Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1970: University of Maryland
Master of Music, Music Education/Composition, 1972: The Catholic
University of America
Teacher of Music, New Jersey State Board of Education
Director, steel drum ensemble, The Peck School,
September, 2000 - present
Band Director, The Montclair Kimberley Academy, Middle School,
Assistant Band Director, The Montclair Kimberley Academy,
September,1986 - June,1991.
Adjunct (arranging, music business), Wm. Paterson College,
September, 1985 - June, 1992.
Guest Lecturer, Film School of New York University, 1985 - 1988.
Private Instructor on clarinet, flute, saxophone: 1970 - present.
BAND INSTRUMENTS TEACH
Clarinet, Flute/Piccolo, Saxophone, Oboe, Trumpet, Trombone,
French Horn, Baritone Horn (Euphonium), Tuba, Drums/Percussion,
INSTRUMENTS PERFORM PROFESSIONALLY
Bb Soprano & Bass Clarinet, C Flute, Piccolo, Alto &
Bass Flute, Saxophones (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone)
Clarinet--Paul Eberly (Kennedy Center), William Wright (National
Flute--Harold Bennett (Metropolitan Opera), Britton Johnson (Baltimore
Saxophone--David Tofani, Joe Allard, Andrew White
Composition-Hank Levy (Towson State U.), Conrad Bernier (CUA),
Nicolas Flagello, Danny Holgate
Clarinet soloist for Broadway show "Dancin'."
Saxophonist (guest artist) with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Performer for Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis,
Nancy Wilson, Gregory Hines, Cher, Supremes, Temptations etc.
Performer at Lincoln Center, Apollo Theater, Ambassador,
Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap Farm Park, National Theater, Ford's
Theater for many shows including: Gypsy, Hello Dolly, Mame, Company,
Applause, The Rothschilds, Anything Goes, Promises Promises.
EMMY Award: Best Musical Score for Independent Production
(original music for
"Generation on the Wind,"
Academy Award nominated Best Feature Documentary).
National Endowment for the Arts: three composition/performance/study
Listed in Marquis "Who's Who in Entertainment."
COMPOSITION: Composed music in many styles for over
seventy films (with Warren Beatty, Leslie Nielsen etc.), television
shows (including TNT, HBO, PBS, and worldwide TV, with Michael
J. Fox, Robert Wagner, Darren McGavin, etc.), commercials, theater
and dance productions.
RECORDING: Have own digital multi track MIDI recording studio with Macintosh computer, using Digital Performer software.
COMPUTER: Expert with MIDI (Multi Instrument Digital Interface)--using
synthesizers and computers, teach students to sequence, record
and printout music; also use this technology to create special
musical arrangements for school bands (with accompanying demo
JAZZ PERFORMANCE and EDUCATION: Recorded six nationally acclaimed jazz CDs, three on the Optimism label and three on Reiter's label City Pigeon Records; opened for Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie, Betty Carter, Ahmad Jamal, Duke Ellington. Have written special jazz educational materials to use with students of all grades.