Education

2019

Ph.D. in Music Education

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Dissertation: The effect of different instrument  accompaniment on the intonation of high school and collegiate violinists, violists, and cellists

2014

Masters of Music Education

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

2010

Bachelors of Music Education

The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

 

Professional Experience

May 2021–Present

Instructional Systems Specialist, K–12 Music

Department of Defense Education Activity

Alexandria, VA

Supported music programs on schools at U.S. military bases worldwide

Procured curriculum resources for music programs

Created professional learning for music teachers

August 2019–May 2021

Assistant Professor and Director of String Music Education

VanderCook College of Music

Chicago, IL

Graduate courses taught

Philharmonic Orchestra

String Methods I

String Methods II

Survey of String Repertoire

Low String Techniques

Graduate Advisor


Undergraduate courses taught

Philharmonic Orchestra

Chamber Ensemble

Advanced Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques

High Strings Techniques

Low String Techniques

String Methods I

String Methods II

Applied Violin

Student Teaching Supervisor

May 2019–July 2019

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Graduate courses taught

Masterworks with Strings

Advanced Instrumental Methods

Undergraduate courses taught

Instrumental Program in School, Orchestra

Introduction to Teaching String Instruments

Classroom Management, Safety, Law, and Ethics—co-teacher

August 2010–June 2016

Orchestra Teacher

Spotsylvania County Public Schools

Spotsylvania County, VA

Riverbend High School (2010–2016)

  • Taught two level of string orchestra grades 9–12

  • Music department earned VMEA Blue Ribbon Award

Ni River Middle School (2011–2016)

  • Orchestra earned superior ratings at district assessment

Freedom Middle School (2010–2011)

  • Orchestra earned superior ratings at district assessment

  • Music department earned VMEA Blue Ribbon Award