- Born, raised, and homeschooled in Springfield, Nebraska
- Started piano when I was four and a half, and thanks to persistent parents and Schroeder, started to consider music as a career when I was about twelve.
- BM - Taylor University under Leon Harshenin
- MM and DMA - University of Nebraska under Paul Barnes
- Fortepiano study with Ann Chang, further study with Bart van Oort, Andrew Willis, David Breitman and Malcolm Bilson, masterclasses and coaching with Arnaldo Cohen, Krassimira Jordan, Pamela Mia Paul, and Luiz de Moura Castro
- My day job is Associate Professor of Piano at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX. My responsibilities include applied piano, accompanying, piano literature and piano pedagogy. I also devote much of my time to collaboration with choral ensembles, opera workshops and a wide array of student and faculty soloists.
- Concerto appearances with Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra, Marion Philharmonic, Plainview Symphony Orchestra
- Principal Keyboard for Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra and Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
- Performances at International Horn Competition of America, International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest, International Double Reed Society, American Liszt Festival, Midwest Historical Keyboard Society, College Music Society National Conference and Texas Music Teachers Association Convention
- Lifelong sports fan. I enjoy everything from cricket to soccer to hockey, but most especially Husker football and Royals baseball.
You can read my formal bio here.
My prize-winning debut recording, released in 2012, is available from iTunes and directly through this website! More info on the Audio + Discography page.