I strive to live fully and passionately, immersed in creative expression. One form of this creativity is composing music. I write in a modern classical style with subtle jazz influences. I want to spread the joy of music through both my performing and writing.
I earned my degree in composition with primary study on tuba at the Eastman School of Music. Two years later, I was commissioned by the University of Vermont to compose a work for full orchestra in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Since moving to Washington, DC, I have performed with the Monumental Brass Quintet, the Takoma Park Symphony Orchestra, the Modern Brass Trio, Washington Musica Viva, the Silver Spring Brass, and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. For four years, I was the tuba instructor and a music theory teacher at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Currently, I perform with the Symphony of the Potomac, and am the tuba player and one of the resident composers in the Great Noise Ensemble, which features contemporary classical chamber music.