I compose music that explores universal questions of essence and finding beauty and joy in the midst of suffering, resulting in evocative pieces that take listeners on a journey which nourishes the soul, stimulates healing, and builds empathy. Through my work as a composer, teacher, collaborative pianist, and church musician, I celebrate the communal and cultural aspects of music and am committed to bringing musicians and community members together through a range of musical experiences accessible to all people. Please take a look around my site and contact me if you have questions or would like to collaborate on a project!
A musician since the age of three when I began studying piano, I did not actively compose until the age thirty-seven, when I studied under Dr. Larry Bell and Howard Frazien in Boston, MA. In composition, as in life, I explore the interaction between the old and the new, tradition and innovation, examining every nuance… Continue reading About
Finalist in Cantus Vocal Ensemble’s 2021 Young & Emerging Composer Competition My choral piece, “Let Us Sing!” a TTBB setting of Ellen Watkins Harper’s poem, “Songs for the People” was among the top four finalists in the Cantus Vocal Ensemble’s 2021 Young & Emerging Composer Competition. The group gave me this feedback: “Let Us Sing”… Continue reading News
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