Al is the instructor of trumpet at Marian University, the assistant director of bands at Monrovia High School, and an adjunct professor in the CAPS program at Indiana Wesleyan University, teaching music and art history and appreciation courses. He is also an active musician and pedagogue, with more than 20 private students in the central Indiana area and many professional playing opportunities, including solo performances at the 2000 and 2001 ITG Conferences on the Festival of Trumpets concert, as well as with the Centennial Brass at the 2001 Conference, and several years with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra. He is currently the Calendar Editor for the International Trumpet Guild, and his calendar column appears in each issue of the ITG Journal. In addition, Al also write and arrange music for numerous ensembles throughout the midwest, writing for diverse styles from marching to concert, jazz, classics and pop. Several high schools have won numerous state and circuit championships when performing his arrangements.
Al acts as education director, music caption head, and web master for the Central States Judges Association, and adjudicate numerous marching contests for the association as well as working with and for other musical organizations and contests. He has adjudicated many times on state and regional finals panels in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida and South Carolina. In addition, Al frequently judge solo, ensemble, and organizational contests for the Indiana State School Music Association, including adjudicating the State Solo Contest for trumpet for several years, and serving as a member of the Brass Required List Revision Committee. He has served as a member of the Artist Faculty for the National Trumpet Competition, and written several reviews/articles reporting on the competition for the International Trumpet Guild. Al is also a member on the Indiana Bandmaster’s Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia national music fraternity, Pi Lambda Theta honorary national education fraternity, and Pi Kappa Lambda honorary national music fraternity. Al is also member of ASCAP.
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