Graduate, Curtis Institute of Music. Trumpet studies with Samuel Krauss and John Ware. Additional studies with Arnold Jacobs.
Member, New York Philharmonic, since 1977. Former principal trumpet, Baltimore Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, and Metropolitan Opera. Numerous Broadway shows and recordings. Has traveled domestically and internationally giving master classes since 1985. Former faculty, Uito De Cosare. Faculty, Manhattan School of Music and State University of New York. Faculty, Mannes College The New School for Music, since 1983; Preparatory Division, since 1999.