What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Small Ensemble, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
I live in NJ, USA
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I am predominantly a self-taught composer. I did preliminary studies in music theory and composition at Rutgers University, NCAS in the early 70s. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree as well as K-12 Public School Teacher's Certification. Joining and then leaving the education field after budget cuts curtailed the probability of a lifetime in the classroom, a career in the communications industry and a lengthy hiatus from music ensued. John Lennon sang: ". . . Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans . . ." this composer agrees. With tenure completed in corporate America, composition efforts resumed in earnest. My influences include all styles of music from all periods in the canon. The most important influences on my musical life have been, in no particular order, French music, my oldest sibling and, though I do not expect my music will attest to this fact, the music of Brian Wilson . . .