Premier Prix du Saxophone, Conservatoire National Suprieur de Musique, Paris, as student of Marcel Mule. Internationally recognized adjudicator, master teacher, and soloist. Active recitalist and performer with orchestras and wind ensembles worldwide. Recordings with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Kronos Quartet, Stockholm Philharmonic, Eastman Wind Ensemble, and Contemporary Chamber Players as well as solo albums. Editor of music for saxophone solo and ensembles; author of many articles and educational materials. Consultant to the Selmer Corporation, La Voz Corporation, Southern Music Company. Listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Music, International Who's Who of Music and Musicians, New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Encyclopdie de la Musique Francois Michel, editor). Kappa Kappa Psi -- Distinguished Service to Music Award. His students teach and perform in major teaching and performing positions throughout the world.
Simple Gifts–Saxo Records The American Saxophonist–Saxo Records The American Saxophone--Brewster Records Music for Tenor Saxophone--Brewster Records Contemporary Music for Saxophone--Lapider Records Symphony No. 16 for Saxophone and Orchestra (Allan Pettersson), Stockholm Philharmonic(Ahronovitch)--Swedish Heritage Discophile Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra of Wind Instruments (Ross Lee Finney), Northwestern University Wind Ensemble (Paynter)--New World Records Quintet for Saxophone and String Quartet (Warren Benson), Kronos String Quartet--SRI Records Incantations (Ralph Shapey), U of Chicago Contemporary Players (Shapey)--Nonesuch Records Concerto for Saxophone and Winds (Paul Creston), Interlochen Academy Wind Ensemble-- Interlochen Arts Academy Records Concerto for Saxophone and Wind Orchestra (Ingolf Dahl)--University of Wisconsin Wind Ensemble (Reynolds)--University of Wisconsin Records Saxophonist on recordings with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra:
Pictures at an Exhibition (Mussorgsky/Ravel)--Ozawa Suites Nos. 1 and 2 (Bizet)--Martinon Age of Gold (Shostakovich)--Stokowski Bolero (Ravel)--Martinon Bolero (Ravel)--Solti The Final Alice (Del Tredici)--Solti