Curriculum Vitae

Education

 

University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT May 2013

Doctor of Musical Arts: Classical Double Bass Performance

 

First person to acquire the DMA degree in this field at the University of Utah.

Secondary Area: Jazz Studies

Jazz studies included: Composition/Arranging, Styles and Analysis, Pedagogy, Improvisation, and large/small ensemble performance/conducting.

 

Dissertation: “Crossing Over: A Pedagogical Treatise for Cross-genre Bass Playing.”

 

Lecture Recital: Transcriptions of G.P. Telemann's 12 Violin Fantasies for double bass.

 

Classical Recital Repertoire Performed:

Concerto No. 2 for Double Bass in B minor, G. Bottesini (with chamber orchestra)

Concerto for Double Bass Op. 3, S Koussevitsky (Devin Angulo, piano)

Concerto for Double Bass E major, J. Van Hal (Pamela Jones, Piano)

Concerto for Double Bass in E major, K Dittersdorff (with chamber orchestra)

Sonata for Viola Da Gamba, J.S. Bach (Pamela Jones, Harpsichord)

Sonata for Double Bass and Piano, P. Hindemith (Devin Angulo, Piano)

Unaccompanied solo piece “Poucha Das”, F. Rabbath

Unaccompanied solo cello suite #3, all movements, J.S. Bach

 

Jazz Recital Repertorie Performed:

Anagram, Michael Brecker

Humpty Dumpty, Chick Corea

Honey Suckle Rose, arr Angulo

Inner Urge, Henderson, arr Angulo

Grace, J. Patitucci, arr Angulo

Messian's Gumbo, J. Patitucci, arr Angulo

Brigham Young University Provo, UT

June 2001

Masters of Music: String Bass Performance and Pedagogy

 

First person to acquire the MM degree in this field at BYU.

Classical and Jazz studies.

 

Recital Repertoire Performed:

Concerto for Jazz Bass and Orchestra (with chamber orchestra)

Sonata in G minor (transcribed for double bass) H. Eccles (Jennifer Taylor, Piano)

Unaccompanied solo piece “Poucha Das”, F. Rabbath

Brigham Young University-Hawaii La'ie, HI

June 1999

Baccalaureate of Arts: Contemporary Music/ Music Technology

MIDI Technology, Recording, Live Sound, and Performance

 

Senior Jazz Recital repertoire performed (with small jazz ensemble):

“In a Hurry,” C. McBride

“More Than Conquerors,” Ken Ebo

“Brother Funk,” C. Archard

“Invitation,” arr D. Angulo

“Tenderly,” arr D. Angulo

Senior Classical Recital repertoire performed:

Chaconne, Armand Russell (Yuko Takahata, Piano)

Sonatina, L.V. Beethoven, adapted for double bass by

F. Zimmerman (Yuko Takahata, Piano)

Sonata in G minor (transcribed for double bass) H. Eccles

(Yuko Takahata, Piano)

Prelude from cello suite #1, J.S. Bach

 

 

College of Eastern Utah Price, UT

June 1997

Associates in Music

University Teaching

 

University of Utah School of Music Salt Lake City, UT 2007 – Present

 

Current Rank: Assistant Professor (lecturer): bass and jazz studies

Courses Taught:

  • Applied Jazz Bass lessons: Freshman to Doctoral

    • MUSC 1915, 1945, 1995, 2915, 2945, 2995, 3915,

      3945, 3995, 4915, 4945,4995, 6180, 6181, 6190,

      7190, 7191

  • Jazz Combos

    • MUSC 475, 4475, 6475

  • Jazz Repertory Ensemble

    • MUSC 4472, 6472

  • Jazz Improvisation 1 and 2

    • MUSC 3350, 3351

  • Jazz History

    • MUSC 3670

  • Double Bass Pedagogy

    • MUSC 4830

  • Music Technology 1

    • MUSC 3250

Coordinator of the Small Jazz Ensemble program 2013-present

Duties include:

  • Coaching ensembles,coordinating rehearsal

    schedules, programming concerts,

    and holding semester auditions.

 

Director, Jazz Repertory Ensemble 2013-2018

Duties include:

  • Rehearsal direction, concert programming,

    sectional coaching and holding semester auditions.

 

Designed/taught a String Pedagogy course specifically for double bass players.

 

 

Utah State University Logan, UT 2013 – 2014

 

Adjunct Instructor: bass and jazz studies

Duties included:

  • Instructor of jazz combos

  • Instructor of weekly Bass Master class (contemporary

    bass pedagogy) for music majors (freshman to senior)

  • Instructor of jazz piano (beginners/intermediate)

 

 

Utah Valley University Orem, UT 2010 – Present

 

Adjunct Instructor: bass and musicology

Duties include:

  • Instructor of classical, jazz double bass and electric

    bass to majors and non-majors (freshman to senior)

  • Instructor of online music appreciation course.

    MUSC 1010, 1030

 

 

Snow College Ephraim, UT  2001-2002, 2006 – 2010

Adjunct Instructor: bass and jazz studies

Duties included:

  • Instructor of classical, jazz double bass and electric bass to

    majors and non-majors (freshman to sophomore)

  • Jazz ensemble clinician (assisted in direction of

    the rhythm section)

  • Instructor of jazz improvisation/pedagogy. MUSC 3306

 

 

Brigham Young University Idaho Rexburg, ID 2003 – 2005

 

Professor: classical double bass, jazz bass and jazz studies

Duties included:

  • Assistant Director of Jazz Studies

  • Director of Jazz Combos Program

  • Instructor of jazz history course

  • Director of Jazz Lab Band (ensemble 2)

  • Instructor of classical and jazz double bass, and electric bass to

    majors and non-majors (freshman to senior)

  • Drum set instructor to majors and non-majors (freshman)

Professional Teaching

 

 

The Music School American Fork, UT 2005 – 2008

Private Instructor

Duties included:

  • Bass instructor and ensemble director

  • Bass education department manager

  • Providing instruction on electric and double bass to junior

    high/high school children

  • Director of Latin-jazz big band Salsiology (2006) and jazz

    combos (2007)

 

 

Mars Music Learning Center Salt Lake City, UT 2001 – 2002

Private Instructor

Duties included:

  • Instructor of classical and jazz double bass, electric bass,

    drum-set, jazz piano, guitar, music theory and cello to

    the general public

 

 

Private Studio Various Locations 1994 – Present

Private Instructor

Duties include:

  • Instructor of classical and jazz double bass and electric bass to

    advanced college students, adults, and children 6th-12th grade.

    Average active student roster: 12-20

  • Instruction of drum set

  • Instruction of guitar

  • Instruction of jazz piano

  • Instruction of jazz composition and arranging

  • Instruction of classical theory and composition

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