Can you tell us something about yourself?
Hi! I am a queer, mixed-race musician and administrator with roots in the classical music/opera and theatre worlds. My mission is to fuse my creative and arts-management backgrounds to create community and support for fellow QPOC artists, and to deconstruct the systems that have gotten in the way of that so far. I am a recent alum of Ithaca College, where I graduated from the Bachelor of Music in Combination with an Outside Field program. This allowed me to shape my own studies and weave together a unique education in music and arts management. My hands-on work with event planning, patron communication, and collaboration have deeply impacted my work and led me to internships and the fellowship I hold currently. I also have over 16 years of experience as a classical musician, including nine years of training in voice and 11 years of ensemble experience as a trombonist. I love and prioritize newer works whether as a performer or an audience member and plan on always centering it as my career grows from here.
What was the turning point when you became ecologically aware and decided to take action?
It has always been around me, and I have pretty consistently made smaller efforts through the years, but I recently joined the sustainability committee at the theatre I work for to expand my knowledge and commitment to action.