EDUCATION, AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

 

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA

Pursuing a Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance at the UofA. Degree to be completed in the spring of 2025

2021-2025

ARCHBISHOP MACDONALD HIGH SCHOOL

High School Diploma

2018-2021

SIR JOHN THOMPSON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Junior High School Certificate

2015-2018

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA

Private percussion study with Brian Jones

2020-Present

RESONATE MUSIC SCHOOL AND STUDIO

Contemporary Bass Studies with Mike Chenoweth

2012-Present

RESONATE MUSIC SCHOOL AND STUDIO

Contemporary Piano Studies with various instructors

2012-2020

RESONATE MUSIC SCHOOL AND STUDIO

Contemporary Guitar Studies with Mike Chenoweth

2017- Present

RESONATE MUSIC SCHOOL AND STUDIO

Digital Music Production studies with Conor "Conch" Wharton

2020-Present

AWARDS

2022

Gladys Eleanor Eckert Scholarship

University scholarship awarded to students with superior academic standing

2022

Beryl Barns Memorial Undergraduate Award

University scholarship awarded to students in high academic standing

2022

John Newman Memorial Scholarship for Performance of Contemporary Music

University scholarship awarded to a student with initiative and exceptional accomplishment in the performance of contemporary music

2022

ALBERTA MUSIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION STUDENT RECOGNITION AWARD: PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 

Awarded for most votes among three finalists in the collegiate level

2022

QUEBEC MUSIC COMPETITION: PLATINUM AWARD

A performance based award among an international range of applicants - graded and awarded within age groups

2021

HARRY FARMER SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE

A continuing education scholarship based on my entrance audition performance

2021

HRAPKO SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC

An application based university entrance scholarship

2020-2021

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION IN MUSIC AWARD

An Outstanding Service Award is awarded to a grade 12 student who serves a club, school organization and/or the school beyond normal expectations in a positive and influential way. The recipient demonstrates organizational and leadership qualities and contributes a significant amount of time to a variety of activities over an extended period. A student may be nominated for a single activity if his/her service is such that the success of the activity was centered on his/her contributions.

2021

ARCHBISHOP MACDONALD SPIRITUS AWARD

The Spiritus Awards is awarded to a grade 12 student who shows leadership in several school clubs or organizations. The recipient of the Spiritus Award is a male grade 12 student. The recipient demonstrates positivity, enthusiasm, and a Christ-like commitment to others.

2021

DAVID ADOMAKO-ANSAH MEMORIAL LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

The David Adomako-Ansah Leadership Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates commitment to volunteer service and leadership in our school community. This scholarship commemorates David, who was a leader both in and out of the MAC community, and was a generous, passionate, philanthropic, and loving individual. Its purpose is to ensure that his legacy will never be forgotten and to recognize students who embody and demonstrate these qualities.

2019, 2020, 2021

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Award for high academic averages through all three years of high school

ENSEMBLES AND EVENTS:

 

Auditioned or Performed for

2022-2023

UOFA SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE

Successfully auditioned as a Percussionist in the UofA Symphonic Wind Ensemble; the highest level of performing wind band hosted by the UofA, held position of Section Leader

2022-2023

UOFA CONCERT BAND

Successfully auditioned as a Percussionist in the UofA Concert Band, held position of Section Leader

2022-2023

EDMONTON WINDS

Auditioned for community band under the direction of Raymond Baril

2022

LAMP COMPOSITION SEMINAR

Auditioned and selected as a performer for LAMP’s Composition Seminar with the responsibility of performing new compositions as world premiers

2022

TorQ PERCUSSION SEMINAR

Auditioned and selected as an attendee and performer at the TorQ Percussion Seminar 2022, held in Lunenburg, NS, with the goal of increasing interest and skill in ensemble percussion performance

2022

MAC PIT ORCHESTRA

Hired and performed as organ player with the Mac Pit Orchestra and their performance of "Twelfth Night"; directed by Stephanie Urquhart

2021-2022

UOFA SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE

Successfully auditioned as a Percussionist in the UofA Symphonic Wind Ensemble; the highest level of performing wind band hosted by the UofA

2021-2022

UOFA CONCERT BAND

Successfully auditioned as a Percussionist in the UofA Concert Band

2021-2022

EDMONTON WINDS

Auditioned for community band under the direction of Raymond Baril

2018-2021

MAC JAZZ BAND

Successfully auditioned and performed in the MACJazz band for three years as an auxiliary percussionist and pianist

2018-2021

MAC HONOUR BAND

I performed as a percussionist in this audition-based group for three years, acting as a section leader for two

2020

MACEWAN YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Nominated for the MacEwan Youth Jazz Orchestra before it was suspended due to COVID-19

2020-Present

JAEDYN'S TRIBUTES AND THE FLASHBACK BAND

Performed as a keyboardist and harmonicist for Jaedyn Pilon's Flashback Band

2019 & 2020

UOFA HONOUR BAND

Nominated and accepted as a percussionist for the UofA Honour Band two years in a row

2019

MAC PIT ORCHESTRA

Directed and performed as a synthesizer player with the Mac Pit Orchestra and their performance of "The Drowsy Chaperone"

2019

NATIONAL YOUTH BAND

Auditioned for the National Youth Orchestra and placed as a backup percussionist. Event was postponed due to COVID-19

2019

ALBERTA WIND SYMPHONY

Auditioned and performed with the Alberta Wind Symphony as a percussionist

2018-2021

ECSD SENIOR ALL CITY BAND

Performed with the ECSD Senior All City Band as a percussionist, while holding section leader for two years

2018

NORTHERN ALBERTA JUNIOR HONOUR BAND

Nominated and accepted as a percussionist in the Northern Alberta Junior Honour Band

2016-2018

ECSD JUNIOR ALL CITY BAND

Auditioned and accepted as a percussionist in the Junior All City Band. Held Section Leader for one year

2016-2018

SIR JOHN THOMPSON TOUR BAND

Auditioned and accepted as a member of the SJT Tour Band. Held Section Leader for one year