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1978-2014:  Professor of Music, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota

Teaching areas: Music Theory, Composition
Previous courses taught: Non-Western Music Survey, Music Appreciation, Four Operas, Forming Sounds, Music Education courses, Music in the Twin Cities.
Ensembles directed: Jazz Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Collegium Musicum.


Cornish Institute of Allied Arts, Seattle, WA., 1976-1978.
University of Washington, Seattle, WA., TA, 1974-1977.
Pomona Unified School District, Pomona, CA., 1969-1970.
United States Peace Corps, Ethiopia, 1967-1969.


ASCAP, American Composers Forum, Society of Composers, Inc.
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.


Music Department Chair: 1986-89; 1995-1999; 2007-2008
Search Committee Chair: Music Department, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007
Elected All-College committees:  Curriculum Committee (twice), Personnel Committee(twice), Faculty Professional Activities Committee, Educational
Policy and Governance Committee (2 times)

Thomas Jefferson Award, 2003


DMA: University of Washington, 1977.
MA: Cal State U., Fullerton, 1972.
BM and Calif. St. Teaching Credential: Univ. of Redlands, CA., 1966.


Study with William Bergsma, Robert Suderburg, Donal Michalsky

Awards and grants for composition:

ASCAP Standard Award 1988 – to present
ACF Rural Commissioning Program, 1997
McKnight Fellowship, 1982, 1993
CCP Commission awards (ACF): 1980, 1986, 1996
SE Composers League commission awards: 1988, 1990.
McKnight Partnership Grant: 1992.

Selected Major music festival performances:

World Saxophone Congress (3 times)
BGSU (Ohio) New Music Festival (3 times)
Florida State University Festival of New Music, 1983, 1993
Symposium for New Woodwind Quintet Music (Georgia), 1988, 1990, 1993

Music Composition Commissions from:

American Composers Forum, the University of Georgia Wind Quintet, The  University of Georgia Wind Ensemble, Zeitgeist, 4UATRE saxophone quartet (multiple works), Quatuor International de Saxophones, St. Croix Valley Music Society, The Town of Grand Marais, The Artrazann Trio, Kenwood Chamber Orchestra, Southeast Composers League (twice), The Minnesota Chinese Music Ensemble (multiple), St. Paul Civic Symphony

Commissions from individual solo performers including John Jensen, Christine Dahl,  John Sampen, Young Nam Kim, Marilyn Shrude, James Riccardo, Joseph Celli, Luc Schoolaert, Rhett Bender, Jan Vinci, Laura Nichols, Mary Horozaniecki, and dancer Becky Heist.

Published Recordings:

ELUSIVE DREAMS: for saxophone quartet and accordion; Ancia Saxophone Quartet, 2009; on “Short Stories”, Naxos 8.559616.
SONG AND DANCE: for Saxophone quartet and piano; (CD); Latvian Radio, 2002-2003; performed by the Riga Saxophone Quartet on CD titled: Riga Saxophone Quartet: song and dance.
AUSPICIOUS CLOUDS: the Minnesota Chinese Music Ensemble, 2002.  I served as composer for one piece (Deep Water), arranger for two pieces, conductor for all of the pieces, and producer of the audio mix.
FAUST (sax quartet mvts):  ANGE & DEMON (CD); Artlab 01988; 2001.   Quatuor Marquis de saxe.  My composition, FAUST, is one of 4 pieces on the CD produced in Switzerland.
FAUST (concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra): on JEAN-PIERE BARAGLIOLI (CD); Dapheneo 9709; 1997.  Jean-Piere Baraglioli, alto saxophone with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Chambre de Lettonie, Valery Avramenko, conductor.  This Recording was made in Latvia and produced in Paris.
FAUST (sax quartet mvts): on 4UATRE(CD); Dapheneo 9703; 1997.  4UATRE saxophone quartet.  Recorded and produced in Paris.
TWIGS: on TWIGS(CD); ACA Digital Recording  CM20032; 1996.   Georgia Wind Quintet.
REFLECTIONS: INNOVA Recording 503; (CD); 1995.  John Jensen and Christine Dahl, pianos; Julia Bogorad and Adam Kuenzel, flutes.
FOUR SAXES: on THE SAX ASCENDANT-MN 109 (CD and cassette); 1990.  My work is one of 5 compositions on this CD produced by the American Composers Forum.
TWIGS: on Access Records; 1985.  Venti Camera quintet.  This recording features 4 works selected from the compositions presented at the 1985 Festival of New Music, presented by the Mid-America Center for New Music at Bowling Green State University.
SPRING MUSIC – AUTUMN MUSIC: Innova #2, MCF recordings; 1982. Christine Dahl, piano.  This is one of the Minnesota Composers Forum’s earliest recordings; I am one of three composers represented on the record.


Past and present performance as a conductor and on brass instruments, recorder and other Renaissance winds, voice.  In the Minnesota Chinese Music Ensemble I performed on Er Hue, Cello, Gahoo, Di-ze, Sheng, and as Conductor/Artistic Director.  I played percussion in the Macalester College Pipe Band and presently play bass drum in the Monterey Bay Pipe Band.   I presently performance as hornist in the Monterey Community College Band and in the Monterey Bay Horns.