Areas of Expertise
Music composition, music theory, rock music, bass & guitar performance, electronic music, audio recording, sound reinforcement, music technology, homebrewing and Italian cooking.
Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
- CD of Electronic Music: "Sidewalk Music and other more or less than Concrete Notions" Capstone Records, CPS-8707. Conference presentations at numerous Society of Composer, Inc. conferences, a Society of Electronic Acoustic Music in the United States conference, The College Music Society Toronto 2000 festival, Spring in Havana Electronic Music Festival 2004, and a variety of other presentations to schools and colleges in North America. Performances of my work have taken place in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, the Phillipines, Columbia, the U.K., Austria, Brazil, Japan, The Russian Federation, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
as Music Professor: - Various music theory courses, including analysis, counterpoint, and orchestration. Music composition courses, including studio composition, professional topics for composers and electronic music. I also teach an Honors course on occasion: The Music of Pink Floyd, or the Films of Joel and Ethan Coen are two recent ones.
Cooking, Poetry, Postmodern Criticism, Philosophy, Painting (watercolors), Christian Theology/Apologetics, Homebrewing & Disc Golf
Ph.D, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, M.M, Butler University, B.M, Concordia College. Additional work took place at the University of Montana, and the University of Colorado
Artist-Fellow, Banff Centre for the Arts - 2006
Association Memberships (professional/educational)
Society of Composers, Inc., Society of Electronic Acoustic Music in the United States, College Music Society, Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers, American Composers Forum, American Music Center
Professional musician since 1980 in the fields of classical and pop musics.