW- INTENSIVE PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOP/CAMP – DIRECTOR, VOCAL DEPARTMENT- JULY, 2006 (CRANFORD, NJ) * AGES 1st – 12th grades

 

PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  WAYNE, NJ-

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP & VOCAL INSTRUCTOR  (2005);    9th-12th grades

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (2001 - 2003) – ALLENTOWN, PA

ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR FOR MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP   COURSE

 

DANCE PLUS STUDIOS – NAZARETH , PA –VOCAL & PIANO  INSTRUCTOR/

MUSICAL ARRANGER/ CLINICIAN  (2002 – 2009)    AGES 9 - ADULT

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE/DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR REBEL STAGES PRODUCTION OF “SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD”

(STROUDSBURG, PA  2022)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (BETHLEHEM, PA 2020)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR In2YouArts PRODUCTION OF “DOGFIGHT” (2020, STROUDSBURG, PA)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR FOR MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PRODUCTION OF

“CHILDREN OF EDEN” (LINDEN, NJ, SUMMER OF 2019)

 

PIANIST/ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR FOR HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE PROD.

 OF NUNSENSE” STARRING JOYCE DEWITT ( ANNANDALE, NJ, SUMMER OF 2018) ;

ACCOMPANIST FOR HHP PRODUCTION OF BRING IT ON” (FALL, 2019)

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF  PHILLIPSBURG AREA SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PROD. OF

“MARY POPPINS, JR.” (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)  - (SUMMER OF 2018)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR” (2018)

 

CO-FOUNDER & PERFORMER  Of   WOODEN SHIPS BAND, LLC- A CROSBY

STILLS & NASH TRIBUTE BAND (2017-PRESENT)

 

PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR LEHIGH VALLEY MUSICALS

INCLUDING “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (DEIRUFF HS, 2017),

 “THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” (SAUCON VALLEY HS, 2016)

“LEADER OF THE PACK” (WILSON HS, 2015)

         

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER/DIRECTOR -PILGRIM PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2016-PRESENT)

 

WORSHIP/MUSIC DIRECTOR -ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

COOPERSBURG, PA (2014-2016)

 

PROVIDED PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP

LED BY GIACAMO GATES (2016); PROVIDED SAME FOR BLAST FURNACE

BLUES FESTIVAL ARTIST WORKSHOP LED BY GAYE ADEGBALOLA (2015)

 

BLUES PIANO WORKSHOP FACILITATOR-BLAST FURNACE BLUESFEST

(ARTSQUEST/STEELSTACKS) BETHLEHEM, PA (2014)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR TOWN SQUARE PLAYERS & TKO PROD.

OF "HAIR" (SUMMER, 2014, ALLENTOWN, PA)

 

APPEARED AS GUEST PERFORMER/PANEL –ROYAL JAM PRODUCTIONS

REALITY TV SERIES EPISODE (2013)

 

GUEST CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR-BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL- YOUTH JAZZ

CHORUS   (SPRING, 2013)

 

PLACED IN THE FINALS AS KEYBOARDIST WITH THE MARIA WOODFORD

BAND, INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION (MEMPHIS, TN 2013)

 

CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S

JAZZ CHOIR   (CHRISTMAS, 2012)

 

PERFORMED ON PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S COMPILATION CHRISTMAS  CD-

CONTRIBUTED ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT OF “DECK THE WHAT”  (2012)

 

PROVIDED VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO JAZZ LEGEND BOB DOROUGH'S 

CD PROJECT "DUETS". RECORDED AT RED ROCK STUDIOS,

 SAYLORSBURG, PA    (SEPT. 2012)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR “LA TRAVIATA”, PENNSYLVANIA LYRIC          

OPERA COMPANY,  EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (SUMMER, 2011)

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH   HATFIELD , PA 

WORK INCLUDED: ORGANIST/PIANIST, ADULT & CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR, PRAISE TEAM MEMBER/LEADER, LITURGIST, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR (2008-2009)

 

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BELVIDERE, NJ

ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR  ( 2002-2008)

ADULT, CHILDREN’S CHOIR, PRAISE BAND

         

KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR THE POCONO LIVELY ARTS’

PRODUCTION OF “COMPANY”, THE SHERMAN THEATRE,

STROUDSBURG, PA   (SPRING, 2008)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S

PRODUCTION OF “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” (SUMMER, 2007-

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)-  AGES 12-24

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST/VOCALIST WITH THE EAST STROUDS-

BURG UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2004-2006)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

 “GREASE , PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2005)- AGES 12-24

 

ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIST FOR THE EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY  MUSICAL REVUES “BROADWAY DREAMS”, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (FEBRUARY, 2004) ,

“BROADWAY REMEMBERED” (2005), “WELCOME TO THE THEATER” (2008),

“MUSIC SCRAPBOOK” (2009)

 

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR PRODUCTION OF   "ANNIE".  JUST US PRODUCTIONS; PERFORMANCES AT THE ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY HALL (OCTOBER, 2003)    AGES 6- ADULT                                          

 

NORTHEAST THEATRICAL ALLIANCE PRODUCTION OF

"OLIVER" - (BANGOR, PA)  - SUMMER OF 2002

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ ACTING ROLE AS NANCY  AGES 7- ADULT

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE PERFORMANCE OF "BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST" (MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST -2002)

 

MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY THEATER, MORRISTOWN, NJ

CONTRACTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR JOAN RIVERS, (DECEMBER, 2001)

 

MIRAMAX MOVIES RELEASE "CITY ON FIRE" -VOCAL OVERDUBS (2001)

 

JAZZ PIANO & VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KEVIN VANNOY INDEPENDENT CD RELEASE “OLD SCHOOL COOL” (2001)

 

2001 REPERTORY DANCE THEATER FESTIVAL, LEHIGH U.,

BETHLEHEM, PA   PIANO & PERCUSSION ACCOMPANIST (MARCH, 2001)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST , PHILADELPHIA GALA WOMEN’S CHORUS,

 WASHINGTON, DC PERFORMANCE- 2000

 

FERNWOOD RESORT, BUSHKILL, PA ACCOMPANIST/

ARRANGER - CABARET KIDS –(1999-2001)  AGES 18-25

                  

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN FOR THE SHERYL SKYE CD

RELEASE "RIPPLE", SOMA RIVER RECORDS (1999)

 

FEATURED JAZZ VOCALS ON PACIFIC STREET RECORDS RELEASE “IN TIME” AS PART OF THE GARY RISSMILLER TRIO-PRODUCER: ERIC DONEY (1995)

 

PERFORM(ED) AS PIANIST/ORGANIST/VOCALIST WITH JAZZ ARTISTS SUCH AS:  JIMMY HEATH, DAVE LIEBMAN, GEORGE YOUNG, BILL GOODWIN, STEVE GILMORE, SCOTT LEE, PHIL MARKOWITZ, HOWIE COLLINS, DUANE EUBANKS,  JOHN SWANA, BOOTSIE BARNES, JESSIE GREEN AND OTHERS.

(1990-PRESENT)

 

MENAGERIE RECORDING STUDIOS, SAYLORSBURG, PA   IN-HOUSE STUDIO MUSICIAN (1990-2005)

 

TOURED WITH THE BOBBY VINTON SHOW AS ACCOMPANIST-VOCALIST (1990-1991)

 

 OPENED FOR JOE HENDERSON 1996-CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL, HARRISBURG, PA,

NATALIE COLE (1990) & WOODY HERMAN’S  THUNDERING HERD (1986).

                            

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

                                     

COMPOSED ORIGINAL WORKS DEMONSTRATING A HYBRID OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL AND MAINSTREAM JAZZ  VOCAL IMPROVISATION (2011-2012)

 

ACHIEVED ACCOLADES FOR  MASTER'S THESIS FOR UARTS MM  PROGRAM : "HINDUSTANI MUSIC PRACTICE:  A NEW  FRONTIER IN VOCAL JAZZ IMPROVISATION" (2012)

 

 

                  

 

 

                                   

 

                                   

​​​​​​​

EDUCATION:                    MM IN JAZZ STUDIES (CLASS OF 2012)

                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS,

                                      PHILADELPHIA, PA   3.85 GPA

                                     

                                       LOVETRI SOMATIC VOICEWORK  CERTIFICATION,

                                      CCM VOCAL PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE,

                                      SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, WINCHESTER, VA

                                      (2010)

 

                                      BA IN FINE ARTS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN

APPLIED MUSIC - EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY,

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA    3.8 GPA    (2006)

 

CERTIFICATE IN SOUND HEALING, SOUND HEALING ACADEMY , UNITED KINGDOM (2020)

                               

AWARDS:                            BEST PIANIST AT LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS  (2015, 2016)                                 (2013,2014,2015)

                                                BEST KEYBOARDIST (2016)

                                      TWENTY PLUS YEARS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- LVMA (2015)

                                     

                                      PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S ARTIST OF THE YEAR (2017)

 

                                      NOMINATED FOR A PERRY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR,

                                      MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PROD. OF “CHILDREN OF EDEN” (2020)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE- GUEST JAZZ VOCAL INSTRUCTOR- (2020-2022)

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE-  BETHLEHEM, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY- JAZZ VOICE-

DIRECTOR OF MORAVIAN JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE (2015-2017)

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE- ALLENTOWN, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY - JAZZ PIANO & VOICE

( FALL  2012 - PRESENT)

 

SKIP AZZALINA STUDIOS – EASTON PA- PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO INSTRUCTION

(2009-2019)   AGES 9-ADULT

 

STS. PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL (GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 8TH) –  MUSIC TEACHER

(GENERAL MUSIC, CHOIR, BAND, LITURGY, DRAMA)-  PHILLIPSBURG, NJ   (2006-2010)

KENT PLACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP – HEAD OF  PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

(MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE) –          SUMMIT, NJ  AGES 2nd- 6th grades  (SUMMER, 2008)

 

GIFTED CHILD SOCIETY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- SUMMER SUPERSTARS CAMP-

 HEAD OF DRAMA/MUSIC DEPARTMENT- AGES 2nd- 8th grades (SUMMER, 2007)

 

STARS OF TOMORROW- INTENSIVE PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOP/CAMP – DIRECTOR, VOCAL DEPARTMENT- JULY, 2006 (CRANFORD, NJ) * AGES 1st – 12th grades

 

PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  WAYNE, NJ-

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP & VOCAL INSTRUCTOR  (2005);    9th-12th grades

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (2001 - 2003) – ALLENTOWN, PA

ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR FOR MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP   COURSE

 

DANCE PLUS STUDIOS – NAZARETH , PA –VOCAL & PIANO  INSTRUCTOR/

MUSICAL ARRANGER/ CLINICIAN  (2002 – 2009)    AGES 9 - ADULT

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE/DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR REBEL STAGES PRODUCTION OF “SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD”

(STROUDSBURG, PA  2022)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (BETHLEHEM, PA 2020)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR In2YouArts PRODUCTION OF “DOGFIGHT” (2020, STROUDSBURG, PA)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR FOR MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PRODUCTION OF

“CHILDREN OF EDEN” (LINDEN, NJ, SUMMER OF 2019)

 

PIANIST/ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR FOR HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE PROD.

 OF NUNSENSE” STARRING JOYCE DEWITT ( ANNANDALE, NJ, SUMMER OF 2018) ;

ACCOMPANIST FOR HHP PRODUCTION OF BRING IT ON” (FALL, 2019)

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF  PHILLIPSBURG AREA SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PROD. OF

“MARY POPPINS, JR.” (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)  - (SUMMER OF 2018)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR” (2018)

 

CO-FOUNDER & PERFORMER  Of   WOODEN SHIPS BAND, LLC- A CROSBY

STILLS & NASH TRIBUTE BAND (2017-PRESENT)

 

PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR LEHIGH VALLEY MUSICALS

INCLUDING “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (DEIRUFF HS, 2017),

 “THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” (SAUCON VALLEY HS, 2016)

“LEADER OF THE PACK” (WILSON HS, 2015)

         

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER/DIRECTOR -PILGRIM PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2016-PRESENT)

 

WORSHIP/MUSIC DIRECTOR -ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

COOPERSBURG, PA (2014-2016)

 

PROVIDED PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP

LED BY GIACAMO GATES (2016); PROVIDED SAME FOR BLAST FURNACE

BLUES FESTIVAL ARTIST WORKSHOP LED BY GAYE ADEGBALOLA (2015)

 

BLUES PIANO WORKSHOP FACILITATOR-BLAST FURNACE BLUESFEST

(ARTSQUEST/STEELSTACKS) BETHLEHEM, PA (2014)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR TOWN SQUARE PLAYERS & TKO PROD.

OF "HAIR" (SUMMER, 2014, ALLENTOWN, PA)

 

APPEARED AS GUEST PERFORMER/PANEL –ROYAL JAM PRODUCTIONS

REALITY TV SERIES EPISODE (2013)

 

GUEST CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR-BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL- YOUTH JAZZ

CHORUS   (SPRING, 2013)

 

PLACED IN THE FINALS AS KEYBOARDIST WITH THE MARIA WOODFORD

BAND, INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION (MEMPHIS, TN 2013)

 

CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S

JAZZ CHOIR   (CHRISTMAS, 2012)

 

PERFORMED ON PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S COMPILATION CHRISTMAS  CD-

CONTRIBUTED ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT OF “DECK THE WHAT”  (2012)

 

PROVIDED VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO JAZZ LEGEND BOB DOROUGH'S 

CD PROJECT "DUETS". RECORDED AT RED ROCK STUDIOS,

 SAYLORSBURG, PA    (SEPT. 2012)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR “LA TRAVIATA”, PENNSYLVANIA LYRIC          

OPERA COMPANY,  EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (SUMMER, 2011)

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH   HATFIELD , PA 

WORK INCLUDED: ORGANIST/PIANIST, ADULT & CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR, PRAISE TEAM MEMBER/LEADER, LITURGIST, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR (2008-2009)

 

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BELVIDERE, NJ

ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR  ( 2002-2008)

ADULT, CHILDREN’S CHOIR, PRAISE BAND

         

KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR THE POCONO LIVELY ARTS’

PRODUCTION OF “COMPANY”, THE SHERMAN THEATRE,

STROUDSBURG, PA   (SPRING, 2008)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S

PRODUCTION OF “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” (SUMMER, 2007-

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)-  AGES 12-24

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST/VOCALIST WITH THE EAST STROUDS-

BURG UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2004-2006)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

 “GREASE , PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2005)- AGES 12-24

 

ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIST FOR THE EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY  MUSICAL REVUES “BROADWAY DREAMS”, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (FEBRUARY, 2004) ,

“BROADWAY REMEMBERED” (2005), “WELCOME TO THE THEATER” (2008),

“MUSIC SCRAPBOOK” (2009)

 

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR PRODUCTION OF   "ANNIE".  JUST US PRODUCTIONS; PERFORMANCES AT THE ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY HALL (OCTOBER, 2003)    AGES 6- ADULT                                          

 

NORTHEAST THEATRICAL ALLIANCE PRODUCTION OF

"OLIVER" - (BANGOR, PA)  - SUMMER OF 2002

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ ACTING ROLE AS NANCY  AGES 7- ADULT

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE PERFORMANCE OF "BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST" (MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST -2002)

 

MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY THEATER, MORRISTOWN, NJ

CONTRACTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR JOAN RIVERS, (DECEMBER, 2001)

 

MIRAMAX MOVIES RELEASE "CITY ON FIRE" -VOCAL OVERDUBS (2001)

 

JAZZ PIANO & VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KEVIN VANNOY INDEPENDENT CD RELEASE “OLD SCHOOL COOL” (2001)

 

2001 REPERTORY DANCE THEATER FESTIVAL, LEHIGH U.,

BETHLEHEM, PA   PIANO & PERCUSSION ACCOMPANIST (MARCH, 2001)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST , PHILADELPHIA GALA WOMEN’S CHORUS,

 WASHINGTON, DC PERFORMANCE- 2000

 

FERNWOOD RESORT, BUSHKILL, PA ACCOMPANIST/

ARRANGER - CABARET KIDS –(1999-2001)  AGES 18-25

                  

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN FOR THE SHERYL SKYE CD

RELEASE "RIPPLE", SOMA RIVER RECORDS (1999)

 

FEATURED JAZZ VOCALS ON PACIFIC STREET RECORDS RELEASE “IN TIME” AS PART OF THE GARY RISSMILLER TRIO-PRODUCER: ERIC DONEY (1995)

 

PERFORM(ED) AS PIANIST/ORGANIST/VOCALIST WITH JAZZ ARTISTS SUCH AS:  JIMMY HEATH, DAVE LIEBMAN, GEORGE YOUNG, BILL GOODWIN, STEVE GILMORE, SCOTT LEE, PHIL MARKOWITZ, HOWIE COLLINS, DUANE EUBANKS,  JOHN SWANA, BOOTSIE BARNES, JESSIE GREEN AND OTHERS.

(1990-PRESENT)

 

MENAGERIE RECORDING STUDIOS, SAYLORSBURG, PA   IN-HOUSE STUDIO MUSICIAN (1990-2005)

 

TOURED WITH THE BOBBY VINTON SHOW AS ACCOMPANIST-VOCALIST (1990-1991)

 

 OPENED FOR JOE HENDERSON 1996-CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL, HARRISBURG, PA,

NATALIE COLE (1990) & WOODY HERMAN’S  THUNDERING HERD (1986).

                            

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

                                     

COMPOSED ORIGINAL WORKS DEMONSTRATING A HYBRID OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL AND MAINSTREAM JAZZ  VOCAL IMPROVISATION (2011-2012)

 

ACHIEVED ACCOLADES FOR  MASTER'S THESIS FOR UARTS MM  PROGRAM : "HINDUSTANI MUSIC PRACTICE:  A NEW  FRONTIER IN VOCAL JAZZ IMPROVISATION" (2012)

 

 

                  

 

 

                                   

 

                                   

​​​​​​​

EDUCATION:                    MM IN JAZZ STUDIES (CLASS OF 2012)

                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS,

                                      PHILADELPHIA, PA   3.85 GPA

                                     

                                       LOVETRI SOMATIC VOICEWORK  CERTIFICATION,

                                      CCM VOCAL PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE,

                                      SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, WINCHESTER, VA

                                      (2010)

 

                                      BA IN FINE ARTS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN

APPLIED MUSIC - EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY,

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA    3.8 GPA    (2006)

 

CERTIFICATE IN SOUND HEALING, SOUND HEALING ACADEMY , UNITED KINGDOM (2020)

                               

AWARDS:                            BEST PIANIST AT LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS  (2015, 2016)                                 (2013,2014,2015)

                                                BEST KEYBOARDIST (2016)

                                      TWENTY PLUS YEARS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- LVMA (2015)

                                     

                                      PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S ARTIST OF THE YEAR (2017)

 

                                      NOMINATED FOR A PERRY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR,

                                      MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PROD. OF “CHILDREN OF EDEN” (2020)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE- GUEST JAZZ VOCAL INSTRUCTOR- (2020-2022)

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE-  BETHLEHEM, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY- JAZZ VOICE-

DIRECTOR OF MORAVIAN JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE (2015-2017)

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE- ALLENTOWN, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY - JAZZ PIANO & VOICE

( FALL  2012 - PRESENT)

 

SKIP AZZALINA STUDIOS – EASTON PA- PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO INSTRUCTION

(2009-2019)   AGES 9-ADULT

 

STS. PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL (GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 8TH) –  MUSIC TEACHER

(GENERAL MUSIC, CHOIR, BAND, LITURGY, DRAMA)-  PHILLIPSBURG, NJ   (2006-2010)

KENT PLACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP – HEAD OF  PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

(MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE) –          SUMMIT, NJ  AGES 2nd- 6th grades  (SUMMER, 2008)

 

GIFTED CHILD SOCIETY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- SUMMER SUPERSTARS CAMP-

 HEAD OF DRAMA/MUSIC DEPARTMENT- AGES 2nd- 8th grades (SUMMER, 2007)

 

STARS OF TOMORROW- INTENSIVE PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOP/CAMP – DIRECTOR, VOCAL DEPARTMENT- JULY, 2006 (CRANFORD, NJ) * AGES 1st – 12th grades

 

PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  WAYNE, NJ-

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP & VOCAL INSTRUCTOR  (2005);    9th-12th grades

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (2001 - 2003) – ALLENTOWN, PA

ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR FOR MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP   COURSE

 

DANCE PLUS STUDIOS – NAZARETH , PA –VOCAL & PIANO  INSTRUCTOR/

MUSICAL ARRANGER/ CLINICIAN  (2002 – 2009)    AGES 9 - ADULT

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE/DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR REBEL STAGES PRODUCTION OF “SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD”

(STROUDSBURG, PA  2022)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (BETHLEHEM, PA 2020)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR In2YouArts PRODUCTION OF “DOGFIGHT” (2020, STROUDSBURG, PA)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR FOR MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PRODUCTION OF

“CHILDREN OF EDEN” (LINDEN, NJ, SUMMER OF 2019)

 

PIANIST/ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR FOR HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE PROD.

 OF NUNSENSE” STARRING JOYCE DEWITT ( ANNANDALE, NJ, SUMMER OF 2018) ;

ACCOMPANIST FOR HHP PRODUCTION OF BRING IT ON” (FALL, 2019)

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF  PHILLIPSBURG AREA SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PROD. OF

“MARY POPPINS, JR.” (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)  - (SUMMER OF 2018)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR” (2018)

 

CO-FOUNDER & PERFORMER  Of   WOODEN SHIPS BAND, LLC- A CROSBY

STILLS & NASH TRIBUTE BAND (2017-PRESENT)

 

PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR LEHIGH VALLEY MUSICALS

INCLUDING “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (DEIRUFF HS, 2017),

 “THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” (SAUCON VALLEY HS, 2016)

“LEADER OF THE PACK” (WILSON HS, 2015)

         

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER/DIRECTOR -PILGRIM PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2016-PRESENT)

 

WORSHIP/MUSIC DIRECTOR -ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

COOPERSBURG, PA (2014-2016)

 

PROVIDED PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP

LED BY GIACAMO GATES (2016); PROVIDED SAME FOR BLAST FURNACE

BLUES FESTIVAL ARTIST WORKSHOP LED BY GAYE ADEGBALOLA (2015)

 

BLUES PIANO WORKSHOP FACILITATOR-BLAST FURNACE BLUESFEST

(ARTSQUEST/STEELSTACKS) BETHLEHEM, PA (2014)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR TOWN SQUARE PLAYERS & TKO PROD.

OF "HAIR" (SUMMER, 2014, ALLENTOWN, PA)

 

APPEARED AS GUEST PERFORMER/PANEL –ROYAL JAM PRODUCTIONS

REALITY TV SERIES EPISODE (2013)

 

GUEST CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR-BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL- YOUTH JAZZ

CHORUS   (SPRING, 2013)

 

PLACED IN THE FINALS AS KEYBOARDIST WITH THE MARIA WOODFORD

BAND, INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION (MEMPHIS, TN 2013)

 

CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S

JAZZ CHOIR   (CHRISTMAS, 2012)

 

PERFORMED ON PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S COMPILATION CHRISTMAS  CD-

CONTRIBUTED ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT OF “DECK THE WHAT”  (2012)

 

PROVIDED VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO JAZZ LEGEND BOB DOROUGH'S 

CD PROJECT "DUETS". RECORDED AT RED ROCK STUDIOS,

 SAYLORSBURG, PA    (SEPT. 2012)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR “LA TRAVIATA”, PENNSYLVANIA LYRIC          

OPERA COMPANY,  EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (SUMMER, 2011)

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH   HATFIELD , PA 

WORK INCLUDED: ORGANIST/PIANIST, ADULT & CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR, PRAISE TEAM MEMBER/LEADER, LITURGIST, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR (2008-2009)

 

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BELVIDERE, NJ

ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR  ( 2002-2008)

ADULT, CHILDREN’S CHOIR, PRAISE BAND

         

KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR THE POCONO LIVELY ARTS’

PRODUCTION OF “COMPANY”, THE SHERMAN THEATRE,

STROUDSBURG, PA   (SPRING, 2008)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S

PRODUCTION OF “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” (SUMMER, 2007-

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)-  AGES 12-24

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST/VOCALIST WITH THE EAST STROUDS-

BURG UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2004-2006)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

 “GREASE , PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2005)- AGES 12-24

 

ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIST FOR THE EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY  MUSICAL REVUES “BROADWAY DREAMS”, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (FEBRUARY, 2004) ,

“BROADWAY REMEMBERED” (2005), “WELCOME TO THE THEATER” (2008),

“MUSIC SCRAPBOOK” (2009)

 

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR PRODUCTION OF   "ANNIE".  JUST US PRODUCTIONS; PERFORMANCES AT THE ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY HALL (OCTOBER, 2003)    AGES 6- ADULT                                          

 

NORTHEAST THEATRICAL ALLIANCE PRODUCTION OF

"OLIVER" - (BANGOR, PA)  - SUMMER OF 2002

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ ACTING ROLE AS NANCY  AGES 7- ADULT

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE PERFORMANCE OF "BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST" (MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST -2002)

 

MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY THEATER, MORRISTOWN, NJ

CONTRACTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR JOAN RIVERS, (DECEMBER, 2001)

 

MIRAMAX MOVIES RELEASE "CITY ON FIRE" -VOCAL OVERDUBS (2001)

 

JAZZ PIANO & VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KEVIN VANNOY INDEPENDENT CD RELEASE “OLD SCHOOL COOL” (2001)

 

2001 REPERTORY DANCE THEATER FESTIVAL, LEHIGH U.,

BETHLEHEM, PA   PIANO & PERCUSSION ACCOMPANIST (MARCH, 2001)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST , PHILADELPHIA GALA WOMEN’S CHORUS,

 WASHINGTON, DC PERFORMANCE- 2000

 

FERNWOOD RESORT, BUSHKILL, PA ACCOMPANIST/

ARRANGER - CABARET KIDS –(1999-2001)  AGES 18-25

                  

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN FOR THE SHERYL SKYE CD

RELEASE "RIPPLE", SOMA RIVER RECORDS (1999)

 

FEATURED JAZZ VOCALS ON PACIFIC STREET RECORDS RELEASE “IN TIME” AS PART OF THE GARY RISSMILLER TRIO-PRODUCER: ERIC DONEY (1995)

 

PERFORM(ED) AS PIANIST/ORGANIST/VOCALIST WITH JAZZ ARTISTS SUCH AS:  JIMMY HEATH, DAVE LIEBMAN, GEORGE YOUNG, BILL GOODWIN, STEVE GILMORE, SCOTT LEE, PHIL MARKOWITZ, HOWIE COLLINS, DUANE EUBANKS,  JOHN SWANA, BOOTSIE BARNES, JESSIE GREEN AND OTHERS.

(1990-PRESENT)

 

MENAGERIE RECORDING STUDIOS, SAYLORSBURG, PA   IN-HOUSE STUDIO MUSICIAN (1990-2005)

 

TOURED WITH THE BOBBY VINTON SHOW AS ACCOMPANIST-VOCALIST (1990-1991)

 

 OPENED FOR JOE HENDERSON 1996-CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL, HARRISBURG, PA,

NATALIE COLE (1990) & WOODY HERMAN’S  THUNDERING HERD (1986).

                            

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

                                     

COMPOSED ORIGINAL WORKS DEMONSTRATING A HYBRID OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL AND MAINSTREAM JAZZ  VOCAL IMPROVISATION (2011-2012)

 

ACHIEVED ACCOLADES FOR  MASTER'S THESIS FOR UARTS MM  PROGRAM : "HINDUSTANI MUSIC PRACTICE:  A NEW  FRONTIER IN VOCAL JAZZ IMPROVISATION" (2012)

 

 

                  

 

 

                                   

 

                                   

​​​​​​​

EDUCATION:                    MM IN JAZZ STUDIES (CLASS OF 2012)

                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS,

                                      PHILADELPHIA, PA   3.85 GPA

                                     

                                       LOVETRI SOMATIC VOICEWORK  CERTIFICATION,

                                      CCM VOCAL PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE,

                                      SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, WINCHESTER, VA

                                      (2010)

 

                                      BA IN FINE ARTS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN

APPLIED MUSIC - EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY,

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA    3.8 GPA    (2006)

 

CERTIFICATE IN SOUND HEALING, SOUND HEALING ACADEMY , UNITED KINGDOM (2020)

                               

AWARDS:                            BEST PIANIST AT LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS  (2015, 2016)                                 (2013,2014,2015)

                                                BEST KEYBOARDIST (2016)

                                      TWENTY PLUS YEARS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- LVMA (2015)

                                     

                                      PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S ARTIST OF THE YEAR (2017)

 

                                      NOMINATED FOR A PERRY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR,

                                      MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PROD. OF “CHILDREN OF EDEN” (2020)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE- GUEST JAZZ VOCAL INSTRUCTOR- (2020-2022)

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE-  BETHLEHEM, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY- JAZZ VOICE-

DIRECTOR OF MORAVIAN JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE (2015-2017)

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE- ALLENTOWN, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY - JAZZ PIANO & VOICE

( FALL  2012 - PRESENT)

 

SKIP AZZALINA STUDIOS – EASTON PA- PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO INSTRUCTION

(2009-2019)   AGES 9-ADULT

 

STS. PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL (GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 8TH) –  MUSIC TEACHER

(GENERAL MUSIC, CHOIR, BAND, LITURGY, DRAMA)-  PHILLIPSBURG, NJ   (2006-2010)

KENT PLACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP – HEAD OF  PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

(MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE) –          SUMMIT, NJ  AGES 2nd- 6th grades  (SUMMER, 2008)

 

GIFTED CHILD SOCIETY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- SUMMER SUPERSTARS CAMP-

 HEAD OF DRAMA/MUSIC DEPARTMENT- AGES 2nd- 8th grades (SUMMER, 2007)

 

STARS OF TOMORROW- INTENSIVE PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOP/CAMP – DIRECTOR, VOCAL DEPARTMENT- JULY, 2006 (CRANFORD, NJ) * AGES 1st – 12th grades

 

PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  WAYNE, NJ-

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP & VOCAL INSTRUCTOR  (2005);    9th-12th grades

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (2001 - 2003) – ALLENTOWN, PA

ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR FOR MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP   COURSE

 

DANCE PLUS STUDIOS – NAZARETH , PA –VOCAL & PIANO  INSTRUCTOR/

MUSICAL ARRANGER/ CLINICIAN  (2002 – 2009)    AGES 9 - ADULT

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE/DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR REBEL STAGES PRODUCTION OF “SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD”

(STROUDSBURG, PA  2022)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (BETHLEHEM, PA 2020)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR In2YouArts PRODUCTION OF “DOGFIGHT” (2020, STROUDSBURG, PA)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR FOR MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PRODUCTION OF

“CHILDREN OF EDEN” (LINDEN, NJ, SUMMER OF 2019)

 

PIANIST/ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR FOR HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE PROD.

 OF NUNSENSE” STARRING JOYCE DEWITT ( ANNANDALE, NJ, SUMMER OF 2018) ;

ACCOMPANIST FOR HHP PRODUCTION OF BRING IT ON” (FALL, 2019)

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF  PHILLIPSBURG AREA SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PROD. OF

“MARY POPPINS, JR.” (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)  - (SUMMER OF 2018)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR” (2018)

 

CO-FOUNDER & PERFORMER  Of   WOODEN SHIPS BAND, LLC- A CROSBY

STILLS & NASH TRIBUTE BAND (2017-PRESENT)

 

PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR LEHIGH VALLEY MUSICALS

INCLUDING “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (DEIRUFF HS, 2017),

 “THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” (SAUCON VALLEY HS, 2016)

“LEADER OF THE PACK” (WILSON HS, 2015)

         

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER/DIRECTOR -PILGRIM PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2016-PRESENT)

 

WORSHIP/MUSIC DIRECTOR -ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

COOPERSBURG, PA (2014-2016)

 

PROVIDED PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP

LED BY GIACAMO GATES (2016); PROVIDED SAME FOR BLAST FURNACE

BLUES FESTIVAL ARTIST WORKSHOP LED BY GAYE ADEGBALOLA (2015)

 

BLUES PIANO WORKSHOP FACILITATOR-BLAST FURNACE BLUESFEST

(ARTSQUEST/STEELSTACKS) BETHLEHEM, PA (2014)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR TOWN SQUARE PLAYERS & TKO PROD.

OF "HAIR" (SUMMER, 2014, ALLENTOWN, PA)

 

APPEARED AS GUEST PERFORMER/PANEL –ROYAL JAM PRODUCTIONS

REALITY TV SERIES EPISODE (2013)

 

GUEST CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR-BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL- YOUTH JAZZ

CHORUS   (SPRING, 2013)

 

PLACED IN THE FINALS AS KEYBOARDIST WITH THE MARIA WOODFORD

BAND, INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION (MEMPHIS, TN 2013)

 

CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S

JAZZ CHOIR   (CHRISTMAS, 2012)

 

PERFORMED ON PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S COMPILATION CHRISTMAS  CD-

CONTRIBUTED ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT OF “DECK THE WHAT”  (2012)

 

PROVIDED VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO JAZZ LEGEND BOB DOROUGH'S 

CD PROJECT "DUETS". RECORDED AT RED ROCK STUDIOS,

 SAYLORSBURG, PA    (SEPT. 2012)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR “LA TRAVIATA”, PENNSYLVANIA LYRIC          

OPERA COMPANY,  EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (SUMMER, 2011)

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH   HATFIELD , PA 

WORK INCLUDED: ORGANIST/PIANIST, ADULT & CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR, PRAISE TEAM MEMBER/LEADER, LITURGIST, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR (2008-2009)

 

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BELVIDERE, NJ

ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR  ( 2002-2008)

ADULT, CHILDREN’S CHOIR, PRAISE BAND

         

KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR THE POCONO LIVELY ARTS’

PRODUCTION OF “COMPANY”, THE SHERMAN THEATRE,

STROUDSBURG, PA   (SPRING, 2008)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S

PRODUCTION OF “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” (SUMMER, 2007-

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)-  AGES 12-24

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST/VOCALIST WITH THE EAST STROUDS-

BURG UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2004-2006)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

 “GREASE , PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2005)- AGES 12-24

 

ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIST FOR THE EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY  MUSICAL REVUES “BROADWAY DREAMS”, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (FEBRUARY, 2004) ,

“BROADWAY REMEMBERED” (2005), “WELCOME TO THE THEATER” (2008),

“MUSIC SCRAPBOOK” (2009)

 

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR PRODUCTION OF   "ANNIE".  JUST US PRODUCTIONS; PERFORMANCES AT THE ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY HALL (OCTOBER, 2003)    AGES 6- ADULT                                          

 

NORTHEAST THEATRICAL ALLIANCE PRODUCTION OF

"OLIVER" - (BANGOR, PA)  - SUMMER OF 2002

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ ACTING ROLE AS NANCY  AGES 7- ADULT

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE PERFORMANCE OF "BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST" (MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST -2002)

 

MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY THEATER, MORRISTOWN, NJ

CONTRACTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR JOAN RIVERS, (DECEMBER, 2001)

 

MIRAMAX MOVIES RELEASE "CITY ON FIRE" -VOCAL OVERDUBS (2001)

 

JAZZ PIANO & VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KEVIN VANNOY INDEPENDENT CD RELEASE “OLD SCHOOL COOL” (2001)

 

2001 REPERTORY DANCE THEATER FESTIVAL, LEHIGH U.,

BETHLEHEM, PA   PIANO & PERCUSSION ACCOMPANIST (MARCH, 2001)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST , PHILADELPHIA GALA WOMEN’S CHORUS,

 WASHINGTON, DC PERFORMANCE- 2000

 

FERNWOOD RESORT, BUSHKILL, PA ACCOMPANIST/

ARRANGER - CABARET KIDS –(1999-2001)  AGES 18-25

                  

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN FOR THE SHERYL SKYE CD

RELEASE "RIPPLE", SOMA RIVER RECORDS (1999)

 

FEATURED JAZZ VOCALS ON PACIFIC STREET RECORDS RELEASE “IN TIME” AS PART OF THE GARY RISSMILLER TRIO-PRODUCER: ERIC DONEY (1995)

 

PERFORM(ED) AS PIANIST/ORGANIST/VOCALIST WITH JAZZ ARTISTS SUCH AS:  JIMMY HEATH, DAVE LIEBMAN, GEORGE YOUNG, BILL GOODWIN, STEVE GILMORE, SCOTT LEE, PHIL MARKOWITZ, HOWIE COLLINS, DUANE EUBANKS,  JOHN SWANA, BOOTSIE BARNES, JESSIE GREEN AND OTHERS.

(1990-PRESENT)

 

MENAGERIE RECORDING STUDIOS, SAYLORSBURG, PA   IN-HOUSE STUDIO MUSICIAN (1990-2005)

 

TOURED WITH THE BOBBY VINTON SHOW AS ACCOMPANIST-VOCALIST (1990-1991)

 

 OPENED FOR JOE HENDERSON 1996-CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL, HARRISBURG, PA,

NATALIE COLE (1990) & WOODY HERMAN’S  THUNDERING HERD (1986).

                            

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

                                     

COMPOSED ORIGINAL WORKS DEMONSTRATING A HYBRID OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL AND MAINSTREAM JAZZ  VOCAL IMPROVISATION (2011-2012)

 

ACHIEVED ACCOLADES FOR  MASTER'S THESIS FOR UARTS MM  PROGRAM : "HINDUSTANI MUSIC PRACTICE:  A NEW  FRONTIER IN VOCAL JAZZ IMPROVISATION" (2012)

 

 

                  

 

 

                                   

 

                                   

​​​​​​​

EDUCATION:                    MM IN JAZZ STUDIES (CLASS OF 2012)

                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS,

                                      PHILADELPHIA, PA   3.85 GPA

                                     

                                       LOVETRI SOMATIC VOICEWORK  CERTIFICATION,

                                      CCM VOCAL PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE,

                                      SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, WINCHESTER, VA

                                      (2010)

 

                                      BA IN FINE ARTS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN

APPLIED MUSIC - EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY,

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA    3.8 GPA    (2006)

 

CERTIFICATE IN SOUND HEALING, SOUND HEALING ACADEMY , UNITED KINGDOM (2020)

                               

AWARDS:                            BEST PIANIST AT LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS  (2015, 2016)                                 (2013,2014,2015)

                                                BEST KEYBOARDIST (2016)

                                      TWENTY PLUS YEARS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- LVMA (2015)

                                     

                                      PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S ARTIST OF THE YEAR (2017)

 

                                      NOMINATED FOR A PERRY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR,

                                      MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PROD. OF “CHILDREN OF EDEN” (2020)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE- GUEST JAZZ VOCAL INSTRUCTOR- (2020-2022)

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE-  BETHLEHEM, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY- JAZZ VOICE-

DIRECTOR OF MORAVIAN JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE (2015-2017)

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE- ALLENTOWN, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY - JAZZ PIANO & VOICE

( FALL  2012 - PRESENT)

 

SKIP AZZALINA STUDIOS – EASTON PA- PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO INSTRUCTION

(2009-2019)   AGES 9-ADULT

 

STS. PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL (GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 8TH) –  MUSIC TEACHER

(GENERAL MUSIC, CHOIR, BAND, LITURGY, DRAMA)-  PHILLIPSBURG, NJ   (2006-2010)

KENT PLACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP – HEAD OF  PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

(MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE) –          SUMMIT, NJ  AGES 2nd- 6th grades  (SUMMER, 2008)

 

GIFTED CHILD SOCIETY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- SUMMER SUPERSTARS CAMP-

 HEAD OF DRAMA/MUSIC DEPARTMENT- AGES 2nd- 8th grades (SUMMER, 2007)

 

STARS OF TOMORROW- INTENSIVE PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOP/CAMP – DIRECTOR, VOCAL DEPARTMENT- JULY, 2006 (CRANFORD, NJ) * AGES 1st – 12th grades

 

PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  WAYNE, NJ-

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP & VOCAL INSTRUCTOR  (2005);    9th-12th grades

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (2001 - 2003) – ALLENTOWN, PA

ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR FOR MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP   COURSE

 

DANCE PLUS STUDIOS – NAZARETH , PA –VOCAL & PIANO  INSTRUCTOR/

MUSICAL ARRANGER/ CLINICIAN  (2002 – 2009)    AGES 9 - ADULT

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE/DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR REBEL STAGES PRODUCTION OF “SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD”

(STROUDSBURG, PA  2022)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (BETHLEHEM, PA 2020)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR In2YouArts PRODUCTION OF “DOGFIGHT” (2020, STROUDSBURG, PA)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR FOR MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PRODUCTION OF

“CHILDREN OF EDEN” (LINDEN, NJ, SUMMER OF 2019)

 

PIANIST/ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR FOR HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE PROD.

 OF NUNSENSE” STARRING JOYCE DEWITT ( ANNANDALE, NJ, SUMMER OF 2018) ;

ACCOMPANIST FOR HHP PRODUCTION OF BRING IT ON” (FALL, 2019)

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF  PHILLIPSBURG AREA SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PROD. OF

“MARY POPPINS, JR.” (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)  - (SUMMER OF 2018)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR” (2018)

 

CO-FOUNDER & PERFORMER  Of   WOODEN SHIPS BAND, LLC- A CROSBY

STILLS & NASH TRIBUTE BAND (2017-PRESENT)

 

PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR LEHIGH VALLEY MUSICALS

INCLUDING “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (DEIRUFF HS, 2017),

 “THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” (SAUCON VALLEY HS, 2016)

“LEADER OF THE PACK” (WILSON HS, 2015)

         

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER/DIRECTOR -PILGRIM PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2016-PRESENT)

 

WORSHIP/MUSIC DIRECTOR -ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

COOPERSBURG, PA (2014-2016)

 

PROVIDED PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP

LED BY GIACAMO GATES (2016); PROVIDED SAME FOR BLAST FURNACE

BLUES FESTIVAL ARTIST WORKSHOP LED BY GAYE ADEGBALOLA (2015)

 

BLUES PIANO WORKSHOP FACILITATOR-BLAST FURNACE BLUESFEST

(ARTSQUEST/STEELSTACKS) BETHLEHEM, PA (2014)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR TOWN SQUARE PLAYERS & TKO PROD.

OF "HAIR" (SUMMER, 2014, ALLENTOWN, PA)

 

APPEARED AS GUEST PERFORMER/PANEL –ROYAL JAM PRODUCTIONS

REALITY TV SERIES EPISODE (2013)

 

GUEST CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR-BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL- YOUTH JAZZ

CHORUS   (SPRING, 2013)

 

PLACED IN THE FINALS AS KEYBOARDIST WITH THE MARIA WOODFORD

BAND, INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION (MEMPHIS, TN 2013)

 

CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S

JAZZ CHOIR   (CHRISTMAS, 2012)

 

PERFORMED ON PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S COMPILATION CHRISTMAS  CD-

CONTRIBUTED ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT OF “DECK THE WHAT”  (2012)

 

PROVIDED VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO JAZZ LEGEND BOB DOROUGH'S 

CD PROJECT "DUETS". RECORDED AT RED ROCK STUDIOS,

 SAYLORSBURG, PA    (SEPT. 2012)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR “LA TRAVIATA”, PENNSYLVANIA LYRIC          

OPERA COMPANY,  EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (SUMMER, 2011)

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH   HATFIELD , PA 

WORK INCLUDED: ORGANIST/PIANIST, ADULT & CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR, PRAISE TEAM MEMBER/LEADER, LITURGIST, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR (2008-2009)

 

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BELVIDERE, NJ

ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR  ( 2002-2008)

ADULT, CHILDREN’S CHOIR, PRAISE BAND

         

KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR THE POCONO LIVELY ARTS’

PRODUCTION OF “COMPANY”, THE SHERMAN THEATRE,

STROUDSBURG, PA   (SPRING, 2008)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S

PRODUCTION OF “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” (SUMMER, 2007-

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)-  AGES 12-24

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST/VOCALIST WITH THE EAST STROUDS-

BURG UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2004-2006)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

 “GREASE , PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2005)- AGES 12-24

 

ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIST FOR THE EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY  MUSICAL REVUES “BROADWAY DREAMS”, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (FEBRUARY, 2004) ,

“BROADWAY REMEMBERED” (2005), “WELCOME TO THE THEATER” (2008),

“MUSIC SCRAPBOOK” (2009)

 

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR PRODUCTION OF   "ANNIE".  JUST US PRODUCTIONS; PERFORMANCES AT THE ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY HALL (OCTOBER, 2003)    AGES 6- ADULT                                          

 

NORTHEAST THEATRICAL ALLIANCE PRODUCTION OF

"OLIVER" - (BANGOR, PA)  - SUMMER OF 2002

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ ACTING ROLE AS NANCY  AGES 7- ADULT

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE PERFORMANCE OF "BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST" (MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST -2002)

 

MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY THEATER, MORRISTOWN, NJ

CONTRACTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR JOAN RIVERS, (DECEMBER, 2001)

 

MIRAMAX MOVIES RELEASE "CITY ON FIRE" -VOCAL OVERDUBS (2001)

 

JAZZ PIANO & VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KEVIN VANNOY INDEPENDENT CD RELEASE “OLD SCHOOL COOL” (2001)

 

2001 REPERTORY DANCE THEATER FESTIVAL, LEHIGH U.,

BETHLEHEM, PA   PIANO & PERCUSSION ACCOMPANIST (MARCH, 2001)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST , PHILADELPHIA GALA WOMEN’S CHORUS,

 WASHINGTON, DC PERFORMANCE- 2000

 

FERNWOOD RESORT, BUSHKILL, PA ACCOMPANIST/

ARRANGER - CABARET KIDS –(1999-2001)  AGES 18-25

                  

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN FOR THE SHERYL SKYE CD

RELEASE "RIPPLE", SOMA RIVER RECORDS (1999)

 

FEATURED JAZZ VOCALS ON PACIFIC STREET RECORDS RELEASE “IN TIME” AS PART OF THE GARY RISSMILLER TRIO-PRODUCER: ERIC DONEY (1995)

 

PERFORM(ED) AS PIANIST/ORGANIST/VOCALIST WITH JAZZ ARTISTS SUCH AS:  JIMMY HEATH, DAVE LIEBMAN, GEORGE YOUNG, BILL GOODWIN, STEVE GILMORE, SCOTT LEE, PHIL MARKOWITZ, HOWIE COLLINS, DUANE EUBANKS,  JOHN SWANA, BOOTSIE BARNES, JESSIE GREEN AND OTHERS.

(1990-PRESENT)

 

MENAGERIE RECORDING STUDIOS, SAYLORSBURG, PA   IN-HOUSE STUDIO MUSICIAN (1990-2005)

 

TOURED WITH THE BOBBY VINTON SHOW AS ACCOMPANIST-VOCALIST (1990-1991)

 

 OPENED FOR JOE HENDERSON 1996-CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL, HARRISBURG, PA,

NATALIE COLE (1990) & WOODY HERMAN’S  THUNDERING HERD (1986).

                            

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

                                     

COMPOSED ORIGINAL WORKS DEMONSTRATING A HYBRID OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL AND MAINSTREAM JAZZ  VOCAL IMPROVISATION (2011-2012)

 

ACHIEVED ACCOLADES FOR  MASTER'S THESIS FOR UARTS MM  PROGRAM : "HINDUSTANI MUSIC PRACTICE:  A NEW  FRONTIER IN VOCAL JAZZ IMPROVISATION" (2012)

 

 

                  

 

 

                                   

 

                                   

​​​​​​​

EDUCATION:                    MM IN JAZZ STUDIES (CLASS OF 2012)

                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS,

                                      PHILADELPHIA, PA   3.85 GPA

                                     

                                       LOVETRI SOMATIC VOICEWORK  CERTIFICATION,

                                      CCM VOCAL PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE,

                                      SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, WINCHESTER, VA

                                      (2010)

 

                                      BA IN FINE ARTS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN

APPLIED MUSIC - EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY,

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA    3.8 GPA    (2006)

 

CERTIFICATE IN SOUND HEALING, SOUND HEALING ACADEMY , UNITED KINGDOM (2020)

                               

AWARDS:                            BEST PIANIST AT LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS  (2015, 2016)                                 (2013,2014,2015)

                                                BEST KEYBOARDIST (2016)

                                      TWENTY PLUS YEARS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- LVMA (2015)

                                     

                                      PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S ARTIST OF THE YEAR (2017)

 

                                      NOMINATED FOR A PERRY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR,

                                      MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PROD. OF “CHILDREN OF EDEN” (2020)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE- GUEST JAZZ VOCAL INSTRUCTOR- (2020-2022)

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE-  BETHLEHEM, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY- JAZZ VOICE-

DIRECTOR OF MORAVIAN JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE (2015-2017)

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE- ALLENTOWN, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY - JAZZ PIANO & VOICE

( FALL  2012 - PRESENT)

 

SKIP AZZALINA STUDIOS – EASTON PA- PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO INSTRUCTION

(2009-2019)   AGES 9-ADULT

 

STS. PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL (GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 8TH) –  MUSIC TEACHER

(GENERAL MUSIC, CHOIR, BAND, LITURGY, DRAMA)-  PHILLIPSBURG, NJ   (2006-2010)

KENT PLACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP – HEAD OF  PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

(MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE) –          SUMMIT, NJ  AGES 2nd- 6th grades  (SUMMER, 2008)

 

GIFTED CHILD SOCIETY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- SUMMER SUPERSTARS CAMP-

 HEAD OF DRAMA/MUSIC DEPARTMENT- AGES 2nd- 8th grades (SUMMER, 2007)

 

STARS OF TOMORROW- INTENSIVE PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOP/CAMP – DIRECTOR, VOCAL DEPARTMENT- JULY, 2006 (CRANFORD, NJ) * AGES 1st – 12th grades

 

PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  WAYNE, NJ-

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP & VOCAL INSTRUCTOR  (2005);    9th-12th grades

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (2001 - 2003) – ALLENTOWN, PA

ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR FOR MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP   COURSE

 

DANCE PLUS STUDIOS – NAZARETH , PA –VOCAL & PIANO  INSTRUCTOR/

MUSICAL ARRANGER/ CLINICIAN  (2002 – 2009)    AGES 9 - ADULT

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE/DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR REBEL STAGES PRODUCTION OF “SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD”

(STROUDSBURG, PA  2022)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (BETHLEHEM, PA 2020)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR In2YouArts PRODUCTION OF “DOGFIGHT” (2020, STROUDSBURG, PA)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR FOR MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PRODUCTION OF

“CHILDREN OF EDEN” (LINDEN, NJ, SUMMER OF 2019)

 

PIANIST/ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR FOR HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE PROD.

 OF NUNSENSE” STARRING JOYCE DEWITT ( ANNANDALE, NJ, SUMMER OF 2018) ;

ACCOMPANIST FOR HHP PRODUCTION OF BRING IT ON” (FALL, 2019)

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF  PHILLIPSBURG AREA SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PROD. OF

“MARY POPPINS, JR.” (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)  - (SUMMER OF 2018)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR” (2018)

 

CO-FOUNDER & PERFORMER  Of   WOODEN SHIPS BAND, LLC- A CROSBY

STILLS & NASH TRIBUTE BAND (2017-PRESENT)

 

PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR LEHIGH VALLEY MUSICALS

INCLUDING “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (DEIRUFF HS, 2017),

 “THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” (SAUCON VALLEY HS, 2016)

“LEADER OF THE PACK” (WILSON HS, 2015)

         

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER/DIRECTOR -PILGRIM PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2016-PRESENT)

 

WORSHIP/MUSIC DIRECTOR -ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

COOPERSBURG, PA (2014-2016)

 

PROVIDED PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP

LED BY GIACAMO GATES (2016); PROVIDED SAME FOR BLAST FURNACE

BLUES FESTIVAL ARTIST WORKSHOP LED BY GAYE ADEGBALOLA (2015)

 

BLUES PIANO WORKSHOP FACILITATOR-BLAST FURNACE BLUESFEST

(ARTSQUEST/STEELSTACKS) BETHLEHEM, PA (2014)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR TOWN SQUARE PLAYERS & TKO PROD.

OF "HAIR" (SUMMER, 2014, ALLENTOWN, PA)

 

APPEARED AS GUEST PERFORMER/PANEL –ROYAL JAM PRODUCTIONS

REALITY TV SERIES EPISODE (2013)

 

GUEST CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR-BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL- YOUTH JAZZ

CHORUS   (SPRING, 2013)

 

PLACED IN THE FINALS AS KEYBOARDIST WITH THE MARIA WOODFORD

BAND, INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION (MEMPHIS, TN 2013)

 

CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S

JAZZ CHOIR   (CHRISTMAS, 2012)

 

PERFORMED ON PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S COMPILATION CHRISTMAS  CD-

CONTRIBUTED ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT OF “DECK THE WHAT”  (2012)

 

PROVIDED VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO JAZZ LEGEND BOB DOROUGH'S 

CD PROJECT "DUETS". RECORDED AT RED ROCK STUDIOS,

 SAYLORSBURG, PA    (SEPT. 2012)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR “LA TRAVIATA”, PENNSYLVANIA LYRIC          

OPERA COMPANY,  EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (SUMMER, 2011)

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH   HATFIELD , PA 

WORK INCLUDED: ORGANIST/PIANIST, ADULT & CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR, PRAISE TEAM MEMBER/LEADER, LITURGIST, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR (2008-2009)

 

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BELVIDERE, NJ

ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR  ( 2002-2008)

ADULT, CHILDREN’S CHOIR, PRAISE BAND

         

KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR THE POCONO LIVELY ARTS’

PRODUCTION OF “COMPANY”, THE SHERMAN THEATRE,

STROUDSBURG, PA   (SPRING, 2008)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S

PRODUCTION OF “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” (SUMMER, 2007-

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)-  AGES 12-24

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST/VOCALIST WITH THE EAST STROUDS-

BURG UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2004-2006)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

 “GREASE , PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2005)- AGES 12-24

 

ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIST FOR THE EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY  MUSICAL REVUES “BROADWAY DREAMS”, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (FEBRUARY, 2004) ,

“BROADWAY REMEMBERED” (2005), “WELCOME TO THE THEATER” (2008),

“MUSIC SCRAPBOOK” (2009)

 

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR PRODUCTION OF   "ANNIE".  JUST US PRODUCTIONS; PERFORMANCES AT THE ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY HALL (OCTOBER, 2003)    AGES 6- ADULT                                          

 

NORTHEAST THEATRICAL ALLIANCE PRODUCTION OF

"OLIVER" - (BANGOR, PA)  - SUMMER OF 2002

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ ACTING ROLE AS NANCY  AGES 7- ADULT

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE PERFORMANCE OF "BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST" (MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST -2002)

 

MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY THEATER, MORRISTOWN, NJ

CONTRACTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR JOAN RIVERS, (DECEMBER, 2001)

 

MIRAMAX MOVIES RELEASE "CITY ON FIRE" -VOCAL OVERDUBS (2001)

 

JAZZ PIANO & VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KEVIN VANNOY INDEPENDENT CD RELEASE “OLD SCHOOL COOL” (2001)

 

2001 REPERTORY DANCE THEATER FESTIVAL, LEHIGH U.,

BETHLEHEM, PA   PIANO & PERCUSSION ACCOMPANIST (MARCH, 2001)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST , PHILADELPHIA GALA WOMEN’S CHORUS,

 WASHINGTON, DC PERFORMANCE- 2000

 

FERNWOOD RESORT, BUSHKILL, PA ACCOMPANIST/

ARRANGER - CABARET KIDS –(1999-2001)  AGES 18-25

                  

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN FOR THE SHERYL SKYE CD

RELEASE "RIPPLE", SOMA RIVER RECORDS (1999)

 

FEATURED JAZZ VOCALS ON PACIFIC STREET RECORDS RELEASE “IN TIME” AS PART OF THE GARY RISSMILLER TRIO-PRODUCER: ERIC DONEY (1995)

 

PERFORM(ED) AS PIANIST/ORGANIST/VOCALIST WITH JAZZ ARTISTS SUCH AS:  JIMMY HEATH, DAVE LIEBMAN, GEORGE YOUNG, BILL GOODWIN, STEVE GILMORE, SCOTT LEE, PHIL MARKOWITZ, HOWIE COLLINS, DUANE EUBANKS,  JOHN SWANA, BOOTSIE BARNES, JESSIE GREEN AND OTHERS.

(1990-PRESENT)

 

MENAGERIE RECORDING STUDIOS, SAYLORSBURG, PA   IN-HOUSE STUDIO MUSICIAN (1990-2005)

 

TOURED WITH THE BOBBY VINTON SHOW AS ACCOMPANIST-VOCALIST (1990-1991)

 

 OPENED FOR JOE HENDERSON 1996-CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL, HARRISBURG, PA,

NATALIE COLE (1990) & WOODY HERMAN’S  THUNDERING HERD (1986).

                            

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

                                     

COMPOSED ORIGINAL WORKS DEMONSTRATING A HYBRID OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL AND MAINSTREAM JAZZ  VOCAL IMPROVISATION (2011-2012)

 

ACHIEVED ACCOLADES FOR  MASTER'S THESIS FOR UARTS MM  PROGRAM : "HINDUSTANI MUSIC PRACTICE:  A NEW  FRONTIER IN VOCAL JAZZ IMPROVISATION" (2012)

 

 

                  

 

 

                                   

 

                                   

​​​​​​​

EDUCATION:                    MM IN JAZZ STUDIES (CLASS OF 2012)

                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS,

                                      PHILADELPHIA, PA   3.85 GPA

                                     

                                       LOVETRI SOMATIC VOICEWORK  CERTIFICATION,

                                      CCM VOCAL PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE,

                                      SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, WINCHESTER, VA

                                      (2010)

 

                                      BA IN FINE ARTS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN

APPLIED MUSIC - EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY,

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA    3.8 GPA    (2006)

 

CERTIFICATE IN SOUND HEALING, SOUND HEALING ACADEMY , UNITED KINGDOM (2020)

                               

AWARDS:                            BEST PIANIST AT LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS  (2015, 2016)                                 (2013,2014,2015)

                                                BEST KEYBOARDIST (2016)

                                      TWENTY PLUS YEARS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- LVMA (2015)

                                     

                                      PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S ARTIST OF THE YEAR (2017)

 

                                      NOMINATED FOR A PERRY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR,

                                      MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PROD. OF “CHILDREN OF EDEN” (2020)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE- GUEST JAZZ VOCAL INSTRUCTOR- (2020-2022)

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE-  BETHLEHEM, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY- JAZZ VOICE-

DIRECTOR OF MORAVIAN JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE (2015-2017)

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE- ALLENTOWN, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY - JAZZ PIANO & VOICE

( FALL  2012 - PRESENT)

 

SKIP AZZALINA STUDIOS – EASTON PA- PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO INSTRUCTION

(2009-2019)   AGES 9-ADULT

 

STS. PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL (GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 8TH) –  MUSIC TEACHER

(GENERAL MUSIC, CHOIR, BAND, LITURGY, DRAMA)-  PHILLIPSBURG, NJ   (2006-2010)

KENT PLACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP – HEAD OF  PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

(MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE) –          SUMMIT, NJ  AGES 2nd- 6th grades  (SUMMER, 2008)

 

GIFTED CHILD SOCIETY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- SUMMER SUPERSTARS CAMP-

 HEAD OF DRAMA/MUSIC DEPARTMENT- AGES 2nd- 8th grades (SUMMER, 2007)

 

STARS OF TOMORROW- INTENSIVE PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOP/CAMP – DIRECTOR, VOCAL DEPARTMENT- JULY, 2006 (CRANFORD, NJ) * AGES 1st – 12th grades

 

PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  WAYNE, NJ-

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP & VOCAL INSTRUCTOR  (2005);    9th-12th grades

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (2001 - 2003) – ALLENTOWN, PA

ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR FOR MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP   COURSE

 

DANCE PLUS STUDIOS – NAZARETH , PA –VOCAL & PIANO  INSTRUCTOR/

MUSICAL ARRANGER/ CLINICIAN  (2002 – 2009)    AGES 9 - ADULT

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE/DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR REBEL STAGES PRODUCTION OF “SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD”

(STROUDSBURG, PA  2022)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (BETHLEHEM, PA 2020)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR In2YouArts PRODUCTION OF “DOGFIGHT” (2020, STROUDSBURG, PA)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR FOR MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PRODUCTION OF

“CHILDREN OF EDEN” (LINDEN, NJ, SUMMER OF 2019)

 

PIANIST/ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR FOR HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE PROD.

 OF NUNSENSE” STARRING JOYCE DEWITT ( ANNANDALE, NJ, SUMMER OF 2018) ;

ACCOMPANIST FOR HHP PRODUCTION OF BRING IT ON” (FALL, 2019)

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF  PHILLIPSBURG AREA SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PROD. OF

“MARY POPPINS, JR.” (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)  - (SUMMER OF 2018)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR” (2018)

 

CO-FOUNDER & PERFORMER  Of   WOODEN SHIPS BAND, LLC- A CROSBY

STILLS & NASH TRIBUTE BAND (2017-PRESENT)

 

PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR LEHIGH VALLEY MUSICALS

INCLUDING “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (DEIRUFF HS, 2017),

 “THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” (SAUCON VALLEY HS, 2016)

“LEADER OF THE PACK” (WILSON HS, 2015)

         

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER/DIRECTOR -PILGRIM PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2016-PRESENT)

 

WORSHIP/MUSIC DIRECTOR -ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

COOPERSBURG, PA (2014-2016)

 

PROVIDED PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP

LED BY GIACAMO GATES (2016); PROVIDED SAME FOR BLAST FURNACE

BLUES FESTIVAL ARTIST WORKSHOP LED BY GAYE ADEGBALOLA (2015)

 

BLUES PIANO WORKSHOP FACILITATOR-BLAST FURNACE BLUESFEST

(ARTSQUEST/STEELSTACKS) BETHLEHEM, PA (2014)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR TOWN SQUARE PLAYERS & TKO PROD.

OF "HAIR" (SUMMER, 2014, ALLENTOWN, PA)

 

APPEARED AS GUEST PERFORMER/PANEL –ROYAL JAM PRODUCTIONS

REALITY TV SERIES EPISODE (2013)

 

GUEST CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR-BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL- YOUTH JAZZ

CHORUS   (SPRING, 2013)

 

PLACED IN THE FINALS AS KEYBOARDIST WITH THE MARIA WOODFORD

BAND, INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION (MEMPHIS, TN 2013)

 

CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S

JAZZ CHOIR   (CHRISTMAS, 2012)

 

PERFORMED ON PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S COMPILATION CHRISTMAS  CD-

CONTRIBUTED ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT OF “DECK THE WHAT”  (2012)

 

PROVIDED VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO JAZZ LEGEND BOB DOROUGH'S 

CD PROJECT "DUETS". RECORDED AT RED ROCK STUDIOS,

 SAYLORSBURG, PA    (SEPT. 2012)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR “LA TRAVIATA”, PENNSYLVANIA LYRIC          

OPERA COMPANY,  EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (SUMMER, 2011)

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH   HATFIELD , PA 

WORK INCLUDED: ORGANIST/PIANIST, ADULT & CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR, PRAISE TEAM MEMBER/LEADER, LITURGIST, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR (2008-2009)

 

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BELVIDERE, NJ

ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR  ( 2002-2008)

ADULT, CHILDREN’S CHOIR, PRAISE BAND

         

KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR THE POCONO LIVELY ARTS’

PRODUCTION OF “COMPANY”, THE SHERMAN THEATRE,

STROUDSBURG, PA   (SPRING, 2008)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S

PRODUCTION OF “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” (SUMMER, 2007-

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)-  AGES 12-24

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST/VOCALIST WITH THE EAST STROUDS-

BURG UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2004-2006)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

 “GREASE , PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2005)- AGES 12-24

 

ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIST FOR THE EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY  MUSICAL REVUES “BROADWAY DREAMS”, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (FEBRUARY, 2004) ,

“BROADWAY REMEMBERED” (2005), “WELCOME TO THE THEATER” (2008),

“MUSIC SCRAPBOOK” (2009)

 

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR PRODUCTION OF   "ANNIE".  JUST US PRODUCTIONS; PERFORMANCES AT THE ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY HALL (OCTOBER, 2003)    AGES 6- ADULT                                          

 

NORTHEAST THEATRICAL ALLIANCE PRODUCTION OF

"OLIVER" - (BANGOR, PA)  - SUMMER OF 2002

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ ACTING ROLE AS NANCY  AGES 7- ADULT

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE PERFORMANCE OF "BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST" (MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST -2002)

 

MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY THEATER, MORRISTOWN, NJ

CONTRACTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR JOAN RIVERS, (DECEMBER, 2001)

 

MIRAMAX MOVIES RELEASE "CITY ON FIRE" -VOCAL OVERDUBS (2001)

 

JAZZ PIANO & VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KEVIN VANNOY INDEPENDENT CD RELEASE “OLD SCHOOL COOL” (2001)

 

2001 REPERTORY DANCE THEATER FESTIVAL, LEHIGH U.,

BETHLEHEM, PA   PIANO & PERCUSSION ACCOMPANIST (MARCH, 2001)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST , PHILADELPHIA GALA WOMEN’S CHORUS,

 WASHINGTON, DC PERFORMANCE- 2000

 

FERNWOOD RESORT, BUSHKILL, PA ACCOMPANIST/

ARRANGER - CABARET KIDS –(1999-2001)  AGES 18-25

                  

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN FOR THE SHERYL SKYE CD

RELEASE "RIPPLE", SOMA RIVER RECORDS (1999)

 

FEATURED JAZZ VOCALS ON PACIFIC STREET RECORDS RELEASE “IN TIME” AS PART OF THE GARY RISSMILLER TRIO-PRODUCER: ERIC DONEY (1995)

 

PERFORM(ED) AS PIANIST/ORGANIST/VOCALIST WITH JAZZ ARTISTS SUCH AS:  JIMMY HEATH, DAVE LIEBMAN, GEORGE YOUNG, BILL GOODWIN, STEVE GILMORE, SCOTT LEE, PHIL MARKOWITZ, HOWIE COLLINS, DUANE EUBANKS,  JOHN SWANA, BOOTSIE BARNES, JESSIE GREEN AND OTHERS.

(1990-PRESENT)

 

MENAGERIE RECORDING STUDIOS, SAYLORSBURG, PA   IN-HOUSE STUDIO MUSICIAN (1990-2005)

 

TOURED WITH THE BOBBY VINTON SHOW AS ACCOMPANIST-VOCALIST (1990-1991)

 

 OPENED FOR JOE HENDERSON 1996-CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL, HARRISBURG, PA,

NATALIE COLE (1990) & WOODY HERMAN’S  THUNDERING HERD (1986).

                            

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

                                     

COMPOSED ORIGINAL WORKS DEMONSTRATING A HYBRID OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL AND MAINSTREAM JAZZ  VOCAL IMPROVISATION (2011-2012)

 

ACHIEVED ACCOLADES FOR  MASTER'S THESIS FOR UARTS MM  PROGRAM : "HINDUSTANI MUSIC PRACTICE:  A NEW  FRONTIER IN VOCAL JAZZ IMPROVISATION" (2012)

 

 

                  

 

 

                                   

 

                                   

​​​​​​​

EDUCATION:                    MM IN JAZZ STUDIES (CLASS OF 2012)

                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS,

                                      PHILADELPHIA, PA   3.85 GPA

                                     

                                       LOVETRI SOMATIC VOICEWORK  CERTIFICATION,

                                      CCM VOCAL PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE,

                                      SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, WINCHESTER, VA

                                      (2010)

 

                                      BA IN FINE ARTS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN

APPLIED MUSIC - EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY,

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA    3.8 GPA    (2006)

 

CERTIFICATE IN SOUND HEALING, SOUND HEALING ACADEMY , UNITED KINGDOM (2020)

                               

AWARDS:                            BEST PIANIST AT LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS  (2015, 2016)                                 (2013,2014,2015)

                                                BEST KEYBOARDIST (2016)

                                      TWENTY PLUS YEARS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- LVMA (2015)

                                     

                                      PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S ARTIST OF THE YEAR (2017)

 

                                      NOMINATED FOR A PERRY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR,

                                      MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PROD. OF “CHILDREN OF EDEN” (2020)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE- GUEST JAZZ VOCAL INSTRUCTOR- (2020-2022)

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE-  BETHLEHEM, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY- JAZZ VOICE-

DIRECTOR OF MORAVIAN JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE (2015-2017)

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE- ALLENTOWN, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY - JAZZ PIANO & VOICE

( FALL  2012 - PRESENT)

 

SKIP AZZALINA STUDIOS – EASTON PA- PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO INSTRUCTION

(2009-2019)   AGES 9-ADULT

 

STS. PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL (GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 8TH) –  MUSIC TEACHER

(GENERAL MUSIC, CHOIR, BAND, LITURGY, DRAMA)-  PHILLIPSBURG, NJ   (2006-2010)

KENT PLACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP – HEAD OF  PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

(MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE) –          SUMMIT, NJ  AGES 2nd- 6th grades  (SUMMER, 2008)

 

GIFTED CHILD SOCIETY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- SUMMER SUPERSTARS CAMP-

 HEAD OF DRAMA/MUSIC DEPARTMENT- AGES 2nd- 8th grades (SUMMER, 2007)

 

STARS OF TOMORROW- INTENSIVE PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOP/CAMP – DIRECTOR, VOCAL DEPARTMENT- JULY, 2006 (CRANFORD, NJ) * AGES 1st – 12th grades

 

PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  WAYNE, NJ-

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP & VOCAL INSTRUCTOR  (2005);    9th-12th grades

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (2001 - 2003) – ALLENTOWN, PA

ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR FOR MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP   COURSE

 

DANCE PLUS STUDIOS – NAZARETH , PA –VOCAL & PIANO  INSTRUCTOR/

MUSICAL ARRANGER/ CLINICIAN  (2002 – 2009)    AGES 9 - ADULT

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE/DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR REBEL STAGES PRODUCTION OF “SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD”

(STROUDSBURG, PA  2022)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (BETHLEHEM, PA 2020)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR In2YouArts PRODUCTION OF “DOGFIGHT” (2020, STROUDSBURG, PA)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR FOR MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PRODUCTION OF

“CHILDREN OF EDEN” (LINDEN, NJ, SUMMER OF 2019)

 

PIANIST/ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR FOR HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE PROD.

 OF NUNSENSE” STARRING JOYCE DEWITT ( ANNANDALE, NJ, SUMMER OF 2018) ;

ACCOMPANIST FOR HHP PRODUCTION OF BRING IT ON” (FALL, 2019)

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF  PHILLIPSBURG AREA SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PROD. OF

“MARY POPPINS, JR.” (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)  - (SUMMER OF 2018)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR” (2018)

 

CO-FOUNDER & PERFORMER  Of   WOODEN SHIPS BAND, LLC- A CROSBY

STILLS & NASH TRIBUTE BAND (2017-PRESENT)

 

PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR LEHIGH VALLEY MUSICALS

INCLUDING “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (DEIRUFF HS, 2017),

 “THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” (SAUCON VALLEY HS, 2016)

“LEADER OF THE PACK” (WILSON HS, 2015)

         

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER/DIRECTOR -PILGRIM PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2016-PRESENT)

 

WORSHIP/MUSIC DIRECTOR -ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

COOPERSBURG, PA (2014-2016)

 

PROVIDED PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP

LED BY GIACAMO GATES (2016); PROVIDED SAME FOR BLAST FURNACE

BLUES FESTIVAL ARTIST WORKSHOP LED BY GAYE ADEGBALOLA (2015)

 

BLUES PIANO WORKSHOP FACILITATOR-BLAST FURNACE BLUESFEST

(ARTSQUEST/STEELSTACKS) BETHLEHEM, PA (2014)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR TOWN SQUARE PLAYERS & TKO PROD.

OF "HAIR" (SUMMER, 2014, ALLENTOWN, PA)

 

APPEARED AS GUEST PERFORMER/PANEL –ROYAL JAM PRODUCTIONS

REALITY TV SERIES EPISODE (2013)

 

GUEST CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR-BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL- YOUTH JAZZ

CHORUS   (SPRING, 2013)

 

PLACED IN THE FINALS AS KEYBOARDIST WITH THE MARIA WOODFORD

BAND, INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION (MEMPHIS, TN 2013)

 

CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S

JAZZ CHOIR   (CHRISTMAS, 2012)

 

PERFORMED ON PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S COMPILATION CHRISTMAS  CD-

CONTRIBUTED ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT OF “DECK THE WHAT”  (2012)

 

PROVIDED VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO JAZZ LEGEND BOB DOROUGH'S 

CD PROJECT "DUETS". RECORDED AT RED ROCK STUDIOS,

 SAYLORSBURG, PA    (SEPT. 2012)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR “LA TRAVIATA”, PENNSYLVANIA LYRIC          

OPERA COMPANY,  EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (SUMMER, 2011)

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH   HATFIELD , PA 

WORK INCLUDED: ORGANIST/PIANIST, ADULT & CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR, PRAISE TEAM MEMBER/LEADER, LITURGIST, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR (2008-2009)

 

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BELVIDERE, NJ

ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR  ( 2002-2008)

ADULT, CHILDREN’S CHOIR, PRAISE BAND

         

KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR THE POCONO LIVELY ARTS’

PRODUCTION OF “COMPANY”, THE SHERMAN THEATRE,

STROUDSBURG, PA   (SPRING, 2008)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S

PRODUCTION OF “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” (SUMMER, 2007-

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)-  AGES 12-24

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST/VOCALIST WITH THE EAST STROUDS-

BURG UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2004-2006)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

 “GREASE , PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2005)- AGES 12-24

 

ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIST FOR THE EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY  MUSICAL REVUES “BROADWAY DREAMS”, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (FEBRUARY, 2004) ,

“BROADWAY REMEMBERED” (2005), “WELCOME TO THE THEATER” (2008),

“MUSIC SCRAPBOOK” (2009)

 

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR PRODUCTION OF   "ANNIE".  JUST US PRODUCTIONS; PERFORMANCES AT THE ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY HALL (OCTOBER, 2003)    AGES 6- ADULT                                          

 

NORTHEAST THEATRICAL ALLIANCE PRODUCTION OF

"OLIVER" - (BANGOR, PA)  - SUMMER OF 2002

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ ACTING ROLE AS NANCY  AGES 7- ADULT

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE PERFORMANCE OF "BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST" (MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST -2002)

 

MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY THEATER, MORRISTOWN, NJ

CONTRACTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR JOAN RIVERS, (DECEMBER, 2001)

 

MIRAMAX MOVIES RELEASE "CITY ON FIRE" -VOCAL OVERDUBS (2001)

 

JAZZ PIANO & VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KEVIN VANNOY INDEPENDENT CD RELEASE “OLD SCHOOL COOL” (2001)

 

2001 REPERTORY DANCE THEATER FESTIVAL, LEHIGH U.,

BETHLEHEM, PA   PIANO & PERCUSSION ACCOMPANIST (MARCH, 2001)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST , PHILADELPHIA GALA WOMEN’S CHORUS,

 WASHINGTON, DC PERFORMANCE- 2000

 

FERNWOOD RESORT, BUSHKILL, PA ACCOMPANIST/

ARRANGER - CABARET KIDS –(1999-2001)  AGES 18-25

                  

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN FOR THE SHERYL SKYE CD

RELEASE "RIPPLE", SOMA RIVER RECORDS (1999)

 

FEATURED JAZZ VOCALS ON PACIFIC STREET RECORDS RELEASE “IN TIME” AS PART OF THE GARY RISSMILLER TRIO-PRODUCER: ERIC DONEY (1995)

 

PERFORM(ED) AS PIANIST/ORGANIST/VOCALIST WITH JAZZ ARTISTS SUCH AS:  JIMMY HEATH, DAVE LIEBMAN, GEORGE YOUNG, BILL GOODWIN, STEVE GILMORE, SCOTT LEE, PHIL MARKOWITZ, HOWIE COLLINS, DUANE EUBANKS,  JOHN SWANA, BOOTSIE BARNES, JESSIE GREEN AND OTHERS.

(1990-PRESENT)

 

MENAGERIE RECORDING STUDIOS, SAYLORSBURG, PA   IN-HOUSE STUDIO MUSICIAN (1990-2005)

 

TOURED WITH THE BOBBY VINTON SHOW AS ACCOMPANIST-VOCALIST (1990-1991)

 

 OPENED FOR JOE HENDERSON 1996-CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL, HARRISBURG, PA,

NATALIE COLE (1990) & WOODY HERMAN’S  THUNDERING HERD (1986).

                            

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

                                     

COMPOSED ORIGINAL WORKS DEMONSTRATING A HYBRID OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL AND MAINSTREAM JAZZ  VOCAL IMPROVISATION (2011-2012)

 

ACHIEVED ACCOLADES FOR  MASTER'S THESIS FOR UARTS MM  PROGRAM : "HINDUSTANI MUSIC PRACTICE:  A NEW  FRONTIER IN VOCAL JAZZ IMPROVISATION" (2012)

 

 

                  

 

 

                                   

 

                                   

​​​​​​​

EDUCATION:                    MM IN JAZZ STUDIES (CLASS OF 2012)

                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS,

                                      PHILADELPHIA, PA   3.85 GPA

                                     

                                       LOVETRI SOMATIC VOICEWORK  CERTIFICATION,

                                      CCM VOCAL PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE,

                                      SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, WINCHESTER, VA

                                      (2010)

 

                                      BA IN FINE ARTS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN

APPLIED MUSIC - EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY,

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA    3.8 GPA    (2006)

 

CERTIFICATE IN SOUND HEALING, SOUND HEALING ACADEMY , UNITED KINGDOM (2020)

                               

AWARDS:                            BEST PIANIST AT LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS  (2015, 2016)                                 (2013,2014,2015)

                                                BEST KEYBOARDIST (2016)

                                      TWENTY PLUS YEARS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- LVMA (2015)

                                     

                                      PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S ARTIST OF THE YEAR (2017)

 

                                      NOMINATED FOR A PERRY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR,

                                      MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PROD. OF “CHILDREN OF EDEN” (2020)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE- GUEST JAZZ VOCAL INSTRUCTOR- (2020-2022)

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE-  BETHLEHEM, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY- JAZZ VOICE-

DIRECTOR OF MORAVIAN JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE (2015-2017)

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE- ALLENTOWN, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY - JAZZ PIANO & VOICE

( FALL  2012 - PRESENT)

 

SKIP AZZALINA STUDIOS – EASTON PA- PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO INSTRUCTION

(2009-2019)   AGES 9-ADULT

 

STS. PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL (GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 8TH) –  MUSIC TEACHER

(GENERAL MUSIC, CHOIR, BAND, LITURGY, DRAMA)-  PHILLIPSBURG, NJ   (2006-2010)

KENT PLACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP – HEAD OF  PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

(MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE) –          SUMMIT, NJ  AGES 2nd- 6th grades  (SUMMER, 2008)

 

GIFTED CHILD SOCIETY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- SUMMER SUPERSTARS CAMP-

 HEAD OF DRAMA/MUSIC DEPARTMENT- AGES 2nd- 8th grades (SUMMER, 2007)

 

STARS OF TOMORROW- INTENSIVE PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOP/CAMP – DIRECTOR, VOCAL DEPARTMENT- JULY, 2006 (CRANFORD, NJ) * AGES 1st – 12th grades

 

PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  WAYNE, NJ-

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP & VOCAL INSTRUCTOR  (2005);    9th-12th grades

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (2001 - 2003) – ALLENTOWN, PA

ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR FOR MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP   COURSE

 

DANCE PLUS STUDIOS – NAZARETH , PA –VOCAL & PIANO  INSTRUCTOR/

MUSICAL ARRANGER/ CLINICIAN  (2002 – 2009)    AGES 9 - ADULT

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE/DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR REBEL STAGES PRODUCTION OF “SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD”

(STROUDSBURG, PA  2022)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (BETHLEHEM, PA 2020)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR In2YouArts PRODUCTION OF “DOGFIGHT” (2020, STROUDSBURG, PA)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR FOR MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PRODUCTION OF

“CHILDREN OF EDEN” (LINDEN, NJ, SUMMER OF 2019)

 

PIANIST/ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR FOR HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE PROD.

 OF NUNSENSE” STARRING JOYCE DEWITT ( ANNANDALE, NJ, SUMMER OF 2018) ;

ACCOMPANIST FOR HHP PRODUCTION OF BRING IT ON” (FALL, 2019)

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF  PHILLIPSBURG AREA SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PROD. OF

“MARY POPPINS, JR.” (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)  - (SUMMER OF 2018)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR” (2018)

 

CO-FOUNDER & PERFORMER  Of   WOODEN SHIPS BAND, LLC- A CROSBY

STILLS & NASH TRIBUTE BAND (2017-PRESENT)

 

PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR LEHIGH VALLEY MUSICALS

INCLUDING “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (DEIRUFF HS, 2017),

 “THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” (SAUCON VALLEY HS, 2016)

“LEADER OF THE PACK” (WILSON HS, 2015)

         

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER/DIRECTOR -PILGRIM PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2016-PRESENT)

 

WORSHIP/MUSIC DIRECTOR -ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

COOPERSBURG, PA (2014-2016)

 

PROVIDED PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP

LED BY GIACAMO GATES (2016); PROVIDED SAME FOR BLAST FURNACE

BLUES FESTIVAL ARTIST WORKSHOP LED BY GAYE ADEGBALOLA (2015)

 

BLUES PIANO WORKSHOP FACILITATOR-BLAST FURNACE BLUESFEST

(ARTSQUEST/STEELSTACKS) BETHLEHEM, PA (2014)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR TOWN SQUARE PLAYERS & TKO PROD.

OF "HAIR" (SUMMER, 2014, ALLENTOWN, PA)

 

APPEARED AS GUEST PERFORMER/PANEL –ROYAL JAM PRODUCTIONS

REALITY TV SERIES EPISODE (2013)

 

GUEST CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR-BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL- YOUTH JAZZ

CHORUS   (SPRING, 2013)

 

PLACED IN THE FINALS AS KEYBOARDIST WITH THE MARIA WOODFORD

BAND, INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION (MEMPHIS, TN 2013)

 

CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S

JAZZ CHOIR   (CHRISTMAS, 2012)

 

PERFORMED ON PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S COMPILATION CHRISTMAS  CD-

CONTRIBUTED ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT OF “DECK THE WHAT”  (2012)

 

PROVIDED VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO JAZZ LEGEND BOB DOROUGH'S 

CD PROJECT "DUETS". RECORDED AT RED ROCK STUDIOS,

 SAYLORSBURG, PA    (SEPT. 2012)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR “LA TRAVIATA”, PENNSYLVANIA LYRIC          

OPERA COMPANY,  EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (SUMMER, 2011)

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH   HATFIELD , PA 

WORK INCLUDED: ORGANIST/PIANIST, ADULT & CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR, PRAISE TEAM MEMBER/LEADER, LITURGIST, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR (2008-2009)

 

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BELVIDERE, NJ

ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR  ( 2002-2008)

ADULT, CHILDREN’S CHOIR, PRAISE BAND

         

KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR THE POCONO LIVELY ARTS’

PRODUCTION OF “COMPANY”, THE SHERMAN THEATRE,

STROUDSBURG, PA   (SPRING, 2008)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S

PRODUCTION OF “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” (SUMMER, 2007-

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)-  AGES 12-24

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST/VOCALIST WITH THE EAST STROUDS-

BURG UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2004-2006)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

 “GREASE , PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2005)- AGES 12-24

 

ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIST FOR THE EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY  MUSICAL REVUES “BROADWAY DREAMS”, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (FEBRUARY, 2004) ,

“BROADWAY REMEMBERED” (2005), “WELCOME TO THE THEATER” (2008),

“MUSIC SCRAPBOOK” (2009)

 

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR PRODUCTION OF   "ANNIE".  JUST US PRODUCTIONS; PERFORMANCES AT THE ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY HALL (OCTOBER, 2003)    AGES 6- ADULT                                          

 

NORTHEAST THEATRICAL ALLIANCE PRODUCTION OF

"OLIVER" - (BANGOR, PA)  - SUMMER OF 2002

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ ACTING ROLE AS NANCY  AGES 7- ADULT

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE PERFORMANCE OF "BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST" (MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST -2002)

 

MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY THEATER, MORRISTOWN, NJ

CONTRACTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR JOAN RIVERS, (DECEMBER, 2001)

 

MIRAMAX MOVIES RELEASE "CITY ON FIRE" -VOCAL OVERDUBS (2001)

 

JAZZ PIANO & VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KEVIN VANNOY INDEPENDENT CD RELEASE “OLD SCHOOL COOL” (2001)

 

2001 REPERTORY DANCE THEATER FESTIVAL, LEHIGH U.,

BETHLEHEM, PA   PIANO & PERCUSSION ACCOMPANIST (MARCH, 2001)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST , PHILADELPHIA GALA WOMEN’S CHORUS,

 WASHINGTON, DC PERFORMANCE- 2000

 

FERNWOOD RESORT, BUSHKILL, PA ACCOMPANIST/

ARRANGER - CABARET KIDS –(1999-2001)  AGES 18-25

                  

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN FOR THE SHERYL SKYE CD

RELEASE "RIPPLE", SOMA RIVER RECORDS (1999)

 

FEATURED JAZZ VOCALS ON PACIFIC STREET RECORDS RELEASE “IN TIME” AS PART OF THE GARY RISSMILLER TRIO-PRODUCER: ERIC DONEY (1995)

 

PERFORM(ED) AS PIANIST/ORGANIST/VOCALIST WITH JAZZ ARTISTS SUCH AS:  JIMMY HEATH, DAVE LIEBMAN, GEORGE YOUNG, BILL GOODWIN, STEVE GILMORE, SCOTT LEE, PHIL MARKOWITZ, HOWIE COLLINS, DUANE EUBANKS,  JOHN SWANA, BOOTSIE BARNES, JESSIE GREEN AND OTHERS.

(1990-PRESENT)

 

MENAGERIE RECORDING STUDIOS, SAYLORSBURG, PA   IN-HOUSE STUDIO MUSICIAN (1990-2005)

 

TOURED WITH THE BOBBY VINTON SHOW AS ACCOMPANIST-VOCALIST (1990-1991)

 

 OPENED FOR JOE HENDERSON 1996-CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL, HARRISBURG, PA,

NATALIE COLE (1990) & WOODY HERMAN’S  THUNDERING HERD (1986).

                            

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

                                     

COMPOSED ORIGINAL WORKS DEMONSTRATING A HYBRID OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL AND MAINSTREAM JAZZ  VOCAL IMPROVISATION (2011-2012)

 

ACHIEVED ACCOLADES FOR  MASTER'S THESIS FOR UARTS MM  PROGRAM : "HINDUSTANI MUSIC PRACTICE:  A NEW  FRONTIER IN VOCAL JAZZ IMPROVISATION" (2012)

 

 

                  

 

 

                                   

 

                                   

​​​​​​​

EDUCATION:                    MM IN JAZZ STUDIES (CLASS OF 2012)

                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS,

                                      PHILADELPHIA, PA   3.85 GPA

                                     

                                       LOVETRI SOMATIC VOICEWORK  CERTIFICATION,

                                      CCM VOCAL PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE,

                                      SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, WINCHESTER, VA

                                      (2010)

 

                                      BA IN FINE ARTS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN

APPLIED MUSIC - EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY,

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA    3.8 GPA    (2006)

 

CERTIFICATE IN SOUND HEALING, SOUND HEALING ACADEMY , UNITED KINGDOM (2020)

                               

AWARDS:                            BEST PIANIST AT LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS  (2015, 2016)                                 (2013,2014,2015)

                                                BEST KEYBOARDIST (2016)

                                      TWENTY PLUS YEARS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- LVMA (2015)

                                     

                                      PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S ARTIST OF THE YEAR (2017)

 

                                      NOMINATED FOR A PERRY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR,

                                      MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PROD. OF “CHILDREN OF EDEN” (2020)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE- GUEST JAZZ VOCAL INSTRUCTOR- (2020-2022)

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE-  BETHLEHEM, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY- JAZZ VOICE-

DIRECTOR OF MORAVIAN JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE (2015-2017)

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE- ALLENTOWN, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY - JAZZ PIANO & VOICE

( FALL  2012 - PRESENT)

 

SKIP AZZALINA STUDIOS – EASTON PA- PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO INSTRUCTION

(2009-2019)   AGES 9-ADULT

 

STS. PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL (GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 8TH) –  MUSIC TEACHER

(GENERAL MUSIC, CHOIR, BAND, LITURGY, DRAMA)-  PHILLIPSBURG, NJ   (2006-2010)

KENT PLACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP – HEAD OF  PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

(MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE) –          SUMMIT, NJ  AGES 2nd- 6th grades  (SUMMER, 2008)

 

GIFTED CHILD SOCIETY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- SUMMER SUPERSTARS CAMP-

 HEAD OF DRAMA/MUSIC DEPARTMENT- AGES 2nd- 8th grades (SUMMER, 2007)

 

STARS OF TOMORROW- INTENSIVE PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOP/CAMP – DIRECTOR, VOCAL DEPARTMENT- JULY, 2006 (CRANFORD, NJ) * AGES 1st – 12th grades

 

PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  WAYNE, NJ-

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP & VOCAL INSTRUCTOR  (2005);    9th-12th grades

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (2001 - 2003) – ALLENTOWN, PA

ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR FOR MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP   COURSE

 

DANCE PLUS STUDIOS – NAZARETH , PA –VOCAL & PIANO  INSTRUCTOR/

MUSICAL ARRANGER/ CLINICIAN  (2002 – 2009)    AGES 9 - ADULT

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE/DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR REBEL STAGES PRODUCTION OF “SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD”

(STROUDSBURG, PA  2022)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (BETHLEHEM, PA 2020)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR In2YouArts PRODUCTION OF “DOGFIGHT” (2020, STROUDSBURG, PA)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR FOR MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PRODUCTION OF

“CHILDREN OF EDEN” (LINDEN, NJ, SUMMER OF 2019)

 

PIANIST/ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR FOR HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE PROD.

 OF NUNSENSE” STARRING JOYCE DEWITT ( ANNANDALE, NJ, SUMMER OF 2018) ;

ACCOMPANIST FOR HHP PRODUCTION OF BRING IT ON” (FALL, 2019)

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF  PHILLIPSBURG AREA SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PROD. OF

“MARY POPPINS, JR.” (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)  - (SUMMER OF 2018)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR” (2018)

 

CO-FOUNDER & PERFORMER  Of   WOODEN SHIPS BAND, LLC- A CROSBY

STILLS & NASH TRIBUTE BAND (2017-PRESENT)

 

PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR LEHIGH VALLEY MUSICALS

INCLUDING “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (DEIRUFF HS, 2017),

 “THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” (SAUCON VALLEY HS, 2016)

“LEADER OF THE PACK” (WILSON HS, 2015)

         

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER/DIRECTOR -PILGRIM PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2016-PRESENT)

 

WORSHIP/MUSIC DIRECTOR -ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

COOPERSBURG, PA (2014-2016)

 

PROVIDED PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP

LED BY GIACAMO GATES (2016); PROVIDED SAME FOR BLAST FURNACE

BLUES FESTIVAL ARTIST WORKSHOP LED BY GAYE ADEGBALOLA (2015)

 

BLUES PIANO WORKSHOP FACILITATOR-BLAST FURNACE BLUESFEST

(ARTSQUEST/STEELSTACKS) BETHLEHEM, PA (2014)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR TOWN SQUARE PLAYERS & TKO PROD.

OF "HAIR" (SUMMER, 2014, ALLENTOWN, PA)

 

APPEARED AS GUEST PERFORMER/PANEL –ROYAL JAM PRODUCTIONS

REALITY TV SERIES EPISODE (2013)

 

GUEST CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR-BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL- YOUTH JAZZ

CHORUS   (SPRING, 2013)

 

PLACED IN THE FINALS AS KEYBOARDIST WITH THE MARIA WOODFORD

BAND, INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION (MEMPHIS, TN 2013)

 

CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S

JAZZ CHOIR   (CHRISTMAS, 2012)

 

PERFORMED ON PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S COMPILATION CHRISTMAS  CD-

CONTRIBUTED ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT OF “DECK THE WHAT”  (2012)

 

PROVIDED VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO JAZZ LEGEND BOB DOROUGH'S 

CD PROJECT "DUETS". RECORDED AT RED ROCK STUDIOS,

 SAYLORSBURG, PA    (SEPT. 2012)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR “LA TRAVIATA”, PENNSYLVANIA LYRIC          

OPERA COMPANY,  EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (SUMMER, 2011)

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH   HATFIELD , PA 

WORK INCLUDED: ORGANIST/PIANIST, ADULT & CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR, PRAISE TEAM MEMBER/LEADER, LITURGIST, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR (2008-2009)

 

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BELVIDERE, NJ

ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR  ( 2002-2008)

ADULT, CHILDREN’S CHOIR, PRAISE BAND

         

KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR THE POCONO LIVELY ARTS’

PRODUCTION OF “COMPANY”, THE SHERMAN THEATRE,

STROUDSBURG, PA   (SPRING, 2008)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S

PRODUCTION OF “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” (SUMMER, 2007-

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)-  AGES 12-24

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST/VOCALIST WITH THE EAST STROUDS-

BURG UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2004-2006)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

 “GREASE , PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2005)- AGES 12-24

 

ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIST FOR THE EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY  MUSICAL REVUES “BROADWAY DREAMS”, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (FEBRUARY, 2004) ,

“BROADWAY REMEMBERED” (2005), “WELCOME TO THE THEATER” (2008),

“MUSIC SCRAPBOOK” (2009)

 

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR PRODUCTION OF   "ANNIE".  JUST US PRODUCTIONS; PERFORMANCES AT THE ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY HALL (OCTOBER, 2003)    AGES 6- ADULT                                          

 

NORTHEAST THEATRICAL ALLIANCE PRODUCTION OF

"OLIVER" - (BANGOR, PA)  - SUMMER OF 2002

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ ACTING ROLE AS NANCY  AGES 7- ADULT

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE PERFORMANCE OF "BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST" (MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST -2002)

 

MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY THEATER, MORRISTOWN, NJ

CONTRACTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR JOAN RIVERS, (DECEMBER, 2001)

 

MIRAMAX MOVIES RELEASE "CITY ON FIRE" -VOCAL OVERDUBS (2001)

 

JAZZ PIANO & VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KEVIN VANNOY INDEPENDENT CD RELEASE “OLD SCHOOL COOL” (2001)

 

2001 REPERTORY DANCE THEATER FESTIVAL, LEHIGH U.,

BETHLEHEM, PA   PIANO & PERCUSSION ACCOMPANIST (MARCH, 2001)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST , PHILADELPHIA GALA WOMEN’S CHORUS,

 WASHINGTON, DC PERFORMANCE- 2000

 

FERNWOOD RESORT, BUSHKILL, PA ACCOMPANIST/

ARRANGER - CABARET KIDS –(1999-2001)  AGES 18-25

                  

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN FOR THE SHERYL SKYE CD

RELEASE "RIPPLE", SOMA RIVER RECORDS (1999)

 

FEATURED JAZZ VOCALS ON PACIFIC STREET RECORDS RELEASE “IN TIME” AS PART OF THE GARY RISSMILLER TRIO-PRODUCER: ERIC DONEY (1995)

 

PERFORM(ED) AS PIANIST/ORGANIST/VOCALIST WITH JAZZ ARTISTS SUCH AS:  JIMMY HEATH, DAVE LIEBMAN, GEORGE YOUNG, BILL GOODWIN, STEVE GILMORE, SCOTT LEE, PHIL MARKOWITZ, HOWIE COLLINS, DUANE EUBANKS,  JOHN SWANA, BOOTSIE BARNES, JESSIE GREEN AND OTHERS.

(1990-PRESENT)

 

MENAGERIE RECORDING STUDIOS, SAYLORSBURG, PA   IN-HOUSE STUDIO MUSICIAN (1990-2005)

 

TOURED WITH THE BOBBY VINTON SHOW AS ACCOMPANIST-VOCALIST (1990-1991)

 

 OPENED FOR JOE HENDERSON 1996-CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL, HARRISBURG, PA,

NATALIE COLE (1990) & WOODY HERMAN’S  THUNDERING HERD (1986).

                            

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

                                     

COMPOSED ORIGINAL WORKS DEMONSTRATING A HYBRID OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL AND MAINSTREAM JAZZ  VOCAL IMPROVISATION (2011-2012)

 

ACHIEVED ACCOLADES FOR  MASTER'S THESIS FOR UARTS MM  PROGRAM : "HINDUSTANI MUSIC PRACTICE:  A NEW  FRONTIER IN VOCAL JAZZ IMPROVISATION" (2012)

 

 

                  

 

 

                                   

 

                                   

​​​​​​​

EDUCATION:                    MM IN JAZZ STUDIES (CLASS OF 2012)

                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS,

                                      PHILADELPHIA, PA   3.85 GPA

                                     

                                       LOVETRI SOMATIC VOICEWORK  CERTIFICATION,

                                      CCM VOCAL PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE,

                                      SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, WINCHESTER, VA

                                      (2010)

 

                                      BA IN FINE ARTS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN

APPLIED MUSIC - EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY,

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA    3.8 GPA    (2006)

 

CERTIFICATE IN SOUND HEALING, SOUND HEALING ACADEMY , UNITED KINGDOM (2020)

                               

AWARDS:                            BEST PIANIST AT LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS  (2015, 2016)                                 (2013,2014,2015)

                                                BEST KEYBOARDIST (2016)

                                      TWENTY PLUS YEARS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- LVMA (2015)

                                     

                                      PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S ARTIST OF THE YEAR (2017)

 

                                      NOMINATED FOR A PERRY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR,

                                      MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PROD. OF “CHILDREN OF EDEN” (2020)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE- GUEST JAZZ VOCAL INSTRUCTOR- (2020-2022)

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE-  BETHLEHEM, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY- JAZZ VOICE-

DIRECTOR OF MORAVIAN JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE (2015-2017)

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE- ALLENTOWN, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY - JAZZ PIANO & VOICE

( FALL  2012 - PRESENT)

 

SKIP AZZALINA STUDIOS – EASTON PA- PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO INSTRUCTION

(2009-2019)   AGES 9-ADULT

 

STS. PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL (GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 8TH) –  MUSIC TEACHER

(GENERAL MUSIC, CHOIR, BAND, LITURGY, DRAMA)-  PHILLIPSBURG, NJ   (2006-2010)

KENT PLACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP – HEAD OF  PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

(MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE) –          SUMMIT, NJ  AGES 2nd- 6th grades  (SUMMER, 2008)

 

GIFTED CHILD SOCIETY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- SUMMER SUPERSTARS CAMP-

 HEAD OF DRAMA/MUSIC DEPARTMENT- AGES 2nd- 8th grades (SUMMER, 2007)

 

STARS OF TOMORROW- INTENSIVE PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOP/CAMP – DIRECTOR, VOCAL DEPARTMENT- JULY, 2006 (CRANFORD, NJ) * AGES 1st – 12th grades

 

PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  WAYNE, NJ-

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP & VOCAL INSTRUCTOR  (2005);    9th-12th grades

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (2001 - 2003) – ALLENTOWN, PA

ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR FOR MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP   COURSE

 

DANCE PLUS STUDIOS – NAZARETH , PA –VOCAL & PIANO  INSTRUCTOR/

MUSICAL ARRANGER/ CLINICIAN  (2002 – 2009)    AGES 9 - ADULT

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE/DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR REBEL STAGES PRODUCTION OF “SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD”

(STROUDSBURG, PA  2022)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (BETHLEHEM, PA 2020)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR In2YouArts PRODUCTION OF “DOGFIGHT” (2020, STROUDSBURG, PA)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR FOR MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PRODUCTION OF

“CHILDREN OF EDEN” (LINDEN, NJ, SUMMER OF 2019)

 

PIANIST/ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR FOR HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE PROD.

 OF NUNSENSE” STARRING JOYCE DEWITT ( ANNANDALE, NJ, SUMMER OF 2018) ;

ACCOMPANIST FOR HHP PRODUCTION OF BRING IT ON” (FALL, 2019)

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF  PHILLIPSBURG AREA SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PROD. OF

“MARY POPPINS, JR.” (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)  - (SUMMER OF 2018)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR” (2018)

 

CO-FOUNDER & PERFORMER  Of   WOODEN SHIPS BAND, LLC- A CROSBY

STILLS & NASH TRIBUTE BAND (2017-PRESENT)

 

PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR LEHIGH VALLEY MUSICALS

INCLUDING “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (DEIRUFF HS, 2017),

 “THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” (SAUCON VALLEY HS, 2016)

“LEADER OF THE PACK” (WILSON HS, 2015)

         

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER/DIRECTOR -PILGRIM PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2016-PRESENT)

 

WORSHIP/MUSIC DIRECTOR -ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

COOPERSBURG, PA (2014-2016)

 

PROVIDED PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP

LED BY GIACAMO GATES (2016); PROVIDED SAME FOR BLAST FURNACE

BLUES FESTIVAL ARTIST WORKSHOP LED BY GAYE ADEGBALOLA (2015)

 

BLUES PIANO WORKSHOP FACILITATOR-BLAST FURNACE BLUESFEST

(ARTSQUEST/STEELSTACKS) BETHLEHEM, PA (2014)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR TOWN SQUARE PLAYERS & TKO PROD.

OF "HAIR" (SUMMER, 2014, ALLENTOWN, PA)

 

APPEARED AS GUEST PERFORMER/PANEL –ROYAL JAM PRODUCTIONS

REALITY TV SERIES EPISODE (2013)

 

GUEST CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR-BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL- YOUTH JAZZ

CHORUS   (SPRING, 2013)

 

PLACED IN THE FINALS AS KEYBOARDIST WITH THE MARIA WOODFORD

BAND, INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION (MEMPHIS, TN 2013)

 

CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S

JAZZ CHOIR   (CHRISTMAS, 2012)

 

PERFORMED ON PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S COMPILATION CHRISTMAS  CD-

CONTRIBUTED ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT OF “DECK THE WHAT”  (2012)

 

PROVIDED VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO JAZZ LEGEND BOB DOROUGH'S 

CD PROJECT "DUETS". RECORDED AT RED ROCK STUDIOS,

 SAYLORSBURG, PA    (SEPT. 2012)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR “LA TRAVIATA”, PENNSYLVANIA LYRIC          

OPERA COMPANY,  EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (SUMMER, 2011)

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH   HATFIELD , PA 

WORK INCLUDED: ORGANIST/PIANIST, ADULT & CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR, PRAISE TEAM MEMBER/LEADER, LITURGIST, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR (2008-2009)

 

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BELVIDERE, NJ

ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR  ( 2002-2008)

ADULT, CHILDREN’S CHOIR, PRAISE BAND

         

KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR THE POCONO LIVELY ARTS’

PRODUCTION OF “COMPANY”, THE SHERMAN THEATRE,

STROUDSBURG, PA   (SPRING, 2008)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S

PRODUCTION OF “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” (SUMMER, 2007-

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)-  AGES 12-24

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST/VOCALIST WITH THE EAST STROUDS-

BURG UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2004-2006)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

 “GREASE , PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2005)- AGES 12-24

 

ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIST FOR THE EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY  MUSICAL REVUES “BROADWAY DREAMS”, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (FEBRUARY, 2004) ,

“BROADWAY REMEMBERED” (2005), “WELCOME TO THE THEATER” (2008),

“MUSIC SCRAPBOOK” (2009)

 

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR PRODUCTION OF   "ANNIE".  JUST US PRODUCTIONS; PERFORMANCES AT THE ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY HALL (OCTOBER, 2003)    AGES 6- ADULT                                          

 

NORTHEAST THEATRICAL ALLIANCE PRODUCTION OF

"OLIVER" - (BANGOR, PA)  - SUMMER OF 2002

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ ACTING ROLE AS NANCY  AGES 7- ADULT

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE PERFORMANCE OF "BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST" (MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST -2002)

 

MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY THEATER, MORRISTOWN, NJ

CONTRACTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR JOAN RIVERS, (DECEMBER, 2001)

 

MIRAMAX MOVIES RELEASE "CITY ON FIRE" -VOCAL OVERDUBS (2001)

 

JAZZ PIANO & VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KEVIN VANNOY INDEPENDENT CD RELEASE “OLD SCHOOL COOL” (2001)

 

2001 REPERTORY DANCE THEATER FESTIVAL, LEHIGH U.,

BETHLEHEM, PA   PIANO & PERCUSSION ACCOMPANIST (MARCH, 2001)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST , PHILADELPHIA GALA WOMEN’S CHORUS,

 WASHINGTON, DC PERFORMANCE- 2000

 

FERNWOOD RESORT, BUSHKILL, PA ACCOMPANIST/

ARRANGER - CABARET KIDS –(1999-2001)  AGES 18-25

                  

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN FOR THE SHERYL SKYE CD

RELEASE "RIPPLE", SOMA RIVER RECORDS (1999)

 

FEATURED JAZZ VOCALS ON PACIFIC STREET RECORDS RELEASE “IN TIME” AS PART OF THE GARY RISSMILLER TRIO-PRODUCER: ERIC DONEY (1995)

 

PERFORM(ED) AS PIANIST/ORGANIST/VOCALIST WITH JAZZ ARTISTS SUCH AS:  JIMMY HEATH, DAVE LIEBMAN, GEORGE YOUNG, BILL GOODWIN, STEVE GILMORE, SCOTT LEE, PHIL MARKOWITZ, HOWIE COLLINS, DUANE EUBANKS,  JOHN SWANA, BOOTSIE BARNES, JESSIE GREEN AND OTHERS.

(1990-PRESENT)

 

MENAGERIE RECORDING STUDIOS, SAYLORSBURG, PA   IN-HOUSE STUDIO MUSICIAN (1990-2005)

 

TOURED WITH THE BOBBY VINTON SHOW AS ACCOMPANIST-VOCALIST (1990-1991)

 

 OPENED FOR JOE HENDERSON 1996-CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL, HARRISBURG, PA,

NATALIE COLE (1990) & WOODY HERMAN’S  THUNDERING HERD (1986).

                            

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

                                     

COMPOSED ORIGINAL WORKS DEMONSTRATING A HYBRID OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL AND MAINSTREAM JAZZ  VOCAL IMPROVISATION (2011-2012)

 

ACHIEVED ACCOLADES FOR  MASTER'S THESIS FOR UARTS MM  PROGRAM : "HINDUSTANI MUSIC PRACTICE:  A NEW  FRONTIER IN VOCAL JAZZ IMPROVISATION" (2012)

 

 

                  

 

 

                                   

 

                                   

​​​​​​​

EDUCATION:                    MM IN JAZZ STUDIES (CLASS OF 2012)

                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS,

                                      PHILADELPHIA, PA   3.85 GPA

                                     

                                       LOVETRI SOMATIC VOICEWORK  CERTIFICATION,

                                      CCM VOCAL PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE,

                                      SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, WINCHESTER, VA

                                      (2010)

 

                                      BA IN FINE ARTS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN

APPLIED MUSIC - EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY,

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA    3.8 GPA    (2006)

 

CERTIFICATE IN SOUND HEALING, SOUND HEALING ACADEMY , UNITED KINGDOM (2020)

                               

AWARDS:                            BEST PIANIST AT LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS  (2015, 2016)                                 (2013,2014,2015)

                                                BEST KEYBOARDIST (2016)

                                      TWENTY PLUS YEARS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- LVMA (2015)

                                     

                                      PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S ARTIST OF THE YEAR (2017)

 

                                      NOMINATED FOR A PERRY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR,

                                      MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PROD. OF “CHILDREN OF EDEN” (2020)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE- GUEST JAZZ VOCAL INSTRUCTOR- (2020-2022)

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE-  BETHLEHEM, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY- JAZZ VOICE-

DIRECTOR OF MORAVIAN JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE (2015-2017)

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE- ALLENTOWN, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY - JAZZ PIANO & VOICE

( FALL  2012 - PRESENT)

 

SKIP AZZALINA STUDIOS – EASTON PA- PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO INSTRUCTION

(2009-2019)   AGES 9-ADULT

 

STS. PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL (GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 8TH) –  MUSIC TEACHER

(GENERAL MUSIC, CHOIR, BAND, LITURGY, DRAMA)-  PHILLIPSBURG, NJ   (2006-2010)

KENT PLACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP – HEAD OF  PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

(MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE) –          SUMMIT, NJ  AGES 2nd- 6th grades  (SUMMER, 2008)

 

GIFTED CHILD SOCIETY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- SUMMER SUPERSTARS CAMP-

 HEAD OF DRAMA/MUSIC DEPARTMENT- AGES 2nd- 8th grades (SUMMER, 2007)

 

STARS OF TOMORROW- INTENSIVE PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOP/CAMP – DIRECTOR, VOCAL DEPARTMENT- JULY, 2006 (CRANFORD, NJ) * AGES 1st – 12th grades

 

PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  WAYNE, NJ-

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP & VOCAL INSTRUCTOR  (2005);    9th-12th grades

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (2001 - 2003) – ALLENTOWN, PA

ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR FOR MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP   COURSE

 

DANCE PLUS STUDIOS – NAZARETH , PA –VOCAL & PIANO  INSTRUCTOR/

MUSICAL ARRANGER/ CLINICIAN  (2002 – 2009)    AGES 9 - ADULT

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE/DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR REBEL STAGES PRODUCTION OF “SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD”

(STROUDSBURG, PA  2022)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (BETHLEHEM, PA 2020)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR In2YouArts PRODUCTION OF “DOGFIGHT” (2020, STROUDSBURG, PA)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR FOR MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PRODUCTION OF

“CHILDREN OF EDEN” (LINDEN, NJ, SUMMER OF 2019)

 

PIANIST/ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR FOR HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE PROD.

 OF NUNSENSE” STARRING JOYCE DEWITT ( ANNANDALE, NJ, SUMMER OF 2018) ;

ACCOMPANIST FOR HHP PRODUCTION OF BRING IT ON” (FALL, 2019)

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF  PHILLIPSBURG AREA SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PROD. OF

“MARY POPPINS, JR.” (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)  - (SUMMER OF 2018)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR” (2018)

 

CO-FOUNDER & PERFORMER  Of   WOODEN SHIPS BAND, LLC- A CROSBY

STILLS & NASH TRIBUTE BAND (2017-PRESENT)

 

PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR LEHIGH VALLEY MUSICALS

INCLUDING “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (DEIRUFF HS, 2017),

 “THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” (SAUCON VALLEY HS, 2016)

“LEADER OF THE PACK” (WILSON HS, 2015)

         

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER/DIRECTOR -PILGRIM PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2016-PRESENT)

 

WORSHIP/MUSIC DIRECTOR -ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

COOPERSBURG, PA (2014-2016)

 

PROVIDED PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP

LED BY GIACAMO GATES (2016); PROVIDED SAME FOR BLAST FURNACE

BLUES FESTIVAL ARTIST WORKSHOP LED BY GAYE ADEGBALOLA (2015)

 

BLUES PIANO WORKSHOP FACILITATOR-BLAST FURNACE BLUESFEST

(ARTSQUEST/STEELSTACKS) BETHLEHEM, PA (2014)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR TOWN SQUARE PLAYERS & TKO PROD.

OF "HAIR" (SUMMER, 2014, ALLENTOWN, PA)

 

APPEARED AS GUEST PERFORMER/PANEL –ROYAL JAM PRODUCTIONS

REALITY TV SERIES EPISODE (2013)

 

GUEST CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR-BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL- YOUTH JAZZ

CHORUS   (SPRING, 2013)

 

PLACED IN THE FINALS AS KEYBOARDIST WITH THE MARIA WOODFORD

BAND, INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION (MEMPHIS, TN 2013)

 

CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S

JAZZ CHOIR   (CHRISTMAS, 2012)

 

PERFORMED ON PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S COMPILATION CHRISTMAS  CD-

CONTRIBUTED ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT OF “DECK THE WHAT”  (2012)

 

PROVIDED VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO JAZZ LEGEND BOB DOROUGH'S 

CD PROJECT "DUETS". RECORDED AT RED ROCK STUDIOS,

 SAYLORSBURG, PA    (SEPT. 2012)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR “LA TRAVIATA”, PENNSYLVANIA LYRIC          

OPERA COMPANY,  EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (SUMMER, 2011)

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH   HATFIELD , PA 

WORK INCLUDED: ORGANIST/PIANIST, ADULT & CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR, PRAISE TEAM MEMBER/LEADER, LITURGIST, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR (2008-2009)

 

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BELVIDERE, NJ

ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR  ( 2002-2008)

ADULT, CHILDREN’S CHOIR, PRAISE BAND

         

KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR THE POCONO LIVELY ARTS’

PRODUCTION OF “COMPANY”, THE SHERMAN THEATRE,

STROUDSBURG, PA   (SPRING, 2008)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S

PRODUCTION OF “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” (SUMMER, 2007-

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)-  AGES 12-24

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST/VOCALIST WITH THE EAST STROUDS-

BURG UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2004-2006)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

 “GREASE , PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2005)- AGES 12-24

 

ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIST FOR THE EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY  MUSICAL REVUES “BROADWAY DREAMS”, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (FEBRUARY, 2004) ,

“BROADWAY REMEMBERED” (2005), “WELCOME TO THE THEATER” (2008),

“MUSIC SCRAPBOOK” (2009)

 

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR PRODUCTION OF   "ANNIE".  JUST US PRODUCTIONS; PERFORMANCES AT THE ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY HALL (OCTOBER, 2003)    AGES 6- ADULT                                          

 

NORTHEAST THEATRICAL ALLIANCE PRODUCTION OF

"OLIVER" - (BANGOR, PA)  - SUMMER OF 2002

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ ACTING ROLE AS NANCY  AGES 7- ADULT

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE PERFORMANCE OF "BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST" (MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST -2002)

 

MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY THEATER, MORRISTOWN, NJ

CONTRACTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR JOAN RIVERS, (DECEMBER, 2001)

 

MIRAMAX MOVIES RELEASE "CITY ON FIRE" -VOCAL OVERDUBS (2001)

 

JAZZ PIANO & VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KEVIN VANNOY INDEPENDENT CD RELEASE “OLD SCHOOL COOL” (2001)

 

2001 REPERTORY DANCE THEATER FESTIVAL, LEHIGH U.,

BETHLEHEM, PA   PIANO & PERCUSSION ACCOMPANIST (MARCH, 2001)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST , PHILADELPHIA GALA WOMEN’S CHORUS,

 WASHINGTON, DC PERFORMANCE- 2000

 

FERNWOOD RESORT, BUSHKILL, PA ACCOMPANIST/

ARRANGER - CABARET KIDS –(1999-2001)  AGES 18-25

                  

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN FOR THE SHERYL SKYE CD

RELEASE "RIPPLE", SOMA RIVER RECORDS (1999)

 

FEATURED JAZZ VOCALS ON PACIFIC STREET RECORDS RELEASE “IN TIME” AS PART OF THE GARY RISSMILLER TRIO-PRODUCER: ERIC DONEY (1995)

 

PERFORM(ED) AS PIANIST/ORGANIST/VOCALIST WITH JAZZ ARTISTS SUCH AS:  JIMMY HEATH, DAVE LIEBMAN, GEORGE YOUNG, BILL GOODWIN, STEVE GILMORE, SCOTT LEE, PHIL MARKOWITZ, HOWIE COLLINS, DUANE EUBANKS,  JOHN SWANA, BOOTSIE BARNES, JESSIE GREEN AND OTHERS.

(1990-PRESENT)

 

MENAGERIE RECORDING STUDIOS, SAYLORSBURG, PA   IN-HOUSE STUDIO MUSICIAN (1990-2005)

 

TOURED WITH THE BOBBY VINTON SHOW AS ACCOMPANIST-VOCALIST (1990-1991)

 

 OPENED FOR JOE HENDERSON 1996-CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL, HARRISBURG, PA,

NATALIE COLE (1990) & WOODY HERMAN’S  THUNDERING HERD (1986).

                            

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

                                     

COMPOSED ORIGINAL WORKS DEMONSTRATING A HYBRID OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL AND MAINSTREAM JAZZ  VOCAL IMPROVISATION (2011-2012)

 

ACHIEVED ACCOLADES FOR  MASTER'S THESIS FOR UARTS MM  PROGRAM : "HINDUSTANI MUSIC PRACTICE:  A NEW  FRONTIER IN VOCAL JAZZ IMPROVISATION" (2012)

 

 

                  

 

 

                                   

 

                                   

​​​​​​​

EDUCATION:                    MM IN JAZZ STUDIES (CLASS OF 2012)

                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS,

                                      PHILADELPHIA, PA   3.85 GPA

                                     

                                       LOVETRI SOMATIC VOICEWORK  CERTIFICATION,

                                      CCM VOCAL PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE,

                                      SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, WINCHESTER, VA

                                      (2010)

 

                                      BA IN FINE ARTS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN

APPLIED MUSIC - EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY,

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA    3.8 GPA    (2006)

 

CERTIFICATE IN SOUND HEALING, SOUND HEALING ACADEMY , UNITED KINGDOM (2020)

                               

AWARDS:                            BEST PIANIST AT LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS  (2015, 2016)                                 (2013,2014,2015)

                                                BEST KEYBOARDIST (2016)

                                      TWENTY PLUS YEARS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- LVMA (2015)

                                     

                                      PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S ARTIST OF THE YEAR (2017)

 

                                      NOMINATED FOR A PERRY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR,

                                      MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PROD. OF “CHILDREN OF EDEN” (2020)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE- GUEST JAZZ VOCAL INSTRUCTOR- (2020-2022)

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE-  BETHLEHEM, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY- JAZZ VOICE-

DIRECTOR OF MORAVIAN JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE (2015-2017)

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE- ALLENTOWN, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY - JAZZ PIANO & VOICE

( FALL  2012 - PRESENT)

 

SKIP AZZALINA STUDIOS – EASTON PA- PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO INSTRUCTION

(2009-2019)   AGES 9-ADULT

 

STS. PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL (GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 8TH) –  MUSIC TEACHER

(GENERAL MUSIC, CHOIR, BAND, LITURGY, DRAMA)-  PHILLIPSBURG, NJ   (2006-2010)

KENT PLACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP – HEAD OF  PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

(MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE) –          SUMMIT, NJ  AGES 2nd- 6th grades  (SUMMER, 2008)

 

GIFTED CHILD SOCIETY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- SUMMER SUPERSTARS CAMP-

 HEAD OF DRAMA/MUSIC DEPARTMENT- AGES 2nd- 8th grades (SUMMER, 2007)

 

STARS OF TOMORROW- INTENSIVE PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOP/CAMP – DIRECTOR, VOCAL DEPARTMENT- JULY, 2006 (CRANFORD, NJ) * AGES 1st – 12th grades

 

PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  WAYNE, NJ-

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP & VOCAL INSTRUCTOR  (2005);    9th-12th grades

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (2001 - 2003) – ALLENTOWN, PA

ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR FOR MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP   COURSE

 

DANCE PLUS STUDIOS – NAZARETH , PA –VOCAL & PIANO  INSTRUCTOR/

MUSICAL ARRANGER/ CLINICIAN  (2002 – 2009)    AGES 9 - ADULT

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE/DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR REBEL STAGES PRODUCTION OF “SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD”

(STROUDSBURG, PA  2022)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (BETHLEHEM, PA 2020)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR In2YouArts PRODUCTION OF “DOGFIGHT” (2020, STROUDSBURG, PA)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR FOR MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PRODUCTION OF

“CHILDREN OF EDEN” (LINDEN, NJ, SUMMER OF 2019)

 

PIANIST/ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR FOR HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE PROD.

 OF NUNSENSE” STARRING JOYCE DEWITT ( ANNANDALE, NJ, SUMMER OF 2018) ;

ACCOMPANIST FOR HHP PRODUCTION OF BRING IT ON” (FALL, 2019)

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF  PHILLIPSBURG AREA SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PROD. OF

“MARY POPPINS, JR.” (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)  - (SUMMER OF 2018)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR” (2018)

 

CO-FOUNDER & PERFORMER  Of   WOODEN SHIPS BAND, LLC- A CROSBY

STILLS & NASH TRIBUTE BAND (2017-PRESENT)

 

PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR LEHIGH VALLEY MUSICALS

INCLUDING “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (DEIRUFF HS, 2017),

 “THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” (SAUCON VALLEY HS, 2016)

“LEADER OF THE PACK” (WILSON HS, 2015)

         

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER/DIRECTOR -PILGRIM PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2016-PRESENT)

 

WORSHIP/MUSIC DIRECTOR -ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

COOPERSBURG, PA (2014-2016)

 

PROVIDED PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP

LED BY GIACAMO GATES (2016); PROVIDED SAME FOR BLAST FURNACE

BLUES FESTIVAL ARTIST WORKSHOP LED BY GAYE ADEGBALOLA (2015)

 

BLUES PIANO WORKSHOP FACILITATOR-BLAST FURNACE BLUESFEST

(ARTSQUEST/STEELSTACKS) BETHLEHEM, PA (2014)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR TOWN SQUARE PLAYERS & TKO PROD.

OF "HAIR" (SUMMER, 2014, ALLENTOWN, PA)

 

APPEARED AS GUEST PERFORMER/PANEL –ROYAL JAM PRODUCTIONS

REALITY TV SERIES EPISODE (2013)

 

GUEST CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR-BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL- YOUTH JAZZ

CHORUS   (SPRING, 2013)

 

PLACED IN THE FINALS AS KEYBOARDIST WITH THE MARIA WOODFORD

BAND, INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION (MEMPHIS, TN 2013)

 

CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S

JAZZ CHOIR   (CHRISTMAS, 2012)

 

PERFORMED ON PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S COMPILATION CHRISTMAS  CD-

CONTRIBUTED ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT OF “DECK THE WHAT”  (2012)

 

PROVIDED VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO JAZZ LEGEND BOB DOROUGH'S 

CD PROJECT "DUETS". RECORDED AT RED ROCK STUDIOS,

 SAYLORSBURG, PA    (SEPT. 2012)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR “LA TRAVIATA”, PENNSYLVANIA LYRIC          

OPERA COMPANY,  EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (SUMMER, 2011)

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH   HATFIELD , PA 

WORK INCLUDED: ORGANIST/PIANIST, ADULT & CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR, PRAISE TEAM MEMBER/LEADER, LITURGIST, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR (2008-2009)

 

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BELVIDERE, NJ

ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR  ( 2002-2008)

ADULT, CHILDREN’S CHOIR, PRAISE BAND

         

KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR THE POCONO LIVELY ARTS’

PRODUCTION OF “COMPANY”, THE SHERMAN THEATRE,

STROUDSBURG, PA   (SPRING, 2008)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S

PRODUCTION OF “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” (SUMMER, 2007-

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)-  AGES 12-24

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST/VOCALIST WITH THE EAST STROUDS-

BURG UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2004-2006)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

 “GREASE , PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2005)- AGES 12-24

 

ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIST FOR THE EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY  MUSICAL REVUES “BROADWAY DREAMS”, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (FEBRUARY, 2004) ,

“BROADWAY REMEMBERED” (2005), “WELCOME TO THE THEATER” (2008),

“MUSIC SCRAPBOOK” (2009)

 

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR PRODUCTION OF   "ANNIE".  JUST US PRODUCTIONS; PERFORMANCES AT THE ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY HALL (OCTOBER, 2003)    AGES 6- ADULT                                          

 

NORTHEAST THEATRICAL ALLIANCE PRODUCTION OF

"OLIVER" - (BANGOR, PA)  - SUMMER OF 2002

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ ACTING ROLE AS NANCY  AGES 7- ADULT

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE PERFORMANCE OF "BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST" (MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST -2002)

 

MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY THEATER, MORRISTOWN, NJ

CONTRACTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR JOAN RIVERS, (DECEMBER, 2001)

 

MIRAMAX MOVIES RELEASE "CITY ON FIRE" -VOCAL OVERDUBS (2001)

 

JAZZ PIANO & VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KEVIN VANNOY INDEPENDENT CD RELEASE “OLD SCHOOL COOL” (2001)

 

2001 REPERTORY DANCE THEATER FESTIVAL, LEHIGH U.,

BETHLEHEM, PA   PIANO & PERCUSSION ACCOMPANIST (MARCH, 2001)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST , PHILADELPHIA GALA WOMEN’S CHORUS,

 WASHINGTON, DC PERFORMANCE- 2000

 

FERNWOOD RESORT, BUSHKILL, PA ACCOMPANIST/

ARRANGER - CABARET KIDS –(1999-2001)  AGES 18-25

                  

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN FOR THE SHERYL SKYE CD

RELEASE "RIPPLE", SOMA RIVER RECORDS (1999)

 

FEATURED JAZZ VOCALS ON PACIFIC STREET RECORDS RELEASE “IN TIME” AS PART OF THE GARY RISSMILLER TRIO-PRODUCER: ERIC DONEY (1995)

 

PERFORM(ED) AS PIANIST/ORGANIST/VOCALIST WITH JAZZ ARTISTS SUCH AS:  JIMMY HEATH, DAVE LIEBMAN, GEORGE YOUNG, BILL GOODWIN, STEVE GILMORE, SCOTT LEE, PHIL MARKOWITZ, HOWIE COLLINS, DUANE EUBANKS,  JOHN SWANA, BOOTSIE BARNES, JESSIE GREEN AND OTHERS.

(1990-PRESENT)

 

MENAGERIE RECORDING STUDIOS, SAYLORSBURG, PA   IN-HOUSE STUDIO MUSICIAN (1990-2005)

 

TOURED WITH THE BOBBY VINTON SHOW AS ACCOMPANIST-VOCALIST (1990-1991)

 

 OPENED FOR JOE HENDERSON 1996-CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL, HARRISBURG, PA,

NATALIE COLE (1990) & WOODY HERMAN’S  THUNDERING HERD (1986).

                            

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

                                     

COMPOSED ORIGINAL WORKS DEMONSTRATING A HYBRID OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL AND MAINSTREAM JAZZ  VOCAL IMPROVISATION (2011-2012)

 

ACHIEVED ACCOLADES FOR  MASTER'S THESIS FOR UARTS MM  PROGRAM : "HINDUSTANI MUSIC PRACTICE:  A NEW  FRONTIER IN VOCAL JAZZ IMPROVISATION" (2012)

 

 

                  

 

 

                                   

 

                                   

​​​​​​​

EDUCATION:                    MM IN JAZZ STUDIES (CLASS OF 2012)

                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS,

                                      PHILADELPHIA, PA   3.85 GPA

                                     

                                       LOVETRI SOMATIC VOICEWORK  CERTIFICATION,

                                      CCM VOCAL PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE,

                                      SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, WINCHESTER, VA

                                      (2010)

 

                                      BA IN FINE ARTS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN

APPLIED MUSIC - EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY,

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA    3.8 GPA    (2006)

 

CERTIFICATE IN SOUND HEALING, SOUND HEALING ACADEMY , UNITED KINGDOM (2020)

                               

AWARDS:                            BEST PIANIST AT LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS  (2015, 2016)                                 (2013,2014,2015)

                                                BEST KEYBOARDIST (2016)

                                      TWENTY PLUS YEARS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- LVMA (2015)

                                     

                                      PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S ARTIST OF THE YEAR (2017)

 

                                      NOMINATED FOR A PERRY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR,

                                      MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PROD. OF “CHILDREN OF EDEN” (2020)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE- GUEST JAZZ VOCAL INSTRUCTOR- (2020-2022)

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE-  BETHLEHEM, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY- JAZZ VOICE-

DIRECTOR OF MORAVIAN JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE (2015-2017)

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE- ALLENTOWN, PA , ADJUNCT FACULTY - JAZZ PIANO & VOICE

( FALL  2012 - PRESENT)

 

SKIP AZZALINA STUDIOS – EASTON PA- PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO INSTRUCTION

(2009-2019)   AGES 9-ADULT

 

STS. PHILIP & JAMES SCHOOL (GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 8TH) –  MUSIC TEACHER

(GENERAL MUSIC, CHOIR, BAND, LITURGY, DRAMA)-  PHILLIPSBURG, NJ   (2006-2010)

KENT PLACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP – HEAD OF  PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

(MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE) –          SUMMIT, NJ  AGES 2nd- 6th grades  (SUMMER, 2008)

 

GIFTED CHILD SOCIETY OF BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- SUMMER SUPERSTARS CAMP-

 HEAD OF DRAMA/MUSIC DEPARTMENT- AGES 2nd- 8th grades (SUMMER, 2007)

 

STARS OF TOMORROW- INTENSIVE PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOP/CAMP – DIRECTOR, VOCAL DEPARTMENT- JULY, 2006 (CRANFORD, NJ) * AGES 1st – 12th grades

 

PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  WAYNE, NJ-

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP & VOCAL INSTRUCTOR  (2005);    9th-12th grades

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (2001 - 2003) – ALLENTOWN, PA

ADJUNCT FACULTY INSTRUCTOR FOR MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP   COURSE

 

DANCE PLUS STUDIOS – NAZARETH , PA –VOCAL & PIANO  INSTRUCTOR/

MUSICAL ARRANGER/ CLINICIAN  (2002 – 2009)    AGES 9 - ADULT

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE/DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR REBEL STAGES PRODUCTION OF “SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD”

(STROUDSBURG, PA  2022)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” (BETHLEHEM, PA 2020)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR In2YouArts PRODUCTION OF “DOGFIGHT” (2020, STROUDSBURG, PA)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR FOR MYSTIC VISION PLAYERS’ PRODUCTION OF

“CHILDREN OF EDEN” (LINDEN, NJ, SUMMER OF 2019)

 

PIANIST/ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR FOR HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE PROD.

 OF NUNSENSE” STARRING JOYCE DEWITT ( ANNANDALE, NJ, SUMMER OF 2018) ;

ACCOMPANIST FOR HHP PRODUCTION OF BRING IT ON” (FALL, 2019)

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF  PHILLIPSBURG AREA SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PROD. OF

“MARY POPPINS, JR.” (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)  - (SUMMER OF 2018)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR” (2018)

 

CO-FOUNDER & PERFORMER  Of   WOODEN SHIPS BAND, LLC- A CROSBY

STILLS & NASH TRIBUTE BAND (2017-PRESENT)

 

PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR LEHIGH VALLEY MUSICALS

INCLUDING “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (DEIRUFF HS, 2017),

 “THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” (SAUCON VALLEY HS, 2016)

“LEADER OF THE PACK” (WILSON HS, 2015)

         

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER/DIRECTOR -PILGRIM PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2016-PRESENT)

 

WORSHIP/MUSIC DIRECTOR -ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

COOPERSBURG, PA (2014-2016)

 

PROVIDED PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP

LED BY GIACAMO GATES (2016); PROVIDED SAME FOR BLAST FURNACE

BLUES FESTIVAL ARTIST WORKSHOP LED BY GAYE ADEGBALOLA (2015)

 

BLUES PIANO WORKSHOP FACILITATOR-BLAST FURNACE BLUESFEST

(ARTSQUEST/STEELSTACKS) BETHLEHEM, PA (2014)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR TOWN SQUARE PLAYERS & TKO PROD.

OF "HAIR" (SUMMER, 2014, ALLENTOWN, PA)

 

APPEARED AS GUEST PERFORMER/PANEL –ROYAL JAM PRODUCTIONS

REALITY TV SERIES EPISODE (2013)

 

GUEST CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR-BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL- YOUTH JAZZ

CHORUS   (SPRING, 2013)

 

PLACED IN THE FINALS AS KEYBOARDIST WITH THE MARIA WOODFORD

BAND, INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION (MEMPHIS, TN 2013)

 

CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S

JAZZ CHOIR   (CHRISTMAS, 2012)

 

PERFORMED ON PA JAZZ COLLECTIVE’S COMPILATION CHRISTMAS  CD-

CONTRIBUTED ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT OF “DECK THE WHAT”  (2012)

 

PROVIDED VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO JAZZ LEGEND BOB DOROUGH'S 

CD PROJECT "DUETS". RECORDED AT RED ROCK STUDIOS,

 SAYLORSBURG, PA    (SEPT. 2012)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST FOR “LA TRAVIATA”, PENNSYLVANIA LYRIC          

OPERA COMPANY,  EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (SUMMER, 2011)

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH   HATFIELD , PA 

WORK INCLUDED: ORGANIST/PIANIST, ADULT & CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR, PRAISE TEAM MEMBER/LEADER, LITURGIST, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR (2008-2009)

 

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BELVIDERE, NJ

ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR  ( 2002-2008)

ADULT, CHILDREN’S CHOIR, PRAISE BAND

         

KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST FOR THE POCONO LIVELY ARTS’

PRODUCTION OF “COMPANY”, THE SHERMAN THEATRE,

STROUDSBURG, PA   (SPRING, 2008)

                            

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S

PRODUCTION OF “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” (SUMMER, 2007-

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)-  AGES 12-24

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST/VOCALIST WITH THE EAST STROUDS-

BURG UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2004-2006)

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR PHILLIPSBURG SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

 “GREASE , PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (2005)- AGES 12-24

 

ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIST FOR THE EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY  MUSICAL REVUES “BROADWAY DREAMS”, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA  (FEBRUARY, 2004) ,

“BROADWAY REMEMBERED” (2005), “WELCOME TO THE THEATER” (2008),

“MUSIC SCRAPBOOK” (2009)

 

 

 MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR PRODUCTION OF   "ANNIE".  JUST US PRODUCTIONS; PERFORMANCES AT THE ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY HALL (OCTOBER, 2003)    AGES 6- ADULT                                          

 

NORTHEAST THEATRICAL ALLIANCE PRODUCTION OF

"OLIVER" - (BANGOR, PA)  - SUMMER OF 2002

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ ACTING ROLE AS NANCY  AGES 7- ADULT

 

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE PERFORMANCE OF "BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST" (MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST -2002)

 

MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY THEATER, MORRISTOWN, NJ

CONTRACTOR/ACCOMPANIST FOR JOAN RIVERS, (DECEMBER, 2001)

 

MIRAMAX MOVIES RELEASE "CITY ON FIRE" -VOCAL OVERDUBS (2001)

 

JAZZ PIANO & VOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KEVIN VANNOY INDEPENDENT CD RELEASE “OLD SCHOOL COOL” (2001)

 

2001 REPERTORY DANCE THEATER FESTIVAL, LEHIGH U.,

BETHLEHEM, PA   PIANO & PERCUSSION ACCOMPANIST (MARCH, 2001)

 

PIANO ACCOMPANIST , PHILADELPHIA GALA WOMEN’S CHORUS,

 WASHINGTON, DC PERFORMANCE- 2000

 

FERNWOOD RESORT, BUSHKILL, PA ACCOMPANIST/

ARRANGER - CABARET KIDS –(1999-2001)  AGES 18-25

                  

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN FOR THE SHERYL SKYE CD

RELEASE "RIPPLE", SOMA RIVER RECORDS (1999)

 

FEATURED JAZZ VOCALS ON PACIFIC STREET RECORDS RELEASE “IN TIME” AS PART OF THE GARY RISSMILLER TRIO-PRODUCER: ERIC DONEY (1995)

 

PERFORM(ED) AS PIANIST/ORGANIST/VOCALIST WITH JAZZ ARTISTS SUCH AS:  JIMMY HEATH, DAVE LIEBMAN, GEORGE YOUNG, BILL GOODWIN, STEVE GILMORE, SCOTT LEE, PHIL MARKOWITZ, HOWIE COLLINS, DUANE EUBANKS,  JOHN SWANA, BOOTSIE BARNES, JESSIE GREEN AND OTHERS.

(1990-PRESENT)

 

MENAGERIE RECORDING STUDIOS, SAYLORSBURG, PA   IN-HOUSE STUDIO MUSICIAN (1990-2005)

 

TOURED WITH THE BOBBY VINTON SHOW AS ACCOMPANIST-VOCALIST (1990-1991)

 

 OPENED FOR JOE HENDERSON 1996-CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL, HARRISBURG, PA,

NATALIE COLE (1990) & WOODY HERMAN’S  THUNDERING HERD (1986).