Collaboration and Chamber Music
I currently work as a freelance pianist, mostly with Shenandoah University students. I am playing for a mixture of classical and musical theatre students. Current repertoire includes excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen and Sara Bareilles’s Waitress the Musical, plus art songs by Aaron Copland, Reynaldo Hahn, and Samuel Barber.
I love working with students and young singers on all kinds of repertoire.
Solo & Ensemble
While I was teaching in Texas, I had the opportunity to play for numerous students at the regional UIL solo and ensemble competitions, as well as at the state level.
I accompanied singers on art songs from collections such as 24 Italian Songs and Arias, Pathways of Song, and the New Imperial Edition songbooks, among others. Coaching singers through diction and meaning in their songs was tremendously fulfilling.
In addition, I worked with instrumental students from the band programs at various school on playing numerous solos every year, from transcriptions of older pieces to challenging contemporary works.
In addition to daily work in rehearsal, I had the opportunity to accompany choirs in performance and contests, such as the UIL Concert and Sight Reading event and others.
I was also honored to accompany the following TMEA All Region ensembles:
Region IX Honor Choir 2017
Region IX Honor Choir 2015
Region XIX Men’s Choir 2014
Along with John Paddie, I was a founding member of the short-lived Woodlands Chamber Music Project, which presented a series of concerts in the spring and summer of 2018. This gave me the chance to collaborate with collegiate and professional musicians from the north Houston area.
I’m on the lookout for further opportunities to collaborate wherever I go.