On May 22, 2016, I officially graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music. I received my Master of Music degree in classical guitar performance under the tutelage of legendary maestro Eliot Fisk (the last student of Andres Segovia). These past two years have been a very trying time full of musical and personal growth. I came to NEC musically proficient, but technically deficient. I was challenged and intimidated beyond belief, and I often questioned the validity of my music career. Though the environment was bleak and competitive, I’m now a stronger and better musician for having endured this rigorous training. We realize our dreams by showing up for them in reality! Congratulations to the class of 2016!