I fell in love with music as a sophomore in high school when I discovered karaoke at a friend’s birthday party. This newfound love gradually developed over time as I joined my high school choir and eventually the award-winning chamber singers at Mt. San Antonio College where I received my Associate degree in music. At Mt. SAC, I was able to take advantage of various opportunities such as serve as the concert choir student director, perform with chamber singers at the 2013 national ACDA conference, and become the recipient of the Harriet Genung Music Scholarship and Puente Hills Concert in the Park Scholarship award.
After receiving my AA at Mt. SAC, I transferred to Biola University where I received my bachelor’s in music education and a California teaching credential. At Biola, I was able to take advantage of various opportunities such as serve as the men’s chorus student director, perform with chorale at the 2016 western division ACDA conference, and serve as ACDA student chapter president where I was able to find funding for 10 chapter members to attend the 2017 national ACDA conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
I am currently working as the choir director at St. Genevieve high school in LA while working on my second master’s in music education at Teacher’s College, Columbia University. My first master's was in choral conducting at Azusa Pacific University where I was awarded a full tuition scholarship. I also serve as the music director at Northminster Presbyterian Church where I started the NPC Music Education Initiative, an initiative which recruits local aspiring music education majors to gain conducting experience through rehearsing and conducting the choir at NPC. I started this initiative in response to the lack of conducting opportunities found in college music programs.
As a conductor, I have recently performed selections from the Schubert’s Mass in G at Northminster Presbyterian Church and selections from Durufle’s Requiem at Hollywood United Methodist Church.