Outside of performance and research, Charlie maintains a strong commitment to furthering music education and preserving the jazz tradition. He has served as assistant faculty at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Door County, Wisconsin since 2013, providing masterclasses, private instruction, and ensemble direction to middle school and high school aged students. Charlie's research with the Capitol Records Archive has led to presentations at multiple national conferences, with the most recent being the Jazz Education Network conference in New Orleans, advocating for the preservation, accessibility, and performance of the classic big band repertoire by the rising generation.
Charlie has performed with such artists as Bill Holman, John McNeely, the John La Barbera Big Band, Dave Liebman, Tanya Darby, Don Menza, Bill Kirtchner, David Glaspar, Dennis Macrell, Clay Jenkins, Harold Danko, Bill Dobbins, Ray Ricker, Scott Healy, the Woody Herman Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Jon Faddis, Johnny Mathis, David Paich, Clarence Hines, Reggie Thomas, Jeff Campbell, Charles Pillow, Dave Rivello, Rich Thompson, Carl Allen, Marquis Hill, Derrik Gardner, and many others.
Charlie holds a MM from the Eastman School of Music, and a BMA from Brigham Young University, where he performed with Synthesis and appeared on his first 2 albums, Flyin’ High and The Day After Yesterday.