Education

D.M.A. in Composition with a minor in Music Theory, University of Georgia, intended graduation August 2019

M.M. in Music Composition, University of Georgia, Athens, December 2009

B.M. in Music Composition, Valdosta State University, May 2007, Magna Cum Laude

A.A. in Music, Darton College, May 2004, Summa Cum Laude

 Awards and Prizes

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (University of Georgia, 2014)

The College Music Society Southern Chapter Student Composition Contest (winner, for Beauty is Not Enough, 2014)

Outstanding Student Award, Department of Music (Valdosta State University, 2007)

Darton College Outstanding Scholar (Darton College, 2004)

Music Scholar Award (Darton College, 2004)

 Teaching Experience

University of Georgia – Graduate teaching assistant, instructor of record, adjunct

  • MUSI 4010: Introduction to Music Technology – An undergraduate course focusing on engraving, MIDI, audio editing, and video editing. Software included: Finale, Logic Pro, Adobe Premiere

    • Instructor of record (2018 – 2019)

  • MUSI 3550: Music Theory for Non-Majors – An undergraduate course for non-majors focusing on fundamentals.

    • Substitute Instructor (April 2019)

    • Adjunct (Summer 2012, 2103, and 2015)

    • Instructor of record (2011 – 2014)

  • MUSI 3190: Composition Lab for Non-Majors – Substitute instructor (February 2014)

Private Teacher, Composition, Athens, GA (2011)

Private Teacher, Elementary piano, Valdosta, GA (2005-2006)

Research and Creative Interests

Electronic music studies, history and application

Electronic composition: Pro Tools, Logic Pro

Instrumentation and arranging, orchestration

Twentieth century music theory

Compositional Studies

Acoustic composition studies, Dr. Adrian P. Childs (2011 - present)

Electronic composition studies, Dr. Leonard V. Ball, Jr. (2008 - 2015)

Acoustic composition studies, Dr. Leonard V. Ball, Jr. (2007 - 2009)

Acoustic composition, Dr. Donovan Stokes (2006 - 2007)

Acoustic composition, Dr. Tayloe Harding (2005 - 2006)

Master Classes, with Dr. Steven Stucky (2010) and Dr. Lewis Spratlin (2008)

Compositions

Untitled Piece for trumpet and stereophonic digital playback (in progress)

It is Enough for soprano and chamber ensemble (2019) [25:00]

Sowahasle for stereophonic digital playback (2014) [4:12]

Chopin no Guren no Tsubasa for stereophonic digital playback (2013) [5:50]

Picturesque Confusion for woodwind quintet (2012) [13:00]

Quadraphonic Concentrations for quadraphonic digital playback (2012) [8:15]

Beauty is Not Enough for solo voice and stereophonic digital playback (2011) [14:00]

Vorego for mixed percussion ensemble (2011) [6:00]

Hell on Reels for stereophonic digital playback (2010) [4:10]

Rebasing the Line for bass clarinet and double bass (2010) [5:20]

Three Pieces on Phony Phonics for three trumpets in C (2009) [7:45]

Midnight on the Moors for stereophonic digital playback (2009) [11:43]

Five Poems of Sara Teasdale for alto and piano (2008) [ 12:00]

Etude for Cello for cello solo (2007) [6:25]

Saying Goodbye for piano solo (2007) [3:15]

The Black Riders - I.  Pursuit to Rivendell for brass quintet (2007) [9:00]

Celtic Variants for woodwind quintet (2006) [4:00]

Do Not Go Gentle for six voices, two violins, and double bass (2006) [4:00]

Fiddle Tune for string quartet (2005) [ 3:45]

Performances of Compositions

Beauty is Not Enough, Ellen Ritchey, soprano; stereophonic digital playback. SCREAM Electroacoustic Music Concert. Dancz Center for New Music, Athens, GA.  November 12, 2014.

Beauty is Not Enough. Caitlin Boden, alto; stereophonic digital playback. CMS Composers Concert, Sandra G Powell Recital Hall, Knoxville, TN. February 14, 2014.

Quadraphonic Concentrations. Quadraphonic digital playback. Dancz Center for New Music, Athens, GA. March 6, 2013.

Vorego. Jordan Arnold, Lauren Floyd, Berry McWhorter, and Taylor Ransom, percussion. Dancz Center for New Music, Athens, GA. September 19, 2012.

Beauty is Not Enough. Ellen Ritchey, soprano; stereophonic digital playback. Dancz Center for New Music, Athens, GA. March 21, 2012.

Picturesque Confusion. Kristen Holritz, flute; Whitney Holley, oboe; Elizabeth Whittenburg Ozment; clarinet; William Keene, horn; Kyle Bickwit, bassoon. Rickey H. Badua, conductor. Dancz Center for New Music, Athens, GA. March 21, 2012.

Quadraphonic Concentrations. Quadraphonic digital playback. Dancz Center for New Music, Athens, GA. March 21, 2012.

Rebasing the Line. Will Casada, bass clarinet; Francisco Azevedo, double bass. Dancz Center for New Music, Athens, GA. March 21, 2012.

Vorego. Jordan Arnold, Berry McWhorter, Erik Morton, and Taylor Ransom, percussion. Dancz Center for New Music, Athens, GA. March 21, 2012

Midnight on the Moors. Stereophonic digital playback. Caledonia Lounge, Athens, GA. December 7, 2010.

Rebasing the Line. Will Casada, bass clarinet; Joe Brent, double bass. Dancz Center for New Music, Athens, GA. December 7, 2010.

Etude for Cello. Andrew Gaskins, cello. Dancz Center for New Music, Athens, GA. November 16, 2009.

Five Poems of Sara Teasdale. Amanda Segur, alto; Allyson McIntyre, piano. Dancz Center for New Music, Athens, GA. November 16, 2009.

Midnight on the Moors. Stereophonic digital playback. Dancz Center for New Music, Athens, GA. November 16, 2009.

Three Pieces on Phony Phonics. Jared Hunt, Jessie Matthews, and Adam Courson, trumpets. Dancz Center for New Music, Athens, GA. November 16, 2009.

The Black Riders - I.  Pursuit to Rivendell. The Sonorous Brass. Whitehead Auditorium, Valdosta, GA. April 15, 2007.

Celtic Variants. Emily Westbrook, flute; Faith-Anne Lee, oboe; Jeffrey Olson, clarinet; Roderick Cox, horn, Pierce Christie, bassoon. Whitehead Auditorium, Valdosta, GA. April 15, 2007.

Do Not Go Gentle. Suzanne Roberts and Ellyn Marcus, soprano; Nicole Larkin, alto; Scott Morey, tenor; Thomas Chafin, baritone; Chris Collins, bass, Faith-Anne Lee and Theresea Hilgert, violin, Lauren McCombe, double bass. Whitehead Auditorium, Valdosta, GA. April 15, 2007.

Fiddle Tune. Faith-Anne Lee and Theresa Hilgert, violin; Kyle Linebery, viola; Micah Hundson, cello. Whitehead Auditorium, Valdosta, GA. April 15, 2007.

Saying Goodbye. Cathi Storey, piano. Whitehead Auditorium, Valdosta, GA. April 15, 2007.

Do Not Go Gentle. Allison Riddles and Elizabeth Brittany Secord, soprano; Virginia K. Hall, alto; Dale Staines, tenor; Ben Stroup, baritone; Miles Gaultney, bass, Michael Flowers and Theresea Hilgert, violin, Bret Alford, double bass. Whitehead Auditorium, Valdosta, GA. April 19, 2006.

Fiddle Tune. Justin Monday and Michael Flowers, violin; Kyle Linebery, viola; Steven Taylor, cello. Whitehead Auditorium, Valdosta, GA. November 29, 2005.

Affiliations

Society of Composers Inc, member (2015 – present)

Southeastern New Music Symposium, technical management (2014)

College Music Society, member (2013 – present)

University of Georgia Student Composer’s Association, PR Officer (2010 - 2013)

University of Georgia Student Composer’s Association, member (2007 – Present)

Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society (2007 – present)

References

Available upon request