is a bassoonist, drummer and teacher who was born in Oklahoma
City and grew up in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin.He began singing when he was four
years old and then started playing the trumpet in his 5th grade,
which he quickly changed to bassoon.He also played the drums as his father was an amateur drummer and he
discovered rock music in the shape of The Beatles.He studied at the Lawrence
University Conservatory of Music and the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.
has appeared with several orchestras from states that include Wisconsin, Oklahoma
and as a chamber musician he has toured all over the world with ensembles
that include the Oklahoma Woodwind Quintet, Academia Filarmonica
and the North American Bassoon Quartet, which he co-founded.
much involved in music festivals he was the Principal Bassoon at Eisenhadt, Austria's Classical Music Fesitval for 17 years and gave solo performances with
the Festival Orchestra three times and has been a teacher at the Red Lodge
Music Festival since 1980.
the world of popular music he became the drummer for the rock band MidLifeCrysis in 1990 and
also produces concerts for Tribute, who are a
tribute band to The Beatles.
on several recordings he has featured on A Christmas Delight with
the Oklahoma Woodwind Quintet, Moosmann
Live and Moosmann Artists Sampler
is currently a member of the Double Reed Society and is the Principal
Bassoon for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra.
a teacher he has been the clinician at many state musical education
conferences, given international master classes and from 1981 he has been
the Associate Professor of Bassoon at the University of Oklahoma
and also takes courses in popular musical culture including "The
Beatles...Four Lads Who Shook the World."
Oklahoma Woodwind Quintet recordings
Angels We Have Heard on High (Traditional French/James Chadwick/Edward Barnes)