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Curriculum vitae


To pursue a career as a composer, educator, and researcher in higher education to apply my teaching experience and skills in composition, music theory, and aural skills to enlighten and inspire students and foster their growth as musicians.


Music Composition, Electronic Music Composition, Music Theory, Aural Skills, Music Education, Music Engraving, Guitar, Music History, Arranging, Music Production


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2022

Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Composition, Music Theory Minor

Dr. Carlos Carrillo, dissertation advisor

Syracuse University, 2017

Master of Music in Music Composition

Nazareth College of Rochester, 2014

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Work Experience

Music Freelancer (March 2021 – Present)

Composer, Educator, Producer, and Music Engraver

  • Provided music consulting, editing, and engraving services for Oregon-based ensemble Pink Martini

  • Instructed Pink Martini members in arranging, composition, and orchestration

  • Proposals and compositions selected for multiple New Music Mosaic concerts

  • Self-produced two electronic pop albums, Pressure’s Off and [Insert Game to Continue] 

  • Completed concert, film, and other media commissions for academic and private parties


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL (August 2018 – May 2021)

Music Theory and Musicianship Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Planned and taught undergraduate lectures in music theory (I-III), and aural skills (I-IV)

  • Taught harmony, counterpoint, form, 20th-century music, electronic music, and ear training

  • Developed lesson plans, completed grading, and performed clerical and evaluating tasks for department professors 

  • Consistently featured on the student evaluation-based "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent"

  • Designed and taught a Music Composition and Theory elective class for the ISYMP


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (August 2015 – May 2017)

Music Theory Teaching Graduate Assistant 

  • Planned lessons and taught classes on music theory to undergraduate students

  • Assisted in teaching harmony, form, and counterpoint

  • Completed grading, clerical, and administrative tasks for department professors

  • Served as graduate representative for the Society for New Music

Nazareth College, Pittsford, NY (December 2014 – May 2015)

Aural Skills Teaching Assistant 

  • Assisted in grading, clerical, and administrative tasks for the department professor

  • Taught sight-singing and transcription to students in supervised and unsupervised conditions

Specialized Study

Private Composition Instruction

Heinrich Taube, January 2020 – May 2020       

Erik Lund, January 2019 – December 2019

Reynold Tharp, August 2018 – December 2018   

Nicolas Scherzinger, August 2016 – May 2017

Andrew Waggoner, January 2016 – May 2016    

Stephen Ferre, August 2015 – December 2015

Nancy P. Strelau, (August 2014 – December 2014)    

Jennifer Bellor, (August 2011 – April 2014)

Private Guitar Instruction

Kenneth Meyer, August 2016 – May 2017

Petar Kodzas, August 2011 – December 2014

Professional Affiliations

ASCAP, SCI, New Music Mosaic

Adjudicating Experience

2019 Martirano Composition Award – Preliminary Judge

2021 Martirano Composition Award – Preliminary Judge

Honors Received

Brian Israel Composition Award – Syracuse University, 2017

Induction to Pi Kappa Lambda, National Music Honor Society – Syracuse University, 2017

Certificate in University Teaching – Syracuse University, 2017

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