Phone: 706-625-9545, ext. 4323
Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Music in Conducting The American Band College of Sam Houston State University Bachelor of Music in Music Education Kennesaw State University
I am a Christian. I am husband to Melisa and father to Abisai, Isaac, and Elyssa. I am music director at East Calhoun Church and have been involved in ministry in the Church of God of Prophecy since a very young age.
Although I was born in the Dominican Republic, my family and I have lived Calhoun since 1995 by way of New York City. I attended Belwood Elementary School, Ashworth Middle School, and was an honor graduate of Gordon Central High School's class of 2004. I graduated summa cum laude from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. The American Band College of Sam Houston State University is where I obtained my Master of Music degree in Conducting. I hope to start on my doctorate studies in the next couple of years!
I love music - particularly band music! My musical career began with piano lessons in Ladonna Gay's studio. My love for band began in the sixth grade, when I signed up to play the clarinet in Mr. Larry Brown's band at Ashworth Middle School. While at Gordon Central, I continued to make music in Mr. Neal Crawford's band, playing the clarinet in concert and symphonic band and the piano or bass guitar in jazz band. In college, I performed in Mr. Peter Witte's wind ensemble (clarinet), Mr. Sam Skelton's jazz ensemble (piano/drums/bass clarinet), Dr. Michael Alexander's orchestra (clarinet and bass clarinet), and I played clarinet in the pit orchestra for KSU's production of Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love".
It is my privilege to be able to spend most of my time each day making music with students who share my love of music. It is my hope that, in band, students will learn not only to love music, but to learn the many life skills that band teaches, which can be used for whatever profession or trade my students end up choosing when they graduate from high school.