I earned Music Education and Music Composition degrees in undergraduate studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and I am currently pursuing graduate degrees in Music Composition and Instrumental Conducting, also at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. My primary instruments are the main members of the saxophone family (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone) with doubles that include Bb clarinet, Bass Clarinet and Flute. My accomplishments include being selected as a winner of the 2021 SCI (Society of Composers Inc.) Composition Contest, as well as an Irving Symphony Orchestra Student Composer in Residence for the Fall of 2021. Also as a result of the 2021 Clarinet Call For Scores UWSP (University of Wisconsin - Steven's Point), my latest unaccompanied work for Bb clarinet titled "Pinocchio" will receive a world premiere from Dr. Manasreh of WUSP this coming Spring of 2022.
I am the lead saxophonist for Midnight Soul, a high energy party band specializing in weddings, corporate/private parties, and festivals. Our lineup of musicians includes a seasoned lineup of two stellar vocalists, four to five talented multi-instrumentalists and engaging choreography; we offer a well-rounded repertoire of hits from the 60s to today. Midnight Soul is based in the greater DFW metroplex. For more information regarding personnel, booking and performances, please visit our website: https://www.midnightsouldallas.com.
I am also a saxophonist and member of the planning committee for the Toccare Winds, a professional wind ensemble based in Anna, TX. Our group is dedicated to the classics, as well community outreach, premiering and performing works written by living composers and the education of future generations of students in music and the fine arts. For more information regarding the ensemble, its personnel, performances and events, please visit our website: https://www.toccarewinds.com.
In addition, I am also the saxophonist for My Life; a Billy Joel tribute band that gives live shows throughout the DFW area and beyond. Our sets include hits such as The Piano Man, We Didn't Start The Fire, Scenes From an Italian Restaurant and many more. For more information regarding our personnel or for booking inquires and requests, please visit our website: https://www.mylife-live.com/
You can reach me personnel through the contact page on this website, or via email at email@example.com. Please see my YouTube channel for recordings and live performances, as well as my SoundCloud page for more recordings and my Instagram and Facebook accounts for frequent updates and more.
I provide quality composition and performance for every medium through commission and direct purchase, striving to create music that is comprised of a unique voice.
I have always been a player, but I fell in love with composition the more that I began to write and share my work with others in its earlier stages. I love the feeling of expression and creation that composition brings, mainly because this language is very idiomatic for my style of communication. My music represents my thoughts and opinions of the world that we live in, and my influences and ideas are the makeup of a unique musical voice. Music is my passion and my life's work; it is one of the few mediums in which I feel completely free to be my truest self with no filters. It is through music that my expressions are most natural.