What is your favorite thing about our school of music?
The community and the atmosphere of the building. I love the open space, and the people who fill it.
What is your favorite opportunity that you've had as a musician at CMU?
Italy for Musicians in the summer of 2019. I am blessed to attend a university that can send a small group of artists to the birthplace of modern art.
What are life lessons that you've learned through music at CMU?
I’ve learned how to treat people professionally. I have come to find that being a musician is not about being impressive, but it’s about being genuine. That’s how you move people. What a wonderful and profound thing to do with life.
What are things you've learned about yourself because of your time at CMU?
“You can do anything, but you cannot do everything” CMU has many opportunities if you look for them, and you might be interested in A LOT of them (like me), but you get more out of your time if you slow down and do a few great things with a few great people.