Education & Awards


  • Doctoral candidate, a self-designed hybrid degree in aesthetic communication and the arts, Georgetown University (est. graduation, 2021)

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

  • B.A. Philosophy, The American University (1997)

  • Philosophy Department Award (1997)

  • Golden Key National Honor Society


Experience & Writings


  • Co-Presenter: College Music Society, Lecture-Recital: "Expanding the Classical Vocal Canon: Observations from an HBCU Voice Studio," with Dr. Liana Valente. CMS-NE Regional Conference, University of Delaware, Newark, DE (2018)

  • Presenter: College Music Society, “Bach and Bernini: The Baroque Aesthetic” for CMS-MA Regional Conference, Towson University, Towson, MD (2017)

  • Review: David Beard and Kenneth Gloag, eds. Musicology: The Key Concepts. New York, NY: Routledge. Music Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 2, April-June 2018.



  • Review: Siglind Bruhn (2015). Arnold Schoenberg’s Journey from Tone Poems to Kaleidoscopic Sound Colors. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press. Music Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 19, Nos. 3-4, July-December 2016.

  • Review: Adriana Varga (2014). Virginia Woolf and Music. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. Music Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 1, January-March 2015.

  • Review: Nicole Grimes, et al., eds. (2013). Rethinking Hanslick: Music, Formalism, and Expression. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press. Music Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 4; October-December 2013.

  • Review: Stuart Isacoff (2011). A Natural History of the Piano: The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians--From Mozart to Modern Jazz, and Everything in Between. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Music Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 15, No. 2; April-June 2012.

  • Editor and teacher interviewer: NVMTA Newsletter (2011)

  • Music publication reviewer: American Music Teacher magazine (2014-2015

Professional Associations