Curriculum Vitæ

 

EDUCATION

New England Conservatory of Music, Boston MA                               

DMA, Composition, 2017

M. Mus. with honors, Composition 2010

 

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, CA                            

B. Mus., Composition, 2008

 

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

 

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lecturer in Music, 2019-Present

Harvard University, Teaching Fellow, 2015-Present

New England Conservatory, Keyboard Harmony Instructor, 2009-16

New England Conservatory, Teaching Assistant, 2010-2016

New England Conservatory, Substitute theory instructor 2012-16

Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Interim Faculty, Fall 2014

 

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT

 

A Besere Velt, Yiddish Chorus of The Workman’s Circle, Musical Director, 2018-present

Sunset ChamberFest, Yong Composer’s Workshop, Faculty, 2019-Present

The Walden School Young Musicians Program, Faculty, 2015-2017

New England Conservatory, Theory Tutor, 2008-2016

Private Studio - Piano/Theory/Composition, 2008-present

 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

2015-18, Five-time recipient, Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching

2017,    Winner, SFCM Hoefer Prize, String Quartet No.1 and Et in Bergamo Ego

2015,    Winner, American Prize, String Quartet No.1 and Viola Sonata

2011,    Winner, ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award, String Quartet No.1

2011,    Winner, European American Musical Alliance Nadia Boulanger Institute Prize, String Quartet No.1

2010,    Winner, NEC Honors Composition Competition

2006,    Winner, SFCM Art song Composition Competition

 

 

COMMISSIONS, GRANTS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

 

2019,    Commission, Nicholas Davies and the Del Sol String Quartet

2019,    Commission, Verona String Quartet

2018,    Commission, Sunset Chamber Fest

2018,    Commission, SFCM New Music Ensemble

2017,    Patricia Plude Faculty Fellowship, The Walden School

2017,    Composer in residence, Sunset Chamber Music Festival

2016,    Commission, SAKURA Cello Quintet

2014,    Fellow, Aspen Music Festival

2010-11, Fellow, The European American Musical Alliance Nadia Boulanger Institute

2009,    Commission, The Sounding Board (formerly Musical Diplomacy)

 

 

INVITED TALKS

 

2019,  “Commedia dell’arte, and Lacanian desire in Mozart’s Operas.” Boston College, Literature and Philosophy department. 

2019,    “Style and Processes.” San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Composition Department Seminar. May 2nd

2015,    “Style and Process in String Quartet No. 1.” Los Angeles, Sunset Young Composer’s Workshop, June 13

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 -Foundations of Tonal Music, Undergraduate, Spring 2019, Fall 2019

 

Harvard University

-The Experimental Music Ensemble (Claire Chase, Primary Instructor), Undergraduate, Fall 2019

-Foundations of Tonal Music (Osnat Netzer, Primary Instructor), Undergraduate, Spring 2015, Spring

 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018

-Music Theory I (Richard Bowdoin, primary instructor), Undergraduate, Fall 2015

-Form and Analysis (Chelsea Burns, primary instructor), Undergraduate, Fall 2016 

 

New England Conservatory

-Keyboard Harmony, Undergraduate, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall   2015, Spring 2016

-Fundamentals of Music Theory, Undergraduate, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012,

-Fundamentals of Music Theory (Osnat Netzer, primary instructor) Undergraduate, Fall 2008, Fall 2009

-Tonal Practice I, Undergraduate (Roger Graybill, primary instructor), Fall 2010, Fall 2012

-Tonal Practice II (Matthias Truniger, primary instructor), Undergraduate, Spring 2011

-Tonal Practice III (Efstratios Minakakis, primary instructor), Undergraduate, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Fall 2016

-Introduction to Musical styles (Anne Hallmark & Gregory Smith, primary Instructors), Undergraduate, Spring 2011

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONS

 

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)

 

 

LANGUAGES

 

English: native.

French: proficient.

Yiddish: conversational.

Italian: conversational.  

German: foundational.