I am a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, where I taught and performed music for 15years. I earned a bachelor's degree in Music Performance from Louisiana State University in 2009. Before graduating from Chicago College of Performing Arts, I served as third trumpet with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra.
While in Chicago, I performed with the Peoria Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, Oak Park Symphony, Chamber Opera of Chicago, Classical Symphony Orchestra of Chicago, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Throughout my service with the Civic Orchestra, I took part in the MusiCorps program, which performed nearly 50 concerts for Chicago Public School children. While in the Civic Orchestra, I was asked to take part in a two-month tour of China and Japan as principal trumpet with the Hollywood Concert Orchestra.
After completing my appointment with the Civic Orchestra, I went to China to play principal trumpet with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra. While in the Beijing Symphony, I was fortunate to play concerts in Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Mexico, the United States, and all across China. During my travels, I was often invited to present masterclasses at various universities. Also active in chamber music, I toured and taught masterclasses throughout China, Korea, Mongolia, and Singapore with a brass trio. Upon returning to American, I played second trumpet with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.