Born: April 9th, 1991
From: Omaha, Nebraska
I first got involved in choir and singing in 5th grade and I eventually started taking piano lessons from Dr. Momoro Ono at about the age of 12 and studied with him for a year and a half. I remained largely self-taught afterwards. I focused more on singing transitioning into high school and, after a bit of a slow start, I became heavily involved in choir, theatre, and jazz band.
I obtained a Bachelor of Arts - Music Degree in 2015 from Northwest Missouri State University. I studied voice with Dr. Brian Lanier, piano with Dr. Anthony Olson, sang in all the vocal ensembles (Tower Choir, Madraliers/Celebration Show Choir, University Chorale), and played piano with the university’s Jazz Ensemble and Wind Symphony. In 2017, I obtained a Master's Degree in Vocal Coaching from Oklahoma City University and has returned for a second Master's Degree in Opera Performance in 2018. I have been involved with OCU's Jazz Ensemble, was Music Director of OPERAtions, Music Director for a male a capella group "Ahhx Chords", and Assistant Vocal Coach for some of the university's productions. I studied piano with Jan McDaniel and currently study voice with Dr. Catherine McDaniel and coach with Jan McDaniel.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. - Plato