I received a Bachelor of Music Education from Mt. Union College and pursued studies in New York at the Julliard School of Music as a mallet/ percussion major and piano minor. Composition and jazz studies became my first and primary interest. Bottom line is, music should tell a story and when I compose I always pick a mood or a setting and then begin the writing. I feel the composers who have influenced me tell great stories.
protools, east west and VSL plugins
middle eastern, The Planets by G. Holst
Chick Corea Romantic Warrior, La Mer by claude debussy
classical (Beethoven, Benjamin Britten, debussy, chopin, stravinsky Holst, jazz chick corea, Bela Fleck and bill evans, ethnic music (Nikil Banerjee sitar)