I'm a musician and music educator who is obsessed with finding new sounds and ways to make music. The compositional work I do centers around designing uncommon forms and structures, ensemble formations, and often utilizes multi-level collages.
My love of musical play and tinkering for self-expression naturally connects my work as a musician and educator. Misusing classroom instruments (or other objects), and designing games and experiences that allow children to play with sound and music are among my favorite avenues for expression. It allows me to empower students towards creative musicking, autonomy, and self-expression; but it also allows us to collaborate and make music together. It's just as meaningful for me as a "composer" as it is for them as children in play.