Currently based in Houston, Texas, I maintain an active private teaching schedule, seeing approximately 40 students every week ranging from 6th-12th grade. In addition to educating young cellists, I perform frequently, both solo and as cellist of the Westheimer String Quartet, quartet-in-residence at the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra in Branson, Missouri.
As someone heavily involved in new music, many of my projects aim to bring together living composers and audiences (the alternative being rather smelly) to share the creation and experience of brand new works of art. Most recent is a project inspired by Telemann's Canonic Sonatas utilizing Max/MSP and will culminate in the premiere of six new pieces for solo cello and delay in Spring 2017.
Outside of new music and music technology, I try to spend as much time as possible with my dog Zoe. I also play pool at a level not worthy of mentioning here, and enjoy discovering new beer more than I probably should.
BM 2011, Sam Houston State University
MM 2013, Florida State University