He is an oboist, English horn player, teacher/clinician who studied at the Eastman School of Music and the New England Conservatory. He has since received many fellowships to attend various music institutes and festivals.
As a professional musician he has performed as a soloist and ensemble member with several orchestras that include The Eastman Wind Ensemble, The Harrisburg Symphony, The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus and Riverside Symphonia and he was Principal Oboist for the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
He currently performs as the Second Oboe and English horn with the Virginia Symphony, who he debuted with in 1999, and was their representative as a member of the international ensemble in residence at the Santo Domingo Music Festival. He is also a founding member of the Philadelphia ensemble ChamberWorks, which have premiered many works by local composers.
His work as a clinician/teacher has seen him working at many seminars and workshops and at educational establishments such as Lehigh University, the Kinhaven Music School and the Moravian College and Music Insitute. Most recently he has been a faculty member of the Governor’s School of the Arts and Old Dominion University’s Community Education Department. He is the creator of the camp for student oboists known as Oboe Holiday.
Here he is being interviewed…