Ph.D. in Music, University of California, San Diego, 1982
M.A., in Music, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1979
B. Mus., University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1976
Honors B.A. (English and History), Carleton University, 1976
Dean and Professor, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Kean University, 2012 to present
Dean, College of Arts & Humanities, California State University Domiguez Hills, 2007 to 2010
Founding Dean and Professor, Division of Arts, Media & Communications, Wheaton College, 1999 to 2007
Dean and Professor, Conservatory of Music, Wheaton College, 1997 to 1999
Honors and Awards
Rudolf Nissim Award American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Foundation
Hercksher Foundation Composition Prize
Kevin Davenport National Competition for Orchestral Works
International Who’s Who in Music
Selected Papers, Presentations and Publications
“Working in the Academic Community.” Presentation at the National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting, 2012.
“Signification and Meaning in Compositional Practice.” Presentation at the School of Music & Dance, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, 2000.
“What Would You Do? Case Studies in Academic Affairs Problem Solving.” Presentation at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1996.
ADAMANTA SECARE – a Musical Composition for Chamber Orchestra, Doctoral Dissertation, University of California, San Diego, 1982.
A Critical Analysis of Selected Aspects of Theodor Adorno’s Philosophy of Modern Music, Master’s Thesis, McGill University, 1978.
Over 1,100 invited/juried performances of compositions.