I am a music composition major at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; I am also studying political science, specifically international politics, and viola. I intend to pursue a master's degree in film scoring or musical theatre writing after I complete my undergraduate education; my professional goal is to become an orchestrator for film scores and musicals. I would also like to perform as a violist in musical theatre pits.
My other interests include avant-garde dance improvisation, specifically collaboration between improvising musicians and dancers. I am also very involved in Judaism; I am on the executive board at the Hillel Foundation at UIUC as well as a KOACH intern. KOACH is Conservative Judaism's college outreach program. Meteorology is also something that interests me; I used to be a meteorology major.
In this class, I'd like to explore the "pratical" side of the arts: marketing, budgeting, making connections, and other ideas that will help me to succeed as a composer and orchestrator.