BM, The Juilliard School
MM, The Juilliard School
Joined LMC faculty in 2019
Share with us some of your professional accomplishments.
I am a percussionist in New York city, and I regularly perform with a wide variety of ensembles in a multitude of styles and venues. I frequently perform with orchestras and chamber music groups, tour and perform with non-classical groups, and maintain an active teaching schedule. In addition to teaching a roster of private students from beginner-college, I am also an Adjunct Professor at the Pingry School in New Jersey. I have performed with the New York Philharmonic, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, The Orchestra Now, and The Chamber Orchestra of New York. Some of my favorite professional experiences have been performances under conductors I always admired such as Alan Gilbert, Lorin Maazel, Tan Dun, and Michael Tilson Thomas.
What excites you about Luzerne Music Center?
I am excited for this summer at Luzerne for a number of reasons! I love meeting and working with enthusiastic musicians of any age, and I know that the students and faculty of LMC are exactly that. I also love being outdoors, and the setting in the Adirondacks is gorgeous.
What can campers expect to learn while working with you this summer?
Campers can expect to work with me on building all the aspects of a strong musical foundation. In addition to my natural rhythmic passions as a percussionist, I am also a lifelong student of Ear Training and Music Theory, and am excited to help nurture an understanding of the analytic side of music to our students as well.