Degree(s): MM Saxophone Performance, The Hartt School, 2015
BM Saxophone Performance, Louisiana State University, 2013
Current Employment/Employer(s): Self-employed – Saxophone Teacher (42 students per week plus a full day of master classes each week); Freelance Performer
Current and/or Former Creative Projects/Performance Opportunities: Performed at the 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference.
Advice for Current Students: If you're graduating soon, don't feel obligated to go straight into your next degree. It's important to experience being a musician outside of academia. When you decide to start your next degree, you will have a wealth of "real world" experience that other members of your studio don't have and your newfound knowledge will be a valuable addition to your new studio.
Anything else you want to add regarding your current life? I'm making a living teaching/playing saxophone. It's pretty cool. ☺