He is a horn
player, composer, arranger and teacher born in Concord, Massachusetts, who studied at Indiana University, the New England Conservatory, the Tanglewood Music Center and the University of Washington.
In his career
as a professional musician he was in a progressive rock band in the 1970s before
performing as Principal Horn of the Rochester Philharmonic. He then took on the position of Principal
Horn of the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Associate Principal Horn of the
Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1981.
He has also recently performed as a member of the Concord Orchestra
Outside of his
work with the BSO he can often be heard on film and television music
soundtracks and popular music recordings.
Some of these
recordings include Alfred Genovese:
Oboe, October Road by James
Taylor, Pops in Love by the Boston Pops
Orchestra and a solo performance for the soundtrack of Saving Private Ryan.
As a composer and
arranger he has been nominated for an Emmy Award
and written works that include “Gifts of Great Meadow” and
arranged ceremonial and holiday pieces for performance by the Boston Pops.
He is also the
founder of Musketaquid Music.
In the field
of musical education he has been a member of the faculty of Tanglewood Music Center, Berklee
College of Music and the New England Conservatory.