EDUCATION

Master of Music, Orchestral Conducting
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, Ann Arbor, MI, 2010 – 2012

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Bachelor of Music, Composition    
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2005 – 2009


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Music Director, Fort Washington Community Choir, New York, NY September 2016 – 

Music Director/Co-founder, Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, New York, NY August 2015 – 

Director of Music, Fort Washington Collegiate Church, New York, NY, November 2014 – 

Music Director, “Jazz Revelation,” Marble Collegiate Church, New York, NY, January 2014 –
Program and manage new jazz vespers service; perform; oversee budget and guest artists.

Assistant Music Director, Fort Washington Collegiate Church, New York, NY, October 2012 – November 2014
Conduct and accompany adult choir; direct children’s choir; oversee music library; manage technical needs of weekly service. 

Assistant Conductor, Teatro Grattacielo, New York, NY, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014
Cover conduct; assist in choir preparation for yearly concert-opera production.

Interim Director of Music, Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing, MI, 2010 – 2012
Oversee music program of 40+ volunteers between adult choir, jazz band, and folk band; conduct, program, and perform weekly; direct children’s choir; manage music budget.  

Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master, Arbor Opera Theatre, Ann Arbor, MI, 2011, 2012
Cover conduct, prepare chorus, and coach vocalists in preparation for summer productions. 

Music Director, “She Loves Me,” Penny Seats Theatre Company, Ann Arbor, MI, Summer 2012
Coach and prepare vocalists, contract and conduct pit orchestra for summer production.  

Assistant Conductor, Life Sciences Orchestra, Campus Philharmonia, University of Michigan, 2010 – 2012
Cover conduct and lead weekly rehearsals with campus orchestras.

Gospel Choir Director, St. Ann Catholic Church, Baltimore, MD, 2007-2009
Program and conduct weekly services with volunteer gospel choir.


FREELANCE PROJECTS AND COMMISSIONS

Composer, “Riley"
Independent film premiered in Harrisburg, PA, May 2016.

Arranger/Pianist/Co-producer, “Opera Reconstructed”
EP recording project featuring Djore Nance and Takesha Kizart, April 2014.

Composer, “Laura”
Independent film premiered in Harrisburg, PA, February 2014.

Arranger/Pianist/Co-producer, “Take Cover”
Pop-opera album by tenor Chad Hilligus, released on iTunes and Spotify, January 2014.

Producer, “Benefit Concert for L.O.V.E. Thy Neighbor”
Music students of the University of Michigan in fund raising concert for Ann Arbor homeless charity, April 2012.

Composer, “The Light”
Independent film, 2010.

Arranger, “Get Happy”
Commissioned by the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, 2010.

Composer, “George W. Bush: The Last 100 Days”
Original operetta, music and libretto, premiered by Goat Hall/San Francisco Cabaret Opera, 2009.

Arranger, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
Commissioned by the Naples Philharmonic (FL), 2008.

Composer, “The End of Winter,” 2007
Commissioned by the York Symphony Orchestra, 2007.

Composer, “Peabody 150th Radio Broadcast Music”
String quartet work commissioned by the Peabody Institute, broadcast on WYPR, 2007.

Arranger, “Joy to East Baltimore”
Commissioned by the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus Choir and Orchestra, 2007.
 

PRINCIPAL TEACHERS

Kenneth Kiesler, conducting, University of Michigan
Stuart Malina, conducting, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra
Philip Lasser, counterpoint, harmony, and orchestration, The Juilliard School
Christopher Theofanidis, composition, Peabody Institute
Nicholas Maw, composition, Peabody Institute
Louis B. Nagel, piano, University of Michigan
Corey McVicar, piano, Peabody Institute

 

MASTERCLASSES

Cabrillo Festival, Conductor's Guild Workshop (Fellow), Santa Cruz, CA July 2017
Cabrillo Festival, Conductor's Guild Workshop (Auditor), Santa Cruz, CA July 2015
Seventh Ithaca International Conducting Masterclass, Ithaca, NY, April 2015
Conductor’s Guild Workshop with the Colorado State University Orchestra, October 2013
International Masterclass with Berlin Sinfonietta, Berlin, Germany, July 2013
Fifth Ithaca International Conducting Masterclass, Ithaca, NY, April 2013
National Arts Centre Summer Music Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 2012
Waterville Valley Music Center, Waterville Valley, NH, August 2011
Conductors’ Retreat at Medomak, Washington, ME, July 2009
European American Musical Alliance, Paris, France, July 2005, July 2006

TEACHING

Teaching Artist“My Opus Magnum”, York Symphony Orchestra, York, PA
Week-long young composer’s camp, July of 2013-2017

Guest Lecturer, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Music Appreciation, Advanced Conducting, Symphony Orchestra, Fall 2012, 2013

Adjunct Conducting Faculty, Pennsylvania Academy of Music, Lancaster, PA
Conductor, Academy Philharmonia, 2009 – 2010

Piano Faculty, Perry Hall Christian School, Perry Hall, MD
Private and group piano lessons to grades 3-9, 2009 – 2010

Private Instruction
Composition, keyboard harmony, jazz and classical piano, 2004 –
 

HONORS

Finalist, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic Apprentice Conductor Search, 2012
Finalist, Memphis Symphony Assistant Conductor Search, 2012
Graduate Fellow, University of Michigan School of Music, 2010-2012
Recipient, Presser Foundation Scholarship, Peabody, 2008-2009
Honorable Mention, New York Youth Symphony’s First Music 24, 2007
Member, Pi Kappa Lamda


REPERTOIRE

Mahler
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Symphony No. 5 in c sharp minor, IV. Adagietto
Symphony No. 6 in a minor “Tragic”
Symphony No. 7

Marquez
Danzon No. 2

Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 “Scottish”
Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian"
The Hebrides, Op. 26
Violin Concerto in e minor, Op. 64

Mozart
Symphonies 31, 32, 35, 38, 40
Don Giovanni, K. 527
Die Zauberflöte, K.620
Divertimento in D, K. 136
Piano Concerto No. 9 in Eb, K. 271

Orff
Carmina Burana

Piazzolla
Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas

Prokofiev
Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67

Puccini
La Bohème

Ravel
Le Tombeau de Couperin

Ravel/Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition

Respighi
Botticelli Triptych
Pini di Roma

Revueltas
Ocho por Radio

Rossini
Cenerentola (reduced ‘outreach’ version)

Saints-Saens
Symphony No. 3 in c minor, Op. 78 “Organ”
Danse Macabre

Schubert
Mass in G major, D. 167
Symphony No. 8 in Bb "Unfinished," D. 759
Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944

Schumann
Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61

Shostakovich
Symphony No. 10 in e minor, Op. 93
Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a

Sibelius
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43
Symphony No. 5 in Eb major, Op. 82
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

Stravinsky
Concerto in E-flat “Dumbarton Oaks”
L’histoire du Soldat
L'oiseau de Feu (1919 Suite)
Rite of Spring (excerpts)

Strauss, J.
Overture to Die Fledermaus

Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Serenade for Strings in C, Op. 44
Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24
The Sleeping Beauty (suite), Op. 66a

Wagner
Siegfried Idyll
Prelude und Liebestod

Weber
Der Freischutz Overture

Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

Verdi
La Forza del Destino Overture

Adams
The Chairman Dances

Bach
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in b minor
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major

Barber
Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Bax
Tintagel

Beethoven
Symphonies 1 - 9
Egmont, Op. 84
Overture to Fidelio, Op. 72b
Overture to Prometheus, Op. 43
Piano Concerto No. 3 in c minor, Op. 37
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Triple Concerto, Op. 56

Berlioz
Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9
Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14

Borodin
Symphony No. 2 in b minor

Brahms
Symphonies 1, 2, 3, 4
Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a

Britten
Les Illuminations, Op. 18

Copland
Appalachian Spring (Suite for 13 Instruments)
Appalachian Spring (full orchestra)

Corigliano
Elegy

Daugherty
Red Cape Tango

Dvorak
Serenade in E major, Op. 22
Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88
Symphony No. 9 in e minor, Op. 95

Debussy
Prelude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Noctunes

Elgar
Enigma Variations, Op. 36
Serenade for Strings in e minor, Op. 20

Franck
Symphony in D minor

Frank
Leyendas (An Andean Walkabout)

Ginastera
Iubilium
Variaciones Concertantes, Op. 23

Handel
Messiah

Haydn
Symphony 101, 104

Ibert
Divertissement

Lasser
So Says the Wind

Lutoslawski
Concerto for Orchestra