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Born in Dover, NJ
Compositions performed throughout the United States and abroad, including Russia, Finland, Hungary, Spain and Germany. Recipient, ASCAP Foundation Award, Charles E. Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, Theodore Presser Music Foundation Award, grants from American Composers Forum, Meet the Composer and the Philadelphia Music Project. Music recorded on ACA Digital Recording, Albany Records, New Focus Recordings and Musicaphon Records (distributed in the U.S. by Qualiton Imports, Ltd). Organ Concerto included on the recording Opus 76: The Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ, recorded at Verizon Hall in Philadephia featuring Alan Morrison with Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Commissions from Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Curtis Institute of Music, Music Group of Philadelphia, Bonita Boyd/Nicholas Goluses Duo, and Astral Artists among others. Faculty, Curtis Institute of Music, since 1999.
Degrees and Studies
B.M., Manhattan School of Music; Diploma, Curtis Institute of Music; M.M. and D.M.A, The Juilliard School. Composition studies with Samuel Adler, David Diamond, and Ned Rorem; classical guitar with Nicolaus Goluses.