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Professional Summary

B.M. in Viola Performance and Film Music from Berklee College of Music.  M.A. in Music Composition from Mills College.  Studied viola performance with Hank Dutt of Kronos Quartet, and music composition with Fred Frith.  Over 10 years teaching experience with both K-12 and college levels. Has received teacher training and registration with the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA), and is also a member of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), and the American Composers Forum (ACF). Critically acclaimed musician and composer.  Has performed at rock clubs, D.I.Y. spaces, art galleries, chamber music venues, music festivals, and academic conferences throughout the United States.  Career highlights include performances at Signal Flow Festival, Mills College; High Zero Festival (Baltimore, MD); several performances at the Baltimore Museum of Art; The Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD); and The Stone (New York City, NY).

Education

Mills College
Master of Arts Degree in Music Composition, 2007
Studied music composition with Fred Frith and viola performance with Hank Dutt of Kronos Quartet

Berklee College of Music
Bachelor of Music Degree in Viola Performance and Film Music, 2004

Awards, Grants, Scholarships

2013 Best of Baltimore Award, The Baltimore City Paper, 2013
Graduate Student Research Grant, Mills College, 2007
Paul Meritt Henry Prize: Excellence in Composition Award, Mills College, 2007
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Mills College, 2006-2007
Maas Instrumental Study Scholarship, Mills College, 2005-2007
Excellence in Music Composition Award, Berklee College of Music, 2004
Portfolio Scholarship, Berklee College of Music, 2002-2004
Berklee Entering Student Talent Scholarship, Berklee College of Music, 2000-2004

Teaching Experience

Bmore Strings, Baltimore, Maryland, 2020-present
Violin & Viola Instructor: Teaching violin and viola private lesson to children (6+) up to adults.

Brehms Lane Elementary, 2018-2019
Music Teacher (Pre-K & K): Taught kindergarten students children’s songs, solfege, and rhythmic skills.

Music & Arts Center, 2009-present
Violin & Viola Instructor: Teaching violin and viola private lessons to children (6+) up to adults.

Harford Community College, Continuing Education Department, 2007-2008
Violin & Viola Instructor: Taught violin and viola private lessons to adult students.

Mills College, Music Department, 2006-2007
Musicianship Instructor (3 credit hours): Taught undergraduate students music theory, music notation, and sight-singing skills.  Developed in-class exercises and quizzes.  Administered weekly, mid-term and final exams.

Memberships

American Composers Forum (ACF)
American String Teachers Association (ASTA)
Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA)