I am currently the Assistant Director of the Composition Program for the New York Youth Symphony while free-lancing as a composer and performer. This year I will be finishing my DMA in composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music. During the 2012-2013 school year, I joined the faculty of the College of William and Mary as a Visiting Instructor in Theory and Composition. In Williamsburg, I also coached chamber music for the chamber program of the Williamsburg Youth Symphony Orchestra. In the 2011 Fall semester, I was offered a faculty position teaching composition as a student teacher for CIM, the CIM Preparatory Department, and for Case Western Reserve University.  I earned an MM in composition from CIM in 2009, and a BA in composition and sound engineering from Virginia Tech in 2006.  My composition teachers at Virginia Tech were Patrick Simpson and Kent Holliday.  At CIM, I've studied composition with Keith Fitch, Steven Kohn, and Margaret Brouwer.  I have presented works in masterclasses with Augusta Read Thomas, Eugene O'Brien, David Rakowski, Steven Stucky, Joan Tower, and David Lang.

My music has been featured in performances in North America, Europe, and Australia. Three Movements for Solo Violin was favorably reviewed by the August 2011 issue of The Strad Magazine at its London Premier. With this piece, I had a unique experience of winning a soloist competition, the 2008 Prix Del Fosse at the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, performing my own work. I was awarded first prize in the 2012 Musica Domani International Composition Competition for Within Memory for cello and piano resulting in upcoming performances in the United States. In 2009, I won the soundSCAPE Composition Prize for Breezes and Rogue Winds for guitar duo. In May 2014, Within Memory was featured on the final concert of the 2014 Andrea Clearfield Salon Series in Philadelphia, performed by Michal Schmidt and David Hughes. My music has also been performed by the Cavani Quartet, the Fidelio String Quartet, the Kandinsky Trio, Ars Futura, faculty from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Virginia Commonwealth University, the College of William and Mary, and members of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

I was commissioned by the Cavani Quartet in 2014 and the Kandinsky Trio in 2012 in celebration of their 25th anniversary. The 2009 soundSCAPE Composition Prize resulted in a commission from the soundSCAPE Faculty Ensemble and the piece, Fragments of a Time and Place. It was premiered in Maccagno, Italy by Tony Arnold, Tom Rosenkranz, Aiyun Huang, and Beth Schneider. Other commissions include incidental music for the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival's production of Antony and Cleopatra and the Virginia Tech Department of Theatre's production of Gao Xingjian’s The Other Shore

A founding member of the North Ohio Music Exchange and the International Composers Collective, I'm dedicated to creating opportunities for composers and performers of new music.

My recent summer affiliations include the CIM Young Composers Program and The Perlman Music Program. During YCP I teach lessons and gives talks on creativity and aesthetics. Since 2011, I have worked as a Fellow for The Perlman Music Program’s Sumer Music School, Sarasota Winter Residency, PMP in Israel residency in Tel Aviv, and Stanford Residency. Beginning in 2013, I helped implement music theory classes in conjunction with the chamber music curriculum at the PMP Summer Music School.

As a violinist and violist, I'm active as an orchestral player, chamber musician, and soloist.  I studied violin, viola, and conducting with James Glazebrook, viola with Kirsten Doctor.  Chamber music coaches have included Peter Salaff, Anita Pontremoli, Virginia Weckstrom, Alan Weinstein, Tracey Cowden, and Doris Lederer.  I have participated in chamber and solo masterclasses with David Kim, Peter Oundjian, the Cavani String Quartet, and Gilbert Kalish.

As and orchestral player, I have performed with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta (viola), Roanoke Symphony Orchestra (2nd violin), Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra (viola), New River Valley Symphony (concertmaster and viola), Opera Circle Cleveland (viola), and the Suburban Symphony Orchestra (viola).


Musica Domani Composition Competition First Prize for Within Memory for Cello and Piano
Darius Milhaud Award for outstanding musical accomplishment and academic excellence

Donald Erb Award in Composition for recognizing a composition student for outstanding achievement
Helen Curtis Webster Award for recognizing an outstanding graduate student
soundSCAPE Composition Prize for Breezes and Rogue Winds for Guitar Duo
Featured in MediaVirus online literary magazine

Prix del Fosse Soloist Competition, Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, performing my own Three Movements for Solo Violin

Wintergreen Summer Music Festival Fellowship
Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship, London

MTNA Chamber Music Competition, 1st place State Stage (Virginia), 3rd place Regional Stage (Southeast)

Chamber Music Fellowship, Levine School of Music, Washington DC

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