Academic

Academic Study

Dartmouth Graduate Studies                                                                                                           2008-2010

            Department of Digital Musics
            Developing live performance systems for laptop
Thesis: springs and momentum: building musical interactions with the computer
New England Conservatory of Music                                                                                                  2006
Coursework toward MM in Contemporary Improvisation—instrument: drumset
Oberlin Conservatory of Music                                                                                                   2002-2006
Bachelor of Music degree in New Music Performance
Self-designed “New Music Performance” integrating three
disciplines – jazz drumset, electronic music, and composition.

Applied/ Private Study

Larry Polansky – Composition                                                                                                     2008-2010
            – @ Dartmouth
Michael Casey – Composition                                                                                                     2008-2010
             – @ Dartmouth
 Newton Armstrong – Composition                                                                                             2008-2010
            – @ Dartmouth

 

Kui Dong – Composition                                                                                                             2008-2010
            – @ Dartmouth    
Douglas Perkins – Percussion, Improvisation                                                                              2008-2010
             –@ Dartmouth

 

Lewis Nielson – Composition
– @ Residency, Oberlin Conservatory of Music                                                              January 2008
Anthony Coleman – improvisation and composition                                                                           2006
– @ New England Conservatory of Music
Bob Moses – drumset                                                                                                                              2006
 @ New England Conservatory of Music
Billy Hart – drumset                                                                                                                      2002-2006
            – @ Oberlin Conservatory of music 
Tom Lopez – electronic music                                                                                                      2004-2006
            – @ Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Ross Feller – composition                                                                                                              2005-2006
            – @ Oberlin Conservatory of Music
   Jamie Haddad – frame drum                                                                                                                  2005
            – @ Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Michael Rosen – classical percussion                                                                                                    2004
– @ Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Jim Black – drumset and electronics                                                                                  2003, 2004, 2005
-Independently organized study. 
– Private study through the School for Improvisational Music. Brooklyn, NYC.
John Hollenbeck – composition                                                                                                           2004
– Private study, Cleveland, OH
Steve Grover – drumset                                                                                                               2001-2002
– Private study, Augusta, ME
 Rich Thompson –drumset                                                                                                      Summer 2001
– Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY
Winard Harper – drumset                                                                                                      Summer 2001
– Jazz in July.,  University of Massachusetts,  Amherst, MA,