At Michigan State, I started taking composition lessons to fulfill the creative music requirement for my education degree. Taking lessons that first semester was a lot of fun and musically fulfilling so I decided to take three more semesters of composition. The first year I studied with Roger Petersen and the second with William Withem, both of whom were/are doctoral candidates in the composition program.
Some of my compositions include:
- Out of the Depths – SATB choir
- My Dove, Arise! – SATB choir and piano
- Brass Blitz – Brass Quintet
- Truths of Jefferson – Tenor and Piano