I am a recent graduate from the Eastman School of Music, where I received a PhD in Music Theory. Currently, I am trying to publish and give conference papers, while always keeping an eye out for any future job opportunities either as a Professor of music or as a web developer.
Though now my focus is music theory, for the majority of my life I have been a violinist. After high school, I went to the conservatory in Lugano, Switzerland, where I studied violin with the maestro Carlo Chiarappa. Later, after taking a few years off to travel and play in a variety of music groups, I returned to my native Texas to finish my bachelors degree (in music theory) at Texas Tech University, and then continued up north to pursue a graduate degree.
My interests within the field of music are quite diverse, but my main focus is on music since 1945. Recently, I have been focusing on the music of Elliott Carter, Berio, Kurtág, and Dutilleux. Within music theory my interests include music and mathematics, computational models for music analysis, programming for music research, music semiology, 20th-century aesthetics, 19th-century chromaticism, and the history of music theory.