Music

Biography
I am a classically-trained musician (violin, piano, voice) with more than 20 years of training and performance. My musical endeavors have taken me both nationwide and internationally for both performance and competition. While a trained classical violinist, I currently play with two bands of varying styles: traditional folk/bluegrass/gypsy jazz as well as international folk. I also frequently solo and record studio tracks for musicians/bands with styles ranging from indie pop to instrumental guitar.

Orchestra / Ensemble
Austin Civic Orchestra (Semi-professional symphony, accepted after 2 round auditions)
Professional wedding quartet, 1st violin – 2007 – 2009
Salem Chamber Orchestra, 1st violin – 2006 – 2007
Sprague Camerata Chamber Orchestra, 1st violin – 2003 – 2005 (listen)
Sprague Symphony Orchestra, 1st violin – 2001 – 2005
All-City Chamber Orchestra, 1st violin – 2004
Blue Note Jazz Ensemble, 1999 – 2001

Live Performance / Studio Experience
Commerce Street Ramblers, Style: Folk, Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Early Country – (listen) – Present
La Strada, Style: International Folk (Celtic, Eastern/Central European, Balkan, Nordic, South American) (listen) – Present
Eddie Solis, Style: Instrumental, Folk – (listen) – 2015
The Eliminators, Style: Rock – (listen) – 2014
Sam McCommon, Style: Singer/songwriter – (listen) 2011
Quiet Company, Style: Rock, Power Pop, Indie Rock – (listen) – 2010
Morakestra, Style: Alternative Rock, Experimental Rock, Indie Rock – (listen) – 2010

Styles
Classical, gypsy jazz, folk, old-time country, bluegrass, rock

Competitions
Vienna International Youth and Music Festival, 1st place (2005)
Best in the Northwest Choral Competition, 1st place (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
All State (Choral), 1st place (2003, 2004, 2005)
All State (Chamber) 1st place (2002, 2004, 2005)
All State (Symphonic), 1st place (2002, 2003)

Training
Private violin study, 1995 – 2005
Private vocal study, 1999 – 2001
Private piano study, 1993 – 1998

Orchestral/Symphonic Repertoire
Adagio for Strings, Barber
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Bach
Concerto Grosso for Piano and Strings, Bloch
Fantasia on the Theme by Thomas Tallis, Vaughan Williams
Girl With the Flaxen Hair, Debussy
Hebrides Overture Op. 26, Mendelssohn
Overture to Nabucco, Verdi
Serenade for Strings in C Major, Tchaikovsky
St. Paul’s Suite, Holst
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Dvorak

Tours
Canada/Washington – Salem Chamber Orchestra, 2007
Vienna/Austria/Germany – Sprague Camerata Orchestra, 2005
Seattle – Sprague Concert Choir, 2005
New York – Sprague Concert Choir, 2004
Seattle – Sprague Camerata Orchestra, 2004
San Francisco – Sprague Concert Choir, 2003

Awards
Most Valuable Member, Sprague Symphony Orchestra (concertmaster)