I am a composer, arranger and pianist residing in Bronx, NY. I received my musical training at Sonoma State University near San Francisco, where I studied composition with Will Johnson. My studies in New York included the Manhattan School of Music where I studied piano and composition with Robert Helps, and at the New School where I studied composition with Leonard Rosenmann. I have performed in solo and chamber music recitals on both coasts, and occasionally found myself doing church and nightclub work as well.
Classical music is my forte but I also have a love for and have worked extensively in the theatre, from vocal coaching for the New York production of Sugar Babies and the musical direction for several productions at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, to conducting musicals and operas.
I was honored to be a 2018 recipient of the BRIO(Bronx Recognizes Its Own) Award from the Bronx Council on the Arts and a 1982 recipient of a New York Council On The Arts/Meet The Composer grant for my Variations for Flute and Piano. I have written for a wide range of instrumental and vocal combinations including musicals and musical revues, a movie score, art songs, concerti, other orchestral works, a requiem mass, two operas, and a great deal of chamber music.