Category: about me

ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m going on hiatus!

Hi, everyone! I feel so lucky I’ve had an excellent, deeply fulfilling artistic start to 2023, and I’m so thankful to have shared it with so many of you. Today, I can finally announce what is, for me, pretty big news: I’m taking a few months (mostly) off my creative

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quick thoughts on ITG and new music

If I’m being honest, up until fairly recently, I was confident I’d never have my work presented at the International Trumpet Guild’s annual conference. There were three major factors at play there: first, because the easiest way in is to earn a spot on the New Works programs, and I’m

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for my partner, on his birthday

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve progressively posted less and less about my personal life on the internet. Over the past five years, I’ve grown immensely—I am no longer the scared, frustrated young student posting about gender inequality because no one would listen when I actually spoke about it. While much

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Road to a Name Change: Part 5

Hi, everyone. With everything going on in Texas and Ukraine right now, I haven’t been able to update as regularly. Sorry about that! (We’re also approaching midterms week, which means my life is messy currently.) Because I want to be able to come back to this in more depth later

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Road to a Name Change: Part 1

When we leave Arizona this summer, I don’t want to be carrying my deadname around with me. I’ve known that for quite some time; because a new home in a new state will mean applying to jobs and starting over in the workplace, I pretty quickly realized I didn’t want

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