8/05-5/07 Queens College
M.A in Music Composition, organized two composer/performer collaboration concerts.
9/96-5/03 Queens College
B.A. in Music and English.
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1/06-present Melody Music Studios
Private instruction of piano, flute, guitar and drums at students homes. Contact: Kathi Kerr 1-800-635-6391
9/03-7/07 The Connecticut School of Music
Taught general guitar and flute technique and style to students of all ages, with specific interest in pre-conservatory training. Contact: Kenneth Kuo- 203-226-0805
9/00-6/05 The Music Zoo
Taught general guitar and flute technique and style to students of all ages. Contact: Tommy Colletti- 718-631-9292
Recording and Performance
5/09-present Edensong (flute, composition, treasurer)
Live performance/recording/composition with prominent progressive rock band. Gigs have included the 3 rivers prog festival, Progday 2009 and Terra Incognita 2010. Responsible for managing general financial aspects, including operational expenditures, musician payment, transportation stipends, etc.. Contact: James Schoen: 631-889-1481
Conducted fundraising and other organizational activities for the premiere of Democracy for large chamber orchestra. Premiered 3/25/10 at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn.
5/08-present Improvised Music Podcast
Weekly series of improvised music in various styles, split into series featuring assorted special guests.
12/07-present Lapis (flute)
Performance/recording with improvised classical duo. Recordings: A Path Toward Solace OKS Recordings of North America 2009.
8/04-present Lyra Classica (flute, classical guitar)
Duo with Linda Kessler (guitar), performing classical compositions from the 17th to 20th century. Performances in the Connecticut area. Recording available on request.
9/03-1/08 Little Ricky’s House of Chankletas (multi-instrumentalist)
Recording and performance of original rock songs and improvised music. Recordings: ‘Bb Cat’ on Sachimay Interventions 2003, ‘27 New York Antisonnets’ on OKS Recordings of North America 2007.
7/03-present The Greens at Cannondale (guitar, vocal, flute)
Solo renditions of traditional jazz and folk songs for Altzeimers disease patients, as well as solo flute arrangements of classical works. Contact: Sue Herbst- 888-256-1707
10/00-6/02 Merry Fortune (guitar, flute, composition)
Record: The Love Dogs of Misfortune 2002, Release Date TBA. With Marc Ribot (guitar), Drew Waters (Bass), Don Christianson (Drums). Includes Give all the Roses for guitar, flute, electric bass, voice and synthesizer. Performance at St. Marks Church as part of the 2001 poetry marathon, as well as assorted performances in the NY area. Contact: Merry Fortune 212-249-6343
Compositions (see works list)
6/07-9/07 Wilton Library
Helped organize Summer reading program and various other childrens‘ activities, assisted patrons in locating books in childrens’ library, reorganized picture book filing system.
6/06 Hubert Sukoff Award for Composition
4/09 AMC Composers Assistance Grant for Democracy