He is a horn player and teacher who studied at the
Juilliard School of Music in 1974 and later got a degree in music theory
from the University of Tulsa.
After graduation he became Principal Horn for the
Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra and has gone on to perform with the Saint Louis
Symphony Orchestra, the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Merida Symphony
Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Sonus Brass, Louisville Brass and as
Acting Co-Principal Horn with the Louisville Orchestra over the 2005-6
In his capacity as a chamber musician he has appeared
at very many music festivals held throughout the world in countries such as
Taiwan, Germany, Italy, Venezuela and in his home
country of the United States.
As a solo musician he has given recitals throughout
the United States as well as Venezuela, where he was the International Horn
Festival’s 1997 featured artist, and often at workshops for the
International Horn Society.
Appearing on several recordings he can be heard on Holiday
Brass featuring Susan Slaughter and Captured: Sonus Brass!
As a teacher he is the Horn Professor at the
University of Louisville and has also been a faculty member of the Sewanee
Summer Music Festival, University of Missouri, Oklahoma State University,
Louisiana State University and University of Oklahoma as well as being the
American Band College horn clinician in Ashland, Oregon, in 2001 and 2004
and giving masterclasses and private tuition.
Holiday Brass recordings
Angels We Have Heard on
High (Traditional French/James
Music Masters 01782 (CD: Holiday Brass featuring
Trumpet – Susan Slaughter
St. Louis Children’s Choirs – Concert