B i o g r a p h y

I was born and raised in Newton Massachusetts.  I was initially a music education major at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. While there I studied composition with Paul Schmeling and John Bavicchi. I also got a little help and guidance from Newton Wayland (arranger for the Boston Pops), Joe Raposo (composer of the Sesame Street theme) and Gunther Schuller (Pulitzer Prize winning composer). Finding music to be an extremely non-lucrative career, I went back to school to study electrical engineering and have since had a very rewarding career as an analog integrated circuit designer.  A few years ago (nearing retirement) I decided to learn clarinet and start composing again. I have also recently been studying composition at the University of Arizona with Adriel Reynolds, Daniel Asia and Kay He. 

I have been married for over 50 years and I have two wonderful sons, two fantastic daughters in law, and two terrific grandchildren. 
I currently live in Tucson Arizona.