-Orchestra Director at Morton High School since 2012 -Founder of the Composers' Guild at MHS since 2012 -Conductor of the Central Illinois Concert Orchestra since 2015 -Presenter at Illinois All-State Music Conference in 2017 -Composer of "Ruth: The Musical" (premiered June 2018)
My personality is highly creative, so I strive to let my creativity flow into my classroom, and I try to use that to my advantage when it comes to inspiring students. I begin every semester with a performance of something I created/composed/wrote over the break, and I constantly try to push my students to be the most creative individuals they can possibly be. Dostoevsky wrote in his classic novel, The Idiot, that "beauty can save the world," and I believe that the beauty of music, combined with education, can accomplish that goal.
Yet to be added
High School - Graduated from Morton High School in 2008 College- Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2012 with a degree in Music Education
I am an avid composer. I have premiered five of my pieces with the various orchestras I conduct since 2012, and in 2018 I premiered my first large-scale composition, "Ruth: The Musical," in Morton, IL.