MEGHAN MERCIERS, D.M.A.

meghanmerciers@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION:

Doctor of Musical Arts (music performance), Michigan State University, 2011

Master of Music (music performance), University of New Mexico, 2005

Bachelor of Music (music performance), University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2000

TEACHING AND LEADERSHIP

 

COLLEGIATE TEACHING and LEADERSHIP:

University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama

Executive Director, School of the Arts, August 2021- present

Associate Director, School of the Arts, August 2020-July 2021

Chair, Department of Music, June 2018-July 2021

Associate Professor of Music, August 2019-present

Assistant Professor of Music, August 2013-August 2019 (tenure granted August 2018)

Coordinator of Woodwind Studies, October 2017-May 2018

First-Year Experience Instructor, August 2016-present

Graduate Faculty, April 2016-present

 

Albion College, Albion, Michigan

Adjunct Applied Clarinet/Saxophone, August 2009 – May 2013

 

Mott Community College/Flint Institute of Music, Flint, Michigan

Adjunct Clarinet Instructor through dual enrollment with Flint Institute of Music, August 2008 –April 2011

 

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Graduate Teaching Assistant in Music Appreciation, 2004-2005

Graduate Student Advisor to Music Department Chair, 2004-2005

 

SERVICE LEADERSHIP:

Alabama Music Educators Association Executive Governing Board Member (State Collegiate Advisor),

     June 2020-present

International Clarinet Association Alabama State Co-Chair (northern region), 2019-2020

Chattanooga Clarinet Society Vice President and Events Coordinator, 2001 – 2003

 

LEADERSHIP ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama

Associate Director, School of the Arts, August 2020-July 2021

  • Institutional Effectiveness endeavors include co-mentorship of four new chairs/assistant chairs within SOTA departments; establishment of a collaborative curricula between the three departments through the creation of an Arts Entrepreneurship (AE) prefix; collaborative facilities development and construction completion of the Stone Lodge, Alley CAT, and UNA on Sixth; accreditation work for National Association of Schools of Arts and Design, National Association of Schools of Music, and Council for Interior Design Accreditation; initiation of the revision of the UNA and Shoals Symphony Orchestra Memorandum of Understanding; creation of a Community School of the Arts (C-SOTA) in partnership with Tennessee Valley Art Association; planning of the SOTA I2E2 Conference (Ignite, Inspire, Educate, Engage); fundraising for SOTA and its units; and several partnerships with schools, businesses, the hospitality industry, and two-year and four-year institutions. The SOTA leadership team works closely with the College of Arts and Sciences Dean involving all initiatives of the arts units at UNA.

 

Chair, Department of Music, June 2018-July 2021

  • Budget management of $2.5 million+ annually, including fiscal oversight of the University Bands, Shoals Symphony at UNA, UNA Choruses, and UNA Opera/Musical Theatre, each with its own operating and scholarship budget. In FY20, secured budget increases for scholarships and total operations (one-time and recurring), including a total immediate financial commitment to the band program from UNA upper administration of $241,658. Additionally, $100,000 was committed from COAS for the purchase of a new grand piano and 8 upright pianos for FY20.

  • Curriculum innovation include leadership through the re-accreditation process as a member of the National Association of Schools of Music; significant changes to the Bachelor of Science in Education – Choral Music and Instrumental Music P-12 degrees, in collaboration with the College of Education and Human Sciences Dean and Secondary Education Chair for AY19-20, reducing the number of credit hours in the degree; creation of two new certificate programs in Musical Theater (three tracks facilitating collaboration amongst arts disciplines in SOTA) and in Percussion Specialist (innovation in curriculum as it is the first certificate of its kind in the world); certification of courses through Quality Matters, including MU 244 – Survey of Music Literature (AY 2020-21), MU 222 – Music Appreciation (AY 2019-2020), with MU 100 – Fundamentals of Music to be certified by August 2021.

  • Facilities improvements include the temporary move of our Strings area to the Connie D. McKinney Center, due to program growth, while working toward an initiative to renovate and expand the campus footprint of the Department of Music. We have received Board of Trustees approval for this project and it is part of the Campus Master Plan. Phase 1 is complete with the $2 million renovation to Norton Auditorium. Phase 2 planning is underway, with temporary renovations complete to the instrument storage room and large ensemble room.

  • Recruitment, retention, and community engagement initiatives typically include well over 100 events annually, both on and off campus. Despite COVID-19, the Department of Music maintained an active and productive year 2020-21 academic year, with both virtual and in-person concerts and recitals beginning in September. Strictly following University COVID protocols and Alabama Department of Health guidance, we hosted UNA Honor Choir (virtual), North Alabama Night of Bands (in-person), UNA Honor Bands (in-person), and UNA Percussion Camp (in-person).

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion actions consist of the purposeful research and programming of music by underrepresented composers in student and faculty ensembles-in-residence at UNA. We also incorporate the study of diverse populations and composers in music theory and history coursework.

 

UNIVERSITY MENTORSHIP/NON-SCHEDULED TEACHING:

Alexa Dishroon (Undergraduate Honors Capstone). “Effective Teaching Strategies for Inclusion of

Students with Disabilities in Music Education: A Systematic Analysis,” January 2020 - June 2020.

Alexa Dishroon (Undergraduate Three-Minute Thesis – COAS 1st place, University-wide 3rd place).

“Bridging the Gap: Music Therapy and Music Education,” March 2020 - April 2020.

Erin Kenney and Alexa Dishroon (Undergraduate Juried Acceptance to I2E2 Conference). “Music Can

Improve Lives in Endless Possibilities,” December 2018 - September 2019.

Brian Bradley (Undergraduate Honors Capstone). “How Body Awareness Affects the Musical

Product,” January 2018 - April 2018.

 

COLLEGIATE MASTER CLASSES PRESENTED:

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, April 27, 2021 (virtual class)

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, March 2017

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, November 2015

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, April 2011

Oakland University, Rochester, MI, Spring 2009

 

OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

International Resident Lecturer –

Conservatoire de Limonest, Lyon, France, March/April 2012, June 2010

Conservatoire de Musique, Courbevoie, France, April 2012

 

Clinician/Lecturer –

Priceville High School, Decatur, AL, April 2021, December 2019

James Clemens High School, Huntsville, AL, February 2020, February 2019, February 2018

Muscle Shoals High School, Summer 2018, Summer 2016, Spring 2016, Summer 2015, Spring 2015

Lexington School, Lexington, AL, February 2018

UNA NAfME All-State Preparatory Clinic, January 2018, January 2017, January 2016, January 2015,

     November 2013

Hartselle High School, February 2017, February 2016

Meek High School, November 21, 2016

Madison County High School, March 3, 2016

Austin High School, February 19, 2016

Hamilton High School, Hamilton, AL, February 2015

Creekside Middle School, Carmel, IN, November 14, 2014

Florence High School, Winter 2017, Winter 2016, Winter 2015, Winter 2014, Summer 2013

Carman-Ainsworth High School, Flint, MI, February 5, 2013

Grand Blanc High School, Grand Blanc, MI, February 4, 2013

Linden Middle School (MI), Beginning Clarinet Camp Instructor, June 2012, June 2011

Farmington Public Schools (MI), Winter 2009

Winds and Brass Day, Flint Institute of Music, Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009, Fall 2008, Fall 2007

 

Instructor –

Flint School of Performing Arts (clarinet instruction/chamber instruction/HEAD Start), Flint, MI, 2007- 2013

Greater Lansing Area Schools (clarinet/sax instruction), Haslett, Lansing, Okemos, MI, 2005 – 2013

Albuquerque Public Schools (clarinet instruction), Albuquerque, NM, 2003 – 2005

Cadek Conservatory of Music (clarinet instruction), Chattanooga, TN, Clarinet Instructor, 2001 –2003

School for the Arts and Sciences (clarinet instruction), Chattanooga, TN, 2001 – 2003

Cleveland Middle and High School (clarinet instruction), Cleveland, TN, 2001 – 2002

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe Middle and High School (clarinet instruction), Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, 2000– 2001

Dade County Middle and High School (clarinet instruction), Trenton, GA, 1999 – 2003

Ridgeland High School (clarinet instruction), Rossville, GA, 1999 – 2000

Bayside School for the Performing Arts (woodwind instruction), Harrison TN, 1996 – 1998

 

RESEARCH, CREATIVE, AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

 

PUBLICATIONS/RECORDINGS:

Merciers, Meghan and Andrew DeBoer, Christina Giacona, Spencer Prewitt, Catherine Wood.

     “Devil Sticks: Radio Static.” Onyx Lane Records, expected release September 2021.

Fritts, Donnie. Contributing Artist. “June: A Tribute to Arthur Alexander.” Single Lock Records,

     SL025, 2018, CD.

Merciers, Meghan. “University of Tennessee-Knoxville Single Reed Day.” The Clarinet 43/3, June

     2016, p. 4-5.

Merciers, Meghan and Lauren Cox. “2013 OU Symposium Review,” The Clarinet 41/1, December

     2013, p. 20-22.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, MASTER CLASSES, and PERFORMANCES:

International -

The Devil Sticks Clarinet Quartet (refereed selection), Recital Presentation at International Clarinet

     Association’s ClarinetFest, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, July 2019

Astor Piazzolla and the Evolution of Tango (refereed selection), Lecture-Recital at International Clarinet

     Association’s ClarinetFest, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, August 2016

Chattanooga Clarinet Choir Recital (refereed selection), International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest,

     Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, July 2014

Small Changes and Radio Static (refereed selection), International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest,

     Assisi, Italy, July 2013

National –

Equality Now! (refereed selection), Virtual Lecture-Recital Presentation at Mid-Atlantic Flute

     Convention, February 20-21, 2021

Dedication to Diversity: Music for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano by African-American Women Composers      

     (refereed selection), Lecture-Recital at American Single Reed Summit, Truman State University, Kirksville,        MO, October 2018 (did not attend due to scheduling conflict)

Small Changes (refereed selection), John Donald Robb Composer’s Symposium, Albuquerque, NM,

     Spring 2005

Regional –

UNA Duo (invited), Recital Presentation at Mid-South Flute Festival Master’s Recital, University of

     North Alabama, Florence, AL, March 2020

Dedicated to Diversity: Music for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano by Women Composers (refereed selection),

     Performance at Mid-South Flute Festival, University of Memphis, TN, March 2019

Dedication to Diversity: Music for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano by African-American Women Composers     

     (refereed selection), Lecture-Recital at Music by Women Festival, Mississippi University for Women,   

     Columbus, MS, March 2018

River City Clarinet Winter Festival Recital (invited), University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TN, January   

     2016

University of Tennessee Single Reed Day Recital (invited), Knoxville, TN, November 2015

International Clarinet Association’s Southeastern Festival Recital (refereed selection), University of Alabama

     at Birmingham, AL, February 2015

River City Winter Clarinet Festival Recital (invited), University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TN, January     

     2015

Practice Makes Permanent: Learning More Efficiently (invited), Presentation at River City Clarinet Winter

     Festival, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TN, January 2014

River City Clarinet Winter Festival Masterclass (invited), University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TN,

     January 2014

River City Clarinet Winter Festival Recital (invited), University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TN, January

     2014

Soliloquies (invited), Montana/Idaho Clarinet Festival, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, October 2011

State -

Smooth Operetta (refereed selection), Virtual Conference Presentation at Alabama Music Educators

     Association Conference, January 2021

AMEA Higher Education Recital (refereed selection), Recital Presentation at Alabama Music Educators

     Association Conference, Montgomery, AL, January 2020

University of Montevallo Single Reed Day Recital (invited), Montevallo, AL, February 2019

We CAN Make This Up: Teaching Improvisation in the Concert Ensemble Setting (refereed selection),

     Conference Presentation at Alabama Music Educators Association Conference, Birmingham, AL, January       2019

Humanism (invited presentation/performance), SOLAS, Alabama Arts Advocacy Conference,

     Montgomery, AL, April 2018

Portraits of Langston: Words, Music, and Life of Langston Hughes (invited), Lecture-Recital at Norton

     Auditorium, Florence, AL, February 2017

Milongas and Tangos (invited), Lecture-Recital at University of Alabama-Birmingham Clarinet

     Symposium, Birmingham, AL, February 2016

University of Montevallo Single Reed Day Recital (invited), Montevallo, AL, November 2015

Practice Makes Permanent: Learning More Efficiently (invited), Presentation at Mid-Michigan Band and

     Orchestra Day, Flint, MI, January 2013

Orchestral Masterclass (invited), Mid-Michigan Band and Orchestra Day, Flint, MI, January 2013

Eastern Michigan University Clarinet Day Recital (invited), Ypsilanti, MI, April 2008

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE:

John Paul White and the SSO (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence,

     AL, April 30, May 1, and May 6, 2021

Raiders of the Lost Ark (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL,

     April 10-11, 2021

Women Composers Faculty Recital, (clarinet), UNA on Sixth, Tuscumbia, AL, March 29, 2021

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence,

     AL, February 2021 (contracted, but cancelled due to COVID-19)

Great Women of Classical Music (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony Virtual Concert, December 2020

Exciting and Eclectic (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony Virtual Concert, November 2020

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence,

     AL, March 2020 (contracted, but postponed due to COVID-19)

Trio Leo Faculty Recital, (clarinet), UNA Music Building Recital Hall, Florence, AL, March 2020

Valentines, Vino, and Vivaldi (clarinet), Trinity Episcopal Church, Florence, AL, February 2020

Preludes and Polovtsian Dances (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Muscle Shoals, AL, February 2020

The Nutcracker (2nd clarinet), Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL,

     December 2019

Turn of the Screw (clarinet), UNA Opera, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, November 2019

Saxapalooza 2! (alto saxophone), 218 on Wood, Florence, AL, November 2019

From the New World (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL,

     November 2019

Cirque de la Symphonie (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Flowers Hall, Florence, AL, September 2019

American Voices: UNA Faculty Recital (clarinet), UNA Music Building Recital Hall, Florence, AL, September   

     2019

Malice and Majesty (2nd clarinet), Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, Moody Music Building, Tuscaloosa,

     AL, May 2019

Pirates of the Caribbean Live in Concert: Dead Man’s Chest (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony,

     Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, May 2019

Whitney O’Neal and Friends (clarinet), Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, Florence, AL, April 2019

Trio Leo Faculty Recital (clarinet), UNA Music Building Recital Hall, Florence, AL, February 2019

Home Alone in Concert (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, December,       2018

Saxapalooza! (alto saxophone), 218 on Wood, Florence, AL, November 2018

UNA Composition Studio Concert (alto saxophone), UNA Music Building Recital Hall, Florence, AL,   

     December 2018

Christina Volz-Stomackin and Friends (clarinet), Tennessee Valley Art Museum, Tuscumbia, AL,

     September 2018

Phil Bonds Faculty Recital (alto and soprano saxophone), UNA Music Building Choral Room,

     Florence, AL, September 2018

Oklahoma! (principal clarinet), Summerstock at the Ritz, Sheffield, AL, July 2018

Edsel Holden Presents “The Way We Were” (featured clarinet soloist), Edd Jones Orchestra, Norton     

     Auditorium, Florence, AL, June 2018

Ratatouille (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, May 2018

Hansel and Gretel (principal clarinet), UNA Opera, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, April 2018

Trio Leo Faculty Recital, UNA Music Building Recital Hall, Florence, AL, April 2018

Joyful Virtue (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, March 4, 2018

UNA Honor Orchestra (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL,

     January 2018

Agnus Dei (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, December 2017

Little Women (clarinet), UNA Opera, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, November 2017

Tomb it May Concern (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL,

     October 2017

Fortune and Fate (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, October 2017

Fiddler on the Roof (principal clarinet), Summerstock at the Ritz, Sheffield, AL, July 2017

The Jungle Book (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, May 2017

La Boheme (clarinet), UNA Opera, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, April 2017

Christina Volz-Stomackin and Friends (clarinet), Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, Florence,

     AL, April 2017

Clarinet Recital, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, March 2017

Meet the Musicians, Randolph School for the Arts Recital, Huntsville, AL, January 2017

Home for the Holidays (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL,

     December 2016

Faculty Chamber Recital (clarinet), UNA Music Building Recital Hall, Florence, AL, November 2016

Terrance and Tiffany Brown Faculty Recital (clarinet), Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, October 2016

Our Town Modern Ballet (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL,

     October 2016

Act of Congress (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Muscle Shoals, AL, October 2016

Silverstein Artist’s Concert (clarinet), Crafton-Preyer Theatre, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, August   

     2016

Carousel (clarinet), Summerstock at the Ritz, Sheffield, AL, July 2016

Holiday Pops Concert (clarinet), Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, Tuscaloosa, AL, July 2016

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra (2nd clarinet), Moody Music Building, Tuscaloosa, AL, May 2016

Into the Woods (clarinet), UNA Opera, Norton Auditorium, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL,

     April 2015

Whitney O’Neal Faculty Recital (clarinet), UNA Music Building Recital Hall, Florence, AL, April 2016

Daniel Stevens and Friends (clarinet), Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, Florence, AL, April 2016

Sleeping Beauty (principal clarinet), Tupelo Ballet, Tupelo, MS, April 2016

Tracy Wiggins Faculty Recital (clarinet), UNA Music Building Recital Hall, Florence, AL, March 2016

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra (2nd clarinet), Moody Music Building, Tuscaloosa, AL, March 2016

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra (2nd clarinet), Moody Music Building, Tuscaloosa, AL, February 2016

Orchestra Sul Ponticello (principal clarinet), Decatur, AL, February 2016

North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra (2nd clarinet), Tupelo, MS, January 2016

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra (2nd clarinet), Moody Music Building, Tuscaloosa, AL, December 2015

The Nutcracker (2nd clarinet), Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL, December       2015

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra (2nd clarinet), Moody Music Building, Tuscaloosa, AL, November 2015

Shoals Symphony Orchestra (principal clarinet), Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, November 2015

City Lights (bass clarinet), North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Tupelo, MS, October 2015

Meghan Merciers Faculty Recital (clarinet and saxophone), UNA Music Building Recital Hall, Florence,

     AL, October 2015

Huntsville Symphony Orchestra (Eb clarinet), Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL, September 2015

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra (2nd/Eb clarinet), Moody Music Building, Tuscaloosa, AL, September 2015

The Marriage of Figaro (principal clarinet), Ars Nova Production, Von Braun Center, Huntsville,

     AL, August 2015

South Pacific (principal clarinet), Summerstock at the Ritz, Sheffield, AL, July 2015

Holiday Pops Concert (principal clarinet), Orchestra Sul Ponticello, Decatur, AL, July 2015

Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto with the UNA Studio Jazz Band, President’s Concert, Norton Auditorium,

     Florence, AL, April 2015

The Magic Flute (clarinet), UNA Opera, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, April 2015

Meghan Merciers Faculty Recital (clarinet), UNA Music Building Recital Hall, Florence, AL, April 2015

Center Grove High School Recital (clarinet), Greenwood, IN, November 2014

Ragtime: The Musical (principal clarinet), Summerstock at the Ritz, Sheffield, AL, July 2014

Faure Requiem (principal clarinet), Sheffield United Methodist Church, Sheffield, AL, June 2014

Meghan Merciers Faculty Recital, UNA Music Building Recital Hall, Florence, AL, April 2014

John Rutter’s Requiem Mass (principal clarinet), Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, April 2014

Spring in South America (Eb clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, March 2014

Choral Masterworks – Mozart Requiem (principal clarinet), Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, March 2014

Faculty Grand Recital (clarinet), Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, February 2014

An MLK Concert with UNA Collegiate Singers (guest clarinet solo), Sheffield, AL, January 2014

Fall Choral Showcase with UNA Collegiate Singers (guest clarinet solo), Sheffield, AL, October 2013

Faculty Concert Series, Flint School of Performing Arts, Flint, MI, May 2013

Albion College Faculty Recital, Goodrich Chapel, Albion MI, March 2013

The Music of Christian Manen, University of Michigan-Flint (webcast to Paris, France), June 2012

Faculty Concert Series, Flint School of Performing Arts, Flint MI, April 2012

Faculty Concert Series, Flint School of Performing Arts, Flint, MI, May 2011

Albion College Faculty Recital, Goodrich Chapel, Albion, MI, March 2011

Scene and Heard Concert Series, East Lansing MI, Fall 2011

West Side Story, French-American Chamber Orchestra Tour, Lyon, France, June 2010

Albion College Faculty Recital, Goodrich Chapel, Albion, MI, Fall 2010

Scene and Heard Concert Series, East Lansing, MI, Spring 2010

Lansing Symphony Orchestra (MI), substitute musician (bass clarinet), 2009-2010 season

Jackson Symphony Orchestra (MI), substitute musician (Eb, principal, 2nd clarinet), 2009-2010 season

The Nutcracker, Tecumseh Pops Orchestra (MI), December 2009

Albion College Faculty Recital, Goodrich Chapel, Albion MI, November 2009

French-American Chamber Orchestra, Flint School of Performing Arts, Flint MI, May 2009

The Nutcracker, Plymouth Symphony Orchestra (MI), Spring 2008

Adagio and Tarantella, Flint Youth Wind Ensemble (guest clarinet soloist), December 2008

Faculty Favorites Concert Series, Flint School of Performing Arts, Flint MI, May 2008

Historias Revueltas, Puebla, Mexico tour, 2005

The Earl and Emily Miller Concert Series at St. Luke, Chattanooga TN, Spring 1998

ENDORSEMENTS, GRANTS, and CONTRACTS RECEIVED:

Internal -

Shoals Symphony Orchestra, principal clarinet contract, 2021-22,2020-21, 2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18,

     2016-17 seasons

University of North Alabama President’s Diversity Award Grant, 2020-21

University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences Research Grant, 2019-2020 (declined)

External -

Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, substitute musician contract, 2019-20 season, 2015-2016 season

Yamaha Performing Artist, Yamaha Music USA (endorsement), March 2019-present

North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, substitute musician contract, 2015-present

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, 2nd and Eb clarinet contract, 2018-2019 season, 2015-2016 season

Silverstein PRO Team Artist, Silverstein Works (endorsement), October 2015-present

Backun Musical Products Artist (endorsement), February 2015-present

Lansing Symphony Orchestra (MI), substitute musician contract, 2009-2010 season

Jackson Symphony Orchestra (MI), substitute musician contract, 2009-2010 season

Tecumseh Pops Orchestra (MI), substitute musician contract, December 2009

Plymouth Symphony Orchestra (MI), substitute musician contract, Spring 2008

Flint School of Performing Arts (MI), Professional Development Grant, February 2013

 

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS and HONORS RECEIVED:

UNA College of Arts and Sciences Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Award (SOTA), April 2021

UNA President’s Diversity Faculty Award, April 2020

Shoals Symphony at UNA Humanity Award, May 2019

UNA Five-Year Service Award, May 2019

Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society Inductee, April 2019

UNACOAS Emerging Leaders Program, Class of 2018-2019

Nominee for UNACOAS Early Career Teaching Award, 2017, 2016, 2015

University of North Alabama Bands Honorary Membership, April 2014

Tau Beta Sigma Honorary Membership, January 2014

Golden Key International Honor Society, 1998

 

LICENSURES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine Certificate Course: Instrumental Music, Performing Arts Medicine

Association. (July 13, 2020 - Present).

 

Social and Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher - Stage 1 - Basic Course, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative. (February 5, 2020 - February 4, 2023).

 

Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research - Stage 1 - RCR, Collaborative Institutional Training

Initiative. (February 5, 2020 - February 4, 2023).

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES:

Performing Arts Medicine Association Webinar, “Returning to the Stage - Performing Artists and Arts

     Organizations Dealing with COVID Long Haulers Issues (Music/Voice - Part 1),” May 25, 2021

National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting, November 23-26, 2019

National Association of Schools of Music Pre-Conference Workshop, “Creating Effective Format A Self-

     Studies,” November 22, 2019

Curriculum Matters!, February 27, 2019

Academic Chairpersons Conference, February 5-9, 2019

Academic Administrators' Professional Development Day, November 30, 2018

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Performing Arts Medicine Association, 2020-present

Alabama Arts Alliance, 2020-present

Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, 2019-present

Tau Beta Sigma National Band Honor Sorority, 2014-present

National Association for Music Education, 2014-present

Alabama Music Educators Association, 2014-present

Alabama Bandmasters Association, 2014-present

International Clarinet Association, 1996-present

Chattanooga Clarinet Society, 2001 – 2003

 

SERVICE ACTIVITY

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

Alabama Bandmasters Association District III Solo and Ensemble Adjudicator, May 2021, May 2019, May

     2018, May 2017, May 2016, May 2015

Alabama Bandmasters Association District III All-State Adjudicator, January 2021, January 2020, January

     2019, January 2018, January 2017, January 2016, January 2015

Alabama Bandmasters Association All-State Solo Fest Adjudicator, University of Alabama-Huntsville, April

     2019

Shoals Area Honor Band Adjudicator, February 2018, February 2017, February 2016

Alabama Orchestra Association All-State Adjudicator, October 2017

3rd Annual Shoals Blues Challenge Adjudicator, WC Handy Festival, The Mane Room, Florence, AL, July   

     2017

River City Clarinet Winter Festival Young Artist’s Competition Adjudicator, Chattanooga, TN, January 2015

Alabama Intercollegiate Honor Band Adjudicator, Montgomery, AL, January 2014

UNIVERSITY SERVICE:

Campus-Wide Event Management Committee, February 2021-August 2021

UNA Shared Governance Faculty Development Leave Committee (COAS Delegate), August 2020-present

UNA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Workgroup of UNA Athletics Division I Transition Team, Fall 2020-   

     Spring 2021

UNA/SSO Memorandum of Understanding Revision Committee, Spring 2020-Spring 2021

UNA Year of the Woman Workgroup, Spring 2020

UNA Shared Governance Faculty/Staff Welfare Committee, May 2016-July 2019 (Vice-Chair, 2018-19)

UNA Saxophone Ensemble (conductor), Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony, University of North

     Alabama, April 18, 2016

UNA Saxophone Quartet (conductor), Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony, University of North

     Alabama, November 10, 2015

UNA High School Honor Band Adjudicator (recruitment), April 2014-present

UNA Middle School Honor Band Adjudicator (recruitment), 2016-present

COLLEGE SERVICE:

College of Arts and Sciences Research and Development Grant Committee, November 2013-July 2021

College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean Search Committee, Spring 2020

School of the Arts Ad Hoc Arts Administration Exploratory Committee, October 2019-December 2020

School of the Arts Chairs and Program Leaders, September 2018-July 2020

School of the Arts Steering Committee, September 2018 – July 2020

College of Arts and Sciences Ad Hoc Mission Statement Committee, Fall 2016

College of Arts and Sciences Recital Hall Discussion Committee, Fall 2016

College of Arts and Sciences Stem-to-Steam Advisory Committee, Summer 2016

 

DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE:

Department of Music Lecturer of Saxophone/Music History Search Committee, Spring/Summer 2021

Department of Entertainment Industry Lecturer Search Committee, Spring 2020

Department of Music Associate Director of Bands Search Committee Chair, Winter 2020, Summer 2019

Department of Music Band Administrative Assistant Search Committee, Summer 2019

Department of Music Band Administrative Specialist Search Committee, Fall 2018, Summer 2018, Summer   

     2014

Department of Music Curriculum Committee, Spring 2017 – present (non-voting beginning Fall 2018)

Department of Music Budget Committee, Fall 2016 – present (non-voting beginning Fall 2018)

Faculty Advisor, UNA Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education,

     January 2015-present

Academic Advisor, August 2013-present

Shoals Symphony at UNA Solo Artist Competition Preliminary Round Committee, November 2019, 2018,   

     2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 (Committee Chair in 2014)

Department of Music Low Brass Search Committee, Summer 2017

Department of Music Chair Search Committee, Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

Department of Music Ad Hoc Tenure/Promotion Guidelines Committee, Fall 2016

Department of Music Band Administrative Assistant Search Committee, Summer 2016

Department of Music Low Brass Search Committee, Spring/Summer 2016

Faculty Advisor, Sigma Alpha Iota, January 2015-May 2016

Department of Music Assistant Band Director/Percussion Search Committee, Spring 2015, Summer 2014

MASTERCLASSES/RECITALS HOSTED AT UNA:

Mr. Janghyun Kim (DMA, Louisiana State University), Virtual Clarinet Masterclass, April 2021

Mr. Logan Murphree (DMA Candidate, Arizona State University), Virtual Clarinet Masterclass, April 2020

Dr. James Simpson (University of North Alabama, Emeritus Professor), Clarinet Masterclass, April 2019

Mr. David McClune (Union University), Clarinet and Saxophone Masterclass, April 2018

Mr. London Shavers (D’Addario/Backun Artist), Clarinet and Saxophone Masterclass, April 2017

Dr. Lori Ardovino (University of Montevallo), Clarinet and Saxophone Masterclass, April 2016

Mr. Nicholas Hartline (Chattanooga State), Clarinet Masterclass and Recital, April 2015

United States Air Force Band of the West’s Mission Winds, Clarinet Masterclass and Recital, January 2015

Dr. Christina Giacona (University of Oklahoma), Clarinet Masterclass and Recital, Florence AL, April 2014

Dr. Christopher Kirkpatrick (University of Montana), Clarinet Masterclass and Recital, Florence, AL,

     October 2013

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Festival of Christmas (clarinet), First United Methodist Church, Florence, AL, December 2020

And There Was Light (clarinet), First United Methodist Church, Florence, AL, December 2019

Swinging River Jazz Band (alto sax), Magnolia Church of Christ, Florence, AL, December 2019

Florence OneTable (clarinet), First United Methodist Church, Florence, AL, November 2019

Palm Sunday Service (clarinet), First United Methodist Church, Florence, AL, April 2019

Swinging River Jazz Band (tenor sax), Big Band Blowout, Florence High School, Florence, AL, April 2019

The Mystery and the Majesty (clarinet), First United Methodist Church, Florence, AL, December 2018

Living Hope (clarinet), Highland Park Baptist Church, Florence, AL, December 2018

Swinging River Jazz Band (tenor sax), WC Handy Festival, Magnolia Church of Christ and First Baptist

     Church of Florence, AL, July 2018

The Weeping Tree, First United Methodist Church, Florence, AL, March 2018

Mighty Cross (clarinet), Highland Park Baptist Church, Muscle Shoals, AL, December 2017

Invitation to a Miracle (clarinet), First United Methodist Church, Florence, AL, December 2017

Swinging River Jazz Band/Riverbank Saxophone Quartet (alto/tenor sax), Magnolia Church of Christ,

     Florence, AL, November 2017

Swinging River Jazz Band/Riverbank Saxophone Quartet (alto sax/clarinet), WC Handy

     Festival, Magnolia Church of Christ and First Baptist Church of Florence, AL, July 2017

Shoals Community Band (clarinet), WC Handy Festival, Magnolia Church of Christ, Florence, AL, July 2017

Tenebrae Service (clarinet), First United Methodist Church, Florence, AL, April 2017

Go Tell It! (clarinet), First United Methodist Church, Florence, AL, December 2016

Shoals Community Band (clarinet), WC Handy Festival, Magnolia Church of Christ, Florence, AL, July 2016

Riverbank Saxophone Quartet (alto sax), Helen Keller Festival, Tuscumbia, AL, June 2016

Shoals Community Band (clarinet), First Baptist Church, Florence, AL, April 2016

Shoals Community Band “Director’s Concert” (clarinet), Florence High School, March 2016.

First United Methodist Church (clarinet), Florence, AL, March 2016

Riverbank Saxophone Quartet/Shoals Community Band, Magnolia Church of Christ, Florence, AL,

     November 2015

Riverbank Saxophone Quartet, Mitchell-Hollingsworth Rehabilitation Center, Florence, AL, December 2015

Season of Wonders (principal clarinet), First United Methodist Church, Florence, AL, December 2014

UNA Clarinet Quintet (conductor), Keestone of Florence, AL, April 2014

UNA Clarinet Quintet (conductor), NHC Healthcare, Moulton, AL, March 2014

 

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS RECEIVED:

Michigan State University College of Music Graduation Completion Fellowship, Spring 2011

Michigan State University College of Music Scholarship, 2005 – 2008

Michigan State University Stephen and Josephine Ludewig Scholarship, 2007 – 2008

Michigan State University Eldon Rosegart Endowed Music Scholarship, 2005 – 2006

University of New Mexico Oral Examinations passed “with Distinction,” 2005

University of New Mexico Department of Music Performance Fellowship, 2003-2005

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga SGA Outstanding Senior Award, 2000

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Music Performance Grant, 1996 – 2001

 

COLLEGIATE MASTERCLASS PERFORMANCES (by special invitation):

Mr. Theodore Oien (Detroit Symphony Orchestra), Michigan State University, 2006

Dr. Maurita Mead (University of Iowa), Michigan State University, 2006

Dr. Michael Sullivan (Northern Arizona University), University of New Mexico, 2005                                             

Dr. Maxine Ramey (University of Montana), University of New Mexico, 2005                                                         

Dr. Edwin Riley (University of North Carolina-Greensboro), University of New Mexico, 2005                               

Dr. David Shea (Texas Tech University), University of New Mexico, 2004                                                                

Dr. David Etheridge (University of Oklahoma), University of New Mexico, 2004

Dr. Linda Bartley (University of Wisconsin-Madison), University of New Mexico, 2004