I began playing with the Madison Symphony Orchestra in 1981 and currently serve as principal bassoon. Madison Symphony performs eight subscription concerts annually, as well as a wide variety of educational concerts. Addtionally, we perform three operas each season in conjunction with Madison Opera. If you want to hear me play, a performance is never far away.
Over the years, I've performed in a wide variety of orchestras and chamber ensembles including Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, Present Music, The Music Fix, Wingra Woodwind Quintet, Whitewater Woodwind Quintet, Black Marigold, Con Vivo, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Madison Savoyards, and Colorado Philharmonic Orchestra. I've also performed on baroque bassoon with Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble and as a guest at the Madison Early Music Festival.
For ten years, I promoted and fostered chamber music written primarily by living composers with my ensemble The Music Fix, which included more than two dozen world premieres, performances at the Midwest University Society of Composers conference, the International Double Reed Society conference, guest performances across Wisconsin and Illinois, several radio broadcasts, and a compact disc entitled Northland Impressions.
I hold a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music. My primary teachers were Richard Lottridge, Stephen Maxym and David Breidenthal.