Composer, Producer, Arranger, Musician, Educator
I fell in love with music at a fairly young age, and I fell in love with playing it soon after that. I wasn't exposed to the technological side of music until later in life, so my many of my experiences are with live musicians and ensembles. The majority of these were playing trombone in the Concert, Jazz, and Marching band. I also grew up playing classic rock guitar and I played mandolin with multiple bluegrass groups in high school. I went to college to play trombone where I got my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I recieved my B.A. in Music at West Virginia Wesleyan College '17 and my M.M. in Jazz Studies at North Carolina Central University '20. I've played trombone professionally for 8 years, playing in various jazz groups, wedding groups, and a few salsa groups.
When the pandemic hit, I had a shift in focus when it came to what I wanted out of music. I found that I wanted to find joy out of music again. I found started to find that joy in Video Game Music. I had started playing video games a lot when there were lockdowns, and I had already been dabbling in recording and DAW's for some time so it just made sense. The thought of making Video Game Music gave me a lot of joy, so I went for it and still continue forward with the same attitude today. I am thankful that I have lots of different musical experiences in many styles as I am able to draw from my experiences to help guide me through what a project needs.
IF you were wondering, I am indeed still an active trombonist and utilize this among other instruments when it comes to recording. Currently I am an adjunct professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College teaching the Jazz Ensemble and Low Brass Studio. I offer private instruction/coaching through my personal studio as well.