Education, Awards, Teaching



York University, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Graduate Program in Music
Doctor of Philosophy
Dissertation: “Thematic Interconnectivity as an Innate
Musical Quality: An Investigation of Jandek’s “European
Jewel” Guitar Riffs.”
Comprehensive Examinations: “Skirting the Edge: Outsider
Music, Genre, and Jandek;” “Social Meanings of Popular


York University, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Graduate Program in Music Composition
Master of Arts
Thesis: “Musique Concrète for Film Music Soundtracks.”


Wilfrid Laurier University, Faculty of Music
Bachelor of Music: Composition

Scholarships, Awards, Nominations

Nominated by the Music Department for the York University
Dissertation Award
“4 Talent” Award for Innovation, Scottish Mental Health
Arts and Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland
Graduate Entrance Scholarship, York University
CBC Outfront: “Soundscapes,” Competition Winner
Royal Bank Award for Academic Excellence
Ross and Doris Dixon Music Scholarship
Wilfrid Laurier Entrance Scholarship

Undergraduate Teaching


“Termites, Spiders, and Other Household Music Analysis Problems: A Look at Jandek and the Art of Web Spinning.”
Ryerson University, The Architecture of Music, 2015.

“Discovering “Elephants and Termites:” A Research Journey,” York University, MUSI 2200, 2012.

“Milton Babbitt,” York University, MUSI 2200, 2012.

Professorships, Lecturer Positions,Teaching Assistantships, Music Tutor, and Marker/Grader Positions

The Rise of the Music Industry, McMaster University, 2016-2017, 2019
Topics in the Popular Music Industry, Western University, 2015-2016
Harmony, York University, 2013
Counterpoint, York University, 2012
Music and Cultures II, York University, 2010-2012
Piano for Non-Majors, York University, 2009, 2011
Musicianship, York University, 2007-2010
Rock and Popular Music (Marker/Grader), York University, 2009-2010

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