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PIANIST

Education & Awards

  • M.M., Piano Performance, George Mason University (2010)

  • Winner, Graduate Honors Recital. George Mason University (2009)

  • Spotlight on the Arts scholarship recipient (2008)

  • Credited courses in Summer Piano Pedagogy Seminars, George Mason University

  • Post-baccalaureate studies in applied piano with Dr. Linda Monson (1999-2000); Dr. Raffi Kasparian (2004-2006)

  • Post-graduate studies in applied piano with Dr. Anna Balakerskaia (2011-present)

  • Winner, Fine Arts Performance Competition, Northern Virginia Community College (2000)

  • Accompanist Intern with Dr. Joseph Holt, U.S. Army Chorus (January 1995)

  • Undergraduate studies in applied piano with Barbara Lister-Sink (1993-1995)

Employment

Performances

  • March 27, 2021. Collaborative artist. Lecture-Recital: "Expanding the Classical Vocal Canon: Observations from an HBCU Studio," with Dr. Liana Valente. College Music Society South Central Regional Conference, Virtual conference. 

  • February 26, 2021. Collaborative artist. Lecture-Recital: "Expanding the Classical Vocal Canon: Observations from an HBCU Studio" with Dr. Liana Valente. College Music Society Southern Regional Conference. Virtual conference.

  • January 9-16, 2020. Collaborative artist. "Over 100 Years of Women and the Saxophone" with Amy Green, Charlotte Harding, and Dr. Thomas Smialek. U. S. Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; Penn State University, College Park, PA; and PSU-Hazelton, Hazelton, PA.

  • May 5, 2019. Featured soloist, speaker. Doctoral Lecture-Recital: "Direction in Music," including works of J. S. Bach, Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and featuring the Liszt "Dante Sonata." Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • August 5, 2018. Featured soloist, speaker. Lecture-Recital: "Good Art: Music History and Considerations for Worship." Music of J. S. Bach, Mozart, Chopin, and Khachaturian. Christ the King Anglican Church, Alexandria, VA.

  • March 24, 2018. Collaborative artist. Lecture-Recital: "Expanding the Classical Vocal Canon: Observations from an HBCU Voice Studio," with Dr. Liana Valente. College Music Society NE Conference, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

  • March 22, 2018. Featured soloist, collaborator, and speaker. Music of Franz Schubert and Antonín Dvorák. George Mason University Scholarship Donor Dinner, Fairfax, VA.

  • July 27, 2017. Recording soloist. Scattering Light by L.A. Logrande with saxophonist Dr. Andy Wen. Blue House Productions, Kensington, MD.

  • ​May 28, 2016. Solo recital. "Meditations on Grief and Victory: The Music of Chopin and Rachmaninoff." The Lyceum, Alexandria, VA.

  • December 31, 2015. Featured collaborator. First Night Alexandria, Alexandria, VA.

  • June 14, 2014. Featured soloist. J.S. Bach, Goldberg Variations. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

  • October 20, 2013.  Featured soloist. "Steinway Grand Piano Celebration." Maurice Ravel, Jeux D'eau. Alexandria, VA.

  • May 10, 2012.  Featured soloist. "Art Uniting People: A Celebration of Creativity and Mental Health." Sergei Rachmaninoff, Prelude in B-flat Major, Op. 23, No. 2. Alexandria, VA.

  • April 15, 2012. Featured soloist. "Steinway: The Next Stage for Mason." Alexander Scriabin, Etude in D-sharp Minor, Op. 8, No. 12; Sergei Rachmaninoff, Prelude in B-flat Major, Op. 23, No. 2. Alexandria, VA.

  • March 20, 2011.  Featured guest artist, soloist. "Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra Presents: Beethoven & Bach." J.S. Bach, Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052. Manassas, VA.

  • April 8, 2008. Featured soloist. "A Celebration of Piano: The World's Most Popular Musical Instrument." Frédéric Chopin, Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Fairfax, VA.

  • March 18, 2009. Featured chamber artist. Graduate masterclass with U.S. Marine Band String Quartet and the American String Teacher’s Association. Franz Schubert, The Trout; George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

  • November 29, 2006. Piano soloist. Graduate composition recital of Dr. Edward D. Messerschmidt. Three Movements for Short Attention Span, World Premier. Fairfax, VA.