1990-1994 Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario – Honours Bachelor of Music (composition)

1983-1989 St. David Catholic Secondary School, Waterloo, Ontario (grades 7 to 13)

1976-1982 St. Louis School, Waterloo Ontario

Renaissance School of the Arts

Founding Director (1993 – present)

Film/Commercial Work

Several television commercials; two that were nominated for Emmys, and one that won.

Film Score for Fraternity House (2008) IMDB link

Various scores for the popular webcomic site

AMD Commercial Contest (two entries) – both placed in the top 20, one won a “Gold Addy” award.

Many entries into short film contest, including 48 hour contests.

Two submissions for “On the Lot” with Steven Spielberg.

Commercials for The American Red Cross and other local and national companies.

A short featured on the Space Channel.

Music for flash based video games.

Spec work for pilot TV shows.

A theme for a podcast on that is used on the Weird Al interview among others.

Score for a corporate video for a Las Vegas tour bus company.

Playing Experiences

Neil Murray Band – electric bass, backing vocals

Paul Mitchell group (jazz) – piano

Solo Jazz piano

Baroque and Blue Jazz Trio with Jennifer Rodrigues and Elaine Sweeney – including the Bill Clinton lunch fundraiser and Mario Andretti event

Celtic Christmas tour with Juno-nominated Rob Crabtree and Noni Crete

Hamilton Jazz Festival with Leonard Shea

CTV – Canada AM with Leonard Shea

CITY TV – Breakfast Television with Leonard Shea

All Star Country Tribute – piano, including opening for George Jones at Lulu’s in Kitchener

K-W Symphony “The Road to Carnegie Hall” – piano, typesetter

Bending the Bows – piano

“Business” featuring Haydain Neale from Jacksoul, and Dr. Drew Waters

Theatre Experience

Laurelwood Public School

2009 – Willy Wonka, Jr. – bass

K-W Children’s Drama Workshop

2009 – Anne of Green Gables – musical director, piano

2009 – The Rise and Fall and Rise of Humpty Dumpty – musical director, arranger

2008 – Miracle on 34th Street – music consultant

2008 – Annie, Jr. – musical director, piano

2008 – Charlie and The Chocolate Factory – music consultant, arranger

Summer Music Theatre School (Guelph) – River Run Centre

2005 – Grease – musical director, electric bass

2004 – “Big” – musical director, electric bass

2003 – Little Shop of Horrors – musical director, electric bass

2002 – Fame – musical director, electric bass

2001 – Oklahoma – musical director, conductor

2000 – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat – piano, band contractor

Summer Music Theatre School (Waterloo)

Godspell – piano

The Wiz – piano

Oklahoma – sound technician

Annie – piano

Waterloo Stage Teatre

Cindarella (Christmas Pantomime) – musical director, arranger

Man of La Mancha – electric bass

The Frog Prince – arrangements

Centre in the Square Summer Theatre School

Pit orchestra (2 years) – keyboards

WLU Drama Department

Our Country’s Good – original compositions, keyboard, saxophone

River Run Centre

Nunsense – electric bass

Schoolhouse Theatre, St. Jacobs

Amahl and the Night Visitors – sound and light technician

J-M Drama

Return of the Curse of the Mummy’s Revenge – musical director, piano

St. Matthew School

Godspell (2009) – piano

Guess What Happened at Recess – piano

St Benedict Catholic Secondary School

Godspell – piano, band director

Guess What Happened at Recess – piano

Oakville Trafalgar High School

Grease – sound technician

Sound of Music – sound technician

Humanities Theatre

Christmas Special – arranger, piano

The Boyfriend – saxophone

Church Theatre – Guelph

Nunsense – electric bass

St Agnes School

Cinderella – musical director, piano

Little Red Riding Hoodlum – musical director, piano

Alice in Wonderland – musical director, piano

Robin Hood – musical director, piano, arranger

St David Catholic Secondary School

The Wiz – bass

Oliver – drums

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat – keyboard

Best of Broadway – saxophone

Lil’ Abner – piano


Roberto – “Muther Tung (2009)” – co-writer, orchestral arranger

Chris Patton – jazz demo – producer

Roberto – writer, arranger, producer

Susan Windover New CD – piano, organ

Father Mark Curtis (Juno Nominee) New CD – electric bass

University Catholic Community New CD, co-producer, piano, arranger

University Catholic Community Rise Up – co-producer, piano, arranger

Becky Whittich The Gift, producer, arranger, piano

Acoustix Jazz Jazz Jazz – writer, arranger, conductor (title track)

Thomas K Hunter and the Steve Lehmann Big Band Next One in Line – writer, arranger, piano, conductor

Florence Hanser Music I love – arranger, sequencing

Other Stuff

Guest Clinician

St Benedict Catholic Secondary School – bass and rhythm section clinician

Music Camps

Jazz Camp at NMC – faculty / councellor

Music Editing

Karen and Pat Hovorka in the F.A.M.E. competition – world level

K-W Skating Club, including Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

K-W Synchronized Swimming Club