Degree(s): AD Saxophone Performance, The Hartt School, 2012
MM Saxophone Performance, Arizona State University, 2009
BM Saxophone Performance/BA English, University of California-
Current Employment/Employer(s): Co-Founder, Prometheus Duo; Co-Founder/Soprano Saxophonist, Asylum Quartet (performed over 150 concerts in first three seasons); Music and Arts, Private Lesson Instructor
Current and/or Former Creative Projects/Performance Opportunities: Prometheus Duo (current), Asylum Quartet (2012-2017)
Advice for Current Students:
*How are you building on your “multiple revenue streams" when you graduate college? Aside from performing, how else do you plan on obtaining income in/out of the music field?
*How many students do you have?
*Can you arrange music? Are you familiar with music notation software?
*Can you make a music flyer? Are you familiar with photo editing software?
*Do you have basic knowledge of studio recording procedures? Are you familiar with recording
*What other parttime opportunities (in and out of the arts) can help you keep your art afloat?
*What other creative outlets are you pursuing, to keep your portfolio current?
*What are other colleges teaching that you wish you could learn? Can you investigate this material on
*What are other ensembles doing that you wish you could pull off? Can you reach out to them? (Do they need an administrative assistant or someone to do side work? It could be you!)
*How do you plan on practicing in a new (or your current) town/city? Are there facilities that will
allow it? Will your residence allow it? How do you plan on practicing with the ensemble that you are
*If you trust them – offer your musical and administrative services to others, being honest about your
abilities. Take a stab. It could prove to be useful down the road!
*Take as many gigs as you can to build momentum, but ultimately see (and prove!) your worth. You
should be paid accordingly for your music, as any contracted service. Ask yourself if the potential
networking at a gig could be worth it, along with the fee/stipend, the work necessary to put on this
performance, and the time it takes away from your life.
*Practice to fulfill the commitment to the instrument and to your own personal artistry.
*Come into practice sessions with absolute goals; when you are working and have less time on your hands, you’ll wish you practiced that one passage thoroughly, instead of noodling on your “favorite" passages to “reacquaint" you with the instrument.
Anything else you want to add regarding your current life? To me, balance is crucial. While practicing is absolutely necessary, please don’t forget to take care of yourself. You need to be cognizant enough to understand WHY you are in the music field. Smell the roses.