PAPERS PRESENTED:
(partial list only)
  • “The Art of Recruiting Students for Your Elementary Band Program.” Wyoming Music Educators Conference, Casper, Wyoming, January, 1986.
  • “The Role of the Jazz Educator in the Public Schools.” New Mexico Music Educators Association Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, January, 1989.
  • “How to Rehearse the Rhythm Section in Your School Jazz
    Ensemble.” Arizona Music Educators Association Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, January, 1989.
  • “Music Education in the 21st Century.” Career Opportunities Conference, Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana, October, 1989.
  • “Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques.” Western New Mexico University, Silver City, New Mexico, February 1989.
  • “Key Ingredients for a Better Sounding Saxophone Section in Your Jazz Ensemble.” Garden City Community College, Garden City, Kansas, March 1989.
  • “Creativity Via the Jazz Idiom.” Colorado Music Educators Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado, January, 1990.
  • “Recruitment, Retention, and Basic Organization of the School Music Program.” Workshop sponsored by Yamaha Musical Instruments, Santa Fe, NM, 1990.
  • “The Meaning of the Blues,” February; “The Early Years of Jazz,”
    May; and “The Bebop Revolution,” November, all in 1991 at the
    University of Denver.
  • “African American Undergraduates at Majority Institutions;” and
    “The Business of Music: You Can Be Successful.” University of
    Maryland, College Park, MD, May, 1991.
  • “Early Jazz in New Orleans.” University of Colorado “Lectures at Seven” Series , Fall, 1991.
  • “Black Musicians in Jazz History.” Colorado State University,
    Spring, 1991.
  • “The Value and Importance of Multicultural Experiences for All - But How?” Colorado Music Educators Association Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, 1992.
  • “Jazz Improvisation in the Public Schools.” Colorado Bandmasters
    Association Summer Convention, 1992.
  • “Jazz! From Armstrong to Coltrane.” The 1992 Chautauqua Forum
    Series, Boulder, CO.
  • “Blues - the Backbone of Jazz,” “The Early Years of Jazz,” and “The Bebop Revolution.” (Three separate presentations), University of Denver, 1992.
  • “Creativity Through Jazz.” “90 Minutes” Series, University of
    Colorado, Boulder, 1992.
  • “Jazz Fusion.” Colorado Mountain College, Lecture/Demonstration,
    Leadville, CO, 1992.
  • “Teaching Jazz Improvisation I & II.” Wyoming Music Educators’
    1992 All-State Clinic and Conference, Rawlins, Wyoming, 1992.
  • “The Contributions of Black Musicians Throughout Jazz History.”
    Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, 1992.
  • “The Various Eras of Jazz.” The 1992 Leadville Music Festival,
    Leadville, CO, 1992.
  • “Jazz Musicians from the Southwest.” Oklahoma Arts Institute,
    Lone Wolf, OK, 1992.
  • “The Role of the Jazz Musician in the Arts.” The ASSEMBLY of Community Arts Councils of Oklahoma, Quartz Mountain, OK, 1992.
  • “Funk, Jive and the Blues.” High Plains Regional Library Service
    Conference, Keynote Speaker, Estes Park, CO, 1992.
  • “Sight-Reading Jazz Ensemble Charts.” Colorado Bandmasters Association Summer Convention, 1993.
  • “Jazz: the Hardbop Era & Beyond.” The 1993 Chautauqua Summer
    Forum Series, Boulder, CO, 1993.
  • “Blues: What is It?,” “The In’s & Out’s of Jazz,” and “The Bebop
    Revolution.” (Three separate presentations)University of Denver,
    1993.
  • “The Various Eras of Jazz.” Longmont Senior Citizens, Longmont, CO, 1993.
  • “The Contributions of African Americans in This Country.” DPS
    Career Education Center,Human Relations Workshop, 1993.
  • “The Contributions of African Americans in This Country.” Morey Middle School,Human Relations Workshop, Denver, CO, 1993.
  • “Why the Arts?” Television Program, Mosaic, Channel 4, 1993.
  • “The Importance of Arts Education in the Schools.” Testimony: Governor Roy Romer’s Colorado Standards & Assessment Council, Denver, CO, 1993.
  • “A Tribute to Duke Ellington: The Man & His Music.” The 1994 Chautauqua Summer Forum Series, Boulder, CO,1994.
  • “The Bebop Revolution” and “The Blues: Where Did it Come From?”
    (two separate presentations)University of Denver, 1994.
  • “Jazz & the African American Connection.” University of Colorado, Black Awareness Month, 1994.
  • “Jazz in the Mid-1950s: Hardbop and Cool.” Longmont Senior
    Citizens, Longmont, CO, 1994.
  • “The Jazz Performer: Then & Now.” The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, Lone Wolf, OK, 1994.
  • “Survival Skills for the Aspiring Artist.” Wyoming Arts Council, Jackson Hole, WY, 1994.
  • “The Value of Arts Education for Every Child.” Arts & Humanities Assembly of Boulder, 1994.
  • “Teaching Jazz Improvisation to High School Students.” Workshop for El Paso, TX Band Directors,Hanks High School Jazz Festival, 1994.
  • “Jazz Unplugged and Beyond: from Scott Joplin to Fats Waller.” The 1995 Chautauqua Summer Forum Series, Boulder, CO, 1995.
  • “The Hardbop Years.” University of Denver, Denver, CO, 1995.
  • “Rehearsal Techniques for the Novice Band Director.” Workshop fo
    El Paso, TX Band Directors, Hanks High School Jazz Festival,
    1995.
  • “What to Look for During a Jazz Performance.” National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Board Retreat, Aspen, CO, 1995.
  • “Minority Access to Music Study: What Works and Why.” National
    Association of Schools of Music, Conference, Chicago, IL, 1995.
  • “Self Expression and Group Interaction - the Essential Balance.”
    Jazz Australia, Keynote Address, Perth, Western Australia, 1995.
  • “The Creative Process in the Classroom.” Teacher In-Services, School of Instrumental Music, Perth, Western Australia, 1995.
  • “Working with the High School Jazz Band.” Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 1995.
  • “Jazz: the Freedom Trail of Rhythm.” Black American West Museum & Heritage Center, Inc., (CO), 1996.
  • “The African & Latin Roots of Jazz.” The 1996 Chautauqua Summer Forum Series, Boulder, CO, 1996.
  • “Jazz: The American Way.” Jazz Informance, Luhe-Wildenau, Germany, 1996.
  • “Performance in the Context of the National Standards for Music Education.” The 1997 Northwestern University’s Music Education Leadership Seminar, Evanston, IL.
  • “How the Jazz Educator Can Use the Internet As a Means to Reach & Expand the Global Jazz Audience.” The Knitting Factory, New York, NY 1997
  • “Jazz in the Media: Possibilities and Pitfalls.” Billboard Magazine/BET Jazz Issues Forum, Washington, D.C 1997
  • “Jazz: the Hardbop Way.” Longmont Senior Citizen Center, Longmont, CO, 1997
  • “How to Incorporate Multimedia Materials in the Classroom Utilizing Enhanced Jazz CDs.” MidWest Band & Orchestra Clinic, Chicago, IL 1997
  • “Jazz During the 20th Century.” Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, D.C., 1997
  • “The Use of Multimedia Materials in the Classroom.” MENC Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 1998
  • “A Centennial Retrospective.” Chautauqua Summer Forum Series, Boulder, CO, 1998 (conductor/presenter)
  • “The Bebop Era.” Music Center of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 1998
  • “Jazz: The Making of a True American Art Form.” Longmont Senior Citizen Center, Longmont, CO, 1998
  • “The Use of Multimedia Materials in a Multicultural Environment.” National Symposium on Multicultural Music, Knoxville, TN, 1998
  • “Jazz Education in the Classroom.” Residency, Ohio University, 1999
  • “Approaching the Standards: Teaching Jazz Improvisation to Middle & High School Students.” New York State Music Educators Conference, Rochester, NY, 1999
  • “Legends of the Big Band Era.” Chautauqua Summer Forum Series, Boulder, CO 1999
  • “The Arts & Academics Meet At Center Stage.” Workshop for North Forest School District Teachers, Houston, TX, 2000
  • “Why Jazz Education?” Workshop for teachers & school board members, Vancouver Island, Vancouver, BC, 2000
  • “Vision 2020: What Are the Ramifications?” MENC Conference, Washington, DC, 2000
    “Connecting Art and Academics.” Keynote Address, Arts Community Conference, Northampton, MA, 2000