Vince is a trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer/arranger in the Philadelphia and New York regions. His primary instrument for the past 16+ years is trumpet; he also performs on assorted brass, electric bass, and vocals. Vince holds a Masters in Music degree in Jazz Studies from the University of the Arts; and holds a Bachelor of Science in Music degree concentrating in Jazz Studies and Theory & Composition from the State University of New York at New Paltz. He is a member of Soul c... [more]
Vince was first introduced to music theory when he began playing trumpet and reading music. He learned the basics such as notes, scales, triads, key signatures, and time signatures, from the perspective as a performer. Later (especially when he started studying guitar and piano) Vince studied intervals, more exotic scales, and chord progressions. At college and graduate school, he formally studied advanced music theory as applied to tonal harmony, twentieth century music, and jazz. Often, theories are built upon other theories and thus support each other. Vince can teach the basics and some of the most advanced theoretical concepts to any musician regardless of instrument. He will teach to theories and how they can be successfully deployed in practice. Vince teaches music theory for all skill levels.
Although he is excellent at reading music, Vince has an even stronger ear; which attributes to his aptitude for learning multiple instruments. By studying & performing jazz, he's developed his ear and expanded his communication. He studied sight singing and ear training with Ottman's Music for Sight Singing book - perhaps the most essential, popular text for ear training. Vince also employs his ear by transcribing music for the bands' of which he is a member. Ear training is important for every musician regardless of instrument. Vince will teach how to recognize the elements of music including rhythms, intervals, melody, harmony, scales, and form. He will demonstrate how proper ear training contributes to practical situations. Vince teaches ear training for all skill levels.
I attended college at the State University of New York at New Paltz and earned a B.S. in Music. I concentrated in Jazz Studies and Theory & Composition. Although I primarily play trumpet, I also play piano, guitar, and have a working knowledge of other instruments. I read music and can identify pitches by ear in context. Currently, I am finishing my graduate studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia pursuing a master's degree in Music.
As his primary instrument, Vince began playing trumpet in 1998. He took lessons provided by his elementary school. Vince advanced rapidly, quickly winning principal chair in school ensembles and later with select county and state wide bands. He participated in many solo competitions performing classical and jazz trumpet throughout middle and high school. In 2003, Vince began studying classical trumpet privately with Mark Klose then later with John Maguda. Vince studied many of the classic methods including Arban's Complete Conservatory Method, Schlossberg's Daily Drills and Technical Studies, Clarke's Technical Studies, and Stamp's Warm-Ups & Studies. Vince also studied solo repertoire by Hindemith, Haydn, and Kennan among others. While cultivating the classical foundation, Vince focused on jazz trumpet. He listened, transcribed, and studied many of the jazz trumpet greats including Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, and Maynard Ferguson. Vince studied jazz trumpet through undergraduate and graduate school with Rebecca Coupe Franks, Dennis Wasko, and John Swana. Vince has also attended master classes held by Matt Gallagher, Dennis Wasko, Craig Morris, Malcolm McNab, Scott Holbert, Jeff Curnow, and Alison Balsom. Vince is a strong improviser, which lends well to the rock scene. He is a frequent performer with cover and original bands. In the recording studio, Vince often lends his horns to a wide variety of genres including pop, indie, surf-rock, ambient, and soul. Vince is an all around trumpet player and soloist; he also plays other brass instruments including flugelhorn, cornet, slide trumpet, and mellophone. Vince teaches trumpet for all skill levels.
Vince is an Audio Engineer and Producer in the Philadelphia region. He primarily engineers and produces radio & TV commercials, while also engineering and producing original artists' music during the recent two years. Vince has seven years experience operating analog and digital sound boards for live events, radio, and in recording studios. He has also managed multiple semi-professional Jazz ensembles; in charge of scheduling rehearsals, booking performances, negotiating with venues, and marketing via web, print and social media. Vince began using recording software in 2003; and was first introduced to Pro Tools 5 in 2005. He has kept up with each new addition including the current Pro Tools 11. Throughout college, Vince enrolled in formal recording courses that featured Pro Tools. As a professional audio engineer, he has used Pro Tools daily for the recent two years. Plus, he records exclusively with Pro Tools and even produced his debut album Syzygy solely with Pro Tools. Vince has used Pro Tools in tandem with many different digital interfaces including the M-Box series, Digi002 and Digi003 consoles, and C24 control surface. Vince is also knowledgeable of digital plug-ins developed by Advanced Instrument Research (AIR) and Waves. Pro Tools will also work with most analog gear. In addition to Pro Tools, Vince is familiar with Audacity, Garage Band, Digital Performer, and Logic.