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Member of the Vancouver Foundation Arts Advisory 2009 -
Member– British Columbia Arts Council 2002-2008
Cultural Advisory Committee – Vancouver/Whister Olympic Bid Committee 2002-2003
Chair – World Music Committee Percussive Arts Society 2001-2004
Canada Council Juror:
Board Member – Canadian Music Centre 1986-1991
Juror – Ontario Arts Council 1995, 2007
Juror – Chalmers Award 1996
Juror – Juno Awards 1998
Member – Board of Governors Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation 1997-1999
Advisor – Sarah McLachlan Music Outreach Project 2001 -
Consultant – Canada’s Year of Asia Pacific 1995
Member – Music Advisory to the British Columbia Arts Council 1992-95, 1997-2000
Faculty member Leadership Development Institute, Association of Canadian Community Colleges 2009, 2010
Faculty member Aboriginal Music Camp, Manitoba Recording Industry Association 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
World Music coordinator – Vancouver Community College
World Music survey courses examining selected world regions with an emphasis on popular music expressions, sociopolitical realities, representation and improvisation.
Rhythm Studies and Advanced Rhythm Studies- Basic and advanced course aimed at the development of multiple rhythm techniques for sightreading, analysis, rhythm in contemporary music composition, Cuban and African rhythmic concepts and basic Classical South Indian solkattu exercises.
Career Opportunities-a course designed to help the aspiring student navigate the difficult waters of the music business, recording, touring, and management.
Simon Fraser University
Instructor FPA 341 Music of Latin America
Summary of Teaching Experiences
Regular Instructor – Vancouver Community College 1991-2006