“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” The power of Theodore Roosevelt’s words applies directly to the type of human being I am. Compassion lies at my core and I have channeled this value through my artistry and citizenry. Compassion, along with enthusiasm and a profound love for music have amplified my ability to create connection and meaning through music. Dedicated to mentorship, I believe every individual has unique gifts and I always seek to amplify one’s gifts to allow for greater connection and freedom of expression.
My goal is to always motivate and challenge musicians and to push the level of artistry to a higher level with every rehearsal and performance. With my musical approach, I maintain a high level of musicianship and quality with every piece I conduct. Beyond musical skills, I aim to inspire the musicians I work with a sense of curiosity and open-mindedness.
I believe that a strong conductor is constantly reflecting after every rehearsal and performance, in order to improve upon their effectiveness. To continue growing as a conductor, I participate in workshops, masterclasses, observe conductors in rehearsal and performance, and attend seminars and conferences. My goal is to continue life-long learning and further expand my personal agency where I can bring my artistic and leadership skills to cultivate new and diverse audiences.