BA. Mannes College (composition). MA. Queens College (composition, musicology, Japanese music).
Historical Interpretation; Graduate ElectivesProfile:
Guitar studies: Rev. Gary Davis; Piano: Irén Marik; Composition: Peter Pindar Stearns, Hugo Weisgal; Japanese sokyoku: Henry Horaku Burnett; Schenkerian analysis: Felix Salzer, Carl Schachter. Faculty:Mannes College the New School for Music since 1991, Queens College (1980- 1). Guest professor:National Conservatory, Sofia, Bulgaria; Moscow and Petersburg Conservatories. 2013 recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant for Restoration, Dissemination, and Repatriation of the Earliest Recordings and Films in Bali.
Participant: Stanford University’s Reactions to the Records II and III. Co-founder/co-director, Scuola Italiana del Greenwich Village; Writer and producer of over 230 LPs and CDs; assistant producer to Teresa Sterne/Nonesuch; founder of Arbiter and World Arbiter Records, director: Arbiter of Cultural Traditions; author of Ignaz Friedman: Romantic Master Pianist: (Indiana Univ. Press); co-editor: Moriz Rosenthal In Word and Sound (Indiana Univ. Press); Articles on music, cuisine and Jewish history and literature in The Forward, Details, World Music; co-author of La Cucina Picena (with B. Muzi; F. Muzzio, Padova), Lectures and radio talks on historic performers and cuisine in the US, and Italy. Concert performances (guitar: Piedmont Blues, Gospel and Ragtime) in Italy, Estonia, and various New York storefront Black Baptist Churches; Curator:Great Pianists of the Century on Film, Lincoln Center (in cooperation with the Musée Louvre, Paris). Audio restoration of historic recordings in various media. Archivist for Boston University's Roman Totenberg Legacy.