Master of Arts in Music, 2008-2010
University of California at Santa Cruz, CA
Bachelor of Arts with honors in Music, 2004-2007
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 2004-2007
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA

Private study with Peter Elsea, Paul Nauert and David Evan Jones, UC Santa Cruz, CA
Additional study with David Cope and Hi Kyung Kim, UC Santa Cruz, CA
Workshop in Algorithmic Music Composition 2009, UC Santa Cruz, CA
Workshop in Computer Music and Visualization 2009, UC Santa Cruz, CA
Private guitar study with James Ferla, University of Pittsburgh, PA
Member of Carnegie Mellon University’s Classical Guitar Ensemble, 2005-2007

Audio Designer, 12/2011 – Present
Crystal Dynamics, CA
Supervisor: Jack Grillo
Create SFX and Music Assets
Audio FX implementation
Dialogue editing and recording
Score cinematic scenes
Scripting and dynamic music systems

Sound Designer, 09/2010 – 12/2011
Happy Gizmo, CA
Supervisor: Rupa Dhillon
Create SFX for the game ROCK VIBE
Create Midi arrangements for the game ROCK VIBE

Assistive Technology Technician, 09/2010 – 12/2011
Palo Alto Unified School District, CA
Supervisor: Heather Johanson
Research and implement new assistive technologies for students with special needs
Lead web developer for Palo Alto High School’s online note system
Provide audio-visual technical support to faculty, staff and students
Assist students in resource rooms with test preparation and homework completion

Recording Engineer, 09/2009 – 06/2010
University of California at Santa Cruz, CA
Supervisor: William Coulter
Edited, mixed and mastered studio and live recording sessions using Pro Tools hardware and software
Recorded musical events and live concerts in the university concert hall
Applied appropriate microphone techniques according to the ensemble’s and musician’s needs
Coordinated with co-workers when setting up for a recording session or concert
Engineer for the Pacific Rim Music Festival 2010 and 2009 UCSC/ISIM Festival/Conference

Technical Assistant, 07/2009 – 08/2010
Digital Arts Research Center, University of California at Santa Cruz, CA
Supervisor: Lyle Troxell
Provided faculty, students and staff with audio-visual technical services
Installed and distributed audio-visual equipment for academic presentations and events
Assisted in the production and installation of UCSC’s Digital Arts and New Media 2010 MFA Exhibition
Gained a sophisticated knowledge of how to use and set up projectors, lighting instruments, cameras and audio-visual hardware/software

Teaching Assistant, 09/2008 – 06/2010
University of California at Santa Cruz, CA
Supervisors: Paul Nauert, Peter Elsea and John Sackett
Taught sections on music technology, music theory, keyboard, singing and musicianship to undergraduate music majors
Presented tutorials on digital audio theory, computer composition and sound synthesis
Instructed undergraduates on how to use studio equipment and Avid/Digidesign hardware and software for sound design, composition, recording, mixing, mastering and production
Designed and programmed an interactive audio-visual table top surface for the studio

Music Arranger / Engraver, 05/2007 – 08/2008
Carnegie Mellon University Classical Guitar Ensemble, Pittsburgh, PA
Supervisor: James Ferla
Notated and arranged classical music for classical guitar ensemble
Entered handwritten musical scores into Finale to create MIDI and PDF files
Extracted individual parts for performers

Electronic Music Concert, Featured Composer & Performer
Santa Cruz, 2008 & 2009
April in Santa Cruz Contemporary Music Festival, Featured Composer
Santa Cruz, 2009
Pacific Rim Music Festival, Featured Composer & Engineer
Seoul Korea & Santa Cruz, 2010
Digital Arts Research Center Opening, Featured Composer & Performer
Presentation: A Real Time Interactive System for Music Composition and Performance
Santa Cruz, 2010
Crystal Dynamics & UCSC Baskin School of Engineering
Presentation: Dynamic Music Engine For Video Games
Redwood City & Santa Cruz, 2010

Operating Systems: Windows and Macintosh OS
Music Applications: Pro Tools, Reason, Logic Pro, Digital Performer, Ableton Live, Sound Forge, Cool Edit Pro, Soundtrack, Waves, Native Instruments, Nuendo, FMOD, Finale and Sibelius
Programming Languages: Java, Processing, Max/MSP and Open Music
Other Applications: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop and MS Office

available upon request