Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone
Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Duquesne University; graduate studies at the University of Redlands, Sacramento State University, and Duquesne University; Studied with Bernard Cerilli, Bernard Goldberg, and Nestor Koval all from the Pittsburgh Symphony; Studied with Bernard Portnoy. High School band director for five years and seven years as middle school band director; private lessons taught throughout this time.
Professional experience as Principal Clarinetist in the Greensburg Symphony, auxiliary woodwinds with the Nashville Symphony and the Savannah Symphony, 10 years’ experience at Opryland, USA playing in pit orchestras fro shows, various recording work including a Grammy Award winning recording, playing in orchestras for Broadway Shows including Ragtime, Chicago, Peter Pan, and Hello Dolly. Freelance work including backing Pat Boone, Rich Little, Lee Greenwood, Nell Carter, Louise Mandrell, Teresa Brewer, Warren Covington, Urbie Green, The Fifth Dimension, Leslie Ugums, The Mills Brothers, The Four Tops and The Temptations.
Member of the International Clarinet Association and the American Federation of Musicians