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CURRICULUM VITAE OF

PETER BOUFFARD

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Home Address
3021 Williamsburg Drive
Lincoln , NE 68516
402/525-1287

E-Mail: peter@peterbouffard.com

EDUCATION

D.M.A. in Jazz Studies/Guitar Performance
New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
May 2004
Dissertation title: Foundations for a New Mode of Expression in Modern Jazz: Miles Davis's Kind of Blue & Modal Jazz

M.M. in Jazz Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
August 1990

B.M. in Music Education/Classical Guitar
University of Maine, Orono, ME
December 1987

A.S. in Jazz and Contemporary Music
University of Maine at Augusta
May 1985

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lecturer of Guitar and Jazz Studies (1990 - present)
University of Nebraska School of Music
Taught applied lessons in jazz and classical guitar
Directed guitar ensemble
Directed large jazz ensemble
Coordinated and coached small jazz ensembles
Taught courses in jazz improvisation
Taught jazz styles and analysis
Composed and arranged music for performing ensembles
Advised and edited Honors Thesis
• Taught graduate level Jazz Theory
• Taught Doctoral Seminar in Jazz Performance Practice

Director of Jazz Activities (1990 - present)
University of Maine Summer Youth Music
Supervised all jazz classes and activities
Taught applied lessons in guitar and electric bass
Directed large and small jazz ensembles
Taught music theory, history, and improvisation
Arranged music for performing ensemble

Instructor of Guitar and Jazz Studies (2009)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln High School Jazz Camp
Taught jazz improvisation
Taught jazz theory
Taught applied lessons in guitar and electric bass
Directed jazz combo
Performed with faculty Jazz Group

Instructor of Guitar and Jazz Studies (2007-2010)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Honor Jazz Weekend
Taught jazz improvisation
Taught jazz theory
Taught applied lessons in guitar and electric bass
Directed jazz combo
Performed with faculty Jazz Group

Itinerant Instrumental Music Teacher (1993 - present)
Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE
Taught applied lessons in winds, strings, and percussion
Directed concert band and orchestra grades 4 and 6
Directed sixth grade jazz ensemble

Instructor of Jazz Studies (2005)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Jazz Camp
• Taught jazz improvisation
• Taught jazz theory
• Taught applied lessons in guitar and electric bass
• Directed jazz combo

Instructor of Guitar (2002 - 2007)
Union College, Lincoln, NE
Taught applied lessons in jazz and classical guitar

Substitute Lecturer (2002)
Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA
Lectured in Modern American Music

Instructor of Guitar (1994)
Doane College, Crete, NE
Taught applied lessons in jazz and classical guitar

Itinerant Instrumental Music Teacher (1992 - 1993)
Lincoln, NE Catholic School System
Directed concert bands grades 5 through 8
Taught applied lessons in all wind and percussion instruments

Instructor of Music (1990, 1991, 1998)
University of Nebraska Summer Fine Arts Program
Taught improvisation for winds and strings
Taught music appreciation
Taught applied lessons in guitar and electric bass

 

PERFORMING EXPERIENCE

Freelance guitarist, bassist, and arranger
Lincoln and Omaha, NE (1988 - present)
Central Maine (1985 - 1988)

Leader of the Peter Bouffard Jazz Duo/Trio/Quartet
(1987 - present)

Member of the University of Nebraska Faculty Jazz Trio/Quartet
(1996 - present)

Guitarist and staff arranger with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra
(1994 - present)

Co-leader, bassist, and arranger of "Hornithology" Jazz Septet
(1990 - present)

Featured performer at the University of Maine (2002, 2008)

Featured arranger and performer with the Plymouth Brass (2009)

Featured soloist with the Lincoln East H.S. Symphonic Band (2006)

Featured soloist with the Nebraska Jazz Trio on Nebraska Public Radio (2010)

Featured soloist with the University of Nebraska Jazz Ensemble (2005, 2006)

Featured soloist with the NE Wesleyan University Jazz Ensemble (2004)

Featured arranger and performer with the Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble (2004, 2007)

Featured soloist with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra (2003)

Featured performer at Sheldon Art Gallery's Jazz in June (200, 2006, 2009)

Featured soloist with the Nebraska Brass Quintet (2002, 2006)

Featured performer at Sheldon Art Gallery's Jazz in June (2002)

Toured with Nebraska Jazz Orchestra in Europe with concerts in Paris, Heidelberg, and Montreux (1997)

Toured with Lincoln Municipal Band in Japan with concerts in Matsusaka, Ise, and Chakura (1994)

Public performances with Steve Allen, Michael Feinstein, Marian McPartland, Jay McShann, Victor Lewis, Gene Bertoncini, Marvin Stamm, Kevin Mahogany, Robin Eubanks, Steve Houghton, Wayne Bergeron, John Fedchock, Claude Williams, John McNeil, Bob Washut, Willie Hill, Matt Harris, David Friesen, Eddie Bert, Kahil El-Zabar, Butch Thompson, Ryan Kisor, Don Menza, Pete Christlieb, Karrin Allyson, Mike Vax, Claudio Roditi, Greg Abate, Roger Neumann, Rich Little, Bobby Vinton, Omaha Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, Terell Stafford, John Riley, Bill Watrous

 

RESEARCH & SCHOLARLY WRITING

Foundations for a New Mode of Expression in Modern Jazz: Miles Davis's Kind of Blue and Modal Jazz (May 2004)

Clara Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, and the Aesthetics of Improvisatory Performance Practice (April 2002)

Chopin, Jobin, and Contrafactum (December 2001)

Bill Evans's "Five": Who Could Ask for Anything More? (April 2001)

Miles Davis: A Paradigm for the History of Modern Jazz (January 2000)

 

TRANSCRIPTIONS & ESSAYS

Rex Stewart's solo on “Wild Man Blues”

Clifford Brown's solo on “The Blues Walk”

Herbie Hancock's solo on “Freedom Jazz Dance”

Wes Montgomery's solo on "D-natural Blues"

Pat Martino's solo on "The Days of Wine and Roses"

 

RECRUITING EXPERIENCE

Toured with University of Nebraska Faculty Jazz Quartet in Kentucky, Maine, Nebraska, Ohio, and Vermont presenting clinics and concerts

Assisted with hosting the UN-L Jazz Festival for regional high schools

Coaching/critiquing sessions for regional high school jazz ensembles

Private studio teaching of regional secondary school students

Jazz Goes to School public school educational concerts

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Composed & arranged numerous scores commissioned and performed by the Lincoln Symphony, Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Jazz Band, Karrin Allyson, Claudio Roditi, Nebraska Brass Quintet, Lincoln Municipal Band, Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble, Plymouth Brass, UNL Jazz Ensemble & Small Groups, UNL Faculty Jazz Group, UNL Honors Jazz Ensembles, University of Maine Jazz Ensemble, MSYM Jazz Ensemble, Maine All-State Jazz Combo, and various high school jazz ensembles

Arranger/Performer for NETV program Jazz Cabaret (2010)

Co-leader & producer of guitar/bass duo CD entitled Contrafactum (2007)

Featured clinician/adjudicator for the Hastings College Jazz Festival (2010)

Featured clinician/performer for the UNL Honors Jazz Weekend (2007-2010)

Featured clinician/performer for the University of Nebraska Honors Jazz Weekend (2007, 2008)

Adjudicator for the Nebraska All-State Jazz Ensemble (2003 - 2008)

Adjudicator/Clinician/Performer for the Nebraska Jazz Festival (2006, 2007)

Arranger/Performer for NETV Documentary Hard Times Swing (2006)

Presenter for Nebraska IAJE Jazz Arranging session (2006)

Adjudicator for the Southwestern Iowa Community College Jazz Festival (2009)

Adjudicator for the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra Young Artist Award (2009, 2010)

Adjudicator for the Iowa Jazz Championships (2005)

Adjudicator/Clinician for the Iowa IHCC Jazz Festival (2000, 2005)

Adjudicator/Clinician for the Lincoln Public Schools Jazz Festival (1995 - 2004)

Featured clinician for the University of Maine Instrumental Music Institute (2000)

Featured clinician for the Lincoln East High School Summer Jazz program (2000)

Clinician for the Lincoln Public Schools Staff Development Teaching Jazz Improvisation (2000)

Adjudicator/Clinician for the University of Nebraska-Omaha Jazz Festival (1996)

Adjudicator for the University of South Dakota Jazz Festival (1995)

Adjudicator for the Maine All-State Jazz Festival (1988)

Co-director of the Monday Night Big Band (2000 - present)

Director of the Maine All-Sate Jazz Combo (2001)

Director of the Malcolm, NE High School Rock Ensemble (1993 - 1995)

Arranged music for internationally acclaimed pop groups Bright Eyes and Maroon 5

Private study with John Abercrombie, Jerry Bergonzi, Gene Bertoncini, and John McNeil

Master classes with Pat Metheny, Bob Brookmeyer, Herb Ellis, Ted Dunbar, and George Russell

Teacher of James Valentine,  guitarist w/ Grammy Award winning pop group Maroon 5

Performed and arranged music on four Nebraska Jazz Orchestra CDs

Performed and arranged music on Annette Murrell's My Shining Hour and Live! CDs

Performed and arranged music on Mac McCune's Silver Lining and Spice of Life CDs

Featured performer at Joslyn Art Museum's First Friday Jam

Expertise with Finale notation software

Experience with MIDI and Digital Audio computer applications

 
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