I love conducting. In high school, I was teaching parts to other students, and by the time college came, I couldn't wait to buy my first baton. I found many loves in music, including teaching theory, analysis, and history, but I keep coming back to conducting choirs.
I taught conducting classes and enjoyed opening my students' eyes to the good and the bad points of conducting. I developed a systematic way of helping others become better conductors. My newest book, I'm a Choir Director, further explains my methods. Most importantly, I explore how regular prayer, honesty, and good technique lead to good, grounded, easy-to-follow conducting.
DIRECTOR OF TRADITIONAL WORSHIP
Direct the church choir and community chorus, organize fundraisers, host and organize the Cypress Creek Choral Festival, oversee budget of the Cypress Creek Community Chorale, advise pastor on weekly services, including decor and music.
2001 - 2003 and 2013 - 2015
Conduct the chancel choir, lead congregational music, organized musical groups, played organ/piano during services, also director of the Brenham Chorale and Instructor at Blinn College
2007 - 2012
Conducted, maintained budget, and founded as a 501(c)3, also Associate Professor of music at Lyon College and President of the Batesville Symphony League.