GET TO KNOW ME!
I was born on January 15th, 1998 in Carrollton, GA. I am currently on track to receive a Music Education and a Music Composition degree from the University of West Georgia.
In November 2017, The University of West Georgia Saxophone Ensemble premiered my first work Spectra. Ever since then I have been commissioned by major universities and ensembles such as the 1st Infantry Brass Choir in Ft. Riley, Kansas- Conducted by Michael Turner, University of West Georgia Wind Ensemble- Conducted by Dr. Josh Byrd and the Georgia State University Wind Ensemble- Conducted by Dr. Robert Ambrose.
Not only have I been commissioned by universities, I have had several works performed by local high schools such as Mt. Zion High School Wind Ensemble, directed by Scott Jones and the Carrollton High School Wind Ensemble- directed by Chris Carr. My piece Sunshine was featured during the GMEA District XIII 9-10th Grade Band in February of 2020. I have also created works for chamber groups as well such as the Axos Saxophone Quartet and the Admiral Launch Duo. In the spring of 2020, the University of West Georgia Wind Ensemble premiered my piece NOVA at the 2020 CBDNA Southeast Division Conference.
Music for me has always been this impactful thing in my life. It can soothe, it can enrage, it can quiet and it can evoke emotions that are beyond me and this world we live in. I believe that music is the ultimate source of freedom and imagination and the most freedom I have had as a musician was through composing. Composition is like me opening my heart and showing the world my spirit, my drive, and my passion.