Receiving a Special Award from the Connecticut Critics Circle for my original score and performance for "Constellations" at TheaterWorks Hartford in 2018.
The most rewarding part of art is to be a participant in creating it, and that passion has been a central part of my musical journey since the very beginning.
I did not study composition formally until my second year at the Hartt School when I switched majors from French Horn Performance to Composition with a Concentration in Horn. Since then, I have been fortunate to have experienced expression through a variety of mediums and disciplines, including electronic/multimedia, writing for theater, choir, organ, chamber ensembles, solo instruments, jazz combos, fugal writing, and orchestrations and transcriptions for large orchestra. The guidance of my brilliant and thoughtful teachers Larry Allen Smith, Tawnie Olson, and Ken Steen, has shaped me as an artist and person, and has brought me countless opportunities.