How’d you end up at Music Masters?
Zak and I went to college together at Western Oregon University, we played in several different bands including big band, brazilian orchestra, and jazz choir. He thought I would be a good fit at Music Masters and once I heard about how much fun this place is I totally agree!
What sparked your passion for music?
I was in choirs and musicals from 6th grade all the way through high school and I thought that my true calling was theatre for a long time. It wasn’t until I took music theory class that I realized that my favorite part of theatre is the music and I got the bug for writing my own.
How’d your music go from there?
I switched my major from theatre to music and I felt right at home. I learned about jazz music and pop music and was able to put on recitals whenever I wanted! I also wrote a musical for my senior project! Now I’m just finishing up my masters in music and I want to share my knowledge and music with as many people as possible!
Who would you most wanna jam with?
Probably Lake Street Dive, or Sara Bareilles. If Sarah Vaughan was still alive I bet she could teach me a lot!
What do you express through your music?
My goal when I perform is to leave the audience feeling better than when they got there. Usually for me that means a lot more smiley. Music is a really powerful thing and can be used to create a lot of joy!
Your message to aspiring artists?
Make the music that makes you joyful. You will find people who want to listen. You don’t have to fit yourself into a particular genre.
Listen to every bit of music you can and experience as much art as possible. It’s good to know a bit of everything so you can use every available tool to make something special.