grad school!

This is a long overdue update on my part, but I’m excited to announce that I’ll be starting grad school in the fall! I’m going to be studying at the New England Conservatory here in Boston and pursuing my masters in Contemporary Improvisation. It’s a really unique program designed around intensive ear training and the development of personal musical style through a wide variety of influences from all over the world. I actually have several friends (and bandmates) who are either currently in the program or recent graduates and it’s been amazing to see their progress and what they’re doing and playing, so I’m looking forward to starting in September and meeting and playing with all of the other incoming students. It still doesn’t quite feel like it’s really happening yet (probably because I’ll still be in Boston and am already familiar with NEC), but I’m sure that will change as the fall gets closer.

Anyway, if you’re curious to learn more about the program, here’s a short video (featuring several friends of mine!):

Speaking of members of the CI department, I’ll be playing at a house concert this evening in JP with Abby Swidler, a violinist and vocalist, and several of her friends and classmates. It’s kind of a last minute, but contact me for the address if you’re interested!