Amherst College (1979) - B.A. in Composition and World Music, Magna Cum Laude. Also private study with composer/Professor Lewis Spratlan (1975-79).
BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, NYC (1979) - Songwriting with Broadway conductor Lehman Engel.
Hampshire College (1977) - Private study with composer/Professor Randall McClellan.
Private Consultations in Composing and Native Music (1977) - with Native American composer Lewis Ballard, New Mexico.
Queens College (1975) - Orchestration with composer Dinu Ghezzo. Also private study with Professor Ghezzo (1976).
Private study in music notation (1976) - with Bert Kosow of Associated Music Copy Service, NYC.
The New School, NYC (1976) - "The Business of Music".
Manhattan School of Music (1972) - Electronic Music with Elias Tanenbaum.
Private study in piano (1964-1971)
Private study in classical flute (1968)
GRANTS and AWARDS
New Mexico Arts Division (1984) - grant to compose and perform the music for a contemporary dancework entitled “Medicine Wheel”.
American Composers Alliance (1982) - unanimously elected to membership.
Music Center (1979) - music copying grant to support the
production of “Buffalo Nation” (then entitled “Winter”)
at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
WNYC Newsounds with John Schaefer - (2003) “New Music with Ancient Texts” - featured an excerpt from “The Psalms of RA”, along with music of Phillip Glass, Michael Nyman, R. Murray Schafer, Abed Azrie, et al. Also (1988) featured live interview and airing of original vocal music recorded live inside the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt.
VPRO National Radio of the Netherlands “Der Wandelende Tak”- (2004) World Music program with Walter Slosse - an hour long special on “The Psalms of RA” featuring musical excerpts and interviews with the composer.