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I grew up in Bellevue, Washington, with decidedly pan-artistic interests. While city-planning with Legos and concocting an alternate history of the world (complete with maps and language), I dove nose-first into music, completing my first piano piece at age seven with scented colored markers and highlighters on cardboard. I then underwent a stylistic shift (‘too conceptual’), and began to write things that could be performed more than once. Seattle Symphony bassoonist Seth Krimsky commented during a rehearsal that my Three Bagatelles “sound a lot like that Mobil Masterpiece intro.” I have recently graduated from Juilliard’s accelerated graduate program this past May with an MM in Composition. I have studied with Seattle Symphony Composer-in-Residence Samuel Jones, Peter F. Wolf (née Nagy-Farkas), Eric Flesher and Robert Beaser, and am now in the studio of Samuel Adler. I have had performances, and myself performed, in divers venues about town: at Joe’s Pub, the Gershwin Hotel, Galapagos Art Space, Symphony Space, etc. In 2005 I received an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, and have been commissioned by artists and ensembles in both New York and the Pacific Northwest. My compositions have been presented by the Seattle Philharmonic, members of the Seattle Symphony and New York Youth Symphony, and various chamber ensembles. I live in New York.