High School of Music & Art; New York, New York

State University of New York, College at Purchase, 1979 - 1980

The Juilliard School, Bachelor of Music, 1983

Cleveland Institute of Music, Artist Diploma Program 1983 - 1985


MAJOR TEACHERS:                                             COACHING WITH:

Ellen Rose                                                             Albert Pratz

Robert Vernon                                                       John Graham

William Lincer                                                      Jeffrey Irvine

Paul Doktor                                                           Patricia McCarty

Heidi Castleman

Rolf Persinger

Nardo Poy



Alabama Symphony Orchestra, 1998 – present

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, substitute, May & July 2001

Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Acting Assistant Principal Viola, 1997 - 1998

Long Island Philharmonic, 1997 – 1998

New Haven Symphony Orchestra, 1996 - 1997

Westchester Symphony Orchestra, 1996 - 1998

Colorado Symphony Orchestra, one-year contract, 1995 - 1996

Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Principal Viola, 1990 - 1996

Acting Associate Principal for the 1993 - 1994 season

Also Acting Associate and Section, 1986 - 1990

Dallas Symphony Orchestra, extra/substitute, 1991 – 1992

          European Tour, Summer 1997, Mexican Tour, Summer 1991

Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra, 3rd Chair, 1985 - 1986

Canton Symphony Orchestra (Ohio), Assistant Principal Viola, 1983 - 1985

Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Section, 1984 - 1985

Akron Symphony Orchestra (Ohio), 1983 – 1984



Cathedral Church of the Advent Mid-Day Musical Series, Feb 2009, Bax Fantasy Sonata for Viola and Harp

Alabama Viola Society, Alabama School of Fine Arts, January 2009, Bax Fantasy Sonata for Viola and Harp

University of Montevallo, Lecture-Recital, October 2007

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Recital, May 2006

University of Montevallo, Recital, October 2000 & May 2006

Colorado Symphony Orchestra Up Close and Musical Program, 1995, Telemann Viola Concerto

St. Anne's Catholic Church, Gilbert, Arizona, Recital, April 1993 and April 1994

Phoenix Symphony String Orchestra, 1991, Mozart Sinfonia Concertante

Phoenix Chamber Players, 1987 - 1991, Mozart Sinfonia Concertante, Vaughan-

Williams Flos Campi, Telemann Viola & Two Viola Concerti

Cleveland Institute of Music Chamber Orchestra, 1985, Telemann Viola Concerto

Le Pavilion, Cleveland Institute of Music, Recitals 1983 - 1985

The Juilliard School, Recitals 1980 - 1983

Grace Episcopal Church, Bronx, New York, Recitals, 1981 – 1983

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, 1984, Brahms Eb Sonata



Alexander Schneider Christmas Seminar, 1983 and 1984

Cleveland Chamber Music Seminar, 1985

Desert Foothills Chamber Music Festival, Carefree, AZ, February 1995, 1996 and 1997


Grand Teton Music Festival, 1991 – Present

Des Moines Metro Opera, Principal Viola, 1997/Assistant Principal Viola, 1998

Music in the Mountains, Nevada City, California, 1995 - 1996

Aspen Music Festival, Fellowship Program, 1983 - 1989

Colorado Philharmonic Orchestra, 1982

The Quartet Program, Troy, NY, 1981

Downeast Chamber Music Center 1978, 1980



Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal (three times)

Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Section, January 1986 & September 1995

Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Principal & Section, March 1993 & December 1995

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Section, Semi-Finals, May 1996

Florida Philharmonic, Principal, Semi-Finals, June 1996

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Temporary Position, Runner-up, August 1996

New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Winner, September 1996

Westchester Symphony Orchestra, Winner, October 1996

Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Principal, Runner-up, October 1996

Long Island Philharmonic, Winner, January 1997

Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, Runner-up, March 1998

Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Winner, September 1998

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Semi-Finals, March 2001



Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Division, 1984 - 1985

Aspen Music Festival, Orchestral Coach for Concert Orchestra, 1989

Denver Public Schools, String Program, 1995 – 1996/1997 - 1998

Arvada High School, Viola Coach, 1995 – 1996

Gadsden Community School, Violin/Viola teacher, 1999-2000

Extensive Private Studio (beginning violin and viola students through advanced amateurs as well as orchestral coaching of other professionals), 1983 – present

University of Montevallo, Adjunct Professor, January 2006 – May 2008



Grand Teton Music Festival

Summer 1991:

Ernest Chausson Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet

Ludwig van Beethoven Sextet for 2 Horns and String Quartet

Wolfgang AmadeusMozart The Village Musicians (A Musical Joke) K. 522 for 2 Horns

and String Quartet

Bernard Rands Canti Lunatici for Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone,

          2 Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass and Piano

Georg Philip Telemann Concerto for Two Violas, Friends of Lionel Party Chamber

Music Concert


Summer 1992:

Paul Hindemith Die Serenaden, Opus 35 for Oboe, Mezzo-Soprano, Viola and Cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quintet in C Major, K. 515 for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello

Antonin Dvorak Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola, Cello and Bass


Summer 1993:

Edward Elgar Quintet for Piano, 2 Violins, Viola and Cello

Luigi Boccherini Quintet in C Major for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos

Ignaz Lachner Trio for Piano, Violin and Viola, Op. 89

Summer 1995:

Antonin Dvorak Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola, Cello and Bass


Summer 1996:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quintet in A Major for Clarinet and String Quartet, K. 581


Summer 1997:

William Bolcom Let Evening Come for Soprano, Viola and Piano

          Benita Valente, Soprano; Samuel Sanders, Piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quartet D Major, K. 285 for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Viola in E-Flat Major, K. 498, Kegelstatt


Summer 1998:

Camille Saint-Saens Septet in E-Flat Major, Op. 65 for Piano, Trumpet, 2 Violins, Viola

Cello and Bass

William Hill Music for the Cultural Apocalypse for 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass,

Clarinet, Percussion, Piano and Celeste


Summer 2000:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quartet in G minor, K. 478 for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello

Joseph Castaldo Quartet for Strings (1994)


Summer 2001:

Franz Schubert Rondo for Violin and String Quartet in A Major, D. 438

Leos Janacek Sextet for Piano, Clarinet, Bassoon, 2 Violins, and Viola


Summer 2002:

William Hill Mystic Visions, Spiritual Echoes for Native American Flute, Viola and 2 Percussion


Summer 2003:

Dimitri Shostakovitch Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet, Op. 11


Summer 2004:

Ralph Vaughan-Williams Phantasy Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello

Johannes Brahms Quintet, Op. 115 for Clarinet, 2 Violins, Viola and Cello

Edward Elgar Quintet for Piano, 2 Violins, Viola and Cello



Summer 2005:

Maurice Durufle Recitative and Variations for Flute, Viola and Piano

Antonin Dvorak Quintet, Op. 97 for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello

Johannes Brahms Sextet in G Major for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and 2 Cellos


Summer 2006:

Barber Dover Beach

Prokofiev-Borissovsky Romeo & Juliet arr for 2 Violas and Piano

Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence


Summer 2007:

Frank Bridge Lament for 2 Violas

Amy Beach Piano Quintet


Summer 2008:

Borodin String Sextet

Bax Trio in One Movement for Piano, Violin and ViolA


Summer 2009:

Schubert Trout Quintet

Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht String Sextet

 Rebecca Clarke Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale for B-Flat Clarinet and Viola


Phoenix Chamber Players, 1987 – 1991

          Mendelssohn Octet, Op. 20 – November 1989

          Schubert Cello Quintet – March 1990

          Hindemith Viola Sonata, Op. 11 # 4 – April 1991

          Mozart String Quintet in C Major, K. 515 – February 1988



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