Starting his musical journey in the Dreaming Summit Honor Choir in the 4th grade where he continued on to participate in the Arizona State Choir the very next year, Ian has a deep seeded connection and passion for music and the arts. He has been a trumpet player through and through from his first day of middle school band. With going on a decade’s worth of trumpet playing experience and his third year of instructing winds at the reigning AzMBA Grand Champion and consecutive division 4A high music award winning Millennium High School as well as sound engineering for WGAZ and WGI, he has a plethora of knowledge and experience in the field of music and music education respectively. As an on field performer in the Superbowl 49 Halftime show, a member of Phenom Soundsport in 2018 and a soloist with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps in 2021, he has learned first hand what the demands of high level performance require from an ensemble. Ian currently studies Music Education at GCC and plays lead trumpet in the award winning GCC Big Band.