AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS:
BMI Jazz Composer's Workshop 2009 in NYC, led by Jim McNeely
Scholarship from the New England Conservatory 2007-2009
Commencement Ceremony Composition Competition Award 2006Winner of the commencement composition contest, wrote the music played during the ceremonial procession. Honor guests: Aretha Franklin, Melissa Etheridge, Andy McGhee, and Elliot Scheiner.
Honors Ensemble: Berklee Yellowjackets Ensemble (SP2006)Working with and Performing for the Yellowjackets during their artist residency
Berklee Achievement based Scholarship Award 2003-2006
Selected for "Best Of Jazz Comp" Concert (SP2004)
"Selected for "Chordscale Madness" Concert (SP2004)Annual Jazz Composition Contest
Greg Larkin Award (SP2004)Annual scholarship award for outstanding woodwind principals
Anna Hoffmann Octet+ 2005Among many talents this group features Gordon Au, newly accepted student at the Thelonious Monk Institute in New Orleans and guitarist Jake Herzog who was recently announced as the grand prizewinner of the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition sponsored by Gibson.
"Urban Outreach Jazz Orchestra" 2004-2006led by Associate Professor Lin Biviano. Berklee's prestigious and premier student outreach ensemble, assembled for the express purpose of promoting public service through music while playing numerous off- and on campus concerts. 2 semesters baritone chair, 2 semesters alto chair
Berklee World Scholarship Tour in Freiburg, Germany (2003)
Private Directed Study with Karl BergerOne out of two students selected during his residency in April 2005 at Berklee