Educator and French
horn player from New Haven, Connecticut, who attended Ithaca College
and the Yale University School of Music.
December 1961, he and trombonist Edward Edwin, violist Lillian Fuchs,
trumpeter Fred Mills and clarinetist Peter Simenauer
interpreted Virgil Thomson’s “Sonata da
Chiesa”, with the composer conducting, at
Town Hall in New York City.
He became a
member of the New York Brass Quintet and the New York City Ballet Orchestra
in 1963 and 1965, respectively.
About this time, he returned to his alma mater, the Yale School of
Music, this time as a Professor of Horn.
October 1973, he and the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble gave the American
premiere of Iain Hamilton’s “Voyage for Horn & Chamber
He and pianist
Artur Balsam and violinist Rachmael
Weinstock performed works by Ludwig van
Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Schubert at
the Manhattan School of Music on 10th February 1981.
In April 2000,
he participated in the Third Northeast Horn Workshop at the College
Conservatory of Music in Purchase, New
In addition to
teaching at Yale, he has also held posts at the Manhattan School of Music
and the Hartt College of Music.
whom he has worked include the American Composers Orchestra, the American
Symphony Orchestra, the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, the Camerata String Orchestra, the Casals Festival
Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Crofut Consort, the Incredible Columbia All-Star Band, the
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Minneapolis Symphony, the Modern Jazz
Quartet, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the National Orchestral
Association, the New York Chamber Symphony, and the New York Pops.
discography is extensive, and this is but a snapshot: All
That Matters by Michael Bolton; Betwixt
& Between by J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding; Courage by Milton Nascimento; For Lovers Only by Kimiko Itoh; Great American Composers: Hanson/Diamond/Piston/Creston with
Gerard Schwarz; He’s Not Heavy,
He’s My Tuba by the New York Brass Quintet; Inflation by Stanley Turrentine; Jazz ‘Round Midnight by Quincy
Jones; Let My Children Hear Music
by Charles Mingus; Mosaic Select: Johnny
Richards; The New York Brass
Quintet, Vol. 1: Bach &
Before; Odds Against Tomorrow
by John Lewis; Perceptions by Dizzy
The Complete Mercury Recordings of Roland Kirk; Sketches of Spain by Miles Davis; 10th Avenue with the
Patrick Williams New York Band; and, Will
Power by Joe Jackson.
He can also be
heard on the soundtracks of Everyone
Says I Love You and S.W.A.T.,
and the original Broadway cast recording of Merrily We Roll Along.