AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS:

  • BMI Jazz Composer's Workshop 2009 in NYC, led by Jim McNeely

  • Anna Hoffmann Big Band 2009

    I have been rehearsing with my own Big Band and am planning on playing shows with them in the Boston area. Our debut was at Ryles Jazz Club May 2009.
  • Scholarship from the New England Conservatory 2007-2009

  • Commencement Ceremony Composition Competition Award 2006

    Winner of the commencement composition contest, wrote the music played during the ceremonial procession. Honor guests: Aretha Franklin, Melissa Etheridge, Andy McGhee, and Elliot Scheiner.
  • Honors Ensemble: Berklee Yellowjackets Ensemble (SP2006)

    Working with and Performing for the Yellowjackets during their artist residency
  • Berklee Achievement based Scholarship Award 2003-2006

  • Selected for "Best Of Jazz Comp" Concert (SP2004)

  • "Selected for "Chordscale Madness" Concert (SP2004)

    Annual Jazz Composition Contest
  • Greg Larkin Award (SP2004)

    Annual scholarship award for outstanding woodwind principals
  • Anna Hoffmann Octet+ 2005

    Among many talents this group features Gordon Au, newly accepted student at the Thelonious Monk Institute in New Orleans and guitarist Jake Herzog who was recently announced as the grand prizewinner of the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition sponsored by Gibson.
  • "Urban Outreach Jazz Orchestra" 2004-2006

    led by Associate Professor Lin Biviano. Berklee's prestigious and premier student outreach ensemble, assembled for the express purpose of promoting public service through music while playing numerous off- and on campus concerts. 2 semesters baritone chair, 2 semesters alto chair
  • Berklee World Scholarship Tour in Freiburg, Germany (2003)

  • Private Directed Study with Karl Berger

    One out of two students selected during his residency in April 2005 at Berklee