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I am from from Grand Rapids, Michigan. My musical style is inspired by Bruno Mars, Maurice Ravel, Meshuggah, Julius Eastman, and Steve Martland.
I’ve been lucky to have my music performed at numerous venues and locales: in Hong Kong, in NYC, in Chicago, at ArtPrize, St. Cecilia’s Music Center, George and Barbara Gordon Gallery, Northern Illinois University, Henderson State University, Bowling Green State University, and the Broad Art Museum. I’ve presented my research on composition pedagogy several conferences and in 2015, I presented my research on minimalist composer Julius Eastman at the Fifth International Conference on Minimalist Music in Finland.
My research interests are in composition pedagogy, minimalism, and popular music. My concert music is influenced heavily by my rock and pop roots and by a desire to create music that draws attention to important social issues.