Who I am, What I’ve Done, and the Services I Offer
This website has information on my various activities. I am a:
- Editor (Music as well as text)
- Writer (Articles on music of all types, motion pictures, television, and recordings)
- Teacher (Assistant Professor at Five Towns College)
I invite you to explore, discover and ask questions. I would love to create music for you, assist you in writing a Teacher Guide or Textbook, conduct your ensemble, work with students (I have New Jersey certifications in K-5 Classroom, Music, and Library/Media, and have taught courses in colleges on the Bachelors and Masters levels, as well as trade schools), write an article for your publication, and edit your music.
I am currently writing a Piano Concerto for Ted Rosenthal, as well as new arrangements for Jazz Ensemble and Studio Ensemble.
My review of Ricky Riccardi’s new book on Louis Armstrong has been published in the Fall Journal of ARSC (it may be found on the Reviews page). I am currently writing a review of the two-volume Crime and Spy Jazz on Screen books by Derrick Bang, also for that organization.
In preparation to teach “Arranging for Studio Orchestra” for the Five Towns Masters and Doctoral program, I am writing a handbook with information that I have not found in other ensemble arranging book. It will be available for purchase through my new publishing company, which will officially open in January.
I am working on new editions of early 20th Century concert band music, with a focus on African-American composers. The first will be “Selections from Shuffle Along, with songs by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake. Other composers to be available include James Reese Europe, Tim Brymm, and William T. Tyers.