Degree(s): DMA Saxophone Performance, The Hartt School, 2015
MM Saxophone Performance, Duquesne University, 2010
BM Music Education, SUNY Potsdam, 2007
Current Employment/Employer(s): Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Operations Manager; Hartt School Community Division, Saxophone Teacher
Former Employment/Employer(s): Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Manager, Artistic Operations; Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Coordinator; Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Ticket Services Representative; Hartt School Adjunct Chamber Music Coach, Duquesne University, Adjunct Professor of Saxophone, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Telephone Sales Representative; QuadrATOMIC Saxophone Quartet, Tenor Saxophone/General Manager
Current and/or Former Creative Projects/Performance Opportunities: Hall/Emery Duo, Saxophone Duo Score Call and Premiers; QuadrATOMIC Saxophone Quartet, Tenor Saxophone
Advice for Current Students: Take advantage of as many opportunities as you can, you never know where you will end up! There are so many different careers in music and the arts. Since our degree programs have us focus specifically in one area, we sometimes lose sight of the fact that there are tons of options. Don't be afraid to pursue other opportunities or areas of interest, the most successful musicians are those who combine their love of music with their other passions.
Anything else you want to add regarding your current life? I moved to Hartford to pursue my degree and didn't think I would remain here following completion of my degree. However, I have decided to continue living in Hartford because of the great jobs that I have, both of which I started before finishing my degree.