Blue Notes

American Pianists Association International Cole Porter Fellowship Competition
- 1st place winner – 1998

Great American Jazz Piano Competition
- 1st Place Winner – 2006

Martial Solol International Jazz Piano Competition
- 4th place in the
world – 2001

Induction to East Stroudsburg High School Music Hall of Fame 2006

Full Tuition+Room and Board Scholarship Berklee College of Music 1992

Honorable Delegate for the United States of America
- representing Jazz in
American in London  at Millennium Dome – 2000

Honorable Appearance with Mrs. Hillary Clinton
- Preservation of
American Treasures (Ellis Island)2000

Nomination to  U.S. Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO)1990
from Congressman Joseph McDade

John Lennon Song Writing Competition – 2007 – Finalist

Great American Song Writing Competition – 6 Honorable Mentions – 2007

Song of the Year Contest – Semi-Finalist – 2007

International Song-Writing Competition – semi-finalist – 2007

Most Valuable Player Award – Illinois University Collegiate Jazz Ensemble

Outstanding Soloist – IAJE Convention – Boston Mass – 1987

Best Extended Jazz Composition and Arrangement – Downbeat Magazine – 1988

American Pianists Association 4th Bi-Ennial Jazz Piano Competition – Semi
Finalist 1993

Great American Jazz Piano Competition 1993 – Semi Finalist

Great American Jazz Piano Competition – Semi-Finalist 2005

“The Right Stuff Award” award to one recipient out of entire Space Academy
(Huntsville, Alabama)

All-State Jazz Ensemble 1988
National Honor Jazz Ensemble 1988
District/Regional Concert Band 1988
U.S. Chorus 1988 (Performance at Kennedy Center for President of United
Inter-Collegiate Concert Band 1990
Full Scholarship Clark Terry Jazz Camp 1987