Academic honors (include scholarships, academic clubs…):
Pauline Mathis Pfohl Leadership Award
Harry and Goldye Kopple Fine Arts Award
Ruth Bethke Fine Arts Award
Significant Extra-Curricular Activities on Campus:
Clarke Student Association Executive Secretary (2010-2011)
Study abroad participant, Music composition, International University of Kagoshima, Japan; had over ten compositions performed in Japan; was commissioned to compose music to be performed in Daegu, South Korea at the 2011 Annual Korea and Japan Art Song Concert for Peace; published seven articles relating these experiences in Japan (magazines, newspapers, etc.).
Clarke Wind Ensemble, Principal Lead Trumpet; composer of original music for the ensemble which has been performed on a regional, professional conference;
Clarke Brass Quintet (Principal Lead Trumpet); composer of original music for the ensemble which has been performed at a national, professional conference, as well as on a recruitment tour at several locations.
Clarke Jazz, Principal Lead Trumpet
Iowa Collegiate Honor Band, (Principal Lead Trumpet, and 2nd Principal Lead Trumpet
Clarke Collegiate Singers, Tenor 1, Section Leader; composer of original music for the ensemble.
Eurydice, composer of original music for the play; awarded the Best Original Score award at the Region V American College Theater Festival, 2010.
Dead Man Walking, composer of the original music for the play (2012).
Naomi is an Ocean in Nigeria; composer of original music for the play; the production won the 2009-2010 Elisha Darlin Arts Award.
Significant Extra-Curricular Activities Off Campus:
Off-campus Awards (National/ International):
Susaville Symphony Orchestra 2013, Composition Contest Finalist (California, 2013)
International Composition Competition for Sacred Music Finalist (Winner TBA 2013) (California, 2012)
San Jose Choral Project 2012 International Composition Contest Winner (2012)
Imagine Music Pathways 2013 Composition Contest Finalist (New York, 2013)
20th Annual Japan/Korea Art Song Concert – Commissioned and invited as the first American to ever present an original music composition at the Japan/ Korea peace concert (20th annual) (F. Chopin Academy of Music— Daegu, South Korea, 2011)
CUA New Voices Music Festival Composition Contest Winner (Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., 2012)
American College Theater Festival Region V, “Best Original Music Score” award
Several original music compositions published by Alliance Music Publications Inc.
Multi-award-winning music composition, Beneath the Wave, Imagine Music Publications (New York)
Two haiku poems (in Japanese), Asahi Publications (Japan) (Asahi is Japan’s largest, most renowned publisher)
Professional Conference Presentations:
Society of Composers Inc. National Conference – Original music composition presented/ performed (2010)
Society of Composers Inc. Region VI Conference – Original music composition presented/ performed (one of only four composers in America to have a symphony orchestra composition chosen) (2012)
Society of Composers Inc. Region V Conference – Original music composition presented/ performed (2009)