Education

Doctor of Musical Arts, Music Composition

The University of Oklahoma '14, Norman, Oklahoma.
Dissertation: Symphony No. 1.

Master of Music, Music Composition

The University of Oklahoma '11, Norman, Oklahoma.
Thesis: Tempest for Band

Bachelor of Arts, Music, magna cum laude

Drury University '09, Springfield, Missouri. Minor: Global Studies


Principal Teachers

University of Oklahoma (2009-2014)

Marvin Lamb
Konstantinos Karathanasis
Roland Barrett

Drury University (2005-2009)

Carlyle Sharpe
Christopher Koch, Conducting

Masterclasses/Private Lessons

David Maslanka (2010)
Chris Brubeck (2010)
Eric V. Hachikian (2010)
Joël-François Durand (2012)
Benjamin Broening (2012)
Daniel Roumain (2013)


Honors and Awards

University of Oklahoma

Graduate Research Assistant, 2009-2014
Alice and Albert Kirkpatrick Scholarship in Composition, 2012-2013
Ernest Trumble Award for Outstanding Graduate Term Paper in Music History or Ethnomusicology, 2012, 2013
Phi Kappa Phi, 2012

Drury University

Mortar Board, 2008-2009
Omicron Delta Kappa, 2008-2009
Assistant Conductor of Drury Wind Symphony and Orchestra, 2007-2009

Position awarded by audition to assist music director, cover rehearsals and sectionals, and conduct spring performances of “Peter and the Wolf” for area elementary school children.

Dean’s List, 2005-2009
Hoover Band Award, 2009

Yearly award granted by the Hoover Music Company based upon the recommendation of the Drury Wind Symphony

Music Activity Grant, 2005-2009

Merit-based scholarship awarded based on audition on bassoon and electric bass and continued participation in instrumental ensembles