Retired from Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Conservatory of Music
I've been a member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for over 40 years, perform regularly on the BSO's Music by Candlelight Chamber Music series and play principal clarinet with the Choral Arts Society of Baltimore. My principal clarinet teachers where Leon Russianoff, Eric Simon and bass clarinet with Joe Allard. Other studies were with Robert Marcellus, Anthony Gigliotti, Earl Bates and Bernard Portnoy. I performed in hundreds of concerts as the Principal Clarinetist of The Eastern Music Festival Philharmonic for 25 years, where I performed all the standard clarinet concertos from Mozart to Nielsen and the entire standard chamber music repertoire. I was previously a member of the Halifax Symphony Orchestra, 2nd & ass. 1st, Orchestra Piccolo, co-principal, Res Musica, American Wind Symphony, Theater Chamber Players, Towson Fine Arts Wind Quintet & Chamber Players and The Kinhaven Music Festival. I've been awarded a Professor Emeritus from Towson University having taught there for 33 years, written dozens of articles for The International Clarinet Journal, recorded several solo and ensemble works as well as many recordings with the BSO. I have also given master classes and recitals at the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, Three ICA ClarinetFests, St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, Manhattan School of Music's visiting orchestra series and the Peabody Conservatory of Music where I've taught since 1992. Many of my former students are performing in major orchestras and military bands throughout the USA including Ricardo Morales, principal clarinetist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.