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  • D.M.A., Composition, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, 1980 - Doctoral Marshal
  • M.M., Composition, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, 1979
  • A.B., Music, Duke University, 1976 - Summa Cum Laude
  • Studied composition with Samuel Adler, Warren Benson, Grace Cushman, Robert Evett, Iain Hamilton, David Maves, George Rochberg and Joseph Schwantner
I am passionate about all three dimensions of the FPU Idea: teaching and learning together in a Christian community that is prophetic and engaged in its region for positive changes for the world. I am committed to carrying out the FPU Idea in my creation and performance of music to the glory of Jesus Christ. My mission as a composer is to create musical icons, windows of sonic light, that usher listeners into the presence of Jesus Christ and reveal a little of His heavenly glory to us.

Publications & Presentations

  • "A sonnet for Daphne" Fresno Pacific University (2009)
  • A Time for War, A Time for Peace, published by Pioneer Percussion, 2004
  • Parousia, published by Red River Music, 2002
  • Jesus of Nazareth the King of the Jews, published by Pioneer Percussion, 2001
  • Toccata in C, On the Day of Pentecost, Visions of the Glory of God, published by Honey­Rock, 1998
  • Cetacea, published by T.U.B.A. Press, 1997
  • Christmas Scenes, published by Paraclete Press, 1994
  • Sonata #3 for Piano, published by MMB Music, 1992
  • De Profundis, published by T.U.B.A. Press, 1991
  • Emmaus, Advent, In the Name of the Lord, & In Memory and Hope of Mt. St. Helens, published by Pioneer Percussion, 1991
  • Half a Dozen in a Dozen and Five Bagatelles for Piano, published by MMB Music, 1991
  • From Life to Greater Life, Metamorphosis and Divertimento, published by MMB Music, 1990
  • Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, published by University Microfilms, 1980
  • Variations (organ), published by Hinshaw Music, 1980