musicadMy musical journey began when I got an electric bass guitar on my eleventh birthday. Since then, I went from learning to hold the awkward instrument to learning to not only play it, but to use music as an extension of myself. I was instantly attracted to composition. Naturally, as there is for many players, there was a learning curve I encountered. I focused on the technique of playing various styles and mastered the fundamentals of music theory, rhythm, melody, harmony, and form.

The next step was initiated by my high school class in four-part Bach-style classical composition. It took my writing process from lyrically-centered pop-rock songs to a more structured and balanced method of delivering the material. In 2003, I was accepted into the Jazz program at the University of Louisville and concurrently received a scholarship for the equivalent program at Bellarmine University also in Kentucky. I decided to study music theory at Indiana University.

I have written, recorded, and performed music for A Suburban Blood Drive and Modern Silence and have released three solo records: Bloom (2006), The Cowboy and the Indian (2009), and Tropographic Maps (2012). My style and tastes are ever-evolving year-to-year. I hope to inspire the next set of great artists, writers and musicians who are on the verge of shaking up the waking world with their craft. Talent comes in all shapes and sizes. It takes all kinds to make a world.

Cello

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