Education

University of Illinois 2015 Urbana-Champaign, IL
Doctorate of Musical Arts, Conducting

  • University Fellowship for exceptional doctoral students

  • Minors in Musicology and Orchestral Conducting

  • Dissertation: The Binding of Isaac: Comparative Musical Perspectives on Conflict and Faith in the Age of Modernity

University of Oregon 2009 Eugene, OR
Masters of Music, Choral Conducting

  • Minor in Orchestral Conducting

University of Edinburgh 2005 Edinburgh, Scotland,
Masters in Musicology

  • Dissertation on Theodor Adorno, Popular and Serious Music: How Music Transforms  Consciousness

Williams College 2004 Williamstown, MA
Bachelor of Arts, 2004, Cum Laude

  • Major in English with courses in Music and Political Science

Artistic Director Experience

The Portland Bach Experience 2018-Present Portland, ME
Founder & Artistic Director

  • Conduct professional orchestra and chamber choir

  • Develop and market all aspects of over thirty-six concerts and events

  • Forge external partnerships with other civic and arts organizations

Oratorio Chorale 2013-Present Brunswick, ME
Artistic Director

  • Conduct auditioned symphonic chorus and professional orchestra

  • Plan musical season, coordinate venues, hire professional soloists and instrumentalists

  • Work with Board of Directors, coordinate and implement development plan

The Portland Bach Festival 2015-2017 Portland, ME
Associate Artistic Director

  • Conducted professional orchestra and chamber choir

  • Conducted and managed all aspects of a 10-day professional music festival featuring the music of JS Bach

  • Managed four person staff and thirty volunteers

Juventas New Music Ensemble 2013-2014 Boston, MA
Assistant Music Director

  • Conducted professional new music ensemble

  • Planned musical season, adjudicate call for scores

  • Coordinated and implement education and outreach program

Guest Conducting Experience

Handel and Haydn Society Community Youth Collaboration 2019 Boston, MA

  • Conduct H+H orchestra and soloists and over 300 high school singers

New Hampshire All State Treble Chorus 2018 Concord, NH

  • Conducted auditioned choir of the best treble singers in New Hampshire  

Providence College Invitational Choral Festival 2018 Providence, RI

  • Clinician for invitational choral festival

Mozart Mentor 2018 Brunswick, ME

  • Conducted 40-person orchestra consisting of Maine’s music educators and their top string students playing side-by-side with professional instrumentalists


Additional Experience

Roomful of Teeth 2008 Williamstown, MABoston, MA
Consultant to Brad Wells, Founder and Conductor

  • 2014 GRAMMY Award for best Chamber Ensemble

  • 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music for Caroline Shaw’s Partitafor 8 Voice

  • Co-developed mission statement, bi-laws, budget and strategy for external partnerships; researched and wrote grants, helped establish 501c3 status, coordinated initial development efforts

Teaching Experience

Private Conducting Studio 2014-present Portland ME 

  • Teach conducting to college, masters-level and professional conductors

Clark University 2014-2017   Worcester, MA  
Director of Choral Activities, Professor of Practice in Music

  • Conducted 50-person auditioned concert choir  

  • Conducted 20-person auditioned chamber choir

  • Conducted professional and student orchestras

Bowdoin College 2014 Brunswick ME 
Visiting Faculty in Music

  • Conducted 30-person auditioned chamber choir

  • Conducted 60-person auditioned chorus

  • Conducted professional and student orchestras

VSA Massachusetts 2009-2011 Boston, MA 
Professional Development Lecturer

  • Trained teachers on how to implement music integration to support Common Core standards

  • Developed workshop and coach teachers

Artist-in-Residence

  • The Memoir Project: Created student composition project at various Boston public schools

University of Illinois 2009-2011 Urbana-Champaign, IL 
Undergraduate Conducting Lecturer

  • Taught Elements of Conducting to undergraduate music majors

  • Developed syllabus focusing on gesture, score analysis and rehearsal technique

Cesar Chavez Public Charter School 2005 – 2007 Washington, DC
Music Department Head, Music Teacher

  • Taught music appreciation class: Developed objective-based curriculum for music appreciation based on Massachusetts standards

  • Started music department at a charter school for public policy serving low-income, at-risk middle and high school students

  • The Memoir Project: Created student composition project, featured on national public radio

Additional Experience

American Choral Directors, Eastern Division, Conference 2016 Boston, MA,
Presenter: Expanding Your Reach: Artistic and Community Collaborations

American Choral Directors, Massachusetts Division, Conference 2015 Hampshire, MA
Presenter: Expanding Your Reach: Artistic and Community Collaborations

Snow Pond Center for the Arts, Community Music School 2014 Sidney, Maine
Consultant

  • Developed programming and curricula for community music school; hired staff

  • Researched and conducted interviews at comparable programs in the Northeast

  • Consulted on development of marketing materials and website

Professional Membership

American Choral Directors Association
Chorus America
Conductors Guild
The College Music Society