I earned my bachelor’s degree in music theory and composition from Boston University, where I studied with composers Richard Cornell, Ketty Nez, and Martin Amlin, and participated in masterclasses with Samuel Adler and Peter Maxwell Davies.
My solo harp composition, Awakening Stillnesses was awarded the grand prize in the composition contest for the 8th USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) at Indiana University. As the required contemporary work for the 8th USAIHC, all contestants performed Awakening Stillnesses during the solo recital round. The gold medalist of the 8th USAIHC, Agnès Clément, recorded it on her debut solo album, Dance, released in 2012. Awakening Stillnesses has since been performed by harpists worldwide and at harp conferences across North and South America including the 42nd American Harp Society National Conference in Atlanta 2016, the 11th International Harp Festival of Rio de Janeiro 2016, the 11th World Harp Congress in Vancouver 2011, and the 2010 Boston Harp Festival.
Awakening Stillnesses is published by Lyon & Healy and can be purchased here