My classical influences in harmony, musicianship, and rhythm stem from unorthodox sources–mainly Tower of Power; Earth, Wind, and Fire; and West Coast rap–yet I enjoy finding relevance and inspiration from all things. While my repertoire has spanned from Bach to Debussy to commissions from today's composers during my studies at the University of California (Davis), Arizona State University, and at the Hartt School (Connecticut), I also enjoy performing works from the classical canon that showcase the lyrical, the light-hearted, and the gritty.
As a concerti soloist, I’ve enjoyed collaborating with the Connecticut Valley Chamber Orchestra, the Hamden Symphony Orchestra (Connecticut), the Hudson Valley Chamber Winds (New York), The Hartt School Wind Ensemble, The Hartt Symphony Orchestra, the University of California (Davis) Symphony Orchestra, the University of California (Davis) Wind Ensemble, and the James Logan High School Wind Symphony (California).
As a chamber musician, I am currently one-half of the Prometheus Duo, alongside pianist Marko Stuparevic. I’ve also had the pleasure of being the soprano saxophonist of the Asylum Quartet from 2012-2016, a professional saxophone quartet based in the Greater Hartford Area (Connecticut), and the in-house saxophonist of the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra.
As an educator for 16 years, I’ve given masterclasses on the elementary through college levels, and currently have my own private studio of 25 glowing students in Connecticut. Previously, I have served as saxophone faculty at the Hartt School Community Division, and managed studios in California and Arizona.
As a student myself, I've had the pleasure to study saxophone with Dr. Keith Bohm, Professor Michael Hester, Dr. Timothy McAllister, and Professor Carrie Koffman.
I’m also an endorsed ambassador for Forestone Reeds and Nuvo Instrumental, sharing their commitments to musical freedom and empowerment.