Tropfest 2018- Best Original Score (I'M STILL HERE)
T.O. Webfest 2018- Best Music (THIS IS DESMONDO RAY!)
Southern Short Awards 2017- Award of Merit for Original Music (SPACEMAN)
Ozark Mountain Webfest 2018- Best Overall Music (THIS IS DESMONDO RAY!)
Rio Webfest 2018 - Best Soundtrack (THIS IS DESMONDO RAY!)
Vancouver Webfest 2018- Best Original Score (THIS IS DESMONDO RAY!)
ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)
The SCL (The Society of Composers and Lyricists)
The AWFC (The Alliance for Women Film Composers)
GANG (Game Audio Network Guild)
I unknowingly began my music career when I started playing violin in my school orchestra at age 8. When I was 11, I taught myself how to play piano on a tiny Casio keyboard. I began composing my own little tunes shortly thereafter.
While playing a PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN medley in orchestra my freshman year of high school, I realized that being a media composer would be my dream job. In college at Loyola University Chicago, I majored in music (studying composition under Gustavo Leone) and minored in film. It was there that I began scoring films.
After graduating, I stayed in Chicago for several years. I worked as an intern and then an assistant for composer Rich Rankin of Mosaic Music, scored several films, and worked a slew of random day jobs. During my time there, I also worked as composer and then audio director for an indie game company called Double Cluepon Studios. Eventually, I wanted a change of scenery, so I moved to Austin, where I first made composing my full time job. After Austin I made the move to Los Angeles, which is where I am today.
I've scored several award winning films, shorts, TV shows, and video games, assisted TV and commercial composers, done string arrangements for singer-songwriters, and composed classical pieces for soloists and chamber groups. When I'm not doing something music-related, I'm usually petting a cat or eating something covered in cheese.