He is a horn
player and lecturer born in Arkansas who received an honors
degree from the Northwestern University’s Bienen
School of Music at Evanston,
Illinois and took further studies at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Texas.
While he was a
student at Northwestern University he was a performing musician for two seasons
with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
He has also performed with many other orchestras and music festival
orchestras during the course of his career that include the Barossa
Quintet, the Chicago Chamber Musicians, Grand Teton
Music Festival, the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Symphony, the
Jerusalem International Symphony Orchestra, the National Repertory
Orchestra, the Pacific Music Festival and Mexico’s Orquesta Sinfonica de la Mineria.
He has held
the position of Principal Horn at the San Antonio Symphony and Second Horn
at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In
2007 he took on the position of Fourth Horn at the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
His work also
appears on recordings that include Chris
Botti: Live in Boston and Oscar & Tony with the Boston
Pops Orchestra, The Chicago
Ensemble Highlights: 2005-2008 Seasons by The Chicago Ensemble and Axes
In the field
of musical education he has held a position on the faculty of Boston University’s College of Fine Arts and has worked as a lecturer at the New
England Conservatory since 2007.