Schools Attended
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000-2002, received Master of Music Degree in Cello Performance, May 2002
Brandeis University, 1999-2000, received Artist Diploma, May 2000
San Francisco State University, 1995-99, received Bachelor of Music Degree in Cello Performance, May 1999
Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts 1993-95, High School Diploma with Certificate in Cello Performance, May 1995
San Francisco School of the Arts, 1992-93
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 1992-93

Principal Teachers
Irene Sharp, 2003-present
Laurien Laufman, 2000-02
Rhonda Rider, 1999-2000
Sandy Walsh-Wilson, 1995-99
John Walz, 1993-95
Carol Rice, 1992-93
Ira Lehn, 1988-92

Orchestral Experience
Substitute, Vallejo Symphony, 2006-2010

Principal Cellist, North Bay Opera, 2007

Member of the University of Illinois Symphony, 2000-2002
Coach for cellists of the Brandeis University Symphony Orchestra, 1999-2000
Member of the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra, 1998-99
Principal Cellist, San Francisco State University Chamber Orchestra, 1995-99
Principal Cellist, Oakland Lyric Opera Training Institute, 1997
Associate Principal Cellist, Aspen Concert Orchestra, 1996
Member of the International Chamber Orchestra, 1993-95
Principal Cellist, San Francisco School of the Arts Orchestra, 1992-93
Northern California State Honor Orchestra, 1991

Chamber Music Experience
Member, Ameia Quartet, 2006-2008

Member of Concerto Urbano, 2000-2002
Member of the Enescu Ensemble, 2000-2001
Chamber Music Coach, Brandeis University, 1999-2000
Active participant in the Morrison Chamber Music Center at San Francisco State University, 1995-99
San Francisco Conservatory’s preparatory division chamber music program, 1992-93

Teaching Experience
San Francisco Community Music Center, 2006- present
Teaching Assistant at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000-2002
Cello teacher, 1989-present
Certified in all 10 books of the Suzuki Cello School

Scholarships and Awards
Two-time recipient of a Teaching Assistantship awarded by the University of Illinois, 2000-2002
Recipient of the Graduate Student Assn. Scholarship, Brandeis University, 1999-2000
Represented U.S. in Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra, touring Europe, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, and Korea, 1998-99
Four-time recipient of the Sue Meyer Chamber Music Scholarship, 1995-99
Four-time recipient of the Morrison Scholarship, 1995-99
Four-time recipient of the Pone Scholarship, 1995-99
Encore School for Strings Scholarship, 1997
Aspen Music Festival Scholarship, 1996
Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts Scholarships, 1993-95
California State Summer School of the Arts Scholarship, 1991 and 1992