At Eastman I studied choral and orchestral conducting under William Weinert and orchestral conducting under Mendi Rodan. At my degree recital I conducted the Repertory Singers in music by Budd Udell, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Heinrich Schütz. Especially for this concert I edited Schütz's Psalm 100 from the original sources, which are kept at the Sibley Rare Books division at the Eastman School of Music, and performed using a full choir, brass quartet, and positiv for the first choir, and a vocal quartet, string quartet, and lute as the second choir. At a second recital I conducted music by Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly in the orignal languages.
In my second year I performed a vocal recital of lieder by Hugo Wolf and Franz Schubert with Paul Vasile at the piano, editing Ganymed by Hugo Wolf especially for this concert. I also received readings of my Toccata for piano and wind ensemble by the wind ensemble with Donald Hunsberger conducting and Paul Vasile at the piano, and I conducted the Chorale in a reading of my choral work, How Do I Love Thee, for 12 part choir.
During my two years at Eastman I recataloged the entire choral library under the direction of Ensemble Library head William Pottebaum, creating a searchable database of the music as well as re-shelving and organizing materials as necessary.