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