University of Miami Frost School of Music, Coral Gables, FL
Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance (2006)

The Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, OH
Master of Music in Piano Performance (1995)
Bachelor of Music with honors in Piano Performance (1993)

Case Western Reserve University Mandel Center for Nonprofit Management
Certificate in Nonprofit Management (2002 )

Further Professional Development

Post Graduate Studies in Piano Performance – Conservatory of Berne, Switzerland (1995-1996)

Bowdoin Summer Music Festival and Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music – Brunswick, Maine (1998)

University of North Carolina Summer Chamber Music Program – Morges, Switzerland (1994)

Awards and Honors

Bascom Little Fund Grant Recipient (2008)
As co-author of a grant proposal and grant recipient, organized and performed at event featuring pieces representing three generations of Cleveland-based composers.

Presser Foundation Award for Doctoral Research (2000-2001)
Competitive grant awarded to support research in the United States and England toward completion of doctoral essay.

Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society
Inducted at the University of Miami (1999).

University of Miami Frost School of Music Concerto Competition Winner 
Performed Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 with the University Orchestra.