Ian has a degree in music performance with high honors from The SCCC School of Music at Schenectady County Community College and a bachelor's degree in Music Education with a concentration in music composition from Houghton College. Ian is currently pursuing a master's of music in percussion performance from Houghton.
Ian has performed with a number of professional ensembles in the New York area including The Southern Tier Symphony, The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, The Capital Region Wind Ensemble, MPB-3, The Glove City Winds, and has had the opportunity to participate in orchestral, wind ensemble, percussion and jazz ensembles during his time at SCCC and Houghton. Furthermore, Ian worked with various local high schools in presenting their annual musical theatre productions, including Hello, Dolly!, Seussical, The Addams Family, and others.
Ian is a founding staff member of the Mohonasen High School Winter Percussion Ensemble, and has worked with the front ensemble of the Mohonasen High School Marching Band.
Ian is also founding member of the VANGARDE percussion group out of Houghton, New York.