My musical training began in the public school band program in 4th grade. Graduated my last year in high school from Interlochen Arts Academy, attended a total of 5 different music Conservatories/University Music Programs in which I studied the saxophone repertoire, multiple woodwinds (flute, clarinet, saxophones, and a bit of oboe), baroque performance practice, jazz, advance music theory and music instrumental methods. Last, but not least, I have completed all my Army School of Music training receiving a commandant award.
Music Schools: Rutgers University (DMA); New England Conservatory (GD); Manhattan School of Music (saxophone program); Florida State University (M.M. Woodwinds); University of Southern Mississippi (B.M.A.) music production film composer scoring music
I was fortunate to have studied saxophone with Sigurd Rascher who taught me to question everything, and marvel at the wonders of nature questioning how was everything made that way with such perfection and sense. How can the engineering of nature be applied to learning music or anything for that matter? This was such an amazing philosophical point of view, which has formed my essential questioning of how to motivate others to think for themselves and empowered to learn. Through my studies, I was able to learn first hand about the works written for Rascher, which are staples in the classical saxophone repertoire, and learn what details the composers discussed with Rascher during the composition process of the works written for him. music production scoring music film composer