Resume

 EDUCATION

2017 – 2019 MFA, The University of Alabama (Arts Management)
2016 – 2017 DMA, (incomplete) The University of Alabama (Music Composition, Doctoral Minor in Musicology)
2013 – 2015 PhD, (transferred) The University of Iowa (Music Composition)
2003 – 2005 MM, The Hartt School/University of Hartford (Music Composition)
1999 – 2002 BM, New York University (Music Composition)

 EXPERIENCE

2016 – 2017 Graduate Teaching Assistant, The University of Alabama
2013 – 2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant, The University of Iowa
2012 Guest Composer/Clinician, Normandale Community College, MN
2007 – 2011 Adjunct Faculty, The McNally Smith College of Music, St. Paul, MN

 PERFORMANCES, HONORS, AND AWARDS

2017 Acceptance to the Snow Pond Music Festival, Sidney, Maine
2017 Commission from the University of Alabama Contemporary Ensemble
2016 Commission from bassoonist Elizabeth Pellegrini
2016 Commission from, and premiere by PRIZMDuo (Janet Ziegler, soprano, Aaron Ziegler, percussion)
2016 Acceptance to the inaugural 2016 Wyoming Festival
2016 Acceptance to the Charlotte New Music Festival, premiere by Bent Frequency
2015 Composer for ‘Below the Pacific’, an original play featured at the New Iowa Playwright Festival
2015 Selected for performance at the Exchange of Midwest Collegiate Composers
2014 Selected for performance by the JACK String Quartet, University of Iowa
2014 Selected for performance at the Exchange of Midwest Collegiate Composers
2013 Commission from First Lutheran Church, of Bemidji Minnesota, for Native American flute and organ.  ‘Manidoog Nibiikang’ (Spirits that Dwell in the Water Source) is the first known commission specifically for this instrumentation. Performed ten times throughout cities in Northern Minnesota and the Twin Cities. Featured on NPR’s “Pipedreams”, hosted by Michael Barone, in November of Aired throughout 30 states.
2012 Arrangement of  ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ performed at a Minnesota Roller Girls match
2011 Selection to the Minnesota Composers Forum’s inaugural ‘Composer Teaching Artists Training Program
2011 ASCAP PLUS Award Winner
2011 Performance of ‘Soul Discovery’ (for orchestra) by the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony
2010 Performance of ‘Soul Discovery’ (for orchestra) by the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra (MN)
2010 Interviewed on Brainerd Lakes Radio, in conjunction with performance of ‘Soul Discovery’
2010 Commission from the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony, in conjunction with the Kitchigami Regional Library System, for chamber orchestra and tenor, in honor of former North Dakota governor, Arthur Link. ‘Quiet Landscape’ premiered at a special celebration in Art Link’s honor at Bismarck State College, and was later taken on a concert tour by Dr. Beverly Everett and members of the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, where it received twelve total performances throughout Northern Minnesota and North Dakota. ‘Quiet Landscape’ also aired on North Dakota Public Radio.
2009 Performance of ‘Efflorescence’ (for orchestra) by the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra. (MN)
2009 Performance of ‘Delirium’ (for concert band) at the Academy of Holy Angels, Richfield, MN
2007 Commission from St. Cecilia’s Church, St. Paul, MN
2005 Selected performance by the Hartt School Double Bass Ensemble Concert, lead by Robert Black
2004 Commission from double bassist Travis Bruns
2003 Additional music scholarship from The Hartt School in recognition of ‘Agitations’, for brass quintet
2003 Selected performance, MacPhail Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2002 Selected participant in the Minnesota Composers Forum’s ‘Concert in the Park’ series
2002 Award for ‘Outstanding Leadership’ in the Composition Department, New York University
2002 Provided music for the original NYU student film, ‘The Trip Home’
2002 Provided music for the original NYU student film, ‘Sammy’
2002 Selected performance by the Brentano String Quartet, New York University
2001 Acceptance into the Buddy Baker Film Scoring Workshop. Youngest participant selected at the time. Conducted members of the New York Philharmonic performing my cue
2001 Selected performance by the Millwood Chamber Ensemble, New York University
2001 Selected performance by the Brentano String Quartet, New York University
2000 Selected performance by the Brentano String Quartet, New York University
1996 3rd place winner, Minnesota Music Educators Association Composition Competition

 COURSES TAUGHT

Substitute taught Music Theory and Aural Skills I – IV
Substitute taught Music History
Orchestration
Aural Skills I and II (as a Teaching Assistant)
Private Composition Lessons

 TEACHERS

2016 – 2017 Amir Zaheri
2013 – 2015 David Gompper
2004 – 2005 Stephen Gryc
2004 Ingram Marshall
2003 Elizabeth Brown
2000 – 2002 Mary Inwood
1999 Phillip Johnston

 

ADDITIONAL PRIVATE LESSONS

Laura Kaminsky, Michael Fiday, Charles Nichols, Joel Hoffman, Alex Shapiro, Anne Guzzo

 WORK LIST

Orchestra

    • Liberators Cue (for the Buddy Baker Film Scoring Workshop)
    • Soul Discovery
    • Efflorescence
    • Quiet Landscape (chamber orchestra and tenor)
Wind Ensemble

    • Fantasia for Winds and Percussion
    • Arrangement of ‘Piano Sonata No. 2, Second Movement’ (by Joseph Z. Adams)
    • Delirium
Chamber

    • String Quartet No. 1
    • String Quartet No. 2
    • Evil Uncovers It’s Face (flute, oboe, soprano)
    • String Quartet No. 3
    • String Quartet No. 4
    • Remembrance (alto saxophone, piano)
    • Woodwind Quintet No. 1
    • Through My Eyes (alto saxophone, piano)
    • String Quartet No. 5
    • Woodwind Quintet No. 2
    • Music for the New York University student film, ‘Sammy’ (string quartet)
    • Glimmerings (piano quintet)
    • Agitations (brass quintet)
    • Focus (flute, English Horn)
    • The Black Hole (double bass ensemble)
    • Manidoog Nibiikang (Native American flute, organ)
    • Unquiet Mind (flute quintet)
    • Space Jumping (string quartet)
    • Warm Summer Sun (soprano, piano)
    • Music for the play, ‘Below the Pacific’ (soprano 1 and 2, ocarina, clarinet, bassoon, mandolin, harp, timpani. Music for 8 scenes)
    • Nemesis (for horn quartet)
    • Walking in the Sky (mezzo-soprano, flute, alto saxophone, guitar, percussion)
    • Oh Shit! (soprano, piano, percussion)
    • Saint Agrippina (bassoon, piano)
    • So Many Miles to Go (clarinet, violin, euphonium, soprano, alto 1, alto 2)
    • Rise Once More (violin, viola duet)
Solo

    • Reflections (alto saxophone)
    • Music for the New York University student film, ‘Thoughts from a Picture Album’ (piano)
    • Piano Sonata No. 1
    • The Insomniac (double bass)
Electronic
    • Note (created with Pro Tools, using the sounds of a baritone saxophone produced in an anechoic chamber)
    • Black Sunday, 1998 (created with LOGIC and PEAK, using the sounds of found objects)

 ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)
Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI)
College Music Society
American Composers Forum