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composer & educator

RJ graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in May of 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, a Co-Major in Arts Management, and minors in Music Composition and Percussion Performance.

As a freelance musician, RJ offers services in music composition, music education, and music performance.

Currently residing in southwest Ohio, RJ can be reached virtually to serve anyone around the globe.

Teaching Experience

Private Lessons Instructor (2019-present)
Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps - Tenor Technician (2022)
Fairfield High School - Percussion Director & Battery Arranger (2020-present)
Hamilton High School - Battery Percussion Instructor (2020-2022)
Hamilton High School - Indoor Percussion Designer & Assistant Director (2023)
Colerain High School - Battery Percussion Director & Battery Arranger (2019)
Oxford Music Academy - Percussion Private Lessons Instructor (2020-2022) 

Performing Experience

Rhythm X (2022)
The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps (2020-2021)
The Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps (2019)
Cap City Percussion (2019)
Miami University Steel Band (2017-2019)
Miami University Percussion Ensemble (2018-2020)
Miami University Wind Ensemble (2020) 

Composing Experience

Compositions for diverse instrumentations of both solo and ensemble settings--written for percussion, brass, woodwinds, strings, piano, and voice.
Experienced marching percussion arranging for both battery and front ensemble.
Works have been performed across the country by prestigious ensembles.
Currently taking on commissions for new works and selling completed compositions.
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