Curriculum Vitae

HIGHER EDUCATION

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Masters of Music, Saxophone, 1984  

University of North Texas, Denton, Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies, 1981

MAJOR TEACHERS: COMPOSITION

mAJOR TEACHERS: sAXOPHONE

 

 

Bob Brookmeyer, BMI Composers Workshop, 1988-90 

Manny Albam, BMI Composers Workshop, 1988-90 

William Bolcom, University of Michigan, 1982-84

Michael Brecker, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. 1996-1999   

Dave Liebman, New York, 1986-88  

Donald Sinta, University of Michigan, 1982-84  

James Riggs, University of North Texas, 1979-82  

Lynn Klock, Interlochen Arts Academy, 1976-77   

Larry Teal, Interlochen Arts Academy, 1971-72  

James Forger, Michigan All State Band, Ann Arbor, 1971-72

tEACHING eXPERIENCE

tEACHING EXPERIENCE, OTHER

Professor of Jazz Studies, University of Toronto, 2007-2009  

Rutgers University, Saxophone, Jazz Ensembles and Composition, 2003-05 

New Jersey City University, Saxophone and Composition, 2003 

City College of New York, Saxophone and Jazz composition,1995-2000 

The New School, New York, Saxophone and Composition,1995-98 

Mannes School of Music, Saxophone, 1994-96 

University of Bridgeport, Saxophone and composition, 1994 

University of Michigan, Jazz Improvisation, 1982-84 

University of North Texas, Director of 3 o’clock Lab Band, Jazz Combos, 1981-82

 

 

Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, Outreach Program, K-12, 1995-98  

Rodef Shalom, New York City, Woodwind Instructor, Elementary, 1991-93  

Bank Street School, New York, City, Instructor of Saxophone, Elementary, 1989-01  

Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI, Jazz Studies Instructor, 1985, 90, 99, 0