The 2014 Illinois Shakespeare Festival Closes

Last night was the final performance of the 2014 Illinois Shakespeare Festival. This year, the festival was presented as a trilogy, as we performed Much Ado About Nothing, Elizabeth Rex, and Antony and Cleopatra. Rex was the glue that tied the other two shows together (the story takes place after a production of Much Ado […]

2014 Broadway Sound Master Classes

Thanks so a scholarship from Meyer Sound, I was able to attend the 2014 Broadway Sound Master Classes, hosted by LDI. I have been wanting to attend these classes for several years, but many factors, including cost, employment conflicts, and location have made it difficult in the past. I was thrilled to attend this year, […]

And 2013 Comes to a Close

As 2013 comes to an end, I look back on a great, but busy, year at Illinois State University. 2013 began with me teaching my regular course load at ISU, while also sound designing our CPA production of Oklahoma! in February and our Westhoff production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in April. I was happy […]

The Forever Waltz Opens This Week

It’s been a while since USITT Training in Las Vegas, and quite a bit has gone on. Over the summer I worked for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, composing music for two shows (A Comedy of Errors, Macbeth) and sound designing all three on the main stage (A Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, Failure: A Love Story). […]

USITT Elite Training – Las Vegas, NV

Earlier this year, I applied to be a part of USITT’s Elite Training Program in Las Vegas, NV. The program was for student and early career members to get a chance to go out and train in their areas, as well as shadow at Cirque du Soleil. I was accepted into the sound program and […]