Director, Music Library, Professor
Jazz Studies, Music, Music Composition, Music Education, Music Performance
In addition to directing the Music Library, I dabble in all things musical and particularly vocal. In addition to conducting choirs Texas, New York, Arizona and Virginia and Austria, my compositions have been performed throughout the U.S. and in Europe. As a tenor and countertenor, I have sung professionally with Arizona Opera, O.P.E.R.A., Young Audiences Programs, Austin Lyric and concerts around the U.S. My opera directorial debut was in 1987 with Arizona Opera’s production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and continued with a recent production at the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival directing and conducting The Village Singer by Stephen Paulus.
Courses taught include Vocal Arranging, Instrumental Arranging, Graduate Research in Music, Graduate Choral Lit., Intro to Music Technology, Arts 101, and Jesus and Music in Philosophy and Religion Department
B.M. from Texas A&M, Commerce; M.M. in Musicology and M.L.S. from University of Arizona, Tucson; and certified in Copyright Leadership through University of Maryland.
About Academic Engagement
Academic Engagement is a new, public-facing division of the Libraries, under formation now. Departments include Library and Information Services, the Music Library, Research & Education Services, Digital Projects, and Special Collections. These latter two teams are coming together soon as the department of Digital Scholarship and Distinctive Collections.
About Music Library
We are the Music Library: JMU’s home for music.