Bassoon Assistant Principal
I studied music at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and the Manhattan School of Music. After my studies I travelled to Berlin for additional instruction. While in Germany I won the position of Principal Bassoonist of the Städtischen Orchester of Bremerhaven and played there for five years. Returning to the United States, I joined the New Orleans Symphony as Second Bassoonist before coming to Chicago in 1987.
I have recorded music of Heitor Villa-Lobos and Henk Badings for the Albany label, and my original compositions for bassoon are published by Prairie Dawg Press.
I have taught at DePaul and Northwestern and currently teach at Roosevelt University.