I am an American composer of original concert, film, and popular music who strives to connect with audiences while exploring the language of music.
My music has been performed in the United States, Canada, and Europe including the Northwest Sinfonia (Seattle), St. Helens String Quartet (Seattle), the Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra (Seattle), the CODE ensemble (Ohio), and members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (Scotland). This year I was a finalist in the call for scores with the Lowell Chamber Orchestra (Massachusetts). My “Suite for Tar and Chamber Orchestra” appeared on the award winning 2013 album “Celebrate World Music”.
My music has been performed by notable organist David Bohn, as part of the Vox Novus 15 minutes of fame series, by flautist Casey Granofsky and oboist David Vanbiesbrouck of the Scarborough Philharmonic (Canada), as well as by banjoist Zachary McDonald (Florida).
I have scored numerous student films and has played bass in many jazz, rock, and blues bands over the years.
I was born in Seattle, but I started my musical journey in Las Vegas with well known cellist Hyman Gold. Upon returning to the Northwest I studied cello with Cordelia Wikareski-Miedel and played in the Tacoma Youth Symphony. I received a Bachelor’s degree in composition from the Oberlin Conservatory where I studied composition with Richard Hoffmann. I earned a Master’s degree in film scoring from the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program while studying with Hummie Mann. I have also studied compostion at the Arnold Schoenberg House in Vienna.
In addition to composing I teach music theory for the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring program, and founded and conduct the Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra in Seattle.