About

This blog chronicles my journey to become the best music educator I can be.

I am a music education masters student at the University of Illinois. At Northwestern University I received my BM in Music Composition and MA in Sound Arts & Industries. At the Chicago Park District I taught preschool music, voice, piano, guitar, and wrote and music directed children’s musicals. Prior to that I interned at 98.7 WFMT, coached middle school track & field, and worked for six years with composer Paul Caldwell at the Youth Choral Theater of Chicago.

The portfolio below is a work in progress…


Radio & Podcasts

synesthesia – a podcast opera

produced by patrick hockberger

“easily one of the most creative podcasts ever.”
– jay soderberg, former head of podcasts at espn

“heartbreaking… hauntingly beautiful and incredibly important”
-jessie, between two earbuds

“a brand new art form…  who has done a podcast opera before?”
-george cederquist, opera box score

“chilling… each episode is released exactly a year after the moment the gun went off.”
-syd shaw, north by northwestern

radio pieces produced for 98.7 wfmt

an interview with the vienna vegetable orchestra

and a history of synthesizers

a condensed history of the observable universe

produced by patrick hockberger

each second represents 1 billion years


original video: bbc’s planet earth
music & sound: patrick hockberger

babies & beats
sound design: patrick hockberger


sung by the northwestern undertones

music director & arranger: patrick hockberger


a reimagining of bbc’s planet earth 2
music & sound: patrick hockberger