I re-joined Local 802 because suddenly I’ve been getting a huge influx of union work. I am already fairly established but I look forward to branching out into Broadway or the new music scene. I play timpani all around New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and even all the way up to New England. I hold principal timpani chairs in several orchestras, but my favorite is the Princeton Symphony. The orchestra is incredible, it’s thriving, and every concert contains such a high level of musicianship. I earned my undergraduate degree at Mannes and my master’s at Manhattan School of Music. I can’t imagine my life without music. I’m always studying, practicing or running to the next concert. Even when I’m not playing, I’m working on timpani or fixing them, which is a side passion of mine. I’ve also enjoying subbing on “Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish,” which is just about to close.