Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Keith M. Talley

EDUCATION:

DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS in Saxophone Performance
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI – December 2006 (GPA 3.9)

MASTER OF MUSIC in Saxophone Performance
University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music
Kansas City, MO – May 2003 (GPA 3.9)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in Instrumental Music Education, summa cum laude
Missouri Southern State University
Joplin, MO – December 1999 (GPA 3.9)

PRESENT POSITION:

Chair, Department of Music and Professor of Saxophone
July 2016 – Present
Missouri Southern State University – Dr. Richard Miller, Dean of Arts and Sciences

Applied Teaching:
• Saxophone (undergraduate and graduate)
• Jazz Improvisation (undergraduate and graduate)

Coursework:
• Intro to Music Technology
• Technology in Music Education
• Music Program Administration
• Jazz Improvisation Class
• Advanced Instrumental Pedagogy; Saxophone (graduate)
• Advanced Instrumental Literature; Saxophone (graduate)
• African and African American Music (graduate)

Ensembles:
• Jazz Ensemble ‘A’ & ‘B’ (2006-2012)
• Saxophone Quartets
• Woodwind Ensemble
• Woodwind Chamber Ensembles

Committees:
• Music Department Committees: Jazz Festival, Music Therapy Curriculum, Freshman Orientation, Instrumental Symposium, Recitals, and Percussion Proficiencies
• Campus-wide Committees: Academic Technology Committee, Strategic Goal Team 6 Campus Technology. Miss Southwestern Pageant Board Member (2006-2012), Academic Advisory Council, Academic Appeals, and Campus Environmental Committee,
• Hiring Committees: Clarinet/Music History, Piano/Music Therapy, Fine Arts Center Manager, Trumpet/Jazz, and Applied Voice Faculty

Chair Responsibilities
• Oversee fourteen full-time faculty members and seven adjunct faculty members
• Oversee 135 music majors
• Oversee four undergraduate degree programs (with eight different areas of emphasis) and two graduate degree programs (with four different emphasizes)
• NASM representative and responsible for compliance with NASM standards
• Responsible for the departmental budget including: General Operating Budget, Berrong
Endowment Fund, Summer Camp Accounts, Academic Enrichment Fee Accounts, Academic Service Fee Accounts, Student and Faculty Activity Accounts, Jazz Festival Accounts, and Foundation Accounts
• Responsible for alumni relations, directing recruiting efforts, and fundraising
• Maintaining a departmental database of prospective students, alumni, area directors, purchase orders, faculty travel, and special events

Other Responsibilities and Duties:
• SWOSU Music Camp Director, including:
Band Camp, Middle School Band, Marimba Camp, Choral Camp, and Guitar Camp (comprising over 900 public school students and over 150 faculty and staff)
• Interim Graduate Coordinator for the Department of Music
• Annual SWOSU Jazz Festival (2007-2012) (hiring and working with guest artists and running a festival for middle school, high school, and university bands)
• Undergraduate/Graduate Student Recruitment
• Student advisement
• SWOSU-owned woodwind instrument checkout and maintenance
• Faculty Advisor to Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Tau Phi Chapter
• SWOSU All-OMEA Clinician
• Woodwind studio classes

Clinician/Officer Activities
• Oklahoma Administrators of Music Schools, Vice President, 2014-present (President beginning in 2016)
• Bernhardt Excellence in Teaching Awards nominee, 2013, 2014
• National Association of Schools of Music, SWOSU Representative 2012-present
• North American Saxophone Alliance Candidate for Secretary, 2012
• MTNA State Judge for Woodwind Solos and Ensembles, 2012
• President-Elect, Oklahoma Jazz Educators Association 2011-2012
• Host, Oklahoma Jazz Educators Fall Workshop, November 2011
• Oklahoma All-State Jazz Audition Judge, November 2010
• All-OMEA Saxophone Clinician for the Oklahoma All State Saxophones 2009
• All-OMEA Saxophone Clinician for the Oklahoma All State Saxophones 2008
• All-OMEA Saxophone Clinician at SWOSU 2006-Present

PREVIOUS ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

Ed and Winnie Ola Berrong Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Saxophone
Faculty Member: August 2006 – June 2016
Chair: July 2012 – June 2016
Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK – Dr. Peter Grant, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Visiting Instructor of Saxophone January – May 2012, January – May 2013
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK – Dr. Larry Mallett, Chair, Department of Music

Saxophone Instructor August 2005 – July 2006
Hope College, Holland, MI – Dr. Margaret Kennedy-Dygas, Chair, Department of Music

Private Music Instructor
Joplin, MO July 2016 – Present
Weatherford, OK September 2006 – June 2016
Holland, MI August 2005 – July 2006
Lansing, MI August 2003 – July 2006
Kansas City, MO January 2002 – July 2003
Joplin, MO June 1996 – December 2001

Teaching:
Applied Saxophone (undergraduate, masters and doctoral students)
Saxophone Pedagogy
Assistant, African and African-American Music and World Music

Ensembles:
Director/Coach, UMKC Saxophone Quartets (undergraduate and graduate)
Director, Windermere Park Charter Academy Middle School Band

Other Responsibilities and Duties:
Overseeing senior seminar projects
Juror for final oral and jury examinations
Undergraduate and Graduate recital hearings
PERFORMING EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS (July 2006-Present):

Solo Performances/Clinics

Scheduled 2016 Performances/Clinics
• Guest Artist Recital, Oklahoma State University (January)
• Guest Clinician, OSU Saxophone Summit (January)
• Guest Lecturer, OSU Saxophone Summit (January)
• 46th Annual SWOSU Jazz Festival Adjudicator (February)
• Faculty Chamber Recital Performance (February)
• Faculty Chamber Recital Performance – “The Music of Gregory Rose” (April)
• Performance at the 2015 SWOSU Marimba Camp (June)
• All-OkMEA Saxophone Clinic, SWOSU Band Camp (July)
• Performance at the 2015 Band Camp Faculty Recital (July)

2015
• All-OkMEA Round 2 Saxophone Clinic, SWOSU (December)
• Guest Performance, University of Central Oklahoma Faculty Composition Recital (November)
• Concerto soloist with the Dallas Area Asian-American Youth Orchestra (November)
• Faculty Recital (November)
• Faculty Chamber Recital Performance (October)
• Guest Soloist at the Weatherford Middle School Choir Concert (October)
• Performance on the SWOSU Faculty Recital (September)
• Faculty member at the Weatherford Arts Academy (July)
• All-OkMEA Saxophone Clinic, SWOSU Band Camp (July)
• Performance at the 2015 SWOSU Marimba Camp (June)
• Substitute performer with the Davis Road Saxophone Quartet (May)
• Faculty performer on the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Tau Phi Chapter’s “American Composers Faculty Recital” (March)
• Recital at the North American Saxophone Alliance Region IV Conference, University of Oklahoma (February) – Performance of World Première of Gregory Rose’s Wesleyan Soliloquy 2.
• Faculty Chamber Music Recital Performance (February)
• 45th Annual SWOSU Jazz Festival Adjudicator (February)
• Guest Lecturer, OSU Saxophone Summit (January)
• Guest Clinician, OSU Saxophone Summit (January)
• Guest Artist, OSU Saxophone Summit (January)

2014
• All-OkMEA Saxophone Round 2 Clinic, SWOSU (December)
• Performance with Suré Elloff, soprano, Guest Artist (October)
• All-OkMEA Saxophone Clinic, SWOSU Band Camp (July)
• Performance at the 2014 Band Camp (July)
• Performance at the 2014 Marimba Camp (June)
• Performance at the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy, University of Oklahoma (May)
• Recital at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL (March)
• Faculty Chamber Recital Performance (February)
• 44th Annual SWOSU Jazz Festival Adjudicator (February)
• Performance with Dr. Andy Wen, saxophone, Guest Artist (January)

2013
• All-OkMEA Saxophone Round 2 Clinic, SWOSU (December)
• Master Class Presenter, Oklahoma State University (November)
• Guest Artist Recital, Oklahoma State University (November)
• Faculty Recital, SWOSU (November)
• Performance at the 2013 Band Camp Faculty Recital (July)
• All-OkMEA Saxophone Clinic, SWOSU (July)
• Performance at the 2013 Marimba Camp (June)
• Performance at the University of Oklahoma Woodwind Workshop (June)
• University of Oklahoma Woodwind Workshop, Presenter (June)
• University of Oklahoma Woodwind Workshop, Panel Member (June)
• Performance at the Sorosis Club of Weatherford Meeting (April)
• Recital at the North American Saxophone Alliance Region IV Conference, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX (April)
• 43rd Annual SWOSU Jazz Festival Adjudicator (February)

2012
• All-OkMEA Saxophone Round 2 Clinic, SWOSU (December)
• Performance with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra and the Canterbury Choral Society, Randi Von Ellefson, conductor (October)
• Performance on the SWOSU Faculty Recital (September)
• All-OkMEA Saxophone Clinic, SWOSU (July)
• Performance at the 2012 Band Camp Faculty Recital (July)
• Performance at the 2012 Marimba Camp (June)
• Performance at the National Conference for Percussion Pedagogy, Texas Tech University,
Lubbock, TX (May)
• Featured soloist with the Edmond Santa Fe Wind Ensemble, Mike Lowery, conductor (May)
• Faculty Recital, Premiere Performance of William Funk’s Equi-Delta (April)
• Faculty Recital, SWOSU (April)
• Performance at the Sorosis Club of Weatherford Meeting (April)
• Performance at the Oklahoma Retired Educators Meeting (March)
• Recital at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (March)

2011
• All-OkMEA Saxophone Round 2 Clinic, SWOSU (December)
• Performance on Mu Phi Epsilon’s “Canned Food Recital” at SWOSU (October)
• Performance on the SWOSU Faculty Chamber Recital, Weatherford PAC (October)
• Performance on a Faculty Recital, SWOSU (September)
• Performance with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra, Joel Levine, conductor
(September)
• All-OkMEA Saxophone Clinic, SWOSU (July)
• Performance at the 2011 Band Camp Faculty Recital (July)
• Performance at the 2011 Marimba Camp (July)
• Performance with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra, Joel Levine, conductor (April)
• Recital at the North American Saxophone Alliance Region IV Conference at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX (March)
• Faculty Recital, SWOSU (January)

2010
• Clinic with the saxophone section of SWOSU’s Jazz Ensemble ‘A’ at the Oklahoma Jazz Educators Fall Conference, SWOSU (November)
• Clinic with SWOSU’s Jazz Ensemble ‘A’ at the Oklahoma Jazz Educators Fall Conference, SWOSU (November)
• Performance on Mu Phi Epsilon’s “Canned Food Recital” at SWOSU (October)
• Performance on a Faculty Recital, SWOSU (September)
• Performance at the 2010 SWOSU Band Camp Faculty Recital (July)
• All-OMEA Saxophone Clinic (July)
• Performance at the 2010 SWOSU Marimba Camp (July)
• Recital at the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK with the Bessinger-Talley Duo (May)
• Recital at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA Premiering Adriel Reynolds’ Kaitlyn’s Waltz (March)
• Recital at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA as soprano saxophone chair of the Chisholm Saxophone Quartet Premiering Samuel Magrill’s A Saxy Tango (March)
• Faculty Recital (with the Chisholm Saxophone Quartet and the Bessinger-Talley Marimba-Saxophone Duo), Southwestern Oklahoma State University (February)
• Directed SWOSU Jazz Ensemble with the Byron Stripling Quartet (February)
• All-OMEA Saxophone Sectional, OMEA Conference, Tulsa, OK (January)

2009
• All-OMEA Saxophone Round 2 Clinic, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (December)
• Faculty Performance, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (September)
• Solo Performance with the Faculty Band at the 2009 SWOSU Band Camp, Dr. Steven Ward, Abilene Christian University, conductor (July)
• Performance at the 2009 SWOSU Band Camp Faculty Recital (July)
• All-OMEA Saxophone Clinic (July)
• Recital at the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK with the Bessinger-Talley Duo (May)
• Performance on a SWOSU colleague’s Doctoral Recital at the University of Oklahoma,
Norman, OK (April)
• Recital at the North American Saxophone Alliance Region IV Conference at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO Premiering Adriel Reynolds’ Rhapsody. (April)
• Faculty Performance, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (April)
• Faculty Recital, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (March)
• Directed SWOSU Jazz Ensemble with Grammy Award winning jazz musician John Clayton and The Clayton Brothers Quintet (February)
• All-OMEA Band Saxophone Sectional, OMEA Conference, Tulsa, OK (January)

2008
• All-OMEA Saxophone Round 2 Clinic, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (December)
• Performance with the Silver and Gold Saxophone Quartet, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (December)
• Faculty Performance, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (September)
• All-OMEA Saxophone Clinic (July)
• Performance at the 2008 Band Camp Faculty Recital (July)
• Performance at the Weatherford Fine Arts Academy, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
(July)
• Recital at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial National Conference at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (April)
• Performance on a SWOSU colleague’s Doctoral Recital at the University of Oklahoma,
Norman, OK (April)
• Faculty Performance, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (April)
• Performed with the Silver and Gold Saxophone Quartet in a scholarship benefit concert,
Elk City, OK (April)
• Directed SWOSU Jazz Ensemble with guest artist Bobby Watson and Live & Learn (February)

2007
• Faculty Recital (November)
• Performance with Weatherford Middle School Choir (October)
• Faculty Performance, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (September)
• Performed at the Oklahoma Bandmasters Association Conference in Tulsa, OK in the IAJE reading jazz band for band directors with Steve Wilkerson (July)
• Co-directed SWOSU Band Camp Faculty Jazz Band (July)
• Faculty Performance, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (July)
• All-OMEA Saxophone Clinic, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (July)
• Performed with the SWOSU Jazz Camp Faculty Jazz Band (June)
• Performance at the Weatherford High School Choir Spring Concert (May)
• Faculty Recital, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (April)
• Recital at the North American Saxophone Alliance Regional Conference at Southern Methodist University – Dallas, TX (February)
• Directed SWOSU Jazz Ensemble with guest artist Bill Watrous (February)

2006
• Faculty Performance, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (September)
• Performance with SWOSU Student Saxophone Quartet Recital (November)
• All-OMEA Saxophone Clinic, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (November)
• Faculty Recital, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (July)

Directing/Coaching Performances

Jazz Ensembles Performances

2015
• Faculty Jazz Band at SWOSU Middle School Band Camp (June)

2014
• Faculty Jazz Band at SWOSU Band Camp (July)

2013
• Faculty Jazz Band at SWOSU Middle School Band Camp (June)

2012
• Faculty Jazz Band at SWOSU Band Camp (July)
• Faculty Jazz Band at SWOSU Middle School Band Camp (June)
• Concert, SWOSU (April)
• Concert, SWOSU (March)
• 42nd Annual SWOSU Jazz Festival with the Paul McKee Quintet (February)
• Performance at the Weatherford Kiwanis Club (January)

2011
• Concert, SWOSU (November)
• Miss Southwestern Pageant (October)
• Recruitment Tour – Elk City, OK; Wheeler, TX; Canadian, TX; Anadarko, OK; and Central High, OK (November)
• Concert, SWOSU (October)
• Faculty Jazz Band at SWOSU Band Camp (July)
• Faculty Jazz Band at SWOSU Middle School Band Camp (June)
• Concert, SWOSU (April)
• Concert, SWOSU (March)
• 41st Annual SWOSU Jazz Festival with the Randy Brecker Quintet (February)
• Performance at the Weatherford Kiwanis Club (January)

2010
• Concert, SWOSU (November)
• Concert at the Oklahoma Jazz Educators Fall Conference, SWOSU (November)
• Concert, SWOSU (September)
• Weatherford Arts Walk Performance, Weatherford, OK (September)
• Faculty Jazz Band at SWOSU Band Camp (July)
• Faculty Jazz Band at SWOSU Band Camp (June)
• Concert, SWOSU (April)
• Concert, SWOSU (March)
• 40th Annual SWOSU Jazz Festival with the Byron Stripling Quartet (February)
• Performance at the Weatherford Kiwanis Club (January)

2009
• Concert, SWOSU (November)
• SWOSU All-Senior Honor Band (November)
• Recruitment Tour – Elk City, OK; Wheeler, TX; Altus, OK; Lawton, OK (November)
• Concert, SWOSU (October)
• Miss Southwestern Pageant (October)
• Weatherford Arts Walk Performance, Weatherford, OK (October)
• Faculty Jazz Band at SWOSU Band Camp (July)
• Faculty Jazz Band at SWOSU Middle School Band Camp (June)
• Concert, SWOSU (April)
• Performance at the University of North Texas/Addison Jazz Festival (April)
• Performance, SWOSU (March)
• 39th Annual SWOSU Jazz Festival with the Clayton Brothers Quintet (February)
• Performance at the Weatherford Kiwanis Club (February)

2008
• Concert, SWOSU (December)
• Concert, Northeastern Oklahoma State University, Tahlequah, OK at the Oklahoma Jazz Educators Conference (November)
• SWOSU All-Senior Honor Band (November)
• Concert, Miss SWOSU Pageant (November)
• Recruitment Tour – Midwest City, OK; Okmulgee, OK (November)
• Concert, SWOSU (October)
• Faculty Jazz Band at SWOSU Band Camp (July)
• Faculty Jazz Band at SWOSU Middle School Band Camp (June)
• Performance in conjunction with SWOSU’s Music Therapy Student Association at Brookdale-Serling House Assisted Care Facility (April)
• Concert, SWOSU (April)
• Concert, SWOSU (March)
• Performance at the University of Kansas Jazz Festival, Lawrence, KS (March)
• Recruitment Tour – Guthrie, OK; Perry, OK (March)
• 38th Annual SWOSU Jazz Festival with Bobby Watson and Live & Learn (February)
• Performance at the Weatherford Kiwanis Club (January)

2007
• SWOSU Concert (December)
• Miss Southwestern Pageant (November)
• SWOSU All-Senior Honor Band (November)
• Recruitment Tour – Enid, OK; Kingfisher, OK; Mustang, OK; Anadarko, OK (November)
• Concert, SWOSU (October)
• Oklahoma State Fair, Oklahoma City (September)
• Weatherford Arts Festival (September)
• Faculty Jazz Band at SWOSU Band Camp (July)
• “A Brief History of Jazz” SWOSU Concert (April)
• Recruitment Tour – Hennessey, OK (April)
• SWOSU Concert (March)
• 37th Annual SWOSU Jazz Festival with the Bill Watrous Quartet (February)
• Kiwanis Club Performance, Weatherford (January)

2006
• SWOSU Music Department Holiday Concert (December)
• SWOSU Concert (November)
• Recruitment Tour – Canadian, TX; Stinnett, TX; Guymon, OK; Perryton, TX; Cheyenne, OK (November)
• Miss Southwestern Pageant (November)
• SWOSU Concert (October)
• SWOSU All-Senior Honor Band (October)
• Oklahoma State Fair, Oklahoma City (September)
• Weatherford Arts Festival (September)

Woodwind Chamber Groups (Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone Ensembles, Woodwind Ensemble)

2015
• Davis Road Saxophone Quartet Performance, SWOSU (October)
• Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert, SWOSU (April)
• Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert, SWOSU (November)

2014
• Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert, SWOSU (April)
• Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert, SWOSU (November)
• Davis Road Quartet Performance, East Elementary, Weatherford, OK (December)

2013
• Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert, SWOSU (April)
• Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert, SWOSU (November)
• Juxtaposed Saxophone Quartet Performance, East Elementary, Weatherford, OK (December)

2012
• Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert, SWOSU (November)
• Juxtaposed and BFQ Saxophone Quartet Performances, SWOSU (October)
• Penultimate Saxophone Quartet Performance, Elk City, OK (May)
• Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert, SWOSU (April)
• Penultimate Saxophone Quartet Performance, East Elementary, Weatherford, OK (April)
• Penultimate Saxophone Quartet performance at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference at Arizona State University, Tempe AZ in a master class with Dr. Eugene Rousseau (March)

2011
• Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert, SWOSU (November)
• Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert, SWOU (April)

2010
• Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert, SWOSU (November)
• Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert, SWOSU (April)
• Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert, SWOSU (February)

2009
• Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert, SWOSU (November)
• Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Performances at the Weatherford Arts Walk (October)
• Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert, SWOSU (April)
• Silver and Gold Saxophone Quartet Recital at the North American Saxophone Alliance Region IV Conference, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (April)

2008
• Silver and Gold Saxophone Quartet Recital, SWOSU (December)
• Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert, SWOSU (November)
• Silver and Gold Saxophone Tour – Sapulpa, OK; Drumright, OK; Stroud, OK (November)
• Silver and Gold Saxophone Quartet performance at Jazz Ensemble “B” Concert (October)
• Silver and Gold Saxophone Quartet performance at the Oklahoma City State Fair (September)
• Silver and Gold Saxophone Quartet performance at the 2008 SWOSU Band Camp (July)
• Silver and Gold Saxophone Quartet performance at a scholarship benefit concert,
Elk City, OK (April)
• Silver and Gold Saxophone Quartet Concert, SWOSU English Club (April)
• SWOSU Woodwind Ensemble Concert (April)
• Silver and Gold Saxophone Quartet Concert, The Cup (April)
• Silver and Gold Saxophone Quartet Recital, SWOSU (April)
• Silver and Gold Saxophone Quartet Concert at Weatherford East Elementary (February)

2007
• Clarinet Quartet and Woodwind Ensemble Concert, SWOSU (December)
• Silver and Gold Saxophone Quartet Recital, SWOSU (December)
• SWOSU Woodwind Ensemble Concert (November)
• SWOSU Woodwind Ensemble Concert (April)

2006
• SWOSU Music Department Holiday Concert (December)
• SWOSU Woodwind Ensemble Concert (November)
• The Remnants Saxophone Quartet Recital, SWOSU (November)
• Performances on Departmental Recitals throughout 2006-2012

HONORS AND GRANTS

• National Endowment for the Arts/Oklahoma Arts Council Grant for SWOSU’s Annual Jazz Festival – $5700 (2012)
• National Endowment for the Arts/Oklahoma Arts Council Grant for SWOSU’s Annual Jazz Festival – $7200 (2011)
• National Endowment for the Arts/Oklahoma Arts Council Grant for SWOSU’s Annual Jazz Festival – $5700 (2010)
• National Endowment for the Arts/Oklahoma Arts Council Grant for SWOSU’s Annual Jazz Festival – $5700 (2009)
• National Endowment for the Arts/Oklahoma Arts Council Grant for SWOSU’s Annual Jazz Festival – $5850 (2008)
• National Endowment for the Arts/Oklahoma Arts Council Grant for SWOSU’s Annual Jazz Festival – $5000 (2007)
• SWOSU Faculty Sponsored Program Grants for performances at conferences – $500/each
(2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

• Alpha Chi Honor Society
• Epsilon Mu Sigma Honor Society
• Oklahoma Jazz Educators
• Jazz Educators Network
• Kappa Kappa Psi (Honorary)
• Kiwanis International
• Lawton Philharmonic On-Call Saxophonist
• Mu Phi Epsilon Gamma Gamma Chapter “Patron of Music”
• National Association for Music Education
• North American Saxophone Alliance
• Oklahoma Administrators of Music Schools
• Oklahoma Music Educators Association
• Oklahoma City Philharmonic On-Call Saxophonist
• Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Honorary)
• Tau Beta Sigma (Honorary)