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Doctor of Music in Composition Northwestern University (2013, Program Honors)

Bachelor of Music in Composition Illinois Wesleyan University (2007, Magna cum Laude)

Bang on a Can Summer Music Institute, North Adams, MA (2013)

Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands (contract student, 2005)


TEACHING EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                                                        


2014-Present, Assistant Professor, Composition Area Coordinator, Appalachian State University

2010–2014, Lecturer, Northwestern University



2016 Commission, Axiom Brass Quintet [Untitled Work] (Chicago)

2016 Commission, Northwestern Symphonic Wind Ensemble for Last Lights in the North (Evanston, IL)

2015 Barlow Prize, Barlow Endowment, Brigham Young University, Prism Quartet, ZZYZX Quartet, and United States Air Force Saxophone Quartet for Awake, Alive, Amok, Ajar (Provo, UT)

2014-16 Award/Commission, Houston Grand Opera, Magnificent Pretty Boy, with GWB (Houston)

2015 Commission, Chicago Composers Orchestra, The Bridge, with Grant Wallace Band (Chicago)

2014-15 Commission, Friction Quartet, for Within West (San Francisco)

2014 Project Grant, New Music USA, for Sunstruck (New Jersey/New York)

2014 Artist Residency, The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL for Sunstruck (Chapala, Mexico)

2014 Award/Commission, Third Coast Percussion, Emerging Composers Partnership, Automatic Glitch (Chicago)

2014 Commission, New Thread Saxophone Quartet for Sunstruck (New York)

2014 Commission, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, for Lullaby (Omaha; Chicago)

2013 Commission, Todd Reynolds, for The Wanderer in Airbrushed Glimpses (New York)

2013 First Prize, Frank Ticheli Composition Contest for Catclaw Mimosa (Manhattan Beach Music)

2013 Fellowship, Bang on a Can Summer Festival for Self Portrait in Ultraviolet (North Adams, MA)

2013 Grant, Illinois Arts Council – Individual Artist Support for Angelswort

2013 Pritzger Endowed Fellowship, Djerassi Resident Artists Program for Psychopomp, CA (Woodside, CA)

2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 ASCAPLUS Awards (ASCAP, New York)

2012 MacDowell Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony for Etude (Peterborough, NH)

2012 Commission, Spektral Quartet for Étude

2011 Award/Commission, Chicago Chamber Music Society for Eos (CCMS, Chicago)

2011 Other Minds Fellowship for Bhyxe (Other Minds, San Francisco)

2010 William T. Faricy Award for Creative Composition for Bhyxe (NU)

2010 Commission, Anubis Sax Quartet for The Mares of ’33

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