Greetings! Music is my native language. I have had the privilege of performing with major orchestras in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and touring across North America and Europe for 25 years. I have extensive pedagogical training and performance experiences with maestros from around the globe. I studied violin, viola and conducting under the direction of Mugur Doroftei (Romania). I studied woodwinds, brass, and conducting with Rudy Dennis, and flute with Patricia Surman. During my career, I have played in orchestras for musicals, operas, festivals, pop and symphonic series.
Whether it's in a concert hall or recording studio to impromptu jam session or theory discussion, I'm in! I admire all aspects of music - theory, history, performance, etc. My current and former students are experienced in orchestral music and composition. I look forward to sharing my appreciation of music with you.
Notable music experiences:
Native American Flute performance - 2019 to Present
Section Violin - Mansfield Philharmonic, 2017 - 2022
Music Education at Fallsvale Elementary School, 2019
Music Director of the Keene Camerata, 2016 - 2017
Concertmaster of the Keene Camerata, 2007 - 2012, 2016 - 2017
Founder and First Violin of the Adagio String Quartet, 2004 - 2010
Section Violin, Brazos Chamber Orchestra, 2004 - 2008
Wind Symphony, Southwestern Adventist University, 2004 - 2008
Assistant Band Director at Keene Adventist Elementary School, 2004 - 2006
Undergraduate Degree: Southwestern Adventist University - Bachelor of Science, Music Performance
I enjoy experimenting with sounds on my modular synthesizer. Studying the sound of music or reading books in general. I also like to be outdoors, preferably at the beach or hiking.
AP Music Theory