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Doctor of Musical Arts


Congratulations to Brandon Grindle from my FGCU Trombone Studio, graduating with his Bachelor in Music Education Degree this past Spring 2021. Brandon has been newly appointed as the Music Faculty for the Naples Park and Herbert Cambridge Elementary Schools in Naples, FL.

JOSH TATTLER - Trombone, Gulliver Preparatory 9th Grade, FBA Solo & Ensemble Superior Medal, Fall 2019-2020.

DePauw University, Indiana (Full Scholarship)

Current Job: U.S Navy Band

OWEN DUFENY - Trombone, Gulliver Academy 
7th Grade, FBA Solo & Ensemble Superior Medal, 

Fall 2019-2020.

DEREK MITCHELL - Bass trombone, 

Lynn University (Full Scholarship)

Brevard Music Center (Full Scholarship) 
ITA 2017 DONALD YAXLEY BASS TROMBONE COMPETITION WINNER. Current Job: Bass Trombone - San Antonio Symphony

ISRAEL GUTIERREZ - tenor trombone, 
euphonium, bass trombone, 
​Oberlin Conservatory (Full Scholarship)

From Left to Right
DEREK MITCHEL- (Detailed Description Above)

ROB SCHOOLAR ROSE - Tenor trombone, Music Ed. Florida State University (Full Scholarship)
GUY MANNING - Tuba, University of Miami (Full Scholarship)
WADE JUDY -  Tenor Trombone University of Miami (Full Scholarship)

​A selected list of my current and former students' success stories

Congratulations to  FRANCO JIMENEZ from my FAU Trombone Studio "The Owlbones", graduating with his Master of Music Degree this past Spring 2021. Franco has been newly appointed as the Music Faculty for the Academir Charter School West in Miami, FL. 

Students' Achievements

RAPHAEL ROBLES-RIVERA - Trombone, Florida Atlantic University Class of 2023, FMEA Intercollegiate All State Band 2020.

ASHLING HILL - Trombone, Private Studio 8th Grade, FMEA All State, Middle School Band 2020 and Palm Beach School District All County Middle School Band 2019-2020, Accepted in to the Florida Youth Orchestra, and Dreyfoos School of the Arts Wind Ensemble Programs.

MARCO GOMEZ - Bass Trombone
Juilliard School of Music Undergraduate Student, Staring Fall 2016
San Francisco Youth Symphony Summer Program 2014. 
Interlochen Center for the Arts 2015. 
Miami Music Project Orchestra 2014. 
James Judd Conductor.
National Youth Orchestra 2015