Ever since I was a little boy I knew that I wanted to be a choral director. From my early days in elementary school, on through my time travelling with the American Boychoir, and finally conducting the choirs at my high school, I knew that I wanted to work with ensembles for the rest of my life.
Currently, I am working in Durham, NC. During the day, I teach music at The Franciscan School. I use recorder and singing with Kodaly and Orff techniques to teach basic musicianship to elementary students in 3-5 grade. With the middle school students (grades 6-8) I continue to teach singing while also focusing more on music history and music theory.
In the evening, I enjoy working with my two adult choirs, the Triad Pride Men’s Chorus and VocalMotion. Both enjoy singing (and dancing!) as much as I do and it is a real thrill to spend my free time having fun with these folks.
In my personal life, I enjoy a wide range of hobbies. I really enjoy cooking and entertaining at my apartment in downtown Durham. East Asian cuisine is my favorite. I also enjoy staying active and enjoying the river during the summer months. When I can find the time, I love to travel especially to exotic places. I have been to Europe, Japan, and Peru.