University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ill., Doctor of Musical Arts in Trombone Performance and Literature, Minor in Music Theory, 2001

McNeese State University, Lake Charles, La., Master of Music Education, 1996

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance, cum laude, 1994

Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas, Attended 1989-1991