-Where were you born and (if different) where did you grow up?
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas.
-Current residence and marital status/family (including pets):
Currently living in Boston, MA with my husband!
I received my BM from Baylor University and MM from University of Michigan.
-When did/(will) you start playing with the VSO?
My first concert will be in March!
-Other current jobs besides VSO:
I am currently a freelancer in the Boston area and hold a position with the New Bedford Symphony.
Brahms…or Mahler. Mahler’s Second Symphony holds a special place in my heart.
I love to cook! It brings me great joy to serve others with a home cooked meal.
-How did you get started in music?
I started in my school’s band in sixth grade. My directors were very intentional about making music fun, first. Their philosophy is why I continue to be involved in music today. It’s fun!
-Describe a typical day:
I’m pretty new to the area, so my days are a bit relaxed right now. I try to fit in some quiet time to meditate and read, time to try out a new recipe, and of course lots of time to practice!
-Dream job if not musician:
I think in another life, I would be a screenwriter.
I would love to play on a film/TV/video game soundtrack. It’s a tough business, but I grew up with the movies so to take part in one would be so cool. Another ambition of mine is to learn how to bake a red velvet cake from scratch.
Chocolate…or reality tv. Or both.
-People would be surprised to know that:
I enjoy following Formula One racing.
-Favorite way to spend an evening:
Curled up on the couch with my husband, buttered popcorn and a movie.
Banging my knee on the dining room table.
-I’m most proud of:
Sticking through two music degrees. It wasn’t always fun, especially through the pandemic, but I have an education that I will always be grateful for!