I grew up in the woods of Minnesota, singing little melodies to myself all throughout the day. My parents introduced me to ’80s hits and orchestral masterpieces, and at the age of ten a shiny silver flute felt natural in my hands.
Since then, my musical career has been an adventure of excitement, exploration, and discipline. After taking private lessons in middle school and joining youth orchestra shortly after, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in music. I now hold a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a Master of Music in Flute Performance from Carnegie Mellon University.
My most recent accomplishments include receiving the Paul Taub Best Performance of a Newly Commissioned Work and Third Prize at the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition in Phoenix, AZ in August of 2023.
I am a substitute with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and perform and teach regularly in the Greater Pittsburgh area. I love teaching students of all ages, and passing along everything I learned from my own flute mentors, including Lorna McGhee, Christina Jennings, and Julie Johnson.