Hello, and welcome to my website. I am making my music available online for free (while reserving all copyrights) in the form of MP3 downloads, audio CD recordings, piano sheet music, and ensemble and orchestral scores. I hope you will take the time to explore my website and find music that interests you. If you are a pianist or piano teacher, you will find many original works of varying styles, length and difficulty. If you are a conductor or musical director interested in performing any of my orchestral or ensemble works, I hope you will contact me.

I've been composing music since the early 1970s. Early on, as a teen living in Las Vegas, I studied clarinet with Jim Sherman and piano with Buddy Hill. I enjoyed leading the clarinet section of various ensembles and was principle clarinet for Dr. Harold Boyce at Valley High School from 1973 to 1975. (He was also my golf coach, the one sport I lettered in.) In May of 1981, I received a B.S. in Physics from Harvey Mudd College and worked in the Defense Industry in California for over 20 years, composing music all the while. In the late 1990s I found myself beset with muscular dystrophy. Within a few years this degenerative condition had ended my career and changed my life. I returned to Las Vegas to live with family and meet new friends. I still compose music, but my output is not what it used to be.

My first 27 compositions were all for solo piano. In the early 1990s, I began writing for orchestra, and a few years later, vocal ensemble as well. Of late I have begun writing for my instrument, clarinet, and hope to have music for it available soon. My compositional interests have spanned many styles—from Renaissance counterpoint of centuries ago, to modern tonal works rooted in lyrical expression; from short pieces of under a minute, to longer works of more than an hour; from simple and easy to complex and challenging. My music is lyrical and emotional, often visual, with some minimalist tendencies. The dark stuff comes easy for me, but I have endeavored in most of my work to retain an expression of hope.

Favorite sciences: astronomy, paleontology, marine biology
Favorite place on Earth: the Pacific Coast north of Santa Cruz
Favorite pastime: whale watching from that same shoreline
Favorite activities I can no longer do: skiing and backpacking
Favorite mysteries: UFO's, Bigfoot, paranormal phenomenon