Curriculum Vita

EDUCATION

  • DMA, Music Composition, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (2013)
  • MM, Music Composition, University of Missouri Kansas City (2005)
  • BA, Christian Education & Ministry, Music Minor, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL (2000)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Adjunct Faculty, Rowan University (2015-current)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Temple University (2013-current)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Delaware County Community College (2011-2014)
  • Graduate Teacher, Temple University (2007-2011)
  • Composition Teacher, Paseo Academy, Kansas City, MO (2002)

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT

  • Administrative Assistant, Department of Music Studies, Temple University.
  • Engraver: Klein, Michael. Music and the Crises of the Modern Subject. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, forthcoming (2015)
  • Graduate Assistant, ITCH ensemble Coordinator, Brevard Music Center, Brevard, NC (2009)
  • Resident Assistant, Brevard Music Center, Brevard, NC (2008)
  • Engraver, Telemann Cantata Project – Steven Zohn, Philadelphia, PA (2008-2009)

SELECT PERFORMANCES

  • A Mouthful. Sirio Boni and Eleonora Tomassetti. Third International Competition of Chamber Music, Piadena, Italy, 2014.
  • I Taste. Margot Rood/Lorelei Ensemble, Boston, 2014
  • Niggun Ein Sof. The Klezmer Company Orchestra, Boca Raton, 2014
  • Doctoral Recital, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2010
  • String Quartet No. 2, Movement 1; Momenta Quartet, New York City, 2009
  • Solo Concert, Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia, 2008
  • Compline, St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Kansas City, 2001

PERFORMING

  • Northern Arms, Accordion, 2015-current
  • Dreamscapes No. 1. Chicago/Philadelphia, 2015
  • Mercury Radio Theater, Accordion, 2013-2015
  • Gringo Motel, Guest Performer – Accordion, 2015

MAJOR TEACHERS

  • Matthew Greenbaum, Temple, 2008-2013
  • Maurice Wright, Temple, 2007-2008
  • Robert Aldridge, Brevard Music Center, 2008-2009
  • Kevin Puts, Brevard Music Center, 2008-2009
  • James Mobberley, UMKC, 2001-2005
  • Zhou Long, UMKC, 2002
  • Paul Rudy, UMKC, 2002

COMMISSIONS

  • Dreamscapes No. 1 for Accordion, Viola, & Tape. ACF Philadelphia & Second/Cycle (Chicago). For Stephanie Griffin & Erin Rafferty, 2015.
  • Niggun Ein Sof: A repurposed tune by Issachar Miron.  Large Mixed Ensemble.  Klezmer Company Orchestra, Boca Raton, FL, 2014.
  • To Us a Son is Given, Alleluia.  SATB Choir.  Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA, 2004
  • Nun Komm Der Heiden Heiland.   Organ. Dr. Benjamin Leiby, 2007

RESIDENCIES & FELLOWSHIPS

  • Feinstein Center summer fellow, Reaching a Complete Understanding of Klezmer Music, Feinstein Center for American Jewish History (2015)
  • Momenta String Quartet (2009)
  • Composition Fellow, Brevard Music Center, Brevard, NC (2008, 2009)
  • Glaux, Faculty Ensemble, Temple University (2007)

FIELD RESEARCH

  • KlezKanada, Camp B’nai Brith, Lantier, Quebec (2013 & 2014)
  • Yiddish Folk Arts Program (KlezKamp), Kerhonkson, NY (2012)
  • Jewish Culture Festival, Kraków, Poland (2011)

CONFERENCES

  • Society for Music Theory 2014 Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, Uncovering the Functionality of Klezmer Music (2014)
  • Society of Composers, Inc., Region V Conference, Western Michigan University, Construction for Violin and Piano – performance (2014)
  • Jewish Networks Throughout Time and Space, Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Colloquim, Jewish Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania, The Development of Klezmer Music: A Patchwork of Intercultural Networks (2013)
  • Aspen Composers Conference, Aspen, CO, Sofia Gubaidulina’s Sieben Wörte – A Theological Interpretation (2011)
  • Confounding Expectations-Inspiring Minds, University of Calgary, Richard Strauss’ Elektra – Meter and Weininger’s Gender Identity Spectrum (2010)

AWARDS & GRANTS

  • Aaron Jay Kernis Master Class, Astral Artists (2010)
  • Edward B. Garrigues Scholarship, Temple University (2009-2010)
  • Frances Hutton Memorial Award, Temple University (2009)
  • American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter, Subito Grant (co-recepient on two grants under Jeremy Gill and Andy Laster), American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter (2009)
  • Pascal Gallois Concert Series Participant, American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter (2008)

COMMITTIES & ORGANIZATIONS

  • Adjudicator, SCI/ASCAP Student Competition (2014)
  • Society of Composers, Temple University Chapter, Program Coordinator (2010-2011)
  • Society of Composers, Temple University Chapter, Chapter President (2009-2010)
  • Temple Composers Orchestra, Founder & Manager (2009-2011)
  • General Activity Fee Committee, Temple University (2007-2011)

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • Society of Ethnomusicology (2014-current)
  • Society of Music Theory (2013-current)
  • Pi Kappa Lambda (2011-current)
  • ASCAP (2009-current)
  • American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter (2008-current)
  • Society of Composers (2007-current)
  • Society of Composers, UMKC Student Chapter (2000-2002)
  • Sigma Alpha Iota, Delta Epsilon Chapter (1996-1999)
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