I am beyond thrilled to share this most humbling news. It's been nearly six months since I started the fellowship application process for the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship. Today I am honored to say that I have been accepted as one of the thirty inductees to the class of... read more →
I had a wonderful time working with two of my long-time friends Jason DeGroff (Director of Bands) and Alex Casimiro (Associate Director of Bands) at the University of New Haven. (2006, the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps.) I worked briefly with the UNH Symphonic band in preparation for their upcoming concert and... read more →
I am excited to announce that I was selected as a finalist at the 2017 NERTEC competition. I will be performing John Stevens' "Triumph of the Demon Gods" and John Williams' Tuba Concerto in late April in Ithaca, NY. Performances will be open to the public!
The end of the year always feels rushed with the many deadlines that need to be met. Festivals tapes, auditions, interviews, travels, professional engagements, WEDDING PREPARATIONS and school work are just a few of the items on the seemingly endless list. This year has so far been one of the... read more →
I am very proud to announce my acceptance into the "Music in Schools Initiative" program as a teaching artist. I am excited for this opportunity as it will allow me a wider reach to meet and work with children from all walks of life. I am hopeful that in meeting... read more →
I am now entering my second week of the SIG at Yale University. When I applied for this position I was somewhat unsure of how this would help me and my musical career. I'll be honest and say that the hours are longer than I thought and I haven't been... read more →
I am so happy to share that I was called and offered a position at the AIMS Festival in Graz, Austria. The position was offered after one of the audition directors heard me play last year. Unfortunately, I will not be able to join them due to prior summer engagements.... read more →
Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Provenzano for hosting me this past Wednesday (May, 25th) at your school. I had so much fun playing for your students and at your concert, such engaging audiences! I especially enjoyed the impromptu kindergarten dance party during one of my pieces. Thank you.
What an amazing day! I had the opportunity to spend the entire day this past Friday (May 6th, 2016) at The Conservatory School @ North Palm Beach. Besides having the chance to play for nearly every class, what was most exciting to me was seeing the amazing musical education that... read more →
Yesterday was my last concert with the Lynn Philharmonia, stressful yes, but special nonetheless. A few years back I found myself lost, changing majors every few months, and not knowing where I wanted my life to go. At the advice of a friend, Billy Rueckert, I switched schools. This was... read more →