Composition: Morningside Chamber Ensemble, pianist Beth Levin, Da Capo Chamber Ensemble, pianist Junie Cho, guitarist Severo Barrero, Meet the Composer, Hampshire String Quartet, oboist Marcia Butler, SoundClock, Inoue Chamber Ensemble, National Jazz Ensemble, Eastman Arrangers' Holiday, Allegro String Quartet, Omni Chamber Ensemble, music for live theater (various).

Teaching: Touro College, Concordia College, New York University, Queens College/CUNY, Nassau Community College, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music: Dean of Diploma (College-level) Program.


Awards: Meet the Composer (New Music by Queens Composers), CUNY Research Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts (twice), National Merit Finalist, NYU Founders' Day Award, Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music Development Fund, .


Broadway (Water Engine--Plymouth Theater and Public Theater; Best Little Whorehouse in Texas); National Jazz Ensemble, Smithsonian Institution, Symphony for the New World, CBS Tribute to Miles Davis, Favel Perfume, Amaretto di Soronno (television/radio commercials); background in live performance (piano and keyboards).  This includes complete transcription of approximately fifty original recordings of Louis Armstrong, Earl Hines, Fletcher Henderson, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Jimmy Lunceford, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Miles Davis, Gil Evans and others.

Education: Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center (music composition); M.A., Queens College (music composition); B.A., New York University (music); further studies at Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Juilliard Extension Program, David Chaitkin (composition), Jimmy Giuffre (jazz composition), Lucy Greene, Don Friedman, Barry Harris (piano).

Recording (conductor/performer/composer/arranger):
Mac (feature film by John Turturro); BBC1 Orchestra, London UK; National Jazz Ensemble; Sesame Country (with Kenny Rogers/Crystal Gayle); various Latin, Jazz, and Pop recordings as composer, arranger, performer, recording and mixing engineer.  Active interest and experience in live recording of acoustic music.

Related Experience: chief writer, WaveFrame (digital audio system) Users' Manual; Ph.D. dissertation and related articles and lectures on American composer Roger Sessions; reading knowledge of French, German, Italian, Spanish; familiarity with wide variety of musical and nonmusical software and hardware, including ProTools, Vienna Symphonic Library, Finale, Cubase, Ableton Live, WaveLab.



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