Student Success – Brian Crew

Brian Crew has accepted a scholarship offer to attend the University of Northern Iowa to study with Dr. Chris Buckholz.

DMA Essay

I submitted the DMA Essay to my committee this past Friday. On April 25 I will defend the paper.

Student in the News

The Iowa City Press Citizen ran a story about the four Iowa City West High School students selected for the All-State Jazz Band. Trombonist Blake Manternach has a great quote:

Student Success – Jazz Soloist Awards

Brian Crew, of Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, was recently selected as “Best Soloist” for both the TallCorn and NEIBA (North East Iowa Bandmasters Association) Jazz Festivals. Congratulations to Brian for all of his hard work!

Student Success – Blake Manternach

Blake Manternach, of Iowa City West High School, was named an outstanding soloist in the 4A category at the SEIBA (South Eastern Iowa Band Association) Jazz Festival.

Student Success – All-State Jazz Band

Congratulations to Justin Gingerich, Brian Crew, and Blake Manternach who were selected to the 2011 Iowa All-State Jazz Band!

Student Success – Scholarships

Brian Crew of Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids has won a cash scholarship from the Cedar Rapids Beethoven Society for his performance of Camille Saint SaĆ«ns’ Cavatine for trombone and piano (Lee Nguyen, piano).


Student Success

Congratulations to several of my students that made All-State Band and All-State Orchestra this weekend! Well done!

Fall 2010

Fall 2010 has, so far, been very busy with the following:


Iowa Hawkeye Football

Taking Photos with Kate


Busy. Fun. Crazy.


New Bio Pic and New Design

Kate took some new bio pics and they turned out great! I really enjoyed one in particular and wanted to use it for my home page. I felt that the style of the website did not fit with the style of the new headshot, so I selected a new style. Hopefully, that does not cause any confusion.