I'm proud to share that I have recently earned my Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Conducting (concentration in Choral Conducting) from the University of Washington in Seattle. Granted it did take me a year longer than most, which I suppose happens when one keeps a wall-to-wall schedule during the academic year, but 22nd grade is enough for me! My dissertation, "Translating 'Transition': A Case Study on Performing Seventeenth Century German Church Music through a comparison of Three Settings of Christ lag in Todesbanden," features a newly prepared edition of a work by Sebastian Knüpfer which I hope to perform in the years ahead. I'm very grateful to have had many wonderful opportunities during my four years in Seattle, highlights of which include my associations with Queen City Musicians and Pacific Musicworks, and serving as Conductor of the Campus Philharmonia Orchestra and Associate Conductor of the Chamber Singers at UW. I am immensely proud to be associated with the University of Washington, an institution that has kindled within me a fierce dedication to not only my art, but to those who profess it along with me. In particular, I'm indebted to my mentor, Dr. Geoffrey Boers (seen with me above) for his musicianship, guidance, and vision over the last 4 years.