Email: dphigs@yahoo.com

Degree(s): MM Music Education, The Hartt School, 2011
MM Saxophone Performance, The Hartt School, 2006
BM Performance (Jazz Concentration), Western Connecticut State University, 1990

Current Employment/Employer(s): Newtown Public Schools; private studio instruction (about 15 students); frequent pit work - flute, clarinets, saxophones

Former Employment/Employer(s): Regional School District 17 (Haddam-Killingworth)

Advice for Current Students (Music Ed): Do not get your masters or other advanced degrees until you are secured in a district/tenured. You will be priced out of the market.

Anything else you want to add regarding your current life? This summer will be my 9th year as a Hartt School Summerterm administrator, and my 3rd as an adjunct professor teaching a woodwind refresher workshop. Every day I channel you! I open my mouth and your voice speaks. You are my Guru.