He has recently been selected as a participating composer at June in Buffalo 2013, a festival and conference dedicated to composers. In 2008 he attended the European American Musical Alliance, held every July in Paris, France.
In 2013 he received a Master of Arts degree from San Francisco State University in Composition where he studied primarily with Richard Festinger and Benjamin Sabey. He has also studied composition with Christopher Jones and Robert Beaser.
As a saxophonist, he seeks to represent the saxophone as the incredibly expressive and versatile instrument that it is. In his choices in repertoire, his preferences lean toward 20th and 21st century music.