Present Activity:

I invite you to my website.  My music is not Pop Music.  It is Modern Classical in its styling.




UPDATE on my opera in progress:    

 The Opera is progressing in fine form.  Act III is complete, which is the most important portion of the opera.  The Coda following Act IV is finished.   I am now back to Act I (now 25 minutes) to complete the final scene.  As always, I initially work with full orchestration, 300 pages of orchestra score now.   

I do not have commission money to hire assistants to turn out piano reductions and such.  I am doing all of the work and it will, at least, take another year before completion.   Writing an opera is a great amount of work!!!















I have been using folk materials in my compositions since 1969 and my objective has always been to artfully fuse these elements into a modern sound fabric.

My Performance Conductors:

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Massimo Pradella, Oleg Kovalenko, Gerhard Samuel, Lukas Foss, Lawrence Foster, Michael Morgan, Kenneth Jean, Paul Polivnick, Gunther Schuller, Steven Smith, Sydney Hodkinson, Stewart Robertson, Andrew Davis, Edwin London, John McL. Williams


Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Louisville Orchestra,  Vermont Symphony Orchestra,  Richmond (VA) Symphony,  Atlantic Classical Orchestra,  Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra,  Long Beach Symphony,  Civic Orchestra of Chicago,  Alabama Symphony Orchestra,  Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra,  Brooklyn Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra,  Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Radiotelevisione Italiana Orchestra of Rome, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte Carlo.