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Ph.D. - Music Theory and Composition University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1995
Composition: Vocal, instrumental, chamber, choral, orchestral, MIDI, sound design
Professors: Dominick Argento, Judith Lang Zaimont; Privately: Libby Larsen
Secondary: Conducting, Opera/Stage Directing, Librettist Stephen Kanee, Vern Sutton, Charles Nolte, Wesley Balk

M.M. - Music Composition University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1988
Primary Emphasis: Chamber and orchestral composition, conducting
Professors: Cecil Effinger, Richard Toensing, Charles Eakin, Luis-Jorge Gonzalez
Secondary: Piano, Professor: Paul Parmelee, Vocal pedagogy, Barbara Doscher

B.S.M.M. - Bachelor of Science in Music and Media University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, 1979
Music Technology – synthesis, recording, sound design; Music Business and Arts Marketing


2008-present Adjunct Professor, Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ Jazz History, Rock Music History, Music in World Cultures

1995-2007 Assistant Professor, Composer in Residence
Hamline University, St. Paul, MN: permanent part-time
Courses: Private composition lessons: acoustical and electronic; undergraduate and graduate; private piano lessons, Music in World Cultures, 20th-21st Century Theory, Elements of Music, Music History Core, Introduction to Music, Music Marketing and Business, Composer Residency Projects, Protecting Intellectual Property through Copyright, Orchestration, Grant Writing, Honors Projects.

2004-2005 Fulbright Scholar, Visiting Composer/Professor
Estonian Academy of Music, Tallinn, Estonia, August 2004 - August 2005.
Composition: Private composition and Music of the Northlands Seminar
Research Topic: Changes in Estonian Compositional Styles from Soviet Oppression to Independence.
Presented Paper at International Conference on Estonian Composer Eduard Tubin, June, 2005.

2005 Visiting Professor
University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany: May, 2005, Analysis of my works

1997, 2000, 2002 Visiting Professor
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota
Honors Course in Advanced Theory/Composition, Special Topics, Counterpoint, Composition Seminar

2002 Visiting Professor
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN: Fall semester,
Techniques in Orchestration – graduate level

1996 Lecturer
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN: Compleat Scholar program
Music: The Listener’s Realm

1993 Visiting Professor
Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm, Sweden: March, Guest lecturer - Stg. Qtt. No. 1

1984-1985 Lecturer
University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
Marketing the Arts: course covering marketing, fundraising, public relations, writing press releases, advertising for musicians and artists, concert and art show production, grant writing.


2007 Subito Grant, American Composers Forum, for Dance Composition
2007-2008 Faith Partners Residency Program, American Composers Forum
2007 Randolph Macon Woman’s College, Virginia, Composer Residency
2006-2007 Music in Motion, American Composers Forum, Jerome Foundation
2004-2005 Niguliste Composer Residency, Estonia with Fulbright Scholarship
2004-2005 Hamline University, Extended work for 150th anniversary of university
2003 National Lutheran Choir Residency, Cherry Creek Chorale Residency
2001 Basilica of St. Mary Residency, Minnesota
2000 Composer Fellow, Minnesota State Arts Board
2000 Composer in Residence, Stockholm String Quartet, Stockholm Sweden
1999-2000 Composer in Residence, American Composers Forum/Perpich Center for the Arts
1999-2000 Composer Fellow, McKnight Fellowship
1997-2000 Composer - Web Designer/Mentor, InterMedia Arts, Mpls. Tele-Communications Network, Minneapolis, Open Studio, The Arts Online
1997-1998 Bush Artist Fellow, Composer Fellowship
1996 Composer Fellow, Minnesota State Arts Board
1995 The Dale Warland Choral Ventures Finalist Commission
1997 The Jerome Foundation Travel Grant Awarded for European travel
1995-1997 Composer Mentor: Mentor Connection Program of Hennepin County
1994 Composer Fellow, McKnight Fellowship
1993-1995 Faith Partners Residency Program, American Composers Forum
1993 Samtida Music of Sweden, awarded for outstanding premiere in Sweden

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