2015 April 15—The final month of my college semester is currently consuming all my time. I will not be logging in again until May 15th. I'll be able to catch up then.
2015 April 3—I'm finally making some progress in my feedback messages. I want to personally thank all of you for your faves, watches, and comments. Your patience is appreciated as I get to these bit by bit.
Who I Am
I am a versatile and passionate creator who enjoys experimenting with design, playing with code, and crafting new music.
I first discovered my love for music as a child from singing weekly in various community choirs to “playing” video games — you could often find one of my games idling as I simply absorbed the soundtrack.
2005 marked the beginning of my instrumental career. I chose to study the French horn, which has proven to be an excellent fit for me. I continue to grow both in musicianship and technique.
In addition to performance, I also have some recent recording experience and equipment, and am eager to find opportunities to record horn, vocals, and voiceovers for collaborative projects.
I have been practicing music composition since 2007, although my formal instruction began the summer of 2014. I enjoy composing concert works and am also looking for opportunities to compose for media.
Determined to become a professional musician, yet overwhelmed by the cost, I sought an alternative solution in 2013. Web design seemed to be a promising industry, so I enrolled at Ridgewater College in pursuit of an associate degree.
After a semester of introductory classes in both programming and multimedia design, I realized that my passion was not music as I had thought, but creating in general, and soon found myself pursuing a double major.
I am drawn to clean designs with tasteful typography and careful consideration of space. My favorite part of the design process is working directly with clients to produce designs that satisfy their desires and meet their needs. I am always open to a good challenge, and welcome all forms of input and feedback.
Ballad of a Weary Storyteller, quartet for flute, harp, violin, and cello
Impressions and Feelings, piano solo
Variations on Zelda's Theme, orchestral arrangement
Pocket Beethoven, piano solo
Journal: To Symphony or Not to Symphony?
A Few of My Favorite Things
Joachim Raff, Frédéric Chopin, Jean Sibelius, Gustav Mahler, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Antonio VivaldiFilm
John Williams, Howard ShoreVideo Games
Koji Kondo, Yoko Shimomura, Grant KirkhopeOther
Theophany, Marius Masalar
"Good composers borrow. Great composers steal." ~ Igor Stravinsky
"How deep is the river if you cannot see the bottom?" ~ Oma Desala
"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right." ~ Henry Ford
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