I received a B.M. in instrumental performance (tuba) and a B.M. in music theory from West Chester University, a M.M. in Composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an M.Ed in Instructional Design from San Francisco State, as well as a Ph.D. in Composition at the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, I’ve been creating online music theory courses for Rutgers University, working as an instructional designer at UC Berkeley, and blog about music and technology (http://musictoolbox.org).
My dissertation, Cho-Han, was performed by Osmo Vänska and the Minnesota Orchestra as part of the 2007 Minnesota Orchestra Composer’s Institute. A BMI award winner and MacDowell Fellow, I’ve attended the Summer Composition Workshop in Hoy, Scotland, where I worked with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. My other honors include awards from the Arts Fund, NACUSA, New Music Delaware, “Friends and Enemies of New Music”, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Prism Saxophone quartet.