Support your community and school bands!

In 2011-2, I spent  nine months in Las Cruces, New Mexico at which time I met many wonderful musicians.  Dr. William Clark was instrumental in mentoring me back into music by introducing me to musicians and educators in the area.  As a result, I performed an entire season with the Mesilla Valley Community Band; performed Poem by Charles T. Griffes with the Mesilla Valley Concert Band; I began performing with the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Lonnie Klein; and, I performed most services with the Ciudad Juarez Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Carlos Garcia.  I subsequently enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning program in New Mexico State University where I am designing music courses with an online delivery.  Finally, Dr. Clark urged me to audition for a doctorate program to study flute performance at the University of Arizona with Dr. Brian Luce.  I am accepted and plan to begin my studies in the fall of 2013.  My heartfelt thanks goes to Dr. Clark for believing in me.  Thank you Dr. Clark!