Doctor of Musical Arts- Arizona State University 2013
Master of Music- Eastman School of Music 2010
Bachelor of Music- Oberlin Conservatory 2008
I am a classical guitarist, and I perform weddings, private events, public events, house concerts, parties, and chamber music concerts. I am blessed to have the equipment and sense of adventure to perform just about anywhere someone might want to hear the classical guitar. Notable performances that I have given include playing at Cornell and Syracuse Universities, giving my concerto debut with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra, and performing with my duo partner, Laura McIntyre, at the 2013 International Double Reed Society Conference. I was on the faculty of Arizona State University from 2011-2013, where I taught Rock Guitar I, Rock Guitar II, and Funk Ensemble.
I train incredibly hard, and I have invested in the best equipment in order to ensure that every performance I give is top notch. The PA that I use for parties, larger venues, concertos, and chamber music is made by Bose. It is about 7 feet tall, and it has 24 speakers in it. So, regardless of whether I need to match sound with in orchestra for 1,000 audience members, or if I just need a little boost, it does the job. I am sensitive to the fact that a majority of my clients are under a great deal of stress or pressure when hosting their event, and I do everything in my power to reduce that stress and give the best performance possible.
My repertoire includes music from Renaissance all the way to 2013. I frequently perform classical music standard repertoire and fan favorites as well as popular music arrangements. One thing that sets me apart from other classical guitarists is that I am an avid arranger, and I can arrange most anything for your event. My past arrangements include works by Handel, Brahms, The Beatles, and Elvis just to name a few.
Finally, I would like to share a review from the most recent wedding that I played. The bride texted me afterwards, "Thank you! You were amazing! Your performance was exactly what I wanted for our wedding day!"