As the string coach for the Baroque Music Ensemble I coach graduate and undergradate students on historical performance practices associated with the repertoire they perform each quarter.
I teach Baroque Performance Practice and Ornamentation during the Winter Quarters. Pre-pandemic, I coached Baroque Ensembles and on occasion coached the string sections of the DePaul Opera Orchestra, and DePaul Symphony Orchestra on historical style and performance practice. I also gave presentations to DePaul's Composition Department on writing new music for period instruments.
I have given masterclasses and guest coached ensembles at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Wheaton College, and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
As string faculty, I coached and often led the MEMF All-Festival ensemble. I also taught workshops on various subjects including: Ornamentation, Spanish instrumental song, Ornamentation in the style of Diego Ortiz, 17th and 18th century Zarzuela, Italian Renaissance violin band, Fiddling traditions of the 17th and 18th centuries, and more.
As string faculty, I taught workshops on 17th century English music, Fiddle traditions of the 17th and 18th centuries, French Baroque dance music and performance practice, and I played nightly as part of the English country dance band.
As Artistic Director of the Bach & Beethoven Experience and in conjunction with the production of The Gentle Shepherd, I led workshops and classes on historical Scottish fiddling, performance practice of Scottish Baroque music, and held open dress rehearsals and lectures as part of this residency.
I get to work with bright high school and middle school students on Baroque music, general musicality, and help lead them in their final performance together as an orchestra at the end of the academy week. They are truly a highlight to the summers.