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CV

Categorized by type of work

EDUCATION

Emory University, Class of 2022 | Double B.A. in Playwriting and Music Composition

CREATIVE WRITING AND THEATER

Employment History and Leadership Positions

DRAMATURG

2023, contract as needed

The Athena Project

Conducts dramaturgy for new works development including providing feedback for playwrights and attending workshopping sessions.

TEACHING ARTIST

Summer 2022

Out Front Theatre Company

Taught theater to refugee students at Fugees Academy - leading devised theater workshops, coaching acting, educating about theatrical adaptation, and guiding creative writing.

STAFF WRITER

2019-2021

In Via Magazine

Wrote and published poetry and articles relating to theological discussion for the Emory Chapter of In Via.

Awards

ARTISTINE MANN AWARD IN PLAYWRITING, 2020

Awarded for play entitled Becoming (it's current iteration is entitled Ravel)

JUNIPER WRITING INSTITUTE, 2020

Accepted into the Juniper Writing Institute summer program for poetry.

NEW SOUTH YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS AWARD, 2020

Awarded for play entitled Woodsmoke and Magnolias

GOVERNOR'S HONORS PROGRAM, 2017

Acceptance and attendance to GHP for Communicative Arts

Productions and Festivals

PLAYWRIGHT

2023

🚺 Bénédiction professional reading at the AMDA Studios in New York City

2023

The Other Bones staged reading in the Bare Essentials Play Reading Series in the 2023 Essential Theatre Festival

2023

🚺 Bénédiction semi-professional reading in the Entry Level Reading Series in New York City

2022

The Wonderfullest Trick of All staged reading at Emory University

2021

The Other Bones staged reading at Lenaia Playwriting Festival at Emory University

2020

Woodsmoke and Magnolias excerpt performed at Horizon Theater Young Playwrights Festival

2020

"Playing Games" 10-minute play performed at Horizon Theater Young Playwrights Festival

ACTOR

2022

You Are So Much Like Me, Remember? by Sophia LiBrandi at Lenaia Student Playwriting Festival

2022

Look From the Loom by Anneka Rose thesis staged reading at Emory University

2022

Coda by Caroline Stewart thesis staged reading at Emory University

2021

Everyone Calls Her Grace by Ozzy Wager in production at Emory University

2021

Outgrowing by Sophia LiBrandi at Lenaia Playwriting Festival at Emory University

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

2022

Woodsmoke and Magnolias in production at Emory University

DRAMATURG

2019

Ten Thousand Years of Sacred Music and Two Americans by Brendan Pelsue staged reading at Emory

POET

2018

Public recitation of original poetry at Peachtree Ridge High School Baccalaureate ceremony

2017

2015

Slam poetry competition at Governor's Honor's Program

Spoken word poetry performance at Creative Gwinnett events

Publications

2020: publication of poetry and an essay in In Via Magazine | 2019: publication of poetry in Anthology annual Emory arts magazine |

2018: production of a video from a slam poem shared throughout Gwinnett County as promotional material for Peachtree Ridge High School cluster

Relevant Coursework

Acting | Playwriting (Intermediate and Advanced) | Poetry (under Heather Christle and Robyn Schiff) | Shakespeare 

Reading for Performance | Principles of Design | Contemporary Drama (under Kimberly Bellflower) | Modern Irish Literature

MUSIC

Employment History and Leadership Positions

ACCOMPANIEST

2023 - Present

South Fulton Institute

Pianist for the Grady Choir at Grady Hospital on Ponce through the South Fulton Institute - a singing group comprised of patients and staff at the HIV/AIDS clinic. The choir is led by Aliyah Auerbach.

INTERIM MUSIC MINISTER

2021-2022

Epiphany Lutheran Church

Led the music ministry through song selection, music directing, and instrumental performance at services  

PIANIST

2016-2020

Hired to play piano at retirement homes, office parties, churches, and other events. 

PIANO TEACHER

2017-2020

Instructed high school students in classical and blues piano.

CO-FOUNDER

2018-2019

Emory Musician's Network

Collaborated with students and administration to found Emory Musician's Network, an organization that grew to over 400 members and continues to facilitate music making.

VICE PRESIDENT

2019-2021

Emory Musician's Network

Created and managed logistical systems for connecting musicians with each other and with resources. Wrote grant applications.

Ensemble Experience and Performances

SAXOPHONIST

2022-Present

Active member of the Atlanta Improvisors Orchestra

2022

Conducted improvisation ensemble under resident artist Timucin Sahin at Emory CompFest

2014-2015

Peachtree Ridge Marching Band

2013-2018

Peachtree Ridge Wind Ensemble

MUSIC DIRECTOR

2022

Woodsmoke and Magnolias in production, directing 15 performers

COMPOSER

2022

"Bezalel in the Wheat Field" saxophone quartet performed by the Sonido Quartett (conservatory students at the University of Nuremburg School of Music in Germany)

2021

"Raindance" performed at Emory Composition Showcase

2020

"Hiraeth's Call" performed at Emory Composition Showcase

LYRICIST

2022

"Words of Snow" composed by Yida Wang

PIANIST

2019-2021

Emory tango music ensemble

2020-2022

New works ensembles at Emory Composition Showcase

PERCUSSIONIST

2022

Emory Gamelan Ensemble

2020-2022

New works ensembles at Emory Composition Showcase

2019-Present

Punch Buggy rock and blues band

2016

Peachtree Ridge Marching Band

HEAD DRUM MAJOR

2017

Peachtree Ridge Marching Band

Competitions and Awards

Music Advisor on Emory's Music Advisory Board, 2019-2021 | Patrick S. Gilmore Award, 2017  | Selected as a student pianist in a master class in 2018 | Guild National Auditions:  Superior ratings in intermediate class 2012 and 2013 and preparatory class 2014 and 2015 | GMEA: Superior ratings at Solo and Ensemble Festival in 2015 and twice in 2016 | GMTA: 2009 Festival (superior), 2017 Local Audition (outstanding performer award), 2017 Regional Audition (outstanding performer award), 2017 State Audition (honorable mention) | NFMTA: 2010 Fall Festival (Superior, performance award), 2012 Fall Festival (Superior), 2013 Fall Festival (Superior, romantic music outstanding performer award), 2014-2018 selection for Student Spotlight Recitals

Relevant Coursework

Music Theory Lecture 1-4 | Music Theory Lab 1-3 | Music Composition 1-4 | Punk's Not Dead | Ethnomusicology 1-2 | Black Music 

Electronic Music | Tango History | Tango Music Ensemble | Gamelan Ensemble | Social Dance | Modern Dance | Hip Hop Dance

Computer Music Composition

JOURNALISM, RESEARCH, COPY EDITING

SENIOR WRITER/EDITOR

2022-Present

Georgia Tech

Office of Development

Conducts research, writes articles and letters for internal and external communications, drafts and edits grant proposals, conducts interviews with alumni, manages communications with donors, edits and maintains websites (using Drupal).

JOURNALISM INTERN

Summer 2020

At The Movies

Researched and wrote articles for atthemoviesonline.com discussing the music in films or as general reviews of films. Articles listed 

DOCUMENTARY FILM INTERN

Summer 2019

with Christian Severin

Learned and utilized filmmaking techniques, developed interview questions, conducted filmed interviews, gained experience using equipment (for lighting, sound, and video), edited footage.

COPY EDITOR

Summer 2020

Marietta City Schools

Formatted, edited, and organized lesson plans for kindergarten through grade five for implementation of a new curriculum. Plans utilized by educators throughout the Marietta school system.

AWARDS

Ramblin' Rookie Award 2023: Annual award given by Georgia Tech's Office of Development as a "rookie of the year" award to the staff-nominated new employee (6-18 months of employment) who has demonstrated excellence, dedication, professionalism, and high-quality work. Received in August 2023.

Exceptional Performer Award: Annual recognition by Georgia Tech's Office of Development awarded to staff members who offer extraordinary service to the Institute and the comprehensive campaign, directly impacting Georgia Tech's ability to achieve greater private support, while living out the community's and division's core values. Received in April 2024.

MISCELLANY

BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIST

January 2021 - April 2021

Hillside Hospital

Managed clients and collaborated with staff to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment. Utilized training in DBT practices and in verbal and physical Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI).

INSTRUCTOR &
CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE

2016-2020

Francis Fong Martial Arts Academy

Lead instruction in classes for adults and children. Earned instructor certification with the WTBA. Managed administrative tasks including communicating with clients, executing financial documentation, scheduling, and managing sales. 

STUDENT LEADER

2019-2022

Bread Coffeehouse Ministry

Coordinated with staff and students to initiate programs, run Bible studies, and manage logistics at the Bread House.

SOPHOMORE ADVISOR

2019-2020

Emory Residence Life

Trained over 60 hours to manage student crises like conflicts, sexual assault, substance abuse, and suicidal ideation. Built relationships with and mentored freshmen, ran community events.

Additional Job Experience

Tutoring (High School ELA, SAT preparation) | Farm sitting (caring for chickens, ducks, quail, a pony, dogs, cats) | Childcare

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