Education

University of Maryland 2016–2019
Doctor of Musical Arts, Composition

Carnegie Mellon University 2010–2012
Master of Music, pi kappa lambda, Composition

Westminster Choir College 2006–2010
Bachelor of Music, magna cum laude
Music Theory & Composition, Voice Concentration

Manhattan School of Music Precollege 2004–2006
Diploma. Major: Piano Performance. Minors: Composition and Conducting


Teaching

College of Southern Maryland Adjunct Instructor

MUS 1501 Music Theory I, F’19
MUS 1020 Music Appreciation, F’18–19
MUS 2021 Music Theory IV, S’19
MUS 2011 Music Theory III, F’18

University of Maryland Instructor of Record, Teaching Assistant
Winner of the Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award, 2019

MUSC 151 Theory of Music II, S’19
MUSC 150 Theory of Music I, F’18
MUSC 140 Fundamentals of Music, F’16
Aural Skills Instructor (TA) MUSC 150, 151, 250, 251 F’17–S’18

Carnegie Mellon University Teaching Assistant

57-153 Harmony II, S’11–’12
57-152 Harmony I, F’10–’11

Carnegie Mellon School of Music Precollege
Substitute Teacher for Music Theory (Primary & Secondary) 2011–2012

Private Teaching Studio 2016–present


“Founding and Leading a New Music Organization.” Panelist, New Music DC. Georgetown University, September 15, 2018

“Engraving Liturgical Music.” Guest Speaker, MUS 483 Composing for the Liturgy, Catholic University of America. April 21, 2017

Invited Talks


Select Commissions

A complete list of works is available here.

A current list of performances is available here.

City of Shadows (2018) SATB chorus. Commissioned by Rick Seale for Thomas Circle Singers

Be Glad in the Lord (2017) SATB + organ. Commissioned by Grace Episcopal Church, Lexington, VA, to commemorate the choir's 2017 tour to Wells Cathedral, UK.

A Good Play (2015) SATB chorus. Commissioned by Six Degree Singers, Silver Spring, Maryland

Angels We Have Heard On High (2013) 3tpt, 2tbn, tba. Commissioned by Cyril Murphy for the Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Durham, North Carolina

Iron Town (2012) Wind Band (Middle School). Commissioned by Donald Van Teyens for the Martin J. Ryerson Middle School Band, Ringwood, New Jersey

December Songs (2012) Orchestra + Soprano. Orchestration of Maury Yeston's song cycle commissioned by Thomas Douglass for the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra, Newton, Kansas. With Robert Randazzo.

Only Waiting (2010) SATB + organ. Commissioned by Alex Benestelli for The Lammington Presbyterian Church, Bedminster, New Jersey

Himmelsknabe (2009) SSAA + harp. Commissioned by Sun Min Lee for the Westminster Chapel Choir.


Awards, Honors & Grants

Chorosynthesis Holiday Carol Competition 2017

International Federation for Choral Music Composition Competition Honorable Mention 2011

Carnegie Mellon University Graduate Research Grant 2011

Westminster Choir College Commencement Anthem Composition Competition 2010

Hoke Church Music Composition Award 2009

Julianne Phillips Composition Award 2008 & 2007

Chanticleer Student Composition Award Honorable Mention 2007

Larissa J. Blatterman Award 2006


Publications

Psalm 27. New York, NY: Transcontinental Music Publications, 2012

Drawing Number One. Großrosseln, Germany: Musikverlag Hayo, 2010


Conducting & Directing

A current list of performances is available here.

StageFree Music, Washington, DC
Founding Artistic Director, 2016–present

A professional chamber music collective that emphasizes programming music by composers local to Washington, DC in concerts that stress audience engagement in non-traditional venues. www.stagefree.org.

TEMPO, College Park, MD
Artistic Director, 2018–2019

The University of Maryland’s graduate student new music ensemble. A seven-concert season that included twelve world-premieres, performances of music by several major international composers, a concert of music by UMD composers, and a portrait concert premiering two of Michael Poast’s Color Music pieces.

The Lorem Ipsum Ensemble, Pittsburgh, PA
Founding Director, 2012

An ensemble of graduate students from Carnegie Mellon University assembled for a performance of Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu nostrithat took place at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA, on April 22, 2012.

The Westminster Composers’ Ensemble, Princeton, NJ
Conductor, 2007–2010

A student led ensemble of undergraduates dedicated to performing music by student composers.

The Lakeland Chorale Assistant Conductor 2004–2006

The Lakeland Band & Wind Ensemble Student Conductor 2005–2006


Professional Ensembles

A current list of performances is available here.

The Washington Chorus Professional Core 2015 - present

Thomas Circle Singers Sectional Leader/Soloist 2014 - present

Choirs of St Paul's K Street Section Leader/Soloist 2012 - present

The Pittsburgh Camerata Member 2010 - 2012

Westminster Choir Member 2008 - 2010

Mid-America Productions Professional Core 2006 - 2012


Discography

Noël. Westminster Choir. Conducted by Joe Miller. Westminster Choir College, 2010

Flower of Beauty. Westminster Choir. Conducted by Joe Miller. Westminster Choir College, 2009


Affiliations

American Choral Directors Association

American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers

The College Music Society

The Society for Music Theory


Administrative Experience

The Clarice Artist Partner Program Graduate Assistant 2016 - 2017

StageFree Music Artistic Director 2016 - present

The Kennedy Center Group Sales Associate 2013 - 2016