I offer a supportive, personalized teaching approach.
I empower my students to write their very best music in their most genuine, authentic artistic voice, regardless of musical style.
I am an experienced composer with commissions and performances by a variety of ensembles including Third Angle New Music, Access Contemporary Music, Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland, Coe College Symphony Orchestra, the Glass City Singers, Duward Ensemble, Delgani String Quartet, flutist Rose Bishop, and pianist Michael Kirkendoll.
I have extensive knowledge of instruments and voices, including standard and experimental techniques.
I am an accomplished performer of contemporary classical music with knowledge of notation needs for performers.
I have a wide network of new music performers and composition professors at leading collegiate programs.
I am a highly educated teacher with a Masters of Music in Composition and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice Performance & Pedagogy. In addition, I trained at the Cortona Sessions for New Music in Italy and the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music in Boonville, California.