About Me

A brief biography

Master Classes:

  • Fall 2007: Dr. Ken Meyer (Syracuse University)
  • Fall 2007: Dr. Nicholas Goluses                         ( Eastman School of Music)
  • June 2008: Dale Kavanagh (Musikhochschule in Detmold)
  • June 2008: Bruce Holzman (Florida State University)



  • 2002 NYSSMA Solo Festival rating of 93, "outstanding"
  • 2002 Selected to Monroe All-Country (New York State) Senior High Wind Ensemble; 3rd  and 1st trumpet
  • 2004 Recipient Louis Armstrong Jazz Award for outstanding committment and performance
  • 2004-2008 Houghton College Performance Scholarship in Music
  • 2008 John M. Andrews String Scholarship Concert
  • Selected Full Participant 2008 New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes College


  • J.S. Bach- BWV1007: I. Prelude, III. Courante, IV.  Sarabande 
  • Leo Brouwer: Estudios Sencillos #1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
  • Carulli- Rondo in C Major
  • Villa-Lobos: Etude No. 1, Prelude No. 4 
  • Andrew York: Sunburst
  • Agustin Barrios Mangore: Julia Florida
  • Doyle Dykes: "Angel's Desire"

Currently Learning:

  • Niccolo Paganini: Grand Sonata
  • Bach: BWV1004 V. Chaconne
  • Bach: BWV1007 II. Allemande, V. Minuet I & II, VI. Gigue

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