Music Education

As passionate as I am about making music, I am equally passionate about developing the artistry of our future generations. I take pride in guiding composers and songwriters in honing their technical craft, nurturing their creative sensibility, while also providing them with performance opportunities.

College Teaching

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For more than a decade, I have served as Lecturer of Music in the Studio Composition department within the Conservatory of Music at the State University of New York at Purchase College.

Music Courses I Have Taught

Studio Composition Master Class MCO4120
Graduate Private Study: Composition MPE5110
Models III MCO2010
Studio Arranging II MCO3555

    With songwriters Madeline Mondrala, Mitski, LaurieAnne Creus, Eli Wolf-Chrstensen, Kelly Izzo, and Leila Hegazy during 'Songwriters NOW' at Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

    With songwriters Madeline Mondrala, Mitski, LaurieAnne Creus, Eli Wolf-Chrstensen, Kelly Izzo, and Leila Hegazy during 'Songwriters NOW' at Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY


    New Music for New Generations

    I am honored to have my works interpreted by pre-professionals and young musicians in training.

    Purchase College's Orchestra Electric

    Orchestra Electric is the college's experimental audio/visual series of new music performed by conservatory students under the direction of artistic director Jakub Ciupinski.

    Purchase College Orchestra Electric! performs "Stage I (Litany) from Recurrent Stages, Jakub Ciupinski conductor, at the Performing Arts Center, Purchase, NY

    Purchase College Orchestra Electric! performs "Stage I (Litany) from Recurrent Stages, Jakub Ciupinski conductor, at the Performing Arts Center, Purchase, NY


    Kaufman Music Center's Face the Music

    Face the Music is the only youth ensemble in the U.S. dedicated to studying and performing music by living composers.

    Members of the Kaufman Music Center's Face the Music ensemble perform "Stage III (Grace)" from Recurrent Stages at the Queens Museum, Queens, NY Colleen Bixler and Ruby Pine, violins; Amirah Stewart, viola; Layla Krantz, cello

    Members of the Kaufman Music Center's Face the Music ensemble perform "Stage III (Grace)" from Recurrent Stages at the Queens Museum, Queens, NY
    Colleen Bixler and Ruby Pine, violins; Amirah Stewart, viola; Layla Krantz, cello