teacher who was raised in Bedford, Massachusets,
and studied at the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music.
While young he
was a member of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and has since performed
and taught at the Aspen, Blossom, the Craftsbury,
the Marlboro, the Monadnock and the Waterloo
the position of second oboe at the San Francisco Symphony in the early to
mid 1980s before becoming a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in
1986. In 2001 he moved on to
accept the same position at the Boston Symphony Orchestra after having
performed with them as a guest musician several times previously.
He has also
performed as a guest musician with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Boston
Classical Orchestra and the Midcoast Symphony
No stranger to
the recording studio he can be heard on albums that include Gaubert: Works for Flute, Vol. 1, Martinu: Chamber Music with Flute, Musical Evenings with the Captain, Vol. 2
and Tavener/Birtwhistle: To a Child Dancing in the Wind/Entr’actes
& Sappho Fragments.
In the field
of musical education he has been on the faculties of Illinois State Universirty, West Virginia State University, Mannes Bach Institute, Juilliard School from 1987 to 2002, Boston University, the National Orchestral Institute, the Tanglewood Institute and the New England Conservatory
He has co-written
and published the audition preparation book Orchestral Excerpts for Oboe and is also the designer of the
Harvard Double Reed gouging machine.