EDUCATION

2016        
Ph.D., Composition / Music Theory
New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Dissertation: An Exploration of Compositional Technique in the Operas of Kaaija Saariaho and Christian Jost
             
2010        
M.A., Composition / Music Theory
New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

2007         
Diplom, Composition
Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts
            
2004        
Diplom, Piano
Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts


AWARDS AND HONORS

2014    
Appointed Executive Director and President, League of Composers/ISCM

2014     
Commission, Te Deum for choir and symphony orchestra, Mannheim, Germany

2014    
Residency, Ucross Foundation, Wyoming

2013    
Presentation of Winterreisen with ensemble mise-en, at Goethe-Institut Boston

2013    
Heidelberg Spring Festival, featured composer: portrait concert with members of Ensemble InterContemporain

2011        
Invited Composer, June in Buffalo, New York

2011        
Commission, Indigo for orchestra, BASF SE, Germany

2011        
Residency, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, California

2008     
Commission, Fanfare - movimiento sin progresió for brass ensemble, Nordbadisches Blechblasensemble, Germany

2007    
Commission, Ellipses for violin and piano, BASF SE, Germany

2007    
NCKTPA Travel Stipend: 4th Korean Traditional Music Workshop for Overseas Musicologists, Seoul, Korea

2007    
Commission, Almost Romance for tuba and orchestra, Kurpfälzische Musikgesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Germany

2005        
Portrait Concert, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen, Germany

2003    
Commission, Rayon de lumière for glass ensemble, Theater Heidelberg, Germany

2002    
Lions Club, travel stipend, Germany

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Global Research Institute Fellow London (2015)
Global Research Institute Fellow Tel Aviv (2014)
Project Grant, New Music USA, for Winterreisen (2014)
NYU Music Department Travel Grant (2009, 2013, 2014)
MacCracken Program Fellow (2008-2013)
The Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM / Wesleyan University (2007)
Seoul National University Study Grant (2006)
Richard Wagner Association Mannheim, Composer Fellowship (2004)
Wilhelm-Müller-Stiftung Mannheim (2003)


INVITED TALKS

Presentation of Works, Manhattan School of Music (2009)
Presentation of Works, Paechae University, Daejeon, Korea (2006)


CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

Conferences Organized
5th International Pure Data Convention, New York (2016)
League of Composers/ISCM Composers’ Competition, New York (2014)

Works Presented
Masterclass Chaya Czernowin, New York (2010)


DEPARTMENTAL TALKS

New York University, New York (2014)


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Harmony & Counterpoint, New York University (Fall, 2010)
Elements of Music, New York University (Spring, 2012)
German, Wesleyan University (Fall, 2008)


EXTRA TRAINING

NYU GSAS Teaching and Learning Certificate (2012)


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2000-2004        
Organist, Federal State Prison, Mannheim, Germany


RELATED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

A/V Editing Software
Sequencer Software (Ableton Live, Logic)
Software Plugins/VSTi
Mixing / Mastering

NONACADEMIC WORK

2015 – Present        
New York New Music Ensemble
Director of Development, Assistant to the Executive Director

2014 – Present        
League of Composers/ISCM
Executive Director & President

2013    
Music engraving for Chusid, M. (2013). Schubert's Dances: For Family, Friends and Posterity. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press.

2012 – Present     
Washington Square Contemporary Music Society
Executive Director

2011       
Music engraving for Chusid, M. (2012). Verdi's "Il trovatore": The quintessential Italian melodrama. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press.


LANGUAGES

German: native
English: fluent
French, Hebrew, Korean, Japanese: basic


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2013        
Appointed to Board of Directors, League of Composers/ISCM