West Oakland 2016
Solo Recital 2009
Years of classical training has instilled a deep rooted love for baroque, classical, and romantic music. Finding a way to express my most meaningful musical ideas through chamber music is a life time goal.
Composing music that concentrates on timbral development has been my focus for the past two years. I compose using standard notation, graphic scoring and text instruction.
Music that is improvised has a certain life, character, and attentiveness that is unattainable through fixed notation. The performers are engaged in a totally different type of musical experience — one where the future is unknown.
Being a teacher is about inspiring, nurturing and guiding the student. I’ve been teaching cello lessons and improvisation in hopes of enriching the lives of my students with an appreciation and love that will last a life time.
Juniper, 2012 is a piece that incorporates both standard notation and improvisational elements.