I am a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, (1971), in bass trombone and education.
I taught in the NY state public schools for several years, (grades 4 - 12 instrumental music), after which made a career in high-tech. Industries (computers, medical devices), working in Quality Assurance and Reliability Engineering for various corporations including Digital Equipment and Intel. All the while I continued to perform bass trombone and tuba in "B" orchestras, bands and brass ensembles, anywhere rehearsals were evenings or on weekends.
After retirement from the corporate world, my wife Kathy and I raised 100% grass fed American Bison on our CA ranch and sold the meat in Los Angeles farmers markets for 15 years.
My composing is self-taught. I began to compose in the early 1980s and continue to the present. My approach to composition is as Debussy described: "There is no theory, all you need do is listen. Pleasure is the law." I write what I hear and what I like.
My music is mostly tonal and driven by forward motion. I like a good melody and enjoy orchestration.