A native of Fredericksburg, VA, holds a Bachelor of Music degree and Artist Diploma from the University of Miami, as well as a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, MD. As an Educational Ambassador and Performing Artist for XO Brass, Denis Wick, Smith Watkins, and Torpedo Bags, Buddy travels the country as a soloist and clinician for music programs in middle schools, high schools and universities. He serves as Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Fredericksburg Brass Institute and Tidewater Brass Institute, two summer brass festivals that brings world-class instruction and performances to young musicians. When not on the road, Buddy resides in the Phoenix, AZ area where he is working on his DMA at

Arizona State University, drinking too much coffee, and working on his next collaborative project.