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  • Ph. D. Theory-Composition: Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 1989
  • M.A. Music: Radford University, Radford, Virginia 1985
  • B.M.ed. Music Education: James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia 1982

Professional Experience

Professor of Music (2005 - present)
Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, Massachusetts

  • Coordinator of the Music Area
  • Teach music classes:
    • Performance Workshop
    • Music Technology
    • Music Theory 1-4
    • Aural Skills 1-4
    • Class Guitar
    • World Music
    • Introduction to Music

Director of Music and Arts (2001 - 2005)
Eno River Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, Durham, North Carolina

  • Conductor of the Eno River Singers
  • Conductor of the Eno River Chamber Choir
  • Conductor of the Intergenerational Choir
  • Curator of the Art Gallery
  • Responsible for music for all services
  • In charge of music and arts budget, planning, and coordination

Associate Professor of Music (1992 - 2001)
Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, Vermont

  • Chair, Department of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Faculty Member, Division of Music
    • Taught a variety of courses in music and the arts
    • Developed a new major in Fine and Performing Arts
    • Developed interdisciplinary concentrations
    • Developed new courses and programs in the arts
    • Engaged in fund raising for performance events
    • Responsible for hiring and evaluating faculty
    • Developed eduational programs for local schools
    • Performed with local music and theater performances
    • Presented musical and theatrical performances

Assistant Professor of Music (1988-1992) 
Waycross College, Waycross, Georgia

  • Head, Department of Music
    • Taught courses in music
    • Increased programs and offerings in the arts
    • Responsible for hiring and evaluating adjunct faculty
    • Increased enrollment of music majors
    • Performed with local music and theater performances

Graduate Teaching Assistant (1986-1988) 
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

  • Taught courses in theory and electronic music
  • Student manager, Electronic Music Lab
  • Recording Technician for music department and WKSU radio

Graduate Teaching Fellow (1983-1985) 
Radford University, Radford, Virginia

  • Taught courses in theory and computer-assisted instruction. 


Commisioned by



Westmore Church, VermontWestmore Fanfarebrass trio1994
No Bones About It Trombone QuartetRising Forthtrombone quartet1995
Dr. Susan Salminen, KansasA Single Voicewind ensemble1996
Eurydice Community Wind Ensemble, Roanoke VAJourney Up Star Mountainwind ensemble1997
Brentwood Consort of Cape Cod Community CollegeBrentwood Suitewoodwind trio1997
A Vocal Minority Choral Ensemble

The Vapor and The Dusk

men's chorus, flute and piano1998
Kent State University Chorus and Wind EnsembleDona Nobis Pacemchorus and wind ensemble1998
The Vermont Symphony OrchestraVoices of 1918chamber orchestra2000
Paul Baerman and Kathy MlinarLove Reckonsa capella chorus2002


  • 1992: Kent State University Composition Prize for writing and performing Cry To Dark Pony
  • 1994: Vermont State Colleges Advanced Study Grant for writing and performing A Single Voice
  • 1995: Vermont State Colleges Advanced Study Grant for writing and performing Missa Unitas
  • 1996: Vermont State Colleges Advanced Study Grant for attending international premiere of The Cycles of Water in Vienna, Austria
  • 1998: Third Place, "Jihlava '98" International Choral Compostion Contest sponsored by the Czech Republic for Three Songs
  • 1999: Honorable Mention, Americas Vocal Ensemble International Choral Composition Contest
  • 2000: Named Vermont Composer of the Year by the Vermont State Teachers Convention for Four Vermont Folk Songs
  • 2006: featured composer - UUMN Ballou-Channing Regional District Conference


  • Cry To Dark Pony: Annual Concerto & Composition Contest 1987
    • Kent State University Sinfonia, Ohio
  • A Single Voice: Brassfest: Johnson State College, Vermont 1995 
    • Johnson State College Wind Ensemble
  • Up She Rises & Rising Forth Seattle, Washington 1995
    • No Bones About It Trombone Quartet
  • Three Madrigals: Butler University, Butler, Indiana 1996 
    • Butler University Madrigal Singers
  • Introit: from Missa Unitas, Skaneateles, New York 1996
    • Skaneateles Brass Ensemble
  • Indra's Net: New Music Festival of Sandusky, Ohio 1996 
    • Sandusky High School Symphonic Band
  • Cortege for Trumpet: Temple, Texas 1997 
    • Ritmo Y Mas (professional Percussion ensemble) with Dr. Keith Benjamin, trumpet soloist University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory
  • Cycles of Water: Vienna, Austria 1997 
    • "Mosaik" Vocal Ensemble
  • Journey Up Star Mountain: Roanoke, Virginia 1997
    • Eurydice Community Wind Ensemble
  • Temple Of Tolerance: Temple, Texas 1998
    • Temple College Wind Ensemble
  • Eternal Spirit: Vienna, Austria 1998 
    • Montpelier Combined Choirs
  • Three Songs: Czech Republic 1998
    • "Jihlava '98" Festival Chorus
  • They Are One: St. Anne's Basilica, Quebec City, Canada 1999 
    • Montpelier Combined Choirs
  • I Heard A Fly Buzz: University of Maine (Orono) 1999
    • Nancy Ellen Ogle, Professor of Voice


  • Encore Music Publishers 
    • Cortege For Tuba: tuba & percussion 1992 
    • Cry To Dark Pony: string orchestra 1992 
    • The Foolish Fiddler: violin, cello, & narrator 1993 
    • Cortege For Trumpet: trumpet & percussion 1993 
    • By Folly Comes Delight: brass quintet 1993 
    • Concert Fanfare: brass quintet 1993 
    • The Insulting Quintet: brass quintet 1994 
    • Westmore Fanfare: brass trio 1994 
  • Nichols Music Company 
    • Snapshots: brass quintet 1995 
    • Three Sea Songs: tuba quartet 1995 
    • Christmas Bells & Brass: brass quintet 1996 
    • Rising Forth: trombone quartet 1997 
    • Three For Christmas: brass quintet 1998 
    • Moose River Suite: brass quintet 1998 
    • Many A Twinkling Glimmer: horn quartet 1998 
    • A Solemn Promise: tuba quartet 1998 
  • Moon Of Hope Publishing 
    • Three Madrigals on Shakespeare Texts: chorus 1996 
  • Cimarron Music Publishing 
    • A Little Something: trumpet quartet 1997 
    • Dobbin, Dobbin: trombone quartet 1997 
    • The 1812 OverDone: brass quintet & kitchen appliances 1998 
    • Journey Up Star Mountain: wind ensemble 1998 
  • Solid Brass Music 
    • Chorales For Brass: brass quintet 1998 
    • Two Chromatic Madrigals 1999 
    • Brass Duets 2000 
  • Wehr's Music House 
    • May All The World Be Filled With Light: trumpet ensemble 1998 
    • Wedding Music: brass quintet 1999 
  • Yelton Rhodes Music 
    • There Are Flowers: chorus & piano 1997 
    • A Season Of Light: double chorus & organ 1997 
    • Three Songs Of Rain: chorus & piano 1997 
    • Go Now In Peace: chorus & piano 1998

Courses Taught

  • Music Theory I, II, III, and IV 
  • Aural Skills I, II, III, and IV 
  • Performance Workshop 
  • Introduction to World Music 
  • Music Fundamentals 
  • Understanding Music (Appreciation) 
  • Class Piano 
  • Class Guitar 
  • Class Voice 
  • Class Composition 
  • Basic Song Writing 
  • Private Brass 
  • Private Voice 
  • Private Composition 
  • Electronic Music 
  • Experiencing The Arts

Ensembles Conducted

  • Waycross College Choir
  • Lyndon State College Choir
  • Burke Brass Quintet
  • Montpelier Unitarian-Universalist Chancel Choir
  • Eno River Singers
  • Eno River Chamber Choir
  • Eno River Bell Choir
  • Eno River Intergenerational Choir