"#1 EDITOR'S CHOICE IBOOK"
In 2011 I spent a year of afternoons and weekends in the basement, creating a new paper and digital textbook for changing music education. Frustrated by the expensive college textbooks my college students detested, I created Interactive Listening, a method that used new music, global cultures, and a working class attitude. Six months later Apple picked it as the #1 Editor's Choice out of 22,000 interactive digital books, above Curious George, Coldplay, and Rachel Ray, for the month. The next month, Interactive Listening became the first music education method to ever be featured on the iTunes homepage.
As a saxophonist, I have performed and composed music for Grammy winners including Kirk Franklin, Tito Puente, the Winans, and the Plain White T’s. I studied composition with two Pulitzer Prize winning composers, William Bolcom and William Albright at the University of Michigan, completing a degree in classical composition and a second degree in classical saxophone with Donald Sinta. Moving to Miami after touring with various bands, I earned a Master’s degree with studies at Florida International University and the University of Miami. I'm currently finishing a Doctorate in Jazz Studies at the University of Illinois in Champaign.
As a Jazz artist, I headlined Jazz festivals in the US and overseas with my group Orange Alert. I was the first American to be featured at the Aberdeen Jazz Festival in Scotland, and my albums have been featured on NPR, NBC, and BBC. As an ed-tech author I was interviewed by Melissa Ross on NPR and First Coast News on ABC.
RADIOHEAD USED MILES DAVIS
JAZZ, CLASSICAL SAXOPHONE, CLASSICAL COMPOSITION
"Thanks for paving a way forward."
-Jay Berckley, TED Speaker
SOLO JAZZ CD'S
SAXOPHONE AND ARRANGING GIGS FOR GRAMMY WINNERS
CLINICS AT NATIONAL
-TEXAS MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION
-MIDWEST BAND AND ORCHESTRA CLINIC
PAPER TEXTBOOKS SOLD
SCHOOLS USING IL
DIGITAL IBOOKS SOLD
ABC NEWS IN FL
CAREER TIME LINE
DMA Thesis: How and Why was Radiohead using Miles Davis,
Charles Mingus, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago in their studio headphones during the recording of their album OK Computer?
Big Band Arranging for Illinois Concert Jazz Band (sample below)
Learning Video Design, Animation, HTML5 Animation, Recording 100 Music Examples and 25 Videos
4 classes per semester: Music Theory 101
Pete Carney and Orange Alert perform in Rochester, opposite The Band Plus
Teaching 2 classes per semester
Intro to Music History
Jazz History of Chicago
Rock History, Urban Music History/designed for department
Pete Carney and Orange Alert are the first American jazz ensemble to be invited to the Aberdeen Jazz Festival. Band tours the UK with performances in London and Edinburgh, featuring the all original compositions.
Pete Carney and Orange Alert play for 5,000 people at Milwaukee's festival in Cathedral Square, original compositions
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS D.M.A. 2013-15
LEARNING DIGITAL DESIGN , 2011
ADJUNCT PROF. CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO 2007-2012
ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, 2007
ADJUNCT PROF. AT SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY 2008-2012
UK JAZZ TOUR, 2008
MILWAUKEE JAZZ IN THE PARK, 2006, 2007, 2009
Basement After Work
directed All-City at
Pete Carney and Orange Alert perform for the dedication and opening of Chicago's new landmark
OPENING OF MILLENNIUM PARK, 2003
Performances with Little Milton, Tyrone Davis, The Victory Travelers, Kirk Franklin, Ko Ko Taylor, The Tommy Dorsey Band, Tito Puente, in the US and Jazz Festivals abroad in Finland, France, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Germany, and the Bahamas
INTERNATIONAL SIDEMAN PERFORMANCES 2002-2012
U OF MIAMI/
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
B.A. MUSIC COMP.
B.A. CLASSICAL SAX.
U OF MICHIGAN
"WHERE WAS THIS WHEN I WAS DROLLING THROUGH THE PAGES OF GROUT!"
-CHARLES MENGHINI, PRESIDENT OF VANDERCOOK COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Chitlin Circuit Gig Poster
UK Review from FLY Mag.
Fly Magazine p.2
Milwaukee Jazz in the Park
Rochester Int. Jazz Fest. Line up
Rochester Democrat and Chron.
2 - 9
TOURING AND PRESS GALLERY
Modern Arranging (YouTube Link) Traditional Arranging (Below)
Jazz Band 4 rehearsal/direction at University of Illinois
Illinois Youth Summer Music Program, Middle School Jazz Band 2 after 1 week
Video about Debussy chapter in iBook
Cinematic Music Score Sample
(score available on request)
Short film I created about Gustav Mahler for an Art and Design Class at Illinois, shot in Chicago and Gary, IN.
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