After falling in love with drumming through drum set and drum corps, I was eventually introduced to and captivated by the world of contemporary concert music. This has driven me to continue sharing my passion with students at the Peabody Conservatory and to perform concerts around the world with my chamber groups, The Percussion Collective and icarus Quartet.
icarus Quartet, The Percussion Collective
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceOne of my first shows with icarus Quartet was our Carnegie Hall debut, and this in many ways set the tone for the continuation of my career. After a long struggle with performance anxiety (one that's not completely over) it felt amazing to be so tight with my band and simply enjoy making music together, even under the high pressure surrounding the event.
What Drives Your Creativity?I'm often inspired by Indie music artists/singer-songwriters. They produce some of the most genuine and authentic art I can think of and I strive for that in my own music making.