Curriculum Vitae

Education

The Graduate School of the City University of New York
Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance
The Juilliard School
Master of Music in Performance
Queens College
Master of Science in Music Education
Queens College
Bachelor of Arts in Music Education

Teaching Experience

New Jersey City University, Jersey City, New Jersey
Professor of Jazz Studies and Woodwinds
Wagner College, Staten Island, New York
Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone, Clarinet, Chamber Music
Queens College, Flushing, New York
Pre-College Division Saxophone and Clarinet Instructor

Private Studies

Saxophone

  • Joseph Allard
  • Eddie Daniels
  • Joseph Porcelli

Clarinet

  • Joseph Allard
  • Ronald Reuben
  • Peter Simenauer
  • Joseph Rabbai

Flute

  • Thomas Nyfenger
  • Michael Parloff
  • Keith Underwood
  • Paul Dunkel
  • Sandra Miller

Jazz

  • Eddie Daniels
  • Bob Mover
  • Bob Porcelli
  • Rodgers Grant

Orchestral Experience

  • New York City Ballet Orchestra
  • New York Philharmonic
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • New Jersey Symphony
  • Brooklyn Philharmonic
  • American Symphony Orchestra
  • American Composers Orchestra
  • New York Pops Orchestra
  • New York Chamber Symphony
  • Westchester Philharmonic
  • Kirov Ballet Orchestra
  • Bolshoi Ballet Orchestra
  • Orchestra of St. Luke’s
  • Concordia

Chamber Music

  • Philip Glass Ensemble
  • Steve Reich Ensemble
  • Metropolitan Opera Chamber Players
  • International Composers Conference (Switzerland)
  • Metropolitan Saxophone Quartet

Musical Theater

  • Pippin
  • The Drowsy Chaperone
  • Assassins
  • Oklahoma
  • Fosse
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Once Upon A Mattress
  • Victor Victoria
  • Damn Yankees
  • Gypsy
  • Me and My Girl
  • Pacific Overtures
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • A Chorus Line

Jazz and Commercial

  • Charles McPherson
  • Randy Brecker
  • Audra McDonald
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater
  • Shirley Bassey
  • Lady Gaga
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Ray Charles
  • Tony Bennett
  • Mel Torme
  • Barry Manilow
  • Sauter-Finegan Orchestra

Publications and Articles

  • Beyond the Notes—Musical Thoughts and Analyses
  • Woodwind Doubling for Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute
  • What’s Really Going On In Jazz Education [JazzInside NY]
  • Remembering Tom Nyfenger [NY Flute Club Newsletter]
  • Lew Tabackin: Jazz Virtuoso [NY Flute Club Newsletter]
  • America’s Musical Meltdown [The Academic Forum]

Clinician

  • Kutztown University Summer Chamber Festival
  • International Clarinet Association
  • International Flute Association
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • Marshall University
  • Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies
  • New Jersey Jazz Society
  • New Jersey Music Educators Conferences
  • New Jersey Intercollegiate Jazz Ensembles

Professional Organizations

  • The Jazz Education Network
  • North American Saxophone Alliance
  • International Clarinet Society
  • National Flute Association
  • New York Flute Club
  • Chamber Music America
  • New Jersey Music Educators Association