Ihave always been curious about music. The first songs I ever played, I learned when I was 10 years old from the pre-loaded demo songs on a toy keyboard my parents bought for me. My first ever internet searches resulted in locating the sheet music to Fur Elise and The Star Spangled Banner.
I began my performance career as a trumpet player, and attended the University of Texas at Arlington from 2003-2008, where I spent ten consecutive semesters as a member of the Jazz Orchestra, and is where I met my husband, Jonathan Woodrow. I developed an increasing interest for composing and arranging at UTA, and at 21 years old, I was hired as the Orchestra Director at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, TX.
After seven years of employment and writing around 500 arrangements, I went back to school to earn my Master’s in Composition at Texas Christian University. TCU is a wonderfully supportive education environment, and I attribute my early successes as a composer largely to this generous community. Today I am a full-time, freelancing professional musician – and am exceedingly thankful for the many individuals who have invested in me along the way.