Extension Division Faculty
DMA, MM, BM, The Juilliard School, New York. Further studies: Toulouse Organ Academy, France. Principal teachers: Jon Gillock, Vernon deTar, Lionel Party.
Organ; Keyboard ElectivesProfile:
Recitals in New York's Alice Tully Hall, Charleston, South Carolina's Spoleto Festival USA, San Diego's Spreckels Pavilion, London's St. Paul's Cathedral, Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral, Radio Hall Bratislava, Hong Kong's St. John's Cathedral, Tokyo's Suntory Hall. Featured performer at the 100th anniversary of the American Guild of Organists, and festivals in Paris, London, St. Petersburg, Prague, Krakow, Tokyo. Solo appearances with NHK Symphony (Japan), Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Slovak Radio Orchestra, Charleston Symphony, Fairfax Symphony, American Classical Orchestra. Premiered numerous works, including Milton Babbitt's Manifold Music
, Dan Locklair's Concerto for Organ and Orchestra
, Junnosuke Yamamoto's Orgelpunkt
, Stephen Dembski's Contemplations
, Atsuhiko Gondai's Eternal Bell
, David Diamond's Fantasy on Old Hundredth for Brass and Organ
. First recordings of George Crumb's Pastoral Drone
, Babbitt's Manifold
; premiere performance of Ned Rorem's complete works for organ. First prize, Juilliard Concerto Competition. In Nagasaki Cathedral, only soloist to perform in Nagasaki City's commemoration of the A-bomb. NPR Radio (U.S.), Czech Radio and Television, NHK Japan National HD Television. Performances on film featured at New York's Guggenheim Museum, Minneapolis' Walker Arts Center, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, London's Barbican Centre. Recordings on Albany, Loft, Bridge, Centaur, and Gigue labels. Master classes in U.S., Japan, Czech Republic. Organist and Director of Music, Church of the Blessed Sacrament, New York. Since 2008, organ faculty, Mannes College The New School for Music.