I am a composer and performer of a wide range of music currently residing in the Syracuse, New York. I aim to create music which is personal and sincere, maintaining a spirit of authenticity. My main musical interests include just-intonation, analog and computer music synthesis, drones and chromaticism.
I have composed a variety of acoustic and electronic pieces ranging from String Quartet and Chamber Orchestra to Buchla synthesizer and Max/MSP. In addition to my work as a composer I am an experienced performer on the trumpet, taking up freelance gigs whenever they happen to come along. I have studied the trumpet with Michael Meeks and Leonard Ott. Aside from the trumpet, I am a competent performer on the piano and guitar, as well as a vocalist, regularly performing folk, hymns, country and rock music from a list of over 100 songs. I briefly studied piano with Professor Frank Wiens at University of the Pacific.
In May of 2019 I received my Bachelor of Music degree is Composition from University of the Pacific with the highest honors (Summa Cum Laude). At Pacific I studied composition with Dr. Robert Coburn, Dr. Francois Rose and Dr. Andrew Conklin. I am currently studying toward a Master of Music degree in Composition at Syracuse University. In addition to my studies I work as a full time teaching assistant.
Alongside composition and performance I am an experienced recording engineer/producer and Pro-tools user. As a student at University of the Pacific I worked as an Owen Hall Recording Studio engineer under the instruction of Professor Jeff Crawford. I have recorded a wide range of ensembles and styles including classical chamber ensembles, singer-songwriters and rock-bands. I served as an engineer and arrangement consultant for the album Rose Gold, released in 2018 by Pacific’s student run record label Pac-Ave Records.
This website serves as a portal to my sonic explorations and professional developments. For a complete list of my compositions from 2015-Present see my “annotated list of works” below. For more information about my education and qualifications see my CV below.
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