DMA - Eastman School of Music
MM - Westminster Choir College
BA - Carthage College
Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise:
In addition to being a fine performer on one's primary instrument, students must seek a strong sense of musicianship grounded in analysis and informed by historical performance practices. This deeper engagement with the repertoire of all periods facilitates more intentionally expressive music-making. Both the beginner and the virtuoso are faced with the same challenge: performing in a way that speaks to the audience.
Minister of Music & Organist at First United Methodist Church of Evanston
Board Member of the North Shore Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
Member of ALCM and ASCAP
Favorite musical moment: Playing the Ladegast organ at the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany where Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses.