Academic Accomplishments

Professional Studies degree in Orchestral Conducting at Cleveland Institute of Music

Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts 

Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts


Career

Founder and Music Director, Orchestra Noir, 2016 - Present

Guest Conductor, CSO Gospel Choir and Spiritual Ensemble MLK Concert, 2015

Guest Conductor, Orchestra Di Toscana Classica, 2014

Guest Conductor, Gwinnett Youth Symphony, 2014

Guest Conductor, Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina, 2013

Assistant Conductor, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra 2011 – 2013

Assistant Conductor, Settlement Music School String Orchestra 2011- 2013

Guest Conductor, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, 2012

Guest Conductor, Philadelphia Orchestra Society, 2012

Guest Conductor, Play On Philly Youth Orchestra, 2012

Guest Conductor, Ocean City Pops 2007 – 2008

Music Director with the School District of Philadelphia Adelphia Summer Festival Orchestra 2008

Music Director, Stained Glass Playhouse Production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, 2007

Conducting Apprentice, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra - 2006 

Guest Conductor, Salem College Orchestra 2005


Recognitions and Awards

London Classical Soloists Competition First Prize Winner, 2015

International Conducting Workshop and Competition Winner, 2014

Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina Conducting Competition First Prize Winner, 2013

Clifton Matthews Piano Scholarship 2001-2005

Sidney DeKnight Piano Scholarship Award 2001

Philadelphia Alliance of Black School Educators 2001

Kal Rudman/Cunningham Piano Co. Classical Piano Competition, 2001 – Silver

Wallace Loeb Instrumental Competition Winner, 2004

Pro Arts Scholarship Winner 1999-2001

Philadelphia Foundations Scholarship, 2003-2005

Wallace Scholarship – 2003-2005, NCSA