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What's all this, then?

I was fortunate to grow up with supportive teachers* in schools with wildly active arts, music, and theatre programs. I'm delighted that this thread of richness and diversity continues for me in a variety of creative educational and computing projects.

I'm a classically trained musician,* with a BA in music theory and composition. I've directed, performed with, and written for choirs, bands, orchestras, and theatre groups; I've taught voice, theory, and composition privately; I've played keyboards and sung with a few rock bands; and I maintain through-composer.com for professional meanderings into aurality. I prefer to write for small ensembles and electronics, sometimes together.

Exploring and developing hardware and software tools for making music introduced me to a widening world of computing. My clients are artists, entrepreneurs, small businesses - and Apple, CTB/McGraw-Hill, CompuServe, DeltaPoint, Syntex, the University of the Pacific, Xerox, and Ziff-Davis.

I've also taught classes in K-12 special education and graduate level 2D/3D digital imaging. For seven years I was a university staff research associate, which inspired me to found Around and Through - a service for advancing clinical 3D imaging techniques and training.

Thank You


Early on:

Barbara Barnes, Richard Brickwell, Judy Hamontre, John Neve, Alan Roselieb, Peggy Steel, Marjorie Wood, Marlene Zuccaro

Somewhat later:

  • Theory/Analysis/Composition: Bruce Faulconer, Thom David Mason, Harold Oliver
  • Arranging/Conducting: Lloyd Pfautsch, James Rives Jones
  • Voice: Catherine Akos, Thomas Hayward
  • Ephemeral Workshops: John Cage, Barney Childs, Gunther Schuller
Some of these people have passed on, and I miss them terrifically; some I've inexplicably lost touch with; those workshop guys probably didn't even know how important they were to me. The world is a better place because of each of them.


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