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PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

2019  - Recipient of the Jazz Education Network President's Service Award

2019  - Recipient of the Jazz Institute of Chicago 2019 Jazz Educator of the Year Award

AS CONDUCTOR -

2018

  • August 4 - 4p Grosse Point Lighthouse Concert
  • July 11 - 7p Trinity United Methodist Ice Cream Social Concert
  • July 4th - Parades in Niles, Skokie, and Evanston, IL
  • June 23 - The Vi at The Glen Concert (closed event)
  • June 20 - 7:30p - Mather Concert (closed event)
  • May 30 - Westminster Place Concert (closed event)
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  • May 27 - 11a - Wilmette Village Memorial Day Ceremony​
  • May 3, 2019 - 7:30p - Spring Concert @ Trinity Lutheran Church, Evanston, IL
  • February 22, 2019 - 7:30p - Winter Concert @ Trinity Lutheran Church, Evanston, IL
  • December 14 - 7:30p - Holiday Concert @ Trinity Lutheran Church, Evanston, IL
  • October 21 - 2:30p - Concert at Three Crowns Park (private event)

  • October 19 - 7:30p - Fall Concert @ Trinity Lutheran Church, Evanston, IL

  • August 5 - 4p - Final Summer Concert @ Gross Point Lighthouse in Evanston

  • July 12 - 7p - Concert for Ice Cream Social @ Trinity United Methodist in Wilmette

  • July 4 - 9a & 2p - Independence Day Parades @ Niles & Evanston

  • June 24 - 3p - Concert @ The Vi at the Glen (closed event)

  • May 4th - 7:30pm - Annual Spring Concert "Spring Mix"

  • March 9th - 7:30pm - Annual Winter Concert "From Across the Pond"

  • February 22nd - 7:15p - Concert @ The Presbyterian Homes, Evanston

  • February 18 - 5:30-8:30p - Dinner/Dance @ White Eagle.

2017

  • December 8 @ 7:30p - Annual Holiday Concert

  • Friday, October 27 @ 7:30p - Annual Fall Concert: "Re-Formation" 

  • April 28, 2017 - 7:30p - WCB Annual Spring Concert

  • March 3, 2017 - 7:30p - WCB Annual Winter Concert

2016

  • December 3, 2016 - Oswego Jazz Festival Clinician

  • October 28, 2016 - 7:30p - WCB Annual Fall Concert

  • August 7th - 4p - WCB Evanston Lighthouse Beach Concert

  • July 4th - 9a & 12 Noon - WCB Independence Day Parades in Niles, Skokie, and Evanston

  • July 21 - 7:30p - WCB Trinity United Methodist Church Ice Cream Social

  • Friday, June 3 - WCB Spring Concert "Happy 35th Anniversary!" - 7:30p @ Trinity Lutheran Church

  • Saturday, May 14 - "Jesus Christ, Superstar" -  @ Trinity Lutheran Church

  • Sunday, May 15 - "Jesus Christ, Superstar" @ Immanuel Lutheran Church

2015

  • December 4, 2015 - WCB Holiday Concert, 7:30pm @ Trinity Lutheran Church, Evanston, IL

  • October 30, 2015 - WCB Fall Concert, 7:30pm @ Trinity Lutheran Church

  • August 9, 2015 - WCB Lighthouse Concert in Evanston - 4p

  • July 26, 2015 - WCB Concert at The Vi in the Glen - 3pm

  • July 9, 2015 - WCB Trinity Methodist Ice Cream Social - 7:30-8:15p

  • July 4, 2015 - WCB Niles (9a) and Skokie (12p) 4th of July Parades

  • Thursday April 30, 2015 - WCB Spring Concert, 7:30pm at Wilmette Junior HS

  • March 4, 2015 - South Suburban Conference Music Festival, Guest Conductor for Jazz Band @ Reavis HS

  • Thursday, February 26, 2015 - WCB Winter Concert 7:15pm @ Evanston Presbyterian Homes

2014

  • Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 - WCB Holiday Concert with the Trinity Choir, @ Trinity Lutheran Church 7:30pm

  • Thursday, October 30, 2014 -WCB Fall Concert @ Wilmette Junior HS 7:30pm

 

AS CLINICIAN or ADJUDICATOR –

2019

  • April 12-13 - IHSA Organization Judge@ Oak Lawn HS, IL
  • March 4-5, 2019- Clinician for NJ Crossroads North Middle School Symphonic Band & Jazz Band​​
  • March 1-3, 2019 - Guest Conductor for the New Jersey CJMEA Wind Ensemble
  • February 23, 2019 - Band Judge for Band For Today@ Chappell School, Chicago, IL​

  • January 2019 - Jazz Education Network, Young Composer Showcase Coordinator - Presenting January, 2019 at the Annual Jazz Education Network Conference in Reno, NV

2018

  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Rolling Meadows HS "Jazz in the Meadows"

  • ​Jazz Education Network, Young Composer Showcase Coordinator - Presenting January, 2018 at the Annual Jazz Education Network Conference in Dallas, TX

2017

  • October 30 - Jazz Drum Set Clinician for Niles West HS Jazz Band, Justin Johnson, Director

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Rolling Meadows HS "Jazz in the Meadows"

  • ​Jazz Education Network, Young Composer Showcase Coordinator - Presenting January, 2017 at the Annual Jazz Education Network Conference in New Orleans, LA

2016

  • Spring Quarter, 2016 - Visiting Lecturer @ Northwestern Univerity, teaching a course on Secondary General Music Methods

  • May 20, 2016 - Jazz Clinician for Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy (MI)

  • April 15-16, 2016 - Adjudicator for IHSA Organizational Contest, Oak Lawn HS

  • March 11, 2016 - Adjudicator for the Northern Illinois Music Conference Organizational Contest - All Day @Woodland Middle School, Gurnee, IL

  • March 19, 2016 - Adjudicator/Clinician for the Herscher Jazz Festival

  • February 27, 2016 - Jazz in the Meadows Adjudicator

  • January 15, 2016 - Indiana Music Educators Association, Jazz Clinician

  • January 6-10, 2016 - Jazz Education Network Conference in Louisville, KY

    • Coordinator/Presenter of the Young Composer Showcase

    • 3pm clinic followed by 4p book signing at jW Pepper Booth

2015

  • November 14, 2015 - ILMEA Dist. 1 Jazz Festival Guest Conductor

  • September 22, 2015 - Herscher HS Marching Band Clinician

  • March 15, 2015 - Clinician with Members of the CJO at Merit School of Music

  • March 2-May 27, 2015 - Instructor for Columbia College in Instrumental and Jazz Pedagogy.

  • April 17-18,2015 - Adjudicator for the IHSA Band Contest (Oak Lawn HS)

  • February 28, 2015 - Jazz in the Meadows Adjudicator

  • February 23, 2015 - Jazz Clinician for Streator HS

  • January 28-31, 2015 - IMEC in Peoria, IL Presentation: “Cookin' with Jazz: Tips from Top Jazz Educators” (9:45-10:45am in CC134)

  • January 7-10, 2015 - JEN Conference in San Diego, CA Presentation of JEN Student Composer Showcase

2014

  • December 19, 2014 - 68th Annual Midwest Clinic Presentation: “Cookin' with Jazz: Tips from Top Jazz Educators” (from 8:30 AM - 09:30 AM)

  • November 1, 2014 - Guest Director for the ILMEA District III Jazz Festival, held at Illinois Weslyan University

  • September 25, 2014 - Guest Marching Band Clinician at Rolling Meadows HS

  • September 20, 2014 - Music Adjudicator for the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival, Wheeling HS

 

AS PERFORMER -

2019

  • July 27 - 6-8pm - "Bill Chapin X-Tet" Live at the LakeHouse Restaurant in Lake Bluff, IL
  • June 29 - 6-8pm - "Bill Chapin X-Tet" Live at the LakeHouse Restaurant in Lake Bluff, IL
  • June 1 - 6-8pm - "Bill Chapin X-Tet" Live at the LakeHouse Restaurant in Lake Bluff, IL
  • February 17 - 4:30-7:30p OMJB Dinner Dance @ the White Eagle Restaurant

2018

  • December 7 -  12:30p @ Niles Civic Center

  • August 12 - Lake Villa Public Library

  • August 3 - 6:30-8:30p - "Bill Chapin X-Tet" Live at the LakeHouse Restaurant in Lake Bluff, IL

  • July 20 - 6:30-8:30p - "Bill Chapin X-Tet" Live at the LakeHouse Restaurant in Lake Bluff, IL

  • June 16 -6:30-8:30p - "Bill Chapin X-Tet" Live at the LakeHouse Restaurant in Lake Bluff, IL

  • June 6 - 7-10p - "Bill Chapin Trio" Live at 129 Center Cutin Grayslake, IL

  • June 3 - 2p - Concert for The Vi at the Glen

  • May 24 - 6:30p - Concert @ Dickinson Hall

  • May 18 - 7-10p - "Bill Chapin Trio" Live at 129 Center Cutin Grayslake, IL

  • May 11 - 6:30-8:30p - "Bill Chapin X-Tet" Live at the LakeHouse Restaurant in Lake Bluff, IL

  • April 27 - 6:30-8:30p - "Bill Chapin X-Tet" Live at the LakeHouse Restaurant in Lake Bluff, IL

  • April 20 - 7-10p - "Bill Chapin Trio" Live at 129 Center Cutin Grayslake, IL

  • April 13 - "Bill Chapin X-Tet" Live at the LakeHouse Restaurantin Lake Bluff, IL

  • March 23 - 7-10p - "Bill Chapin Trio" Live at 129 Center Cutin Grayslake, IL

  • March 11 - 3p - Concert for Three Crowns in Evanston

  • March 10 - 6-8p -"Bill Chapin X-Tet" Live at the LakeHouse Restaurantin Lake Bluff, IL

  • February 24 - 6-8p - "Bill Chapin X-Tet" Live at the LakeHouse Restaurantin Lake Bluff, IL

  • February 16 - 6:30-8:30p - "Bill Chapin X-Tet" Live at the LakeHouse Restaurantin Lake Bluff, IL

  • February 14 - 20th Anniversary Band Party and Performance (closed event)

  • January 29 - 2p - IFS Jazz Orchestra Concert @ Rolling Meadows Library

  • January 27 - 6-8p - Ron Barron & Friends @ The Lakehouse Lake Bluff, IL

  • January 21 - 8:30 & 11am - 9th Annual Jazz Mass @ Trinity Lutheran Church in Evanston, IL

  • January 12 - 7-10p - Bill Chapin Trio @ Center Cut in Grayslake, IL

 

2017

  • July 7 - 7p.m. IFS @ the Northbrook Library, "Parisian Salon Concert Series

  • April 30 - 3 p.m. IFS @ the Skokie Public Library

  • April 2 - 3 p.m. IFS @ Evanston Public Library

  • February 26, 2017 - 4:30-7:30p - OMJB @ Monastero's, Lincolnwood, IL

  • Feb 12 - 3 p.m. IFS @ The Vi at the Glen

  • January 29, 2017 - OMJB @ Admiral Residence, Chicago, IL

2016

  • November 20, 2016 - 3p - IFS @ Three Crowns Park, Evanston

  • November 11, 2016 - Veterans Day Event @ Jesse Brown VA Center, 12 Noon

  • October 1, 2016 - 8:30p - at The Rock House with the John McGann Sextet

  • Friday, August 12, 2016 - 7pm - IFS - Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Center

  • Friday, July 29, 2016 - 7pm - IFS - Summer Concert for the Wilmette Center for the Arts (Location TBA)

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 6pm - IFS - Ice Cream Social @ Presbyterian Homes, 3200 Grant Street, Evanston, IL 60201

  • Friday, July 1, 2016 - 7pm - IFS - Paresian Concert Series @ Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Ln, Northbrook, IL  60062

  • August 7, 2016 - 12:45p - Chicago Hot Dog Festival with the John McGann Sextet

  • June, 2016 - Jazz Vespers - 7:30p @ Trinity Lutheran Church "Awake, Avow, Act"

  • Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 9a - Gospel Mass w/ Robert Harris @ Winnetka Congregational Church

  • Friday, May 13, 2016 - 7pm - Presbyterian Homes, 3200 Grant Street, Evanston, IL 60201

  • Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 3pm - Skokie Public Library - 5215 Oakton St, Skokie, IL  60077

  • Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 4:30-7:30pm - Monestero's Ristorante Concert 4:30-7:30pm

2015

  • November 11, 2015 - Veterans Day Event @ Jesse Brown VA Center, 11am

  • October 18, 2015 - Evanston Library Performance, 2-3pm

  • ​July 30, 2015 - Ice Cream Social @ Evanston Presbyterian Homes, 7:30p

  • July 3 - Northbrook Library Concert Series - 7:30-9:30p

  • May 3, 2015 - Live at the Morton Grove Library, 3pm

  • March 5, 2015 - Live at the Whiskey Lounge! 7:30

  • Feb. 22, 2015 - Monastaros Ristorante Concert 4:30-7:30pm

  • Feb 20, 2015 - VA Jesse Brown Hospital - 1:30pm

  • January 31, 2015 - John McGann Big Band Private Party

  • January 18, 2015 - Jazz Mass @ Trinity Lutheran Church 8:30a & 11am Services

  • Jan. 25, 2015 - Three Crowns Park - Concert in Evanston 3:30-4:30pm

2014

  • Dec. 31, 2014 - New Year's Eve @ Evanston Presbyterian Homes 7:00-8:00pm

  • Dec. 7, 2014 - The Admiral Senior Residence 4:30-5:30pm

  • Dec. 5, 2014 - Northbrook Library Salon Series 7:30-8:30pm

  • ​Nov. 23, 2014 - Skokie Library 3-4pm

  • June 6-8, 2014 - Ottawa Wine & Jazz Festival

 

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PUBLICATIONS

  • Published Composer of marching percussion music (with C.L. Barnhouse, Co.).

  • Published Author and Jazz Music Reviewer (with Downbeat Magazine; Instrumentalist Magazine; MENC Spotlight Series; and co-author for ISBE publication on Cross Curricular Projects).

  • Contributing Author to The Jazzer's Cookbook, published by Merideth Music (2014).

  • Contributing Author to Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz - for beginning ensembles, published by GIA Publications (2016)

  • Contributing Author to Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz - Volume 2, published by GIA Publications (2016)

  • Author of "Infusing Composition into your Jazz Program" for the September 2016 JEN Online Newsletter.

  • Author of "Jazz Conference Preview: Instrumental Performances" for the December 2017 JEN Online Newsletter.

  • Featured Educator in "The Music Educator's Later Years," by Elizabeth Peterson (2016) Meredith Music Publications

  • Author of "Jazz Listening 101" for the September 2017 JEN Online Newsletter.

  • Author of "Jazz Drum Set" for the January 2018 Instrumentalist Magazine

 

CLINICS/WORKSHOPS

  • Concert Band and Jazz Clinician for Music Festivals (including festivals in Charleston, S.C., Niagra Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Burlington VT, and Pittsburgh, PA).

  • Jazz Combo and Music Theory Teacher for National High School Summer Music Institute at Northwestern University.Workshop

  • Presenter in Music Technology and Curriculum for school districts across Illinois, and presenter on jazz education topics at conferences held by the Illinois Music Educators Association; Illinois Association of English Teachers, International Association of Jazz Educators, Jazz Education Network; Music Education National Conference; and the International Association for Educational Assessment.

  • Marching Band Adjudicator across Illinois and in Colorado (state finals).Guest Conductor for numerous Concert Bands and Jazz Bands across the region.

 

STATE AND NATIONAL POSITIONS HELD

  • Jazz Education Network - Coordinator for the Student Composition Competition.

  • Illinois Music Educators Association - Past Member of the Board of Directors, and Secondary General Music Division Vice President.

  • International Association of Jazz Educators - Past President of the Illinois Unit.

  • Percussive Arts Society - Illinois Unit Officer

 

ETHS DUTIES

  • Music Dept. Chair 1992-93.

  • First ETHS Webmaster.

  • Former Member of the School Improvement Team.

  • Crystal “E” Award Winner, 2012 & 2006.

  • Teacher Excellence Award Winner 2008.

  • Mentor for over a dozen student teachers from NU, DePaul U, Roosevelt U, Vandercook College, Western IL U, and U of I.

  • Developed computer-based Electronic Music Course.

  • Introduced new non-performance music courses: Multimedia Technology In the Arts & Jazz Studies (now Seminar in American Music).

  • Established a Composer-in Residence program with Antonio Garcia from 1994-96 with the support of The Commission Project.

  • Commissioned numerous compositions for the ETHS bands.

  • Opening Day Drum Circle Presenter, 2011, 2012.

  • Founder & Artistic Director of the Evanston Jazz Festival for ten years (2004-2013).

  • YAMO Music Advisor for twenty years (1993-2013).

 

ETHS JAZZ BANDS & COMBOS

  • Built the ETHS jazz program from one big band in 1990 to three big bands and nine combos in 2013.

  • Hosted IMEA District Seven Jazz Festival numerous times.

  • Led students in performance at many premier locations, including The Chicago Jazz Festival (twice), The Jazz Showcase, Fitzgeralds Club, Joe’s Bebop Café, and the Skokie Theater.

  • Prepared and led jazz students for international performances in Japan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy. Including prestigious performances at the Montreux and Umbria Jazz Festivals, and for our ETHS sister schools in Heilbrunn, Germany, and Urasa, Japan.

  • Enhanced ETHS Jazz students experience by bringing dozens of professional artists and alumni to perform with them in clinics and concerts.

  • Gave students recording studio experiences and produced award winning CD recordings, including two Downbeat Music Awards.

  • Established the District 65/202 Jazz Festival to enhance cross-district interaction and introduce middle school students to the ETHS music program.

  • Established a Summer Music Jazz Camp for Middle School music students.

 

ETHS CONCERT BANDS

  • Prepared and led band students in prestigious performances on the stages of Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on the campus of Northwestern University, Follinger Great Hall in Champaign, IL, and twice at Symphony Center – home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The bands have performed across the U.S. and Canada, including Toronto, New York City, Washington, D.C., Nashville, and Orlando, Florida.

  • Established a Music Mentorship Program for older students to work with younger players in the program.

  • Hosted IMEA District Seven Band/Choir/Orchestra Festival numerous times.

  • Established the District 65/202 Band Day to enhance cross-district interaction and introduce middle school students to the ETHS music program.

  • Established a Summer Music Band Camp for Middle School music students.

 

ETHS MARCHING BAND

  • Converted the Wildkit Marching Band to all voluntary organization, to enhance the quality of experience for the students.

  • Introduced ETHS band students to the world of competitive marching band.

  • Led marching band students in performance for the nationally televised 2010 McDonalds Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as five performances at Walt Disneyworld, and dozens of performances at the Annual Evanston 4th of July Parades.