My international experience while travelling and conducting worldwide has deepened my understanding of diverse cultures. Music as a common language can be the catalyst for an ever better, more equitable world.
As a musician, adjudicator, panelist, speaker, educator, I advocate in the role of classical music, the performing and visual arts. I am passionate about both new and old, believe in creating social and educational opportunities for children and families, promoting diversity, and in enriching and bringing communities together, whether for events, festivals, celebrations, story telling, or remembrance.
It has been an honor to serve both as a delegate at the World Culture Summit in Abu Dhabi and an National Endowment for the Arts panelist for the United States government. Equally, I seek through both small and large-scale projects every opportunity to enrich the education programs and further the cultural heritage of the arts.