D. M. A. in Music Composition, Columbia University, New York, NY

M. Mus. In Music Composition, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

B. Mus. In Music Composition, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Goddard Leiberson Award,  The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters

ASCAP Award to Young Composers

ASCAP Standard Award

John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship

American Music Center Copying Grant

Residence at the MacDowell Colony

Crofts Fellowship, Tanglewood Music Center

Grant Award Tanglewood Music Center

League-ISCM National Composers Competition

Fellow at the Composers’ Conference


Swimming Upstream for soprano, flute, oboe, guitar, violin and cello.  Commissioned by APNM.  premiere scheduled for Earth Day, 2018.

Stories I Cannot Tell You for chamber orchestra, League of Composers / ISCM, US Section.  premiere May 25, 2017

Objects-Food-Rooms, for medium voice and clarinet, Janet Pape, mezzo-soprano.  premiere February 8, 2014

Soliloquy, for solo horn, Saar Berger, french horn.  2012 awaiting premiere.

Viola Trio, for viola, ‘cello and piano Lois Martin, viola.  2008 –  premiere April 7, 2014

Variations / Obsessions for five players, Parnassus Ensemble, premiered Nov. 12, 1985 at Merkin Hall, New York

Wherewith I Strive for flute, mezzo and harp. The Jubal Trio, 1986.  premiered by the Canyonlands New Music Ensemble, Morris Rosenzweig, conductor Salt Lake City, Utah, November, 2001

Belladonna Dreams for woodwind quintet and piano. Borealis Ensemble (woodwind quintet)  Composed for their debut recital in Carnegie Recital Hall 1979.


Belladonna Dreams : in a review of Borealis Ensemble debut recital, New York  Times, Tuesday, February 12, 1980.

String Quartet:  in a review of a concert by the Atlantic Quartet, New York Times, Sunday March 28, 1982.

Chamber Concerto:  in a review of a new music concert at Tanglewood, New York Times, Tuesday, August 6, 1985.  and in another review of the same concert:  The Boston Globe, August 6, 1985.

Review of the Boston premiere, by the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, in the Boston Globe, Sunday September 22,  1985 and on Monday October 7, 1985.

Review of the New York premiere, by Speculum Musicae, in The New York Times, Thursday, March 20, 1986.