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Education:
Ph.D. Candidate in Composition
            City University of New York, Graduate Center (New York, NY)
2013  Master of Philosophy in Composition
            City University of New York, Graduate Center (New York, NY)
2010  Master of Arts in Composition
            Queens College, Aaron Copland School of Music (Flushing, NY)
2008 Bachelor of Science in Music Theory and Composition
            Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY)

Principal Composition Teachers:
Tania León (CUNY, Graduate Center)
Bruce Saylor (CUNY, Graduate Center; Queens College)
Lee Chandler Carter (Hofstra University)
Herbert Deutsch (Hofstra University)

Lessons and Master-classes with:
Sydney Hodkinson, Jason Eckardt, David Del Tredici, Ken Lampl, Bruce Reiprich, Laurie Friedman-Adler, Matthew Herman, David Olan, Hubert Howe

Prizes, Awards, Residencies, and Festivals:
2018                New Music on the Bayou Festival, Louisiana
2017                Red Note Music Festival, Illinois State University
2016                Hot Air Music Festival, San Francisco Conservatory
2013-15          Composers Now Festival, New York City
2011-14, 17   ASCAP Plus Award
2011-12          Composer in Residence, The Curiosity Cabinet
2011                Composer in Residence, CUNY Contemporary Music Ensemble
2010-15          Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship, CUNY, Graduate Center
2009-10          Guest Composition Teacher, Buckley Country Day School, NY
2009                Luigi Dallapiccola Award, Queens College
2008                Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society
2007                William Lawrence Honor Recital, Hofstra University

Commissions:
2017  Now I Lay You Down to Sleep for the Red Note Music Festival
2015  Nyx for ensemble mise-en
2014  Three Caprices for Cadillac Moon Ensemble
2013  The Hill Wife for Danya Katok-Ahlbin and Bonnie McAlvin
2011  Miniature for Cello for Zsaz Rutkowski
2011  An Oval Form Intersected by an Irregular Rectangle for the CUNY Contemporary Music Ensemble
2011  My Mother is a Fish for Cygnus Ensemble
2010  Arrival of the Hero for the Huntington Elementary School Bands
2009 Macondo for the Hofstra New Music Ensemble
2006 A Stroll in an Enchanted Forest and March of the Ants from Krissy Kaplan for her students
2005  3 Numbers for Solo Clarinet for Laurie Friedman-Adler

Performances at the Following Venues:
Columbia University, CUNY Graduate Center, Cornelia Street Cafe (New York, NY); Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Trinity Lutheran Church of Astoria, Queens College (Queens, New York); Bard College, Hofstra University, Huntington High School, and Southdown and Jefferson Elementary Schools (Greater NYC); Museum of Fine Arts (Boston); San Francisco Conservatory and Sacramento State University (California); Illinois State University (Illinois); Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge (Louisiana); Western Wayne High School, Honesdale Central Park, and Scranton Band Shell (Pennsylvania).

Performed By:
Del Sol Quartet, Contemporaneous Ensemble, ensemble mise-en, Mivos Quartet, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble, Second Instrumental Unit, Pedroia Quartet, Zukofsky Quartet, The Curiosity Cabinet, Cygnus Ensemble, CUNY Contemporary Music Ensemble, Bard College Flute Ensemble, Hofstra New Music Ensemble, Hofstra University Orchestra, Patricia Spencer (Flute), Laurie Freidman-Adler (Clarinet), Danya Katok-Ahlbin (Soprano), Bonnie McAlvin (Flute), Zsaz Rutkowski (Cello), Daniel J. Partridge (Horn)