Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, Music Composition, 2004. Dissertation Advisor: Roger Reynolds

M.M. University of Georgia, Athens, Music Composition, 1996.

B.Mus. University of Georgia, Athens, Music, dual concentration in Composition and Guitar Performance, cum laude, 1994.


The SEARCH Project. Music Dept., UC San Diego. Seminars and private lessons with Kaija Saariaho, Lisa Lim, Robert Ashley, 
Richard Barrett, Vinko Globokar, David Lang, Lisa Bielawa, and others. 2000-2003.

Voix Nouvelles 2000. Fondation Royaumont, Viarmes, France. Composition course and vocal workshop. Seminars and private 
lessons with Brian Ferneyhough, José Evangelista, Jean-Luc Hervé. Professional ensembles: Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, 
Madame Vaillancourt, dir.; Les Juenes Solistes, Richard Safir, dir.

June in Buffalo 2000, 25th Anniversary. Composition Course and Festival, SUNY Buffalo. Seminars and private lessons with 
George Crumb, Joji Yuasa, Charles Wuorinen, and David Felder.

George Crumb Residency. UGA, Athens. October 1998.

Christopher Parkening. Charleston, SC, March 1996; Bozeman MT, 1993.