I am currently working on a Composition Diploma from Berklee College of Music. My principal instrument is flute. Prior to arriving at Berklee in May 2016, I was a middle school Band Director. I taught at Holloman Middle School in Alamogordo, New Mexico. This was inspiring to get to teach on an american Air Force Base. I started taking lot more pride in my work as a musician. I learned skills on managing a classroom, conducting school concerts and teaching different musical instruments. I began exploring the art of arranging. I began to read and play more frequently on separate instruments in separate clefs. This made the arranging part easier because I knew who could do what. Most importantly, I experienced the joy of making and sharing music.
I want to teach, write, play and conduct for a living. I’m not sure which of these will be the path, but I do know this is what I want to do. I am thankful for the current opportunity to study under Berklee’s brilliant teachers. Each day I grow a little smarter and a little stronger. I know if I keep working hard every day, things will happen. I can’t wait to see where it goes. Music is embedded in my soul. My desire to become a master will never end, so I must pursue it.