Significant teachers and mentors:
Albert Friedman, Jerome Stowell, Dominic DeCaprio
Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise:
I believe every student should learn to read music well and interpret it as a soloist. I have a great love for Big Band swing music.
Professional affiliations & activities:
Orchestra member Chicago Lyric Opera 1959 - 2003; CCP of U of Chicago member 1960 - 1980; Grant Park Orchestra 1958 -65; WGN TV Orchestra Chicago Chamber Orchestra-performed many cocertos, locally and on national tour. Numerous World Class Ballet companies and Broadway Musicals. Numerous faculty solo and Chamber Music performances
Interests outside of music:
Wood Carving, Painting, Building model ships. Exploring the playing of the Australian Didgeridoo.
Favorite composer or piece to play:
Debussy's Premiere Rhapsodie. Mozart's Clarinet Concerto.