I am a Chicago-based musician, teacher, and environmental researcher and a recent graduate of Northwestern University ('20). Originally from Boston, I started learning clarinet at the tender age of 9. I developed a passion for new music and teaching throughout high school, while also realizing my love of natural science, both of which carried me through a dual degree program in college. In past summers, I have attended orchestral festivals like the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz and the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy, as well as doing research and working in horticulture (I also tutor!).
My musical credentials include playing the Chicago-area premier of David T. Little and Royce Vavrek's opera Dog Days (2012) under conductor Alan Pierson, and working with conductors like Mallory Thompson, Arthur Arnold, and Victor Yampolsky. I have studied with Steve Cohen, J. Lawrie Bloom, Mark Nuccio, Leslie Grimm, and Kai-Yun Lu and have played in masterclasses led by Alain Desgagné, Laura Flax, and Rebecca Rischin, among others. More recently, however my quarantine musical exploits have been mostly living-room based.
Currently, I am working as a freelance musician and private clarinet instructor in the Chicagoland area, baking bread, and teaching myself mandolin in my free time.