Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record: “Making Art in the Anthropocene,” Duke University (2021)

Awarded $21,000 grant (with co-PI Raquel Salvatella de Prada) to develop interdisciplinary arts-science collaboration, including teaching two undergraduate courses, cross-listed in Art and Music. This practice-based course focuses on art making as a tool of public scholarship.

Instructor of Record: “Arts and the Anthropocene,” Duke University (2020)

This research-based course examined the intersection of art and climate crisis, focusing on North Carolina’s water systems.

Teaching Assistant, Duke University (2016-2019)
  • Sound and Social Life (Prof. Louise Meintjes)
  • Music of East Asia (Prof. Jonathan Kramer)
  • Introduction to Performing Arts Management (Eric Oberstein, Interim Director of Duke Performances)
  • Michael Jackson and Prince: Blackness in the 1980’s (Prof. Mark Anthony Neal)
  • Soul Music of the Southeast (Profs. Mark Anthony Neal and Anthony Kelley)
  • World Music (Prof. Louise Meintjes)
Music Teacher, Carolina Friends School, Durham, NC (2009-2016)

Designed and implemented instrumental music curricula in nationally recognized independent high school. Directed jazz and Brazilian percussion ensembles; designed and taught courses in world music, music technology, recording arts, jazz history, music theory and music composition. Planned, coordinated and led three two-week service-learning trips to Trinidad and Tobago for 20 high school students (2012, 2014, 2015).

Trainer, Dismantling Racism Works, Durham, NC (2010-2016)

Developed curricula and facilitated adult workshops around issues of race equity within public and private institutions in a variety of North Carolina communities.

Elementary Music Teacher, Greensboro Montessori School, Greensboro, NC (2006-2008)

Developed and implemented world music curriculum for elementary school students. Coordinated concerts involving all 250 students in the school.