I began Digital Composition and Performance (DCP) in 2013 as a full time student. After completing an undergraduate in jazz bass performance and psychology in 2011, I worked as a professional musician playing bass in pop, rock, and jazz groups. However, I felt disconnected between sounds that I knew were possible to hear from my psychology background and those which I could compose and perform in a live music performance setting.
Having never formally studied music production techniques or computer programming before DCP, I did not know how to utilize the computer efficiently to generate music. After DCP however, not only do I feel comfortable making music with several different software and hardware, I also feel knowledgeable of the evolving and important roles computers play in modern society and art.
Also, my supportive and international colleagues and professors introduced me to the global community of musicians who use technology to express their diversity and individuality. Since graduating, I have been working as an educator and web designer in the Washington D.C. area. I plan to pursue a music career in Europe after saving sufficient funds.