Conducting, etc.


Current Conducting Position:


Professor of Music and Chair, Department of Performing Arts at University of Massachusetts Boston (Chair 1996-present; Associate Professor

1996- 2003; Assistant Professor 1992-1996)

            Conductor, Chamber Orchestra and Coordinator of Music Education


Previous Conducting Experience:


            Assistant Professor of Music, University of Georgia (1991-1992) [Position not funded beyond 1992]

Music Education, Conducting, Instrumental Literature, Supervision of Student Teachers

            Assistant Professor of Music, Carnegie Mellon University (1987-1991)

                        Wind Ensemble Conductor and Music Education Coordinator

            North Pittsburgh Civic Symphony (1988-1992)

                        Conductor and Music Director

            Assistant Professor of Music, Hanover College, Hanover, IN (1982-1987)

                        Conductor, Hanover College-Community Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble


Guest Conducting:


            Filharmonie Bohuslav Martinu of Zlin, Czech Republic, at Luhokovice, August 3, 2003

            Boston Public Schools High School Instrumental Festival, Berklee College of Music, May 30, 2003     

            The Longy School Chamber Orchestra, Cambridge, MA, August 9, 2002

            Hradec Kralove Philharmonic (Czech Republic), Prague, June 28, 2002

            Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, Houghton, MI, April 27 and 28, 2002

            Metropolitan Wind Symphony (Boston), December 16, 2001

            Pazardjik (Bulgaria) Symphony: June, 2000

            Filharmonia Sudecka (Walbrzych, Poland): May, 1999 and March, 2002

            Wirral Band, British Association of  Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles, Manchester, England: April, 1998

            Vratca (Bulgaria) Philharmonic: March, 1998

            First Congregational Church, Somerville, MA: December 4, 1997: Handel’s Messiah Sing; also 1999, 2000

            Waltham (MA) Philharmonic: October, 1996

            The Belmont Orchestra (MA): June, 1996

            University of Georgia Band Festival, Athens, GA: 1992

Music Educators National Conference Eastern Division-Pennsylvania Music Educators Joint Conference, 1991: Conducted performance and

new music clinic with the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble 

            River City Youth Brass Band, Pittsburgh, PA, 1991

            Beaver County (PA) Honors Band, 1990

            Holstfest, Indianapolis, 1986

            Central Kentucky Concert Band, Lexington, KY, 1984

            Central High School, Crystal Lake, IL, 1983


Related Performance Experience:


            Sixth Marienbad Symphonic Workshop, Marienske Lazne, Czech Republic, March, 1997

            Church Choir Directorships:

                        First United Methodist Church, Hudson, MA, 1993-1996

                        Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Pleasant Hills, PA, 1990-1991

                        North Park Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA, 1987-1990

                        Madison, IN, Presbyterian Church, 1986-1987

            Music Director, SPEBSQSA, Madison, IN, 1984-1986

            Germania Orchestra, Saginaw, MI, 1981-1982

            Saginaw, MI Symphony, adjunct player, 1982

            Elgin Symphony Orchestra, 1980-1981

            Youth Orchestra of Greater Chicago, 1966-1967

            Southwest Symphony, Chicago, 1966-1967


Selected Association Memberships:


            The Conductors Guild

                        An Assistant Editor (winds), Journal of the Conductors Guild, 1994-96

            CODA (College Orchestra Directors Association)

            World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles

                        Editor, WASBE Journal, Vol. 1 (1994)

                        Editor, WASBE Newsletter (March-September, 2001); Assistant Editor, December 2001-

            IGEB (International Society for the Promotion and Investigation of Wind Literature)

            College Band Directors National Association, Editorial Board, CBDNA Journal, 1994-1996




            Selected for Marquis Who’s Who in America, 57th +eds. (2003, published December, 2002)

                        and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 8th ed. (2004)

            Selected for Dictionary of International Biography, 30th ed. (2003)  

            Board of Directors, Boston Children’s Chorus, 2002-

            The Center for Arts in Natick, Classical Music Committee, 1999-

Preview: The Search for the New, syndicated television show broadcast nationally; show of November 7, 1990 featured the Carnegie

            Mellon Wind Ensemble under my direction

                        Adjudication (selected listing):

                        New England Conservatory Pre-College Concerto Competition

                        New England College Band Directors Association honors band auditions

                        Pennsylvania Music Educators Association

                        Pittsburgh Public Schools

                        Louisville Young Artists Competition

                        Bay Area (MI) Arts Council


Recent Original Composition:

            Piano Concerto in F, Op. 15, premiered by The Chamber Orchestra of the University of Massachusetts Boston, May 11, 2001 at Marsh Chapel,

 Boston University, with the composer conducting and Timothy McFarland, piano soloist


Work documented in:

            The University Reporter (University of Massachusetts Boston), VIII, No. 9 (June, 2004), p. 3: 

“Music Professor Reconstructs Beethoven’s Earliest Piano Concerto.”