Piano

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. . . . I get most joy in life out of music.

Albert Einstein

Profile

I began my studies under Mrs. Diane Delk at the age of 6. After her passing, I studied under Mr. Don Harris until I left for college in the fall of 2014. Theory, aural, and performance skills were emphasized throughout my study. At Rice, I take lessons from a graduate student at the Shepherd School of Music.

Instruction

Total Years of Study: 16

  • Mr. Don H. Harris (BM, MM, NCTM, ACM) 2010 – 2014
  • Mrs. Diane D. Delk (BM, NCTM, MTNA, ACM) 2002 – 2010

Repertoire

Baroque

  • Bach – Italian Concerto, BWV 971 Mvt. 1, 3
  • Scarlatti – Sonata in C Major K15

Classical

  • Beethoven – Sonata No. 21, Op. 53 (“Waldstein”) Mvt. 1,2,3
  • Beethoven – Sonata No. 17, Op. 31 (“Tempest”) Mvt. 1

Romantic

  • Chopin – Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
  • Rachmaninoff – Etude-Tableaux in G Minor Op.33, No.8
  • Liszt – Etude No. 3 “Un Sospiro”
  • Grieg – Melodie

Contemporary

  • Prokofiev – Sonata No. 7, Op. 83 Mvt. 3 (“Precipitato”)
  • Prokofiev – Prelude Op.12, No. 7 (“Harp”)
  • Prokofiev – Montegues and Capulets
  • Villa-Lobos – O Polichinelo
  • Liebermann – Gargoyles, Mvt. 3

Honors/Awards

  • TMTA State Theory Gold Medalist (3rd-12th)
  • CMTA Cash Award Contest: 1st Place (12th)
  • Betty Clampitt Competition: 1st Place (11th)
  • Lone Star College Young Artists Competition: 2nd Place (10th)
  • CCMTA Young Artists Competition 1st Place (9th)
  • National Guild of Piano Teachers – “International” and “National” Certification

Notable Performances

  • Solo Senior Recital (8/16/14)
  • Solo Junior Recital (6/4/2013): Fundraised over $3,300 for the Lupus Foundation of America
  • Annual CMTA Fall/Spring Music Festivals

Violin

  • Concertmistress and president of Varsity Symphony Orchestra
  • Texas Region IX Symphony Orchestra (7th-12th)
  • Texas State Solo and Ensemble (TSSEC) – Borodin Quartet No. 2 in D Major, Mvt. 1
  • TSSEC – Dvorak Quartet No. 12 in F Major “American” Mvt. 1