Bachelor of Music: Moores School of Music, University of Houston; Master of Music: Mannes College; student of Charles Neidich; James E. Hughes, Sr. Memorial Performance Award; ICA Orchestral Competition Finalist in 2011; Masterclasses with James Cambll and Chen Halevi at the Banff Summer Arts Festival Clarinet Masterclass; Performances with: The Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, Mannes Orchestra, Mannes Opera Orchestra; Akian Quartet at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Yamaha Piano Salon, Kauffman Center; ; Mannes’ Schumann and Chopin at the Scandinavian House, Victor Borge Hall, Mannes Chamber Concert at New York Historical Society, New Music Ensemble on KUHF, Houston Public Radio