EDUCATION

MASTER OF MUSIC in Film Scoring and Multimedia, 2015
New York University. New York, New York
Principal teachers: Mark Suozzo

DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS in Composition-Theory, 2012 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Urbana, Illinois
Principal teachers: Zack Browning, Stephen Taylor

A. Mus. D. Thesis:  Generating Resonance and Illusions of
Polyphony Using Methods of Heterophonic Diffusion

MASTER OF ARTS in Composition, 2006
Eastman School of Music. Rochester, New York
Principal teachers: Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, David Liptak

 M.A. Thesis: The Path to Resonance: Heterophonic Diffusion
in Boulez’s Memoriale and  Ligeti’s Requiem 

BACHELOR OF MUSIC in Composition, 2002
Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Oberlin, Ohio
Principal teachers: John Luther Adams, Lewis Nielson, Richard Hoffmann, Randolph Coleman


HONORS and AWARDS

  • Chamber Music America Commission (2017)

  • ASCAP Rudolf Nissim Prize (2016)

  • Alan Menken Scholar, New York University (2014-15)

  • Honorable Mention, American Composers Forum’s
    National Composition Contest (2015)

  • Society of Composers and Lyricists Mentee (2014)

  • Honorable Mention, Minnesota Orchestra
    Composer Institute (2011)

  • UIUC Orchestra Commission, University of Illinois (2010)

  • Graduate Fellowship, Department of Music, UIUC (2007-08)

  • Howard Hanson Prize, Eastman School of Music (2004)

  • Paul Sacher Award, Eastman School of Music (2003-06)

  • Oberlin Honors Recital, Oberlin Conservatory of Music (2002)

  • Participant, Midwest Composers Symposium (2000, 01)

  • Dean’s Talent Award, Oberlin Conservatory (1997-2002)

  • First Prize, Oberlin Composition Award (1997)

  • First Prize, NGSCA Herbert Zipper Award (1997)


PRINCIPAL TEACHERS

  • Mark Suozzo (2013-2015)

  • Zack Browning (2007-09)

  • Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon (2003-05)

  • David Liptak (2002-03)

  • Richard Hoffman (2002)

  • Lewis Nielson (1999-2002)

  • John Luther Adams (1998-99)

  • Randolph Coleman (1997-98)

  • Roland Martin (1996-97)

  • Livingston Gearhart (1993-96)


MASTERCLASSES, ET CETERA

  • Mac Quayle, Mark Snow (2017)

  • Meredith Monk, Toby Twining (2010)

  • Steven Stucky (2009)

  • David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Helmut Lachenmann (2008)

  • Charles Wuorinen (2005)

  • Krzysztof Penderecki, James Dillon (2004)

  • Bernard Rands, Martin Bresnick (2003)

  • John Adams, Richard Hoffmann (2002)

  • Ingram Marshall, David Rakowski (2001)

  • James Tenney, Kevin Volans (2000)

  • Pauline Oliveros, Peter Garland (1999)

  • Brian Ferneyhough, Tan Dun (1998)

  • David Felder, Warren Benson (1997)


RESIDENCIES, FESTIVALS and CONFERENCES

  • Residence/Presenter, SXSW — Austin, TX — 2019

  • Residence, Avaloch — Concord, NH — 2018

  • Residence/Coaching, Artifact Dance Project/UofA Graduate String Quartet — Tucson, AZ — 2018

  • Participant, BMI-NYU Television Workshop — New York, NY — 2017

  • Participant, BMI-NYU Advertising Workshop — New York, NY — 2017

  • Participant, ASCAP-NYU Film Scoring Workshop — New York, NY — 2017

  • Residence, Cortona Sessions in New Music — Cortona, Italy — 2016

  • Participant, New Music Gathering — Baltimore, MD — 2016

  • Presenter, Music and the Moving Image Conference — New York, NY — 2015

  • Participant, Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop — New York, NY — 2015

  • Participant, SCL Mentorship Program — New York, NY — 2015

  • Game Developer Conference — San Francisco, CA — 2014

  • Presenter, Midwest Graduate Music Consortium, Northwestern University — Chicago, IL — 2012

  • Composer-in-Residence, Artifact Dance Project — Tucson, AZ — 2009–2011

  • Artist in Residence, The Banff Centre — Banff, AB — 2003

  • Roundtable Composer, International Contemporary Ensemble — New York, NY — 2001–03


LECTURES, RECITALS AND SYMPOSIA

  • "A History of the String Quartet in its Natural Habitat" presenting/lecturing about my recent work, SXSW, Austin (2019)

  • "On Michael Jackson", Iowa State University (2016)

  • "Rebel Without a Cause: An Examination of Dissonance in the Time of Consonance", Music & the Moving Image, New York (2015)

  • “The Light Elusive” on my compositional style and my work, Mt. Holyoke College (2012)

  • les étoiles secrètes, Midwest Graduate Music Consortium, Northwestern University (2012)

  • “On the future of American Music” a look at current trends in the new music scene, University of Illinois (2011)

  • “The Path to Resonance” Creating resonance through heterophonic diffusion, University of Illinois (2011)

  • “Gradus ad Urbanensis” on my compositional style and eating filumena lionheart, University of Illinois (2009)


CONDUCTING and PERFORMING EXPERIENCE

  • Founder, Music Director, Conductor and Performer for The Sons of Berio, Ensemble Rocket:X, 1998 - present

  • Freelance Performer: Piano, Violoncello, Contrabass, Percussion, Accordion and Theremin, 2001 - present

  • Guest conductor, UIUC New Music Ensemble, 2009

  • Stage Director, Musical Director, Choreographer and Set Design for The Toilet and Beckett, 2000, 2004

  • Guest conductor, Cellist and Board Member, Ossia New Music, 2003 - 2004 


PRODUCTION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Freelance Composer, Sound Designer, Orchestrator — 2002 - present

  • Senior Multimedia Production Designer, UIUC — Urbana, IL — 2012-13

  • Development Director, Ensemble Mise-En — Brooklyn, NY — 2016–17

  • Concert Series Director, The Sound Exchange Project with National Taiwan Normal University (2011), Huddersfield University (2010)

  • Concert Producer, Composition Department Concerts, Urbana, IL, 2007-present

  • Freelance Music Engraver, Videographer and Graphic Designer, 2002 - present

  • Preliminary Judge, 14th and 15th Annual Salvatore Martirano Awards, 2010-11

  • Music Curator, Here-Here Gallery, Rochester, NY, 2003 - 06

  • Concert Producer, Ossia New Music, Rochester, NY, 2003 - 04

  • Board of Directors, Audio Engineer, Classical/Freeform DJ, WOBC-FM, 1997 - 2002

  • Concert Producer, New Student Works, Oberlin, OH, 1998 - 2002


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

ADJUNCT LECTURER
Hofstra University — Hempstead, NY
August 2016 — January 2017

  • Prepared curricula and taught courses to advance students understanding of sound design creation for broadcast media, theater and film using industry standards, DAWs and recording techniques.

PRIVATE COMPOSITION INSTRUCTOR - UIUC
September 2009 - June 2012

  • Guided students in private lessons through the process of composing their music.

AURAL SKILLS IV INSTRUCTOR -
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

January 2010 - May 2011

  • Designed course materials, including syllabus, exams and instructional methods.

  • Taught classroom lectures on sight-singing, dictation and other ear-training skills.

  • Evaluated students one-on-one on their progress throughout the semester.

THEORY & AURAL SKILLS III INSTRUCTOR
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
August - December 2010

  • Contributed to course materials, including exams and instructional methods.

  • Taught classroom lectures on sight-singing, dictation and other ear-training skills.

  • Led discussions on form, analysis and harmony.

THEORY IV INSTRUCTOR (Graduate Teaching Assistant)                 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

August - December 2009

  • Taught and assisted large sized classroom lectures as well as review and listening sessions.

  • Designed course materials, including review materials, handouts and exams.

  • Evaluated students on their progress throughout the semester.

COMPUTER MUSIC INSTRUCTOR & TEACHING ASSISTANT -     
Eastman School of Music

  • Taught lectures and demonstrations on electronic and computer music production and software along with demonstrations of recording and engineering techniques.

  • Maintained lab computers and audio equipment.

  • Organized and recorded samples for the Eastman Computer Music Center database including instrumental and vocals.

 

RECORDINGS

  • [escala.], Ohne Records, 2019

  • Eating Filumena Lionheart, Ohne Records, 2018

  • Rutherford B. Hayes, Ohne Records, 2018

  • (at times my sadness falls into, Ohne Records, 2018


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Society of Composers and Lyricists, 2014—present

  • American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, 2007—present

  • American Composers Forum, 2005—present


PUBLICATIONS

  • A Collection of Miniatures for Solo Violin, Myne Press, 2006