I was born in Plantation, Florida in 1975 and hold a Bachelor of Jazz Studies degree (1998) in jazz piano performance and a Master of Arts degree (2002) in composition from Florida Atlantic University, the latter under the tutelage of Dr. Stuart Glazer. I have served as the collaborative pianist for the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the Vocal Performance Troupe, and the Women’s Chorus at Florida Atlantic University where I am currently a Senior Instructor. In addition to composing and arranging for different ensembles at FAU, I teach courses in Sight Singing and Ear-Training, Music Theory, jazz piano, chamber jazz, and history classes in Jazz, Rock and Roll, and American music.
At FAU, I am frequently called upon to arrange or compose music for University events. Among those, the FAU Foundation’s Capital Campaign Gala and the Inauguration of Frank Brogan, FAU’s fifth President. My compositions and arrangements have also been performed at events such as the the Southern Division ACDA Conference (2010) with a performance of the Agnus Dei and Sanctus by the Women's Honor Choir, the Republican Presidential Primary Debates at FAU (2008), the Florida State of the State Address (2007) and the FMEA In-State Clinic and Conference (2005) where the FAU Chamber Singers performed my setting of Emily Dickenson’s It was a Quiet Way. I am also the Assistant Director of Music at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Boca Raton, FL and actively sought throughout South Florida as a pianist and accompanist.