MEGHAN MERCIERS, D.M.A.
205 Twin Oak Drive
Florence, Alabama 35633
meghanmerciers@gmail.com ~ 517.281.9271

 

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:
International Clarinet Association Health and Wellness Committee (international), 2022-present
Alabama Music Educators Association Executive Governing Board State Collegiate Advisor (state),

     June 2020-present
International Clarinet Association Alabama State Co-Chair (northern region - state), 2019-2020
Chattanooga Clarinet Society Vice President and Events Coordinator (local), 2001-2003

 

LEADERSHIP ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama
Executive Director, School of the Arts, August-2021-present

  • Implementation of strategic planning, and the 2021 revision of the purpose, mission, and function of      the School of the Arts; recruitment and retention initiatives through digital and print media marketing; collaborative facilities improvements in Music, Visual Arts and Design, Cinematic Arts and Theatre, and Norton Auditorium; accreditation assistance with the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design, the National Association of Schools of Music, and Council for Interior Design Accreditation; creation and implementation of the inaugural 2022 Muscle Shoals Music Camp in partnership with the Department of Entertainment Industry, Department of Music, and the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area; planning and execution of the 2021 and 2022 SOTA I2E2 Conferences (Ignite, Inspire, Educate, Engage) including partnerships with the Mitchell-West Center for Social Inclusion, Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, Alabama Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association, UNA Department of History, Invisible Histories Project; partnership for Year of the UNA Woman –“Weekend of Women” SOTA Showcase; transition of the George Lindsey Film Festival from the Department of English to School of the Arts and Department of Cinematic Arts and Theatre; and support for the UNA Tournées French Film Festival. The SOTA leadership team works closely with the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Dean involving all initiatives of the arts units at UNA.

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; assisted with 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-June 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:
Grace Waldrop (Undergraduate Honors Capstone). “Musician Injury Education and Prevention,”
September 2021-December 2021.


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:
Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada, March 2022
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, April 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/Performer –
Bob Jones High School, Madison, AL, May 2022
James Clemens High School, Madison, AL, April 2022, February 2022, February 2020, February 2019,

     February 2018
Cleveland High School, Cleveland, TN, March 2022
Ooltewah High School, Ooltewah, TN, March 2022
Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe High School, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, March 2022
Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, Chattanooga, TN, March 2022
Sheffield High School, Sheffield, AL, March 2022
Priceville High School, Decatur, AL, April 2021, December 2019
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, Hartselle, AL, February 2017, February 2016
Meek High School, Arley, AL, November 21, 2016
Madison County High School, Madison, AL, March 3, 2016
Austin High School, Decatur, AL, 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, November 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, Reno, NV, July 2022
The Devil Sticks Clarinet Quartet (invited selection), Recital Presentation at 11th Annual Brandon University

     Clarinet Festival, Manitoba, CA, March 2022
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
Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (refereed selection), International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest,

     Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 2007


National –
Women’s Voices: Duos for Clarinet and Mezzo-Soprano with Text by Female Poets (refereed selection),
     Lecture-Recital at American Single Reed Summit, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, October

     13, 2022
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 –
Equality Now! (refereed selection), Lecture-Recital Presentation at Mid-South Flute Festival, First United
     Methodist Church, Lebanon, TN, March 5, 2022
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 -
UNA Duo (invited), Lecture-Recital Presentation at Magic City Clarinet Festival hosted by Birmingham Music

     Guild, Montevallo, AL, May 2022
Clarinet Set-Up Made Simple (refereed selection), Conference Presentation at Alabama Music Educators
     Association Conference, Birmingham, AL, January 2022
Equality Now! (invited), Lecture-Recital Presentation at Magic City Clarinet Festival hosted by Birmingham

     Music Guild, Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, August 2021
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
Michigan State University Contemporary Clarinet Symposium (invited), East Lansing MI, Winter 2007
Michigan State University Third Annual Clarinet Extravaganza (invited), East Lansing MI, October 2006
Michigan State University Clarinet Spectacular (invited), East Lansing MI, October 2005


PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE:
Symphonic Spectacular (bass clarinet), Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, Moody Concert Hall, Tuscaloosa,

     AL, September 2022
Michael Bolton (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, August 2022
TSO on the River (3rd/bass clarinet), Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, July 2022
Little Mermaid, (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, April 2022
Mahler Resurrection (1st -solo, Eb clarinet), Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Von Braun Center, Huntsville,

     AL, April 2022
Joe Gray and Friends Faculty Recital (clarinet), UNA Music Building Recital Hall, Florence, AL, April 2022
Raiders of the Lost Ark (principal clarinet), Fort Smith Symphony Orchestra, Fort Smith, AR April 2022
Sesquicentennial Celebration Recital with UNA Duo and Trio Leo, (clarinet), UNA Music Building Recital
     Hall, Florence, AL, March 2022
Year of the Woman (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL, February 2022
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 (2nd clarinet), Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Casual Classics, Von Braun
     Center, Huntsville, AL, January 2022
UNA Choirs Holiday Concert with Collegiate Singers (guest clarinet solo), First Presbyterian Church,

     Florence, AL, November 2021
One Thousand and One Nights (principal clarinet), Shoals Symphony, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL,
     November 2021
Magical Masquerade (clarinet), Shoals Symphony Fundraiser Recital, Rogers Hall, Florence, AL, October

     2021
Fall Choral Showcase with UNA Collegiate Singers (guest clarinet solo), First Presbyterian Church, Florence,

     AL, October 2021
Who’s Afraid of Living Composers? (2nd clarinet), Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Casual Classics,
     Roberts Recital Hall, University of Alabama-Huntsville, AL, September 2021
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
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, 2022-23, 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)
University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences Emerging Leaders Grant, 2018-19


External -
Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, 2nd/Eb, 3rd/bass clarinet substitute musician contract, 2022-23,
2021-22, 2018-2019, and 2015-2016 seasons
North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, substitute musician contract, 2022-23, 2015-16 seasons
Orchestra Sul Ponticello, principal clarinet contract, 2022-23, 2015-16, 2014-15 seasons
Fort Smith Symphony Orchestra (AR), substitute musician contract, 2021-22 season
Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, substitute musician contract, 2021-22, 2019-20, 2015-2016 seasons
Yamaha Performing Artist, Yamaha Music USA (endorsement), March 2019-present
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:
Professional Development Workshop for Academic Leaders with Jeannie Hey, University of North Alabama,

     Florence, AL, March 14, 2021
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, Chicago, IL, November 23-26, 2019
National Association of Schools of Music Pre-Conference Workshop, “Creating Effective Format A Self-
     Studies,” Chicago, IL, November 22, 2019
Curriculum Matters!, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL, February 27, 2019
36th Annual Academic Chairpersons Conference, Houston, TX, February 5-9, 2019
Academic Administrators’ Professional Development Day, University of North AL, 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 2022, May 2021, May
     2019, May 2018, May 2017, May 2016, May 2015
Alabama Bandmasters Association District III All-State Adjudicator, January 2022, 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:
UNA Shared Governance Faculty Development Leave Committee (CASE Delegate), August 2020-present
Campus-Wide Event Management Committee, February 2021-Fall 2021
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, Sciences, and Engineering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Fall 2022-present
Norton Technical Director Search Committee, Summer 2022
Norton Assistant Technical Director Search Committee, Summer 2022
College of Arts and Sciences Research and Development Grant Committee, November 2013-May 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/PROGRAM SERVICE:
Department of Music Visiting Assistant Professor of Strings/Orchestra Conductor Search Committee,
     Summer 2022
Department of Cinematic Arts and Theatre Visiting Assistant Professor Search Committee (2 positions filled

     - theatre), Spring/Summer 2022
Department of Music By-Laws Committee, Spring 2022 (composed departmental mission/DEI statement)
Department of Music Tenure-Track Clarinet Search Committee, Fall 2021-Spring 2022
Department of Cinematic Arts and Theatre Tenure-Track Search Committee (film), Spring 2022
Department of Music Band Administrative Assistant Search Committee, Winter 2022
Department of Music Senior Administrative Assistant Search Committee, Fall 2021, Summer 2020
Department of Music Lecturer of Saxophone/Music History Search Committee, Spring/Summer 2021
Cinematic Arts and Theatre Program Visiting Assistant Professor Search Committee, Spring 2020
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

     2016, 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 2021,

     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 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. Lang Bliss
(Diff’rent Wirld Productions), Masterclass co-hosted with Department of Entertainment
     Industry, November 2022
Dr. Christina Giacona (University of Oklahoma) and Mr. Patrick Conlon (University of Central Oklahoma

     Academy of Contemporary Music), Contemporary Ensemble and Cinematic Arts and Theatre

     Masterclass, August 2022
Mr. Mark Narmore (Noble Vision Music) and Ms. Stephanie Brown (Nashville and Shoals-based
      Professional Songwriter), Masterclass co-hosted with Department of Entertainment Industry, July 2022
Dr. Joshua Gardner (Arizona State University), Virtual Clarinet Masterclass, November 2021
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:
Florence Camerata – W.C. Handy Festival (guest clarinet soloist), First Presbyterian Church, Florence, AL,
     July 2022
Easter Cantata (clarinet), First United Methodist Church, Florence, AL, April 2022
Trio Leo (clarinet), First Presbyterian Church, Florence, AL, December 2021
Christmas Cantata (clarinet), First United Methodist Church, Florence, AL, December 2021
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 (clarinet), 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 Fest, 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