First Prize, 2019 Honors Competition, University of Colorado Boulder; 2nd Prize, 2017 Aurora Symphony Young Artists Competition
Bowdoin International Music Festival, 2019; Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra 2018–19; Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra 2018–20; Aspen Music Festival, 2017–18; Fort Collins Symphony, 2018–20; Eastern Music Festival, 2016
When I was studying finance alongside music in college and discovered that most things other than music were not as exciting to me.
They should take place in more venues than just the concert hall and cater to more audiences than they currently do. It’s much more fun to involve more people and play in different places. Including food, beverage, and socializing is another aspect that I think is very important to making orchestra concerts more enjoyable for the 21st Century audience.
Too many people have inspired me to pick one!
It’s cliche, but the Brahms Clarinet Quintet. It’s some of the most emotionally invigorating music written for the clarinet and is always an absolute pleasure to play or listen to.
Playing concertos with orchestra is always my favorite because it’s extremely terrifying while simultaneously being the most alive I’ve ever felt!
Another impossible question to answer! Probably includes Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Mac Demarco, and Mac Miller to get started.
I would probably be bored out of my mind working in finance.
I had no interest in being a professional musician until halfway through college!
Focus on yourself!