2022 Ph.D. in Music Theory, University of Claifornia, Santa Barbara
With an emphasis in cognitive sciences
2018 M.M. in Music Theory, University of Louisville
Thesis: Primary Advisor: Rebecca Jemian. Additional studies with Mark Yeary, Eric Hogrefe, and Christopher Brody
2017 Education Abroad (theory and analysis), Eastman School of Music
ManiFest Académie, Istitut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique, Paris, France, directed by Robert Hasegawa
2016 M.M. in Music Composition, State University of New York at Fredonia
Studies in composition with Paul Coleman, Jeremy Sagala, Robert Deemer, and Sean Doyle
2015 M.M. in Percussion Performance, State University of New York at Fredonia
Student of Karolyn Stonefelt
2013 B.M. in Music Composition, State University of New York at Fredonia

2019 “Spectral Atoms: An Extended Approach to the Analysis of Spectral Music.” Spectralisms 2019. Ircam: Paris, France (June 12–14) (Video Link)
2018 “Beyond the Effect: The Perceptual Effects of Reverberation.” The Fifteenth International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition and the tenth triennial conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ICMPC15-ESCOM10). Université Concordia: Montreal, Quebec, Canada (July 23–28)
2017 “Spectral Processes in the Music of Alvin Lucier.” The Ninth European Music Analysis Conference (EuroMAC). University of Strasbourg: Strasbourg, France (July 1)
2017 “Repetition as Catalyst: The Process of Creation in the Music of Alvin Lucier.” EMC2: Remembering the Experimental Music Catalogue. De Montfort University: Leicester, England (March 25)

forthcoming “Spectral Processes in the Music of Alvin Lucier.” In Proceedings of the Ninth European Music Analysis Conference. Edited by Pierre Couprie, Alexandre Freund-Lehmann, Xavier Hascher, and Nathalie Hérold
2017 “Reinterpreting the Role of Performer in the Music of Alvin Lucier.” Journal of Experimental Music Studies (Link to paper)

Teaching Experience
2020 Teaching Associate at the University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Teaching Associate responsible for five sections of MUS 11, Fundamentals of Music
  • Wrote textbook for the course
2018 – Music Theory Teaching Assistant at the University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Instructor of two sections of MUS 4, Musicianship (Fall 2020–Spring 2021)
  • Instructor of four sections of MUS 11, Fundamentals of Music (Fall 2019 – Spring 2020)
  • Independent tutoring
2016 – 2018 Music Theory Teaching Assistant at the University of Louisville
  • Instructor of two sections of MUS 091, Fundamentals of Music (Fall 2016)
  • Instructor of one section of MUS 092, Fundamentals of Music II (Spring 2016)
  • Instructor of one section of MUS 141, Music Theory I (Fall 2017)
  • Instructor of one section of MUS 142, Music Theory II (Spring 2018)
  • Technology assistance with online section of MUS 547/647, chromatic harmony, and MUS 548/648, post-tonal harmony
  • Theory and Keyboard Skill sessions
  • Theory tutoring
  • Grading for the theory department
2016 Adjunct Instructor at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia
  • Instructor of one section of MUS 221, Aural Skills III
    • Material ranged from tonicization of closely related keys to chromatic modulation utilizing augmented and Neapolitan sixth chords
    • Responsible for training students to sing, dictate, and aurally comprehend the above concepts
2013 – 2015 Teaching Assistant for the Music Theory department at SUNY Fredonia
  • Instructor of one section of MUS 121, Aural Skills I (Spring 2014, Fall 2014, and Spring 2015)
    • Material ranged from establishing pitch class in a moveable Do system to note-to-note counterpoint
    • Responsible for training students to sing, dictate, and aurally comprehend these concepts
  • Maintaining database of grades for all freshman and sophomore students
  • Proctoring audition placement exams
  • Proctoring exams

Work Experience
2019 – Data Analyst for the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara
  • Collect data on subsidized housing in Santa Barbara County
  • Apply statistical analysis to subsidized housing data
  • Display data with informative graphics for comparative analysis between the county's jurisdictions
  • Prepare, clean, and extract data from large sets of data
  • Write and publish reports of valid conclusions, trends, facts, and addressed problems
2018 – Researcher
  • Design and build reliable interactive behavioral experiments using MATLAB and Python
  • Perform maintenance on the code running the behavioral experiments
  • Write executable scripts for system analysis, preventative maintenance, and anticipated problem rectification
  • Collect and clean sensitive experimental data
  • Perform statistical analyses of collected data using MATLAB, Python, Microsoft Excel, and SPSS
  • Identify novel trends in collected data
  • Present and publish statistical conclusions, hypotheses, and other relevant research findings
2019 – 2020 Tasting Room Associate and Technical Liaison
  • Restructure and perform routine maintenance on the online store
  • Oversee technical training and provide administrative support
  • Write and maintain document of procedural operations
  • Operate and maintain point of sale system
2018 Technical Engineer
  • Operating and maintaining levels for up to 25 wireless microphones for live performances using a Peavey AAM 3243 mixing console
  • Building sets for musicals
  • Supervising youth campers while using power-tools
2015 – 2016 Editor and Media Expert for Musician's Guide to Aural Skills: Ear training and Composition, 3rd Edition
  • Correcting Roman numeral analyses using Finale
  • Creating rhythms and melodies for students to practice
  • Remastering of recorded examples for consistency
2015 Cohen Studio Assistant at the Chautauqua Institute
  • Recording both audio and video for lectures and special events
  • Burning CDs and DVDs of lectures and special events
  • Pre-screening recordings and video for music students’ applications
2013 – 2016 Assistant House Manager for Rosch Recital Hall at SUNY Fredonia
  • Oversaw various events that occurred in Rosch Recital Hall
  • Acted as audio and visual engineer when necessary
  • Performed custodial maintenance of Rosch Recital Hall between events
2010 – 2013 SUNY Fredonia School of Music Computer Lab proctor
  • Assisting students with computer, MIDI, and other technological issues
  • Maintaining the overall upkeep of the lab
2011 – 2013 Student Assistant for the Music Theory Department at SUNY Fredonia
  • Grading papers for the music theory department
2009 – Freelance Recording Engineer

As a recording engineer
2016 Invisible Cities: American Music for Soprano Saxophone (link to artist page)
2015 "Broken Branch Rag," composed by John Bacon on album: The NYFA Collection, Volume 2
As a composer
2017 "Mahogany," performed by Jacob Swanson on album: Wired (link to artist page)

Spoken and Written
  • English
  • French
  • Python
  • HTML
  • CSS

  • International Society of Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR)
  • Society of Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC)
  • West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis (WCCMTA)
  • Society for Music Theory (SMT)
  • American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)

2010 – 2016 Live sound processing and recording of notable events and guests including: Roomful of Teeth, Third Coast Percussion, Akropolis Reed Quintet, Tony Arnold, Cornelius Dufallo, Chris Shultis, the Now Ensemble, Michael Mizrahi, Laura Koepke, the Baltimore-based Lunar Ensemble, Paola Prestini, Jeffrey Zeigler, Loadbang, the Colored Field Ensemble, Michael Lowenstern, Jamie Jordan, Modal Kombat, and the Mivos String Quartet, as well as various student recitals

2017 Student Summer Travel Grant from the University of Louisville
2012 Ethos Laureate Prize in Composition for Storm
2011 Poummit Concert Master Award
2009 Donald Boland Scholarship Award in Composition

Certificates and Specializations
2020 Python 3 Programming Specialization
2020 Data Analysis with Python

Recent Compositions
2016 Perception for suspended cymbal and electronics
2016 – 2017 Tree Suite
  1. Larch for bassoon and live electronics (2016)
  2. Wisteria for flute and live electronics (2016)
  3. Aspen for violin and live electronics (2016)
  4. Redwood for bass trombone and electronics (2017)
  5. Mahogany for soprano saxophone and electronics (2017)
2015 Perspective for cello and live electronics
2014 Départ for solo piano
2013 Tri Suite
  1. Prologue for solo piano
  2. Periods for flute, violin, cello, double bass, percussion, and piano
  3. Pendulum for flute, clarinet, cello, double bass, percussion, and piano
  4. Chaos for flute, clarinet, ciolin, cello, double bass, percussion, and piano
2013 Ashes for vibraphone, violin, cello, and double bass
2012 Storm for double bass and live electronics

Notable Percussion Repertoire
  • Five Scenes from the Snow Country, Hans Werner Henze
  • Liaisons, Roman Haubenstock-Ramati
  • Six Japanese Gardens, movements I, II, and III, Kaija Saariaho
  • Meditation No. 1, Casey Cangelosi
  • Having Never Written a Note for Percussion, James Tenney
  • Drumming: Part One, Steve Reich
  • Silver Streetcar for the Orchestra, Alvin Lucier
  • Still and Moving Lines of Silence in Families of Hyperbolas, ———
  • Opera with Objects, ———