DMA (ABD), The Juilliard School, New York City, 1971, Joe Allard, Professor of Clarinet
MS, The Juilliard School, New York City, 1966, Joe Allard, Professor of Clarinet
BM, The Juilliard School, New York City, 1965, Bernard Portnoy, Professor of Clarinet
Private composition studies: Luciano Berio, Vittorio Giannini, Vincent Persichetti, and Roger Sessions
Music theory studies: Elliott Carter and Arnold Fish
Music history and critical analysis: Gustave Reese and Irving Kolodin
Included in the first Doctoral class at The Juilliard School, on a three-year, full tuition scholarship
Music studies: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1961 - 1963, John Mohler, Professor of Clarinet
Alberto Luconi, Professor of Clarinet, additional studies with Herbert Couf , Detroit. MI
Musical / Theatrical Performances

American Composers Orchestra, 1979 - present
Principal clarinet, conducted by George Manahan, and guest conducted by Dennis Russell Davies (conductor Emeritus), with concerts at Carnegie Hall and dozens of premieres, including recordings of Glass, Cage, Sessions, Harrison, Hovhaness, Wuorinen, Carter, Zorn, Bolcom, Beaser, McPhee, Ung, Consoli, Thorne, Picker, Roussakis, and others.

New York Pops, 1983 - present
Principal clarinet, founded by Skitch Henderson, with concerts throughout the US, including New York performances at Carnegie Hall, with tours to Japan and numerous recordings.  The current conductor of the Pops is Steven Reineke.

Westchester Philharmonic, 1982 - present
Principal clarinet, conducted by various guest conductors, and Paul Lustig Dunkel (conductor Emeritus), recorded 1999 Pulitzer Prize in composition.

The Little Orchestra Society, 1988 - 2008
Principal clarinet, formerly conducted by Dino Anagnost, with concerts for young people throughout the New York City area. The orchestra has been featured in many TV broadcasts and numerous recordings including, Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Dom DeLuise, Gerald McBoing Boing, narrated by Carol Channing, and A Zoo Called Earth, narrated by Peter Schickele.

P.D.Q. Bach Orchestra, 1980 - 2006
Principal clarinet, conducted by Peter Schickele, featured in concerts and recordings throughout the world.

Former principal clarinet with:
                                    American Symphony Orchestra, 1985 - 1990
                                    Ballet orchestras at the Metropolitan Opera, 1980 - 1990
                                    Brooklyn Philharmonic, 1972 - 1982
                                    Chamber Orchestra of San Francisco, 1970
                                    Israel Philharmonic, U.S. tour, 1999
                                    Manhattan Philharmonic, 1988 - 1992
                                    New Jersey Symphony, 1971 - 1975
                                    New York Chamber Symphony, 1996 - 1998
                                    New York City Opera Orchestra, 1982 - 1985
                                    New York Grand Opera, 1985 - 1995
                                    Opera Orchestra of New York, 1980 - 1985
                                    Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, 1969 - 1970
Featured clarinetist with:
                                    Metropolitan Opera, 1970 - present
                                    New York City Ballet Orchestra, 1989 - present
                                    New York Philharmonic, 1981 - present
                                    Orchestra of St. Luke's, 1992 - present
                                    Royal Philharmonic of London, U.S. tour, 1970
Chamber Music Ensembles
                                     Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, 1993 - present
                                     Speculum Musicae, 1972 - 1975
                                     The Amadeus Ensemble, 1982 - present
                                     The Bronx Arts Ensemble (co-founder), 1970 - 1980
                                     The EOS Ensemble, 1999 - 2003
                                     The Soho Ensemble (co-founder), 1960 - 1970
Major Music Festivals
                                    Adare Festival, Ireland, 1992
                                    Aspen Music Festival, CO, 1970 - 1980
                                    Cabrillo Festival, CA, 1969
                                    International Taiwan Music Festival 2000, Taiwan, 2000 - present
                                    Mostly Mozart Festival, NY, 1992 - present
                                    North Country Chamber Players, NH, 1994
                                    Spoleto Festival, Italy, 1968
                                    Vermont Mozart Festival, VT, 1982 -1985
 Solo Performances
Bernstein, Leonard, Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, Brooklyn Philharmonic with Leonard Bernstein

Burwell, Carter, And the Band Played On, HBO AIDS TV Special with Carter Burwell
Copland, Aaron, Clarinet Concerto, Columbia Symphony Orchestra with Aaron Copland

Four solo New York City recitals

International Taiwan Music Festival 2000, John Moses Live in Recital, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Mozart, Wolfgang A. Harmoniemusik for Woodwind Octet, The Amadeus Ensemble with Julius Rudel

Mozart, Wolfgang A., Clarinet Concerto, The Little Orchestra Society with Dino Anagnost

Pousseur, Henri, Madrigal 3, The Berio Ensemble with Luciano Berio, Rome, Italy

Strauss, Richard, Duet-Concertino, with Leonard Sharrow, Aspen Festival Orchestra with Sergiu Comissiona

Stravinsky, Igor, Ebony Concerto, Brooklyn Philharmonic with Lucas Foss

Vivaldi, Antonio, Double Concerto, with Mitchell Estrin, The Little Orchestra Society with Dino Anagnost

  Performed with the following Conductors/Composers
                                    John Adams
                                    Luciano Berio
                                    Leonard Bernstein
                                    Pierre Boulez
                                    Elliott Carter
                                    Aaron Copland
                                    Dennis Russell Davies
                                    Kurt Mazur
                                    Zubin Mehta
                                    Gunther Schuller
                                    Leonard Slatkin
                                    Stephen Sondheim

Musical Theatre / Broadway / Original Cast Recordings
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (Leonard Bernstein)
Big (David Shire)
Candide (Leonard Bernstein)
Crazy For You * (George Gershwin)
Grind (Larry Grossman)
Into The Light (Lee Holdridge)
Into The Woods (Stephen Sondheim)
Jane Eyre (Paul Gordon)
Jerome Robbins' Broadway * (various composers)
Marie Christine (Michael John LaChiusa)
Merrily We Roll Along (Stephen Sondheim)
Mikado (Gilbert and Sullivan)
Nine * (Maury Yeston)
Oh, Kay! (George Gershwin)
Oklahoma! (Rodgers and Hammerstein)
Porgy And Bess (George Gershwin)
Smile (Marvin Hamlisch)
Sweeney Todd * (Stephen Sondheim)
The Rink (John Kander and Fred Ebb)
Threepenny Opera (Kurt Weill)
Titanic * (Maury Yeston)
Wicked (Stephen Schwartz), and others
* Tony Award winners for Best Show of the Year

Additional Original cast albums
Assassins (Stephen Sondheim)
Follies (Stephen Sondheim and The New York Philharmonic)
Man of La Mancha (Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion, featuring Placido Domingo)
Pacific Overtures (Stephen Sondheim)
Phantom (Maury Yeston)
Shogun (Paul Chihara)
The Frogs (Stephen Sondheim)

Commercial albums with solo recording artists
Popular and Classical singers: Betty Buckley, Charlotte Church, Natalie Cole, Judy Collins, Barbara Cook, Celine Dion, Placido Domingo, Avraham Fried, Jerry Hadley, Thomas Hampson, Marilyn Horne, Kiri Te Kanawa, Cleo Laine, Pat Metheny, George Michael, Mandy Patinkin, Dawn Upshaw, Three Irish Tenors, Andreas Bocelli.

Jazz artists: Anita Baker, Tatie Danielle, Art Farmer and Benny Golson, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Sanborn.
Studio and Commercial Work
Clarinet recording artist on selected film scores andjingles.

Film scores (see Selected Filmography)

Named in many film credits as clarinet soloist, and performed on over 150 soundtracks.

Most recent jingles for commercial corporations include:
Acura, AT&T, MasterCard, AOL, Verizon, Lunesta, Listerine, Cadillac, Chase Bank, Lucky Charms, FedEx, KFC, Microsoft, Nasonex, Visa, WonderPets

TV Series “SMASH” with music composed by Marc Shaiman

Teaching Experience
Lecturer, soloist, teacher, International Taiwan Music Festival 2000, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Lecturer, Queens College, Aaron Copland School of Music, CUNY, 1993 - present

Lecturer, Brooklyn College, Conservatory of Music, CUNY, 1984 - present

My classes have produced prominent performers and teachers throughout the US and abroad, including:
          KeriAnn Dibari, Broadway musician and prominent teacher
          Mitchell Estrin, Assistant Professor of Clarinet, University of
          Eric Ginsberg, Professor of Clarinet, University of Western Illinois
          Dr. Kang Ho, Vice President, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
          David Krakauer, Clarinet soloist with the Klezmer Madness Band
          Thomas Oberle, Administrator and teacher, New York City Schools
          John Yeh, Associate Principal Clarinet, Chicago Symphony
Private clarinet instruction, woodwind and orchestral coaching, 1965 - present

Lecturer, The Riverdale Country School, 1977 - 1981, Riverdale, NY
           The Riverdale Country School is a New York high school for the gifted and talented.

Faculty, Director of Woodwind Chamber Music Program; Aspen Music Festival, 1972 - 1980
           Developed, administered, and taught over 300 woodwind ensembles, in addition to featuring students in professional settings in the Aspen area.

Faculty Chairman, Woodwinds, Wagner College, Staten Island, 1967 - 1979
           Taught woodwind techniques classes, private students, woodwind ensembles, and developed a woodwind
faculty and quintet, which performed professionally and recruited high school students.

Teaching Fellowship, Juilliard School of Music, 1965 - 1971
            Juilliard teaching fellow from undergraduate through graduate school; a full scholarship student, with teaching responsibilities including: woodwind ensembles, theory and ear training.
Additional Educational Activities
Lecturer and panelist, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), Recording Artist Series, 1999
          Lecturing on the musician’srole in the recording industry.

Lecturer, Concert Artists Guild "Career Moves" seminars program, 1989 - 1994; Mannes College of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Yale School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, West Chester University, PA, Montclair State University, NJ.
           Lecturing on career paths and options in music; symphonic, chamber music, soloist, and teaching.

Young Audience Concerts, Woodwind Chamber Music, 1968
           Organized and performed in woodwind quintets for the New York City schools.
Academic Awards
Naumburg Scholar (awarded for three years of Doctoral study), New York City, 1966 - 1969

Otto Storm Scholar, The Juilliard School, 1965 - 1966

Jonathan D. Cohen Clarinet Scholarship, The Juilliard School, 1964 - 1965
Selected Filmography
                  Age of Innocence - 1993
                  Aladdin - 1992
                  Analyze This - 1999
                  Anastasia - 1996
                  And the Band Played On (HBO) - 1994
                  Beauty and the Beast - 1991
                  Big- 1988
                  Billy Bathgate - 1991
                  Camilla - 1994
                  Carlito's Way - 1993
                  Consenting Adults - 1992
                  Cop Land - 1997
                  Dressed to Kill- 1980
                  Ed Wood - 1994
                  Eight Millimeter - 1998
                  Fargo - 1995
                  Femme Fatale – 2002
                  Hamlet - 1999
                  Hester Street- 1975
                  Home Alone 2 - 1992
                  Interview with a Vampire – 1994
                  Intolerable Cruelty - 2003
                  It Could Happen to You - 1994
                  Journey of August King - 1995
                  Lethal Weapon 3 - 1992
                  Life With Mikey - 1993
                  Love and Money- 1982
                  Lovesick- 1983
                  Michael Collins - 1996
                  Mission to Mars - 2000
                  Noqoyqatsi - 2002
                  Picture Perfect - 1997
                  Pocahontas - 1993
                  Powaqqatsi- 1988
                  Prelude to a Kiss - 1992
                  Primary Colors - 1998
                  Reckless - 1995
                  Reds- 1981
                  Shining Through - 1991
                  Simone – 2001
                  Spanish Prisoner - 1997
                  Sphere - 1998
                  Striptease - 1996
                  S.W.A.T. - 2003
                  The Chamber - 1996
                  The Golden Spiders-Nero Wolfe (A&E) - 1999
                  The Informant - 2009
                  The Muppet Christmas Carol - 1992
                  The Untouchables- 1987
                  What Planet Are You From? - 2000
                  Wolf - 1994
                  You’ve Got Mail – 1998