Positions

Project Inclusion Fellow- Chicago Sinfonietta                                     2014-present

Assistant Conductor- Alabama Symphony Orchestra                        2012- 2014    

Music Director- Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra                       2012-2014

Experience

Orchestras                                                                            

  • Macon Symphony Orchestra                                                           2014
  • St. Louis Symphony Orchestra                                                        2013
  • American Academy of Conducting Orchestra- Aspen                  2013
  • Alabama Symphony Orchestra                                                        2012- 2014
  • Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra                                             2012- 2014
  • Chautauqua Music School Festival Orchestra                               2012
  • Memphis Symphony Orchestra                                                       2012
  • Mercer University- McDuffie String Ensemble                               2011
  • Cabrillo Festival Orchestra (Master-Class)                                      2010,2011
  • Cincinnati Conservatory Philharmonia                                           2011
  • Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, Zlin, Czech Republic                 2010
  • Northwestern University Bienen School of Music                         2009-2010

Operas                                                                                  

Puccini- Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicchi, Assistant Conductor to Tomás Netopil, Aspen Music Festival (2013)

Strauss- Der Rosenkavalier, Assistant Conductor to Timothy Muffitt, Chautauqua Music Festival (2012)

Cover/Assistant Conductor

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra- Thomas Søndergård, Robert Spano           2013-2014

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra – James Gaffigan                                        2014

 Alabama Symphony Orchestra                                                                     2012-2014

Awards and Prizes

  • Project Inclusion Conducting Fellowship- Chicago Sinfonietta (2014)
  • (2013) Robert J. Harth Conductor Prize- American Academy of Conducting at Aspen- recognition given to one conductor each summer, and carries with it the invitation to return to Aspen as a conducting fellow the following summer.
  • (2013) Semifinalist for the Bruno Walter Preview (League of American Orchestras)- showcase of the nation’s top emerging conductors (still in progress for finalist consideration)
  • (2012) David Effron Conducting Fellow- Chautauqua Music Festival- Led by Timothy Muffitt Prestigious award given to one gifted young conductor each summer

Professional Seminars, Festivals, and Master-classes

Aspen Music Festival- American Academy of Conducting- Led by Robert Spano (2013,2014)

St. Louis Symphony Master-class (League of American Orchestras)- Led by David Robertson (2014)

Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Orchestral Conducting Workshop- Led by Gustav Meier                  (2011)

Conductors Guild Conductor/Composer Training Workshop at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music- Led by Marin Alsop and Gustav Meier (2010,2011)

International Conducting Workshop and Festival (Czech Republic)- Led by LarryRachleff and Don Schleicher (2010)

Auditions

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra- Assistant Conductor (Runner-up)                2014

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra- Assistant Conductor (Finalist)                          2014

Education

Northwestern University: Bienen School of Music                              2009-2011

Master of Music Degree- Conducting

Columbus State University: Schwob School of Music                         2005-2009

Bachelor of Music Degree: Music Education   Summa cum laude

Primary Teachers

Robert Spano- Music Director, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Aspen Music Festival

Victor Yampolsky- Director of Orchestral Studies, Northwestern University

Mallory Thompson- Director of Bands, Northwestern University

Mei-Ann Chen- Music Director of Chicago Sinfonietta and Memphis Symphony Orchestra