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I earned a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and a Bachelor of Music in music education and jazz performance as well as a Master of Music Education from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. I also hold a Master of Music in jazz studies from the University of North Texas. In my career, I was the associate band director at J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs, FL, a Grammy Signature, Mark of Excellence and National Wind Band Honors program.
In my research, I focus on educational assessment and the cognition, action, perception and pedagogy of improvised jazz performance. I continue to present research papers internationally and nationally and have articles forthcoming and published in the International Journal of Music Education, Psychology of Music, Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, Research Perspectives in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, Saxophone Symposium, Florida Music Director, and Georgia Music News.