Eastman School of Music, PhD of Music Composition
Syracuse University, Master of Music Composition
Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts in Music


Music Now Contest – Call for Scores Winner
Performance of Crystalline at the 52nd Annual Contemporary Music Festival at Indiana State University, Oct. 24-26, 2018

The American Prize
Winner, Chase the Stars in the orchestra category, January 31, 2017
2nd place, Ernst Bacon Award for Bordello Nights performance by UNLV Wind Orchestra, August 3, 2018
Honorable Mention for Songs in the Dark in the vocal chamber music category, April 30, 2018
Finalist and Semi-Finalist for: Bordello Nights, Familiar Stranger, Stay, Uprising, Skylark Lullaby, Christabel, 2015 – 2016

Celebrating Women Concert – Guest Composer
Performances of Out of the Shadows and Echo’s Lament, May 6, 2018, Nevada School of the Arts

International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) Annual Concert Call for Scores Winner
Performance of Stay by Kansas Virtuosi, University of Kansas School of Music, October, 28, 2017

Elevate Ensemble Call for Scores Winner
Performance of Moments Shared, Moments Lost March 4, 2017, San Francisco, CA

NewMusicBox Mix: 2016 Staff Picks
Album “Stay” featured on 2016 Album Staff Picks by Frank J. Oteri
Click HERE for article

International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) Composition Competition Winner
Judith Lang Zaimont Prize for composition Skylark Lullaby, 2015, See article

Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra Composition Contest Winner
Performance of Noir at the Earshot Jazz Festival featuring Grace Kelly, alto sax, November 4, 2014

American Composer Orchestra Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Readings
Crystal Skies selected for the JCOI Readings at the Miller Center, Columbia University, June 2013

2013 DownBeat Award
Midnight Swim for big band in original composition/orchestrated work category at graduate college level

Eastman School of Music Composition Awards
Bernard Rogers Prize for Christabel (2013)
Howard Hanson Orchestral Prize for Midnight Swim for sinfonietta (2012)
Belle S. Gitelman award for La-Ti-Da for sinfonietta (2011)

Buffalo Philharmonic Young Composers Forum
Reading of Chimera for orchestra by the Buffalo Philharmonic, Feb. 2017