Who is Beethovenboy?

M.F.A. — UCI, 2011 Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology. Thesis research focused on temporal manipulations in music and conducting a large ensemble in an improvisatory setting. Created a computer program that allows user to impose temporal templates onto audio in a real-time setting. Studied under Kei Akagi, Christopher Dobrian, and Stephen Tucker.
B.Mus. — UCI, 2007 Composition. Studied a variety of written works for various ensembles, wrote music for small chamber groups to be performed in a senior recital. Studied under Christopher Dobrian and Lorna Griffit
Certificate — Dubspot LA, 2014 Mixing and Mastering. Studied mixing and mastering techniques under James Bernard and Luca Pretolesi.
Professional Highlights
  • Music Director at School of Rock Temecula 2021-present
  • Music Director at Ajo HS 2017-2021
  • Faculty Member at St. Margaret's Music Festival in San Juan Capistrano 2019
  • Semi-finalist in the Wilson Center Guitar Competition 2019
  • Produced the album “Just a Little Bit More” for international release
  • Produced the album "Something Dangerous" for international release
  • Active Participant in Capistrano Conductor's Institute
  • Composed score and produced audio for the short film "The Siren"
  • Performed for Kyrsta Rodriguez and Scott Barnhardt in "Coming Home"
  • Performed in "Evita" for OCSA; Guitarist
  • Performed in "As You Like It" for OCSA; Guitarist
  • Performed in "American Idiot" for Temecula Fine Arts Co.; Keyboard
  • Performed in "Rent" as Guitarist
  • Performed in "Cabaret" as 2nd Keyboardist
  • Produced the album "Game Over" for international release
  • Orchestrated and produced the music for the album "Angel" for Yali Chen for compact disc
  • Arranged "Alma Mater" for National Taiwan Normal University string orchestra
  • Arranged "Ode to Joy" and "Viva la Vida" for Buddha Light Youth Symphony Orchestra
  • Arranged "You Raise Me Up" and "Mother Song" for Evangelical Formosa Church for small orchestra
  • Produced the album "Binary Visions" for international release
  • Produced the album "Nintendo Dance Dance reVolution!!!" for international release
  • Orchestrated, arranged, and composed music for "Sapphire", a musical production for 2 solo pianos and orchestra. Performed in Los Angeles and Panamá
  • Engraved and prepared for publication excerpts from Renaissance music for doctoral research
  • Arranged a suite by J.-J. Mouret for UCI Symphony Orchestra
  • Musician at Set Free Ministries for 10+years


I've always wanted to be a musician in some capacity since I was 12 years old, I remember hearing Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata and instantly being floored. I knew then and there that I had to be a composer. At the time I was living in a boys' home so... no money for lessons or instruments but I was able to take marching band for elective, woo hoo! Somehow I become involved with a crazy biker church that played tons of rock & roll, motown, Top 40, and everything in between; I had the opportunity to perform with some great musicians and this is where I learned a lot of my improvisational skills.

But my love for music was all-encompassing and I still wanted to learn the deeper mysteries of Bach, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky. After serving a term in the Marine Corps. I immediately enrolled in formal training at the local community college and went on to earn a bachelor's and master's degree in music at UC Irvine specializing in music composition.

Currently I have my hands in a variety of musical cookie jars. Some of my recent projects include orchestrating and arranging music for public organizations and private clients from small piano pieces to large orchestral productions which have been featured in the US and Panamá, producing pop/rock and dance tracks, and remixing 8-and 16-bit video game music. My recent studies had me studying orchestral conducting under Dr. Stephen Tucker and mixing and mastering at Dubspot LA. Whether it's conducting Brahms, playing some Doors tunes, or spinning Skrillex it's all good for me!