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I studied at The University of Michigan School of Music under Nelson Hauenstein and Michael Stoune, graduating in 1972.  I then embarked on a career in music publishing and began writing the Christian songs for which I am best known.  My songs  Alleluia No. 1  and  The Light of Christ  can be found in the hymnals of the Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, and Roman Catholic Churches.

In Michigan, I was the principal flutist with Dexter Community Orchestra.  I served as principal flutist with Ann Arbor Civic Band from c. 2001 to 2006.  I have played in musical theatre productions with Croswell Opera House (Adrian, Michigan);  Chelsea Area Players;  Tecumseh Youth Theatre;  Salina Area Players;  Ann Arbor Comic Opera Guild;  EMU Theatre Department;  Ave Maria College;  and Southgate Community Players.  In 2000, I was the flute soloist performing Peter Schickele's  Concerto for Flute and Orchestra  at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

In 2004 and 2005, I performed  The Breath of the Spirit  - a new work for two readers, flute and organ - in New York City;  Paris, France;  in Lisbon, Portugal.   I have since performed it in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Sarasota, Florida.

I have many years of teaching experience with beginners, intermediate, advanced, and adult students.  I moved to Tennessee in November, 2008.

That's Tommy, sitting on my lap.    He is a Havanese, and he is the best dog who ever lived.  

October, 2004, at L'Eglise Saint-Augustin, in Paris, where
Duo Pneuma  performed  The Breath of the Spirit.

Performing in the Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris.