- Graduate Studies, Harmony and Counterpoint (Jazz), Music Theory and Analysis
- History and Appreciation
Born in Salt Lake City, UT
Awards and prizes: Charles Ives Prize, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters; Presser Foundation Music Award. Commissions and performances: The Hypochondriac, a one-act opera based on Molière's Le Malade Imaginaire; Magnificat for two sopranos, chorus, orchestra, L'Accademia del Teatro Opera Festival, Cagli, Italy; Symphony No. 3 by Westchester Symphony Orchestra; Sinfonietta for String Orchestra by Prometheus Chamber Orchestra; ... a riveder le stelle (Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra) for Amy Barston and Prometheus. Catalog of works: three symphonies, Concerto for Orchestra; two string quartets, sonatas for flute, cello, viola, French horn, trumpet, and piano; works for chorus, voice, and other chamber works, published by Ludwig Music, Highland Heritage Press. The Language and Materials of Music, Treatise on Harmony published by Helion Books. Participant in the Grammy in the Schools program, Los Angeles and New York.
Degrees and Studies
BA, Pacific Lutheran U.; MM, DMA, The Juilliard School. Composition studies with David Diamond.