Curriculum Vitae

Academic History
The University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, December 2007
Master of Music Degree in Trumpet Performance
G.P.A. 3.98/4.00

The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa, August 1993
Bachelor of Music Degree in Trumpet Performance and Education
Phi Beta Kappa
Graduated with Distinction
Dean's List
School of Music Tuition Scholarship
G.P.A. 3.70/4.00

Professional Experience
Shelly Devlin Brass Studios
Tacoma, Poulsbo, and Silverdale, Washington
Private Brass Instructor, January 2000-Present
  • Active as an educator and mentor teaching 54 private students per week resulting in successful student performances at recitals and statewide solo and ensemble festivals
  • Systematized a course of study and tailored it to meet the needs of each individual student
  • Provided educational trumpet clinics and brass sectionals to high school, middle school and elementary band students in Northwest Washington area schools
  • Taught the Beginning Band Exploration Brass Camp which stimulated students through a hands-on learning environment
  • Rehearsed middle school brass students during sectionals at Ted Brown Music's Summer Band Camp
  • Successfully guided students towards acceptance into All-State, Tacoma Youth Symphony, and regional honors festivals
  • Expanded educational clinics and recital performances to include out-of-state venues
  • Developed advertising and marketing materials to generate new clientele and promote business activity
  • Started internet business website
Ted Brown Music
Tacoma, Washington
Educational Services Representative /Band and Orchestra Sales Specialist
September 2003-September 2009
  • Administered beginning band and orchestra recruiting programs in the Central Kitsap, North Kitsap, Pioneer, and Quillayute Valley school districts which tested out all potential band and orchestra students on instruments and guided them toward an appropriate instrument choice
  • Provided educational support services to teachers, administrators, and school music programs throughout Northwest Washington
  • Evaluated junior high and high school bands in preparation for large group festivals
  • Worked with student brass sections in preparation for contests
  • Skilled at sales and customer relations with special emphasis and product knowledge in band and orchestra instruments
  • Increased musical instrument rental accounts adding four new school districts to the company's service area
  • Facilitated complimentary instrument repair services in support of marching band, jazz band , and elementary school music festivals
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
January 2008-February 2008
  • Invited to teach High Brass Techniques in the School of Music, winter quarter 2008
  • Taught future music educators trumpet techniques giving them a solid foundation on the development of a successful brass embouchure
  • Introduced students to methods and materials suitable for beginning, intermediate, and advanced level trumpet study
  • Maintained records of student progress and assigned grades
  • Provided a course syllabus to all enrolled students
Navy Band Northwest
Silverdale, Washington
Trumpeter, January 1999-May 2003
Good Conduct Award Employee of the Quarter Award
Letter of Commendation National Defense Service Award
  • Entertained both American and Canadian audiences playing trumpet for such high profile events as the opening day ceremonies for the Seattle Mariners and performing for well-known dignitaries like Governor Gary Locke
  • Featured as trumpet soloist in the Navy Band's Five Star Brass Quintet
  • Coordinated repair, maintenance, and car pool activities for 48 months ensuring that the Navy Band's $180,000 6-vehicle fleet was 100% effective in meeting a demanding 10,000 miles per month travel schedule
  • Revised the standard operating procedures transportation manual and ordered updated safety equipment for all vehicles resulting in a 100% successful organization safety inspection
  • Assigned sponsors and provided welcome aboard packages for 20 new employees ensuring smooth transitions into the workplace
  • Meticulously maintained the musical supply inventory and ensured adequate stock was on hand at all times
Calamus-Wheatland Community Schools
Wheatland, Iowa
Instrumental Music Teacher, August 1997- July 1999
  • Successfully guided the Calamus-Wheatland concert band to superior "I" ratings at Large Group Festival
  • Prepared over 60 small groups and soloists per year toward performance at Solo & Ensemble Festival
  • Increased enrollment in the junior high jazz band, doubling its size in one year
  • Planned, prepared, and organized materials and objectives using the teacher effectiveness model
  • Served as an advisor for the 1998 Iowa Ambassador Music Tour to Europe
  • Motivated students through an active learning environment
Rockwell City/Lytton Community Schools
Rockwell City, Iowa
Instrumental Music Teacher, August 1994-July 1997
  • Guided the RCL Marching Band to first place trophies in the 1995 and 1996 VEISHEA parades
  • Co-conducted the 1995 Twin Lakes Conference Band Festival
  • Served as an advisor for the 1996 Iowa Ambassador Music Tour to Europe
  • Successfully prepared students for the Iowa All-State Band
  • Developed and implemented a five-year instrument purchase plan for the high school band program
  • Organized e-mail and internet staff development sessions for the RCL's Phase III project on technology
  • Sponsored and organized junior class prom activities
Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and surrounding community school districts
K-12 Substitute Teacher, August 1993-June 1994
  • Demonstrated versatility in presenting music curriculum in a variety of specialized areas including band, orchestra, chorus, and general music
  • Successfully taught in a variety of subject areas including music, math, and English
  • Streamlined presentation of the music curriculum to fit the needs of emotionally and physically challenged students
  • Prepared well-organized and thorough outlines which referenced daily classroom activities for teachers

Major Trumpet Performances
Saturday, Januray 4, 2009
Trumpet and French Horn Recital, Shelly Devlin and Wayne Lu in Concert
Sponsored by the Hope Arts Patrons, Marshalltown, Iowa

Saturday, December 30, 2006
Recital Tour sponsored by the Hope Arts Patrons, Marshalltown, Iowa
  • Concerto in Eb mvt. 1, Neruda
  • Orientale, Barat
  • Sonata, mvt 1, Kennan
  • Ave Maria, Bach/arr. Mitchell-Wallace/Head
  • "Psalm" from Two Portraits, Turrin
  • Christmas Concerto mvt.1, Corelli
  • Concert Etude, Goedicke
  • Te Deum, Charpentier/arr. Wallace/Head
Wednesday, May 10, 2006:
Master's Recital, University of Washington School of Music, Seattle, Washington
  • Concerto in Eb, Neruda
  • Three Bagatelles, Fisher Tull
  • Sonata, Kennan
  • "Psalm" from Two Portraits, Turrin
  • Salutation, Vizzutti
  • Score in C, Devlin

December 22, 2008:
Trumpet, Brass, and Band Clinic, East Marshall Middle School and Elementary, Gilman, Iowa

December 18, 2008:
Trumpet, Brass, and Band Clinic, East Marshall High School, LeGrand, Iowa

October 23, 2008:
Trumpet and Band Clinic, Peninsula High School, Gig Harbor, Washington

September 11, 2008:
Trumpet Clinic for Beginning Trumpet Students, Kingston Middle School, Kingston, Washington

November 8, 2007:
Topics Exam, University of Washington School of Music, Seattle, Washington
  • Roots of Cuban Music and its Influence on Latin Trumpet Performance Style
  • Analysis of Chocolate Armenteros's trumpet solo on "Bilongo" and its Relationship to the Clave
  • Trumpet Virtuoso Anton Wiedinger and his Influence on the Development of Trumpet Repertoire

Other Research Projects
November, 2007
University of Washington School of Music
Seattle, Washington
  • Miguel Martinez, Innovator of the Mariachi Trumpet Performance Style
  • The Development of Chromaticism in Trumpet Design
  • Advancements in Trumpet Mouthpiece Design
  • Twentieth Century Composer Carson Cooman and his Contributions to the Trumpet Repertoire
  • Analyzing Stravinsky Using the Concepts of Superimposition, Centricity, Interpolation, and Tonal Axes

Trumpet Etude, "Psalm Fanfare" (2007)
Written for University of Washington professors Allen Vizzutti and David Kappy in fulfillment of the composer's Master's Degree topics exam

Jazz Combo, "Score in C" (2005)
Composed for Professor Vern Sielert and the Modern Jazz Contingent

Ensemble Experience
Navy Band Northwest
Silverdale, Washington
  • Five Star Brass Quintet
  • Ceremonial Band
  • Cascade Big Band
Bremerton Symphony
Bremerton, Washington
  • HMS Pinafore, March 2008
Tacoma Concert Band
Tacoma, Washington
  • Toured French Riviera, July 2007
University of Washington Wind Ensemble
Seattle, Washington
  • Toured Japan, March 2007
Greenwood Concert Band
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Symphony's Pacific Northwest Community Orchestra
Seattle, Washington
  • Performed for the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • Played trumpet on Mahler's First Symphony for Mahler Mania 2008
Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra
Seattle, Washington
  • Featured as soloist on "Peanut Vendor' on Dreamcatcher CD
Modern Jazz Contingent
Seattle, Washington

The Hope
Seattle, Washington
  • Featured on "Something for Audrey" on Hope CD
Kitsap Community Theatre Orchestra
Silverdale and Bremerton, Washington
  • Les Miserables
  • City of Angels
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
Tacoma, Washington
  • Big
Puyallup Community Band
Puyallup, Washington
  • Featured on Bugler's Holiday, Summer 2008
Port Townsend Symphony
Port Townsend and Chimacum, Washington

Cedar Rapids Municipal Band
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Quad City Wind Ensemble
Davenport, Iowa

Marshalltown Messiah
Marshalltown, Iowa

Fort Dodge Symphony
Fort Dodge, Iowa

Karl King Band
Fort Dodge, Iowa

Bobby Allen Band
Fort Dodge, Iowa

Fort Dodge Community Theatre Orchestra
Fort Dodge, Iowa
  • Mame
  • It's A Wonderful Life
Eastern Iowa Brass Band
Mount Vernon, Iowa

Des Moines "Stars Under the Sky" Band
Des Moines, Iowa

MCC Band
Marshalltown, Iowa

Marshalltown Municipal Band
Marshalltown, Iowa

  • Cambridge Who's Who of Executives, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs, May 2008
  • Lecturer for High Brass Techniques, University of Washington, January-February 2008
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honors Fraternity, April 1992
  • Pi Kappa Lambda Honorary Music Fraternity, October 1994
  • Pi Lambda Theta Honor and Professional Association, April 1993
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honors Fraternity, April 1989
  • University of Iowa Dean's List, 8 semesters
  • University of Iowa School of Music Tuition Scholarship
  • Free-lance Writer for the "Daily Iowan" newspaper

Professional Associations
  • International Trumpet Guild
  • American Federation of Musicians
  • Music Educator's National Conference
  • Washington Music Educator's Association
  • Kitsap Music Teachers Association
  • Music Teachers National Association

Primary Teachers
  • Allen Vizzutti, soloist and recording artist
  • Jay Thomas, jazz soloist
  • Vern Sielert, jazz studies, University of Washington (currently at the University of Idaho)
  • David Greenhoe, Quad City Symphony, Lake Placid Sinfonietta, University of Iowa
  • Gene Kubli, Private Trumpet Instructor
  • John Devlin, LDF Community Schools

Additional Studies
  • David Gordon, Seattle Symphony
  • Justin Emerich, trumpeter
  • Don Lanphere, jazz soloist
  • Keith Gill, Armed Forces School of Music

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