9/28/2016 I’m thrilled to announce that I won the principal clarinet spot with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra! I’m very excited for the opportunity to be playing with this ensemble. Continue reading OSO Principal Clarinet Winner!
8/21/2016 My clarinet students from the Hastings Arts Center will be performing a short recital this afternoon to celebrate a great summer of lessons. They’ll be the first people to play on the Center’s brand new Steinway Grand! So proud of all their hard work this summer! Continue reading Studio Recital!
6/27/2016 – 7/12/2016 I’m heading to upstate NY to work with my wonderful teacher and mentor, Burton Kaplan, at his Practice Marathon Retreat for two weeks. This will be my third summer spent at Magic Mountain Music Farm, and I’m really looking forward to two weeks of intense practice, lessons and master classes. In addition to … Continue reading Magic Mountain Music Farm
5/16/2015 My good friend Josh Wareham, viola, is putting on an excellent benefit recital this Friday, 5/20. Josh’s Project, Music for Meals, is raising money for Open Arms of Minnesota and for his fund to purchase a new viola. I’ll have the pleasure of playing Mozart’s Kegelstatt trio with him this Friday at Salem Lutheran Church in … Continue reading Music For Meals with Josh Wareham, Viola
3/8/2016 – 3/15/2016 I am about to embark upon a really exciting spring break trip! I’ll be headed to NYC for the very first time to take a few lessons from teachers and hear the New York Philharmonic. I’ll be staying with a trumpet friend from a summer camp and a conductor friend from St. … Continue reading Spring Break Adventures
2/15/2016 I’m excited to announce that I have been selected as a finalist for the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship. This Fellowship provides up to $20,000 to graduate students in the arts to help offset the cost of education. Assuming everything goes as planned, I will be auditioning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on … Continue reading Kate Neal Kinley Fellowship Finalist
2/11/2016 Today I will have the pleasure of playing in the master class of Corrado Giuffredi, the principal clarinetist of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana. I will be playing the exposition of the Mozart Concerto with the hope that some Corrado’s beautiful Italianate, cantabile, bel canto melodies will rub off on me! Continue reading Corrado Giuffredi Master Class