Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
when i was a freshman in high school, before i knew anything about contemporary art music, my friend had me listen to "Electric Counterpoint" by Steve Reich. He continues to be one of my strongest influences today.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I help teach the Tulane University Marching Band. I am the director of nienteForte, a contemporary art music concert series based out of Tulane. I was in a fusion electronica group called Martian Luther.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
The Tulane University Marching Band marched in the Saints Victory Parade in 2010 to a crowd of about 800,000 people stretched across a one mile parade route. It felt absolutely historic.