I received a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. While there, I studied under:
Early in my career I sang principal and supporting roles with the Indianapolis Opera Company, the Ohio Light Opera Company and more recently, I have performed with the Jazz quartet Q'ed Up and the Bay Area Opera Performance Forum led by Chun Mei Wilson.
Being a writer as well as a musician has given me the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects.
I've composed Book, Music and Lyrics for the following full length musicalsSpot!
A misnomer leads this tormented pup to strike out on his own and discover what it means to be a dog. With the help of his Fairy Dogmother, ("because sooner or later, everyone needs a little DogMa") Spot learns that the road back home is two paws forward and three paws back.A Picket Fence, Two Kids, and a Dog Named Spot?
This multi-generational musical written in 1993, takes a light-hearted look at what it means to be an average American Family.Parting Thoughts
A musical Dramedy. What happens to a marriage after years of attending to other priorities? What is left when that which you have built your identity around is stripped away? "HMObaphobe General" is the testing ground for this post retirement couple.Fish Tail
A comic re-telling of the classic Grimm's fairy tale "The Fisherman and His Wife". Young audiences will be PUNished while spending a delightful evening untangling the lines and exposing the Fish tale of the culture of consumerism. Sometimes the BIG ONE that got away is a blessing in disguise.Pinnochio (Contributed Music and Lyrics)
Inspirational lyrics and Biblical translationsSunrise Greetings
Concieved and pitched spiritual line of greeting cards and contributed verse material
I have collaborated on four successful children (Book, Script, Lyrics, Music, Meals, and More...)
Everything you never wanted to know about opera but now will want to ask. Just add laughter and stir!Home study Liason Director