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Orchestral Guest Conducting:

Assistant/Cover Conducting:

Operatic Conducting:


  • Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University – M.M. cum laude Orchestral Conducting (2003) Received Masters in orchestral conducting studying with Gustav Meier
  • University of Michigan– B.M. with Honors (2000) Received a degree in Music Theory and an Artist Certificate in conducting while participating in the Artist and Scholars Honors Program, which selects only one student a year to create their own degree curriculum.  Included study with Kenneth Kiesler and Jerry Blackstone, Opera/Vocal Literature with Martin Katz.

 Awards and Honors:

  • Winner of the 2009 Bruno Walter Memorial Foundation Award– corresponding Career Grant used for study with principal members of the Vienna Philharmonic in Vienna, Austria
  • Awarded Savarino Grant for study with Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic
  • Awarded Peabody Career Development Grant for study of Italian language in Florence, Italy

 Festivals/Master Classes:

  • Seiji Ozawa Conducting FellowTanglewood Music Center (Summer 2005) Teachers included: James Levine, Kurt Masur, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Stefan Asbury
  • Kurt Masur Conducting Seminar(Spring 2004) Selected by Maestro Masur to participate in a week long master class and appear with him on a concert
  • American Symphony Orchestra League Atlanta Workshop (Spring 2004) Teachers included: Robert Spano, Duain Wolfe, James Paul and Barbara Yahr