About Me

I recently completed my Ph.D. in Computer Music and Multimedia at Brown University and am currently associate faculty in the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering at Arizona State University. The broad focus of my teaching and research is digital sound, instrument design and augmentation, musical gesture, and the elucidation of these areas through dialogue with continental philosophy. 

Education

PhD | Brown University | Computer Music & Multimedia | 2018 | Advisor: Joseph Butch Rovan | Readers: Todd Winkler, Aden Evens (Dartmouth)

MA | Brown University | German Studies | 2015 | Advisor: Gerhard Richter

MA | Brown University | Computer Music & Multimedia | 2014 | Advisor: Joseph Butch Rovan

MA | Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main | Political Theory | 2011 | Advisor: Christoph Menke

BA | Northwestern University | Philosophy & Critical Theory (Honors) | 2007 | Advisor: Peter Fenves

Professional Appointments

Faculty Associate | School of Arts, Media and Engineering | Arizona State University | 2017 - 2018

Fellowships

Open Graduate Education Fellowship | Brown University | 2016

Tisch Foundation Fellowship | Brown University | 2011

Fulbright Research Fellowship | Institut für Philosophie | Frankfurt am Main | 2007

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Grant | Frankfurt am Main | 2007

Grants & Awards

Brown Arts Initiative Grant | Brown University | $600 | 2016

International Graduate Colloquium Fund | Brown University | $5000 | 2014

Creative Arts Council Grant | Brown University | $600 | 2013

Open Graduate Education Grant | Brown University | $1000 | 2013

Mellon Foundation Grant | $1500 | 2013

Watson Institute Grant | Brown University | $1000 | 2013

Department of Music Travel Grant | Brown University | $500 | 2013

Distinguished Honors Thesis Prize | Northwestern University | $400 | 2007

Geza von Molnar Essay Award | Northwestern University | $400 | 2007

Phoenix Symphony Guild Concerto Competition Finalist | Full Scholarship to Sewanee | 2002

Virtuoso Violas Competition Grand Prize Winner | Arizona State University | 2000

Music Training

I am a classically-trained violist and violinist. In high school I studied with Dr. William Magers, Professor Emeritus of Viola at Arizona State University. At Northwestern University I studied with Dr. Roland Vamos. At summer residencies I worked with Charles Pickler, principal violist of the Chicago Symphony, Evan Wilson, former principal violist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Stephen Clapp, Dean Emeritus of the Juilliard School. I have also participated in masterclasses with famous ensembles, most notably with the Leipzig String Quartet. I played in several professional ensembles while living in Germany, including Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt and Philharmonie Leipzig.



Recent & Upcoming Events

I-Park Fellow in Music Composition
East Haddam, Connecticut
6.12.17 - 6.26.17

SPLICE Festival 1
Western Michigan University
1.26.18 --- Talk: "Glove Controller Design and Mapping"
1.27.18 --- Live Performance: "Windowless"

Guthman New Instrument Competition
Georgia Tech
3.7.18 --- Semifinalist Presentation

Digital Culture Invited Speaker Series
Arizona State University
3.15.18 --- Alto.glove: Violin and Augmentation

Life Energy Meeting
Synthesis Center, Arizona State University
Hosted by Rob and Melani Walton
3.27.18 --- Performance

SEAMUS 2018 National Conference
University of Oregon
3.31.18 --- Live Performance: "Verdacht"

New Interfaces for Musical Expression
Virginia Tech
6.3.18 - 6.7.18 (exact dates TBD)
Oral Paper: "Alto.glove: New Techniques for Augmented Violin"
Live Performance: "Windowless"

NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival
Abrons Arts Center, New York City
7.16.18 - 7.22.18 (exact date TBD)
Live Performance: "Windowless"

Hewnoaks Artist Colony Resident
Lovell, Maine
7.21.18 - 8.4.18

PLAYA Resident in Music Composition
Summer Lake, Oregon
8.6.18 - 8.17.18