To earn a teaching position at a Community College, State College, or University to inspire and educate a wide diversity of students.
M.A. in Music, 2007, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Ethnomusicology Specialization; GPA 4.0
B.A., 1999, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Major in Ethnomusicology, Minor in Field Methodology; Academic Credit/Evaluations
Teaching Experience 2008 - Present
Cuyamaca College, El Cajon, CA.
Mus 116: Introduction to World Music
Mus 115: History of Rock
Mus 111: History of Jazz
Palomar College, San Marcos, CA.
Mus 171: World Music
Mus 169: History of Rock
Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA.
Mus 105: Intro to Music
Mus 195: World Music
Platt College, San Diego, CA.
Mus 201: Enjoyment of Music
UCSD Extension, La Jolla, CA.
Music and Your Brain
“Kembang Sunda” Director/Owner
2006 - present: Sundanese gamelan, (media available)
“Ngesti Budaya” KJRI Los Angeles
2007-2018: Javanese gamelan
San Diego State University
2004–2018: Javanese gamelan
2006: Afro-Cuban / Afro-Brazilian music
2004–2005: Mbira and marimba music from Zimbabwe
2004: Music and dance from Ghana
The Evergreen State College
1997–1999: Sundanese Gamelan Degung
1997–1998: Orissi, East Indian Classical Dance
1997: Butoh, Contemporary Japanese Dance
1997: Music and Dance from Ghana
1995–1998: West African Drumming from the Ivory Coast and Senegal
561 Area Studies: Ethnomusicology, Cuba. 3 units
561 Area Studies: Ethnomusicology, The Middle East. 3 units
570 Advanced Chamber Music Ensemble: Javanese Gamelan. 6 units
570 Advanced Chamber Music Ensemble: Music and Dance of Ghana. 1 unit
570 Advanced Chamber Music Ensemble: Music of Zimbabwe. 1 unit
610 Seminar in Ethnomusicology. 3 units
615 Seminar in Music Theory: Ancient and Modern Notational Systems. 3 units
651 Advanced Performance Studies: Javanese Gamelan. 6 units
654 Seminar in Music History: Interrelations in World Music History. 3 units
690 Seminar in Research Procedures in Music. 3 units
799 Thesis: The Development of Degung: A Sundanese Gamelan Tradition. 3 units
Abstract of Thesis
The ancient Sundanese gamelan tradition called degung has a long and prestigious history, yet an extremely small amount of published information exists concerning its development and significance within Sundanese society. This thesis documents the development of degung from its creation in the fourteenth century to the present, focusing on important historical, political, gender, and cultural issues that surround it.
Honors and Awards
Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society member, San Diego State University, 2005.
Ethnomusicology Summer Research Scholarship, San Diego State University, 2006.
2016: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia: researched traditional music.
2012: Kenya: researched Maasai and Samburu vocal traditions.
2011: Indonesia: West Java, North Sumatra; researched kacapi suling.
2010: Indonesia: West Java, researched Sundanese gamelan degung and kacapi suling; produced documentary DVD of field recordings (media available upon request).
2006: Indonesia: West Java; researched Sundanese gamelan salendro, degung and angklung; produced documentary DVD of field recordings (media available upon request).
2002: Indonesia: North Sumatra, Aceh; researched Batak music.
2000-2001: Indonesia: Bali, Java, Madura, Batam, North Sumatra, West Sumatra; researched traditional music and culture; produced documentary CD of field recordings (media available upon request).
1998-1999: Indonesia: Bali, Java; researched Balinese and Javanese gamelan music, Balinese ritual offerings, and Javanese batik textile art.
1996: Central America: Guatemala, Honduras, Bay Islands; researched Garifuna music and culture.
Other Related Experience
Certified Online Instructor, Canvas Mentor, POCR Reviewer
Concert Series Facilitator at San Diego State University and Cuyamaca College
Guest Lecturer at San Diego State University
Gamelan Instructor at San Diego State University
Director of Kembang Sunda, Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble