The performing arts has always been a huge part of my life. I’ve been involved in multiple musical, theatrical, and dance productions, both on the stage and behind the scenes, in my short lifetime.
I am a recent graduate of Anderson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Business. Now, I often have people ask what all that entails. It was a broad major and was basically separated into three parts: I took classical music courses such as music theory, aural composition, pedagogy and private lessons; I also took your normal business courses such as accounting, economics, marketing, and management; and then, for the third part, I took classes such as record production, legal aspects of the music industry, recording technology, music marketing (which is actually quite different than typical marketing, at least in presentation), and other courses that focused on trends in the music industry. I had an internship with The Biz: Musical Theatre Academy during my last semester of University. It was then that I knew that I was doing what I was supposed to. I am very grateful for the opportunities that The Biz has given me. There are so many wonderful people there. Since graduation (May 2015) I have pursued musical opportunities in performance, teaching, directing, and technology. I am very passionate about music and I love to inspire that same passion in my students.
People often ask why I went after such an unstable career. My answer: Music is the only thing I’m good at. Some people are so lucky (or unlucky, depending on how you decide to view the situation) to be good and simultaneously interested in so many different things. My calling, since I was a little tike, has always been the performing arts, especially music. Sure, it’s a tough career and I am currently living month to month, just barely paying my bills. But, I’m doing what I love. My day job allows me to have the things I need to survive; working with music allows me to live. As my favorite band Anberlin sings, “There’s more to living than being alive.”
So, yeah! Friends, colleagues, clients, employers, and everyone else, this is where you can follow my career! Having a full-time job and working most evenings elsewhere, as you can imagine, is quite time consuming. But, I’ll do my best to keep things on here up to date. Enjoy!