An informal compilation of a life in music:

Punahou High School, Honolulu, Hawaii
Extensive study in composition and arranging with Oliver Stone, in addition to AP Music Theory.  Arranged music for multiple shows and concerts including big-band and full orchestra arrangements. Two-year concertmaster, Concert Orchestra.

Mannes College of Music, New York, New York
Undergraduate: Piano, Theory and later Conducting major.  Studies in Schenkerian Analysis with Edward Aldwell & Carl Schachter, Theory with David Loeb, Larry Laskowsky and Robert Cuckson,  20th Century Music with Leo Edwards, Piano with Marie Powers, Jazz Studies and Performance with Norm Grossman.  Performance (as violinist) in Mannes Orchestra under Semyon Bychkov. Bachelor of Music, 1985.
Graduate: Major study in Composition with David Loeb.  Master of Music, 1988.

Independent Composer, Performer

Production Music:
Formed Outland Productions with producer/engineer David Ruffo,  creating innumerable music compositions, tracks, beds and scores for commercial purposes including custom scoring for corporate and instructional video, backing tracks for singers, needle-drop music, and film scoring.  1990 – 2002

Musical Theater Composition/Orchestration: 

  • Composed music and lyrics for The Dancin’ Fools with book by John Stix and Fritz Krieger
  • Composed music for The Adventures Of Lewis And Clark and Journey To The Center Of The Earth, books by Robert & Gail Deschamps
  • Orchestrations for Pip an adaptation of Great Expectations by Terrence Shank
  • Orchestration for Dandelion Wine an adaptation of the Ray Bradbury book by Terrence Shank
  • Ongoing project: Original Book, Lyrics, Music and Orchestration of Teach based on the true life story of Edward Teach AKA Blackbeard.

Musical Theater Performance:

  • First-call violin/viola player for
    • Downtown Cabaret Theater, Bridgeport, CT
    • Curtain Call Theater, Stamford, CT
    • Little Theater of Manchester, Manchester, CT
    • Wilton High School Theater, Wilton, CT
    • Youth CONNection Musical Theater, Shelton, CT (1999 – 2012)

Symphonic Performance:

  • Section violin, Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Norwalk, CT (since 1999)
  • Principal 2nd Vln, Hat City Chamber Orchestra, Danbury, CT
  • Numerous free-lance performances.

Jazz Performance:

  • Founding member, featured violinist, Swing 42 Gypsy Jazz trio.
  • Extensive free-lance jazz violin and bass performance.

CTOHE ARC certification

Completed May, 2017.

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