My first introduction to music was in my junior year of high school where I was convinced by my mother to join the choir due to a trip that year. Up to that point in my life I was a ghost. It was only until I had to take the final; which was a small quartet where each person was on their own voice part singing accapella. In the piece I had to sing a solo; When I opened my mouth and sang the first phrase the entire room gasped and then blew up with cheers. No one had ever heard me sing by myself until then; at that point I knew I had something. Because I had zero understanding of music I went on to college at the Tyler School of Art In Philadelphia with a focus in Painting. After spending three years there I realized my love for music was much stronger then my passion for art. On a chance I auditioned for the composition department at the John J. Cali. School of Music at Montclair State University. I got into the school not because of my compositional skills but because of two things; one being my vocal audition and two being my persistent assault upon the composition director on how much I wanted to learn and know what music is and how it is made. I have spent almost a full two years at the John J. Cali School of Music and have grown to be proficient in the writing of chamber music; choral music; and musical theater which is starting to become my main focus.