- Columbia College Chicago (“CCC”) 2012 Graduate
Bachelor of Music – Music Composition, 3.6 GPA, 5 year program.
- Semester in LA, Columbia College, Summer 2011
Intensive film scoring study at Raleigh Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
- Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Sibelius,
AbeltonLive, QLab and Microsoft Office.
- Sight-reading, aural
- Score preparation, transcribing, arranging, orchestration, conducting and screen reading.
- Organization, cataloging and data entry.
- Writing collaboration with local pop rock-country band Terry Got Fired.
- Songs currently in production for Chicago-based bluegrass group The Greenleaf Band.
- Experimental composition project named IO, collaboration with fellow composer, Laura Garvin.
- Freelance string writing/arranging for various Chicago clients.
Live Theatre Music:
- Music for the play “Point & Shoot", for Cold Basement Dramatics, Fall 2014.
- Music for the play “Marisol”, for CCC Theatre Department, Spring 2013.
- Music for the play “Mr. Marmalade”, for Dream Sequence Theatre Productions, Summer 2013.
Filmography as Composer:
- “Nature Sounding”, music for short film created by JB Shiess, premiered by the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Feb 2013.
- Battle scene from “Pancho Villa”, for studio orchestra, CCC Semester in LA recorded at Capitol Records, Summer 2011.
- “Traversing the Upward Road” for string quartet, performed for ‘Pressure-Voltage’ CCC thesis recital, 2012.
- “Tangent”, duet for electric guitar + violin w/effects pedal, performed for ‘Pressure-Voltage’ CCC thesis recital, 2012.
- “Overflow” for solo violin w/effects pedal, performed for ‘Pressure-Voltage’ CCC thesis recital, 2012.
- “Carol of the Bells" band arrangement for Bone Whiskey Christmas shows at Shark City/Cubby Bear, Winter 2013.
Half Acre” by Hem, transcribed for Jackie Kaleta’s Senior Thesis Recital at CCC.
- “Water Runs Dry” by Boyz II Men, transcribed for CCC Mens’ Choir, 2012.
- “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles, transcribed for CCC Pop String Ensemble, 2012.
Skilled violinist in a diversity of musical styles.
- Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Concertmaster (2012-2013), violinist since 2008.
- Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra,
violinistsince winter 2013.
- Suburban Cowboys, (local country cover band), fiddle player & lead female vocalist, since summer 2014.
- Trippin' Billies, (Dave Matthews cover band), fiddle player, since winter 2016.
- Leonum (
americana/rock band), violinist & vocalist, since summer 2013.
- The Greenleaf Band (folk/bluegrass band), violinist & vocalist, since summer 2013.
- Chicago Street Strings (versatile, classically trained musicians), violinist, since 2011.
- Kill Devil Hills (songwriter/folk acoustic group), jammin' since fall 2016.
- Jin & Tonic (fiddle player & vocalist), since spring 2016.
- Jennifer Fletcher Band (fiddle player), since winter 2016.
- Freelance solo violinist, (weddings, social events, etc.) since 2007.
- Star Gate Music Productions (violinist), winter 2017.
- Bone Whiskey (steam-punk country music band), violinist and
back-upvocalist, summer 2012 - summer 2014.
- Heartland Star (country cover band), violinist and lead female vocalist, since winter 2013.
- City Lights Orchestra, violinist, 2012 - 2014.
- The Neopolitones Trio (pop and classical string music), 1st violinist, 2010 - 2012.
- Voltaic String Project (unique popular/classical music arrangements), violinist, summer 2012.
- Performed with local Chicago bands: Matt Kelly Band, Cobalt and the Hired Guns, Ayanami, Cold Blue Kid, and State and Madison and more.
Classically-trained violinist from 1998 to present, studied with Diane Delin, David Yonan, David Katz and Edgar Gabriel.
- Comma Music (violin recording for commercials), since 2015.
- Darin Helton - singer/songwriter/guitar player (record violin/vocals on his original music), since 2014.
- Leonum (recorded violin/harmony vocals on the latest album "Moments"), summer 2014.
- Recorded for artists Edward Hamel, Sam Trump, Matt Jones, Manny Garcia, Left Hand Signal, The Erratics, and more.
- Marketing/Social Media Specialist for Leonum (January 2014 - July 2016).
- Social Media Specialist for
HedroomProductions (August 2015 - March 2016).
- The Society of Composers & Lyricists
References available upon request.