Curriculum Vitae


Education

Longy School of Music

Cambridge, MA

2003 – 2005

M.Mus. – Composition

Private Study:

  • Composition: John Morrison, Howard Frazin
  • Organ Performance: Peter Sykes
  • Piano Performance: Ljubov Shlain
  • Vocal Performance: D'Anna Fortunato

Highlighted Coursework:

  • Electronic Music Composition: Jeremy Van Buskirk
  • Conducting: Jeffrey Rink
  • Jazz Improvisation: Peter Cassino

 

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

1998 – 2001

B.A. – English (Music Minor)

Private Study:

  • Composition: Warren Gooch
  • Piano Performance: David McKamie

Highlighted Coursework:

  • Music Theory IV (Twentieth Century Theory and Analysis): Warren Gooch

Independent Research Topics:

  • Composing for Musical Theatre
  • Applications of Research in Neurolinguistics to Music and Cognition

Extra-Curricular Experience:

  • Cantor/Accompanist for Sunday mass at campus Newman Center
  • Ensembles: Marching Band, Jazz Lab Band
  • Memberships: Mostly Live Composers' Society, Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
  • Other: Theatre Light and Sound Booth Technician
 

Teaching Experience

JMFearMusic.com

Various Locations

2001 – Present

Private Studio Instructor

Provides Lessons in:

  • Elementary and Intermediate Piano Performance
  • Music History and Appreciation
  • Aural Skills Development
  • Music Analysis Skills Development
  • Composition

 

The Music Teachers' Collaborative

Wellesley, MA

2004

 

Elementary Piano Studies

The American-Nicaraguan School

Managua, Nicaragua

2001 – 2003

K–12 General Music Teacher

  • Prepared and presented winter holiday and end-of-year concerts for elementary students.
  • Served as Musical Director for the yearly high-school musical.
  • Created a new choir program for middle- and high-school students, which included preparing and directing the ensemble at an end-of-year concert.

 

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

1999 – 2001

Music Theory Mentor


Professional Performance Experience

St. Christopher's Episcopal Church

Roseville, MN

2011 – Present

 

Freelance Musician – Piano

 

Christ Church, Cambridge

Cambridge, MA

2011

 

Freelance Musician – Piano

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul

Boston, MA

2007 – 2008

Chorister, Cathedral Scholars Choir

  • Prepared and performed two choral pieces each week as part of regular worship services.
  • Was assigned to both tenor and bass parts as needed by the Director of Music.
  • Frequent solo work and improvisation.
 

Volunteer Performance Experience

Christ Church, Cambridge

Cambridge, MA

2003 – 2011

 

Chorister, Adult Choir and Evensong Choir

  • Performed a variety of repertoire from the Renaissance to the contemporary period.
  • Was frequently assigned solo and small ensemble parts.
  • Received a choral music scholarship for the 2004 – 2005 academic year.

 

Assistant to the Director, Youth Choir (2005 – 2006)

  • Assisted with rehearsals, led rehearsals, and directed choir during worship services.
  • Assisted choristers with developing music theory understanding and aural skills.

 

Coro Allegro

Boston, MA

2004 – 2005

Bass Section Leader

  • Responsible for scheduling and leading regular sectional rehearsals.
  • Varied large-scale repertoire including a cappella pieces and pieces accompanied by chamber orchestra.
 

The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus

Cambridge, MA

2004 – 2005

Tenor

  • Large-scale repertoire drawn primarily from the common practice period, including works by Haydn and Mendelssohn and Beethoven's 9th Symphony.
 

Publications

Pub. Year
Title
Publisher
2011 Wisdom's Voice: Two Motets JMFearMusic.com
  Pied Beauty: Three Motets with Texts by Gerard Manley Hopkins JMFearMusic.com
  Prayer for Peace JMFearMusic.com

 


Performed Compositions

Perf. Year Title Performing Ensemble
2011 Diversion No 1 The k a rl h e nn i ng Ensemble
  Anniversary Te Deum Christ Church, Cambridge Adult Choir
Stuart Forster, Director
  Hymn Anthem on “Nettleton” St. Christopher's, Roseville, MN, Choirs
Karla Cole, Director
2010 The Souls of the Righteous Christ Church, Cambridge Adult Choir
Stuart Forster, Director
  Adam Lay Ybounden Christ Church, Cambridge Adult Choir
Stuart Forster, Director
2009 Adam Lay Ybounden Christ Church, Cambridge Adult Choir
Stuart Forster, Director
  Pied Beauty Christ Church, Cambridge Adult Choir
Stuart Forster, Director
  Prayer for Peace Rachael Chagat (Soprano)
2008 Nunc Dimitis from Canticles in D Choir of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul
Ed Broms, Director
2006 Pied Beauty Christ Church, Cambridge Adult Choir
Stuart Forster, Director
2005 Prayer for Peace Coro Allegro
David Hodgkins, Director
2004 Heaven-Haven Various Artists
  In the Beginning from The Word (in Progress) Christ Church, Cambridge Adult Choir
Stuart Forster, Director
2003 Fanfare and Processional
Mary Wilson (Organ)
  Scherzo Tom Noren (Guitar)
  He Loved... Various Artists
2002 Suite from Hamlin Truman State University Wind Symphony
Dan Peterson, Director

 


Professional Memberships

ASCAP (since 2011)
American Composer's Forum (since 2012)