I’ve been honored to perform with John Rutter, Nina Nastasia, Ellen Fullman, Kelly Rossum, and many others in venues ranging from the grungiest of bars to Carnegie Hall. I like to explore elements of chamber music, folk traditions, and found-sound, often incorporating electronic instruments.
Some of my less academic musical pieces can be heard online, including a full-length album from 2010. I was part of a boisterous klezmer ensemble that recorded an album in 2012. I played regularly at the Hyde Park Salons with Alex Edelman from 2013-2018, and a few of these pieces are here. Before grad school, I worked as a musician and composer for a dance department and taught lessons on guitar & drum set.
Some highlights from mentoring youth in science and technology include:
Instructor, Artifice Tech Education Program, Fall 2015 – Spring 2016, weekly. Co-led after school courses on coding, electronics, and robotics for ages 12-15 at UChicago Woodlawn Charter School.
Instructor, Science and Technology Outreach Mentoring Program, Oct. 2014-June 2015, weekly. STOMP staffs the science component of an after-school program at the North Kenwood Oakland (NKO) and Donoghue elementary schools. Instructors design engaging education science and technology activities for students in K-5th grade.
Organizer and Instructor, Bike Physics With A Bang! June-July 2015, July 2016. Using bicycles as a centerpiece for demonstrating the principles of physics, this program targets underprivileged preteens on Chicago’s South Side. Activities explore energy, angular momentum, pressure, and concepts from materials science. (Four sessions / year)