T.J. received his Master’s in Percussion Performance from Steinhardt School of Music at New York University (NYU) in 2018, and his Baccalaureate in Music in Percussion Performance in 2016 from George Mason University.
As part of the alternative/classic rock band Perception, T.J. recorded in the historic Quad and Premier Studios in Times Square, opened for Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall-of-Famer Dave Mason and Johnne Sambataro in a nationwide Sirius XM Radio broadcast from the U.S.S. Wasp, and appeared at Greenwich Village’s iconic Bitter End club. T.J. has also served as a side man to well-known artists Chris Brubeck, Edward Kalendar and Mark Barasch, and recently performed and recorded with up-and-coming singer-songwriter Jason Bembry at The Bitter End and in the Dolan recording studio.
At Steinhardt, T.J. participated in a wide range of show and ensemble performances, and he continues to perform a wide range of gigs in the D.C. and New York areas, including church services for percussion and drum set, orchestras, choirs and concert bands, musicals, and rock and jazz recording sessions.
T.J.’s honors include the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, NYU Broadway Percussion Seminar, the Philadelphia International Music Festival, and the Ultimate Drum Camp. He currently serves as a consulting instructor to Stone Bridge High School and Park View High School band programs.