Associate Professor of Music
DegreesDMA, 1996, Juilliard Schl; MA, 1992, Rutgers Univ; BA, 1986, Rutgers Univ
EducationDoctorate of Musical Arts, Composition
The Juilliard School
Composition studies with Milton Babbit and John Corigliano
Master of Arts, Composition and Theory
Composition studies with Charles Wuorinen
Conducting studies with Jens Nygaard
Bachelor of Arts, Composition
Composition studies with Charles Wuorinen
The American Conservatory in Fontainbleau, Composition
Composition studies with Tristan Murial, Gilbert Amy and Betsy Jolas.
Conducting studies with Jean-Pierre Marty
Solfege, Theory and Keyboard Harmony studies with Isabelle Duha.
Professional PositionsHofstra University: 2002- Present
Music Merchandizing Program Director
The Juilliard School: 1996-1999
Theory, Counterpoint and Harmony
Rutgers University: 1998
Selected Professional ExperienceFilm Scoring
Satan's Playground, directed by Dante Tomaselli, Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2005
Pokemon: Mewtwo Returns, additional music, Warner Bros., 2001
Pokemon: The First Movie, additional music, Warner Bros., 2000
Empty, directed by Mica Herman, Emmy Award 2001
Six Miles of Eight Feet, directed by Ben Tomlin, Academy Award 2000
Believe, directed by Aaron Saidman, Sci-Fi channel
Airplanes and Airports, directed by Rolf Gibbs, Berlin Film Festival 2001
Nightmare/Relentless, Orchestral Dance Remix, Victor Calderone 2001.
Mechwarrior 3, Hasbro Video Game, Theatrical Trailer, 1998.
Mechwarrior 3, Hasbro Video Game, Television Commercial, 1998.
Pong, Hasbro Video Game, Television Commercial, 1999.
Tonka Joe, Hasbro Product, Television Commercial, 1998.
Commissions and Performances
It's Like That!
The Delaware Symphony, Stephen Gunzenhauser, conductor.
The Greenville Symphony, David Pollitt, conductor.
The Juilliard Orchestra, Jeff Milarsky,conductor.
Parallax for Large OrchestraThe Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Keith Lockhart, conductor.
The Rutgers University Orchestra, Peter Rubardt, conductor.
An American Festival OvertureThe Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Kerri-Lynn Wilson, conductor.Empire of the Sun The Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, Kenneth Lampl, conductor.
Grants and Awards
ASCAP Concert Music Awards: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003. 2004, 2005
Emmy Award:Empty, dir. by Mica Herman, Student Film Division, Original Score, 2001
Academy Award: Six Miles of Eight Feet, dir. by Ben Tomlin, Student Film Division, Original Score, 2000
Houston Film Festival: Honorable Mention, Believe, dir. Aaron Saidman, Original Score, 2000
New York University: Outstanding Original Score, Six Miles of Eight Feet, 2000
The American Music Center: Margaret Jory Copying Assistance Grants, 1991, 2000
New Jersey State Council on the Arts: Composition Fellowship, 1991, 1996, 1998
Tanglewood Music Festival: TMC Composition Fellowship, 1998
Gretchanov Memorial Prize in Composition: The Juilliard School 1995
ASCAP Awards to Young Composers: 1991
Richard Rodgers Fellowship: The Juilliard School 1993
Henry Mancini Scholarship: The Juilliard School 1993
Cincinnati Symphony Young Composers Award: Parallax, 1991
ASCAP Raymond Hubbell Fellowship: 1991
Prix Ravel: The American Conservatory in Fontainbleau, 1990.
Theme (Hasbro Television Commercial)
Mechwarrior 3 (Hasbro Video Game Theatrical Trailer)
One Fleeting Moment (End Credit Music for Someday Soldiers)
Six Miles of Eight Feet (End Credits)
Space Madness (Theme Music)
Recent Courses Taught
|INTD 003A||SONY MUSIC||Undergraduate|
|MUS 014F||(AA)FROM IPOD TO IMAX||Undergraduate|
|MUS 014S||(AA) FROM IPOD TO IMAX||Undergraduate|
|MUS 020P||(CP) COMPOSITION||Undergraduate|
|MUS 066||BEGINNING COMPOSITION||Undergraduate|
|MUS 120B||INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION||Undergraduate|
|MUS 120C||ADV PRIVATE INSTRUCT||Undergraduate|
|MUS 120D||ADV PRIVATE INSTRUCT||Undergraduate|
|MUS 151||SPEC STUDIES-MUSIC 1||Undergraduate|
|MUS 152||SPEC STUDIES-MUSIC 2||Undergraduate|
|MUS 153||18 CENT COUNTERPOINT||Undergraduate|
|MUS 157||FUND-ELEC MUSIC TECH||Undergraduate|
|MUS 158||ADV ELECTRONIC MUSIC TECH||Undergraduate|
|MUS 190||THE MUSIC INDUSTRY||Undergraduate|
|MUS 191||MUS MCHNDSG FLD STDY||Undergraduate|
|SED 100M||APPLIED TECH - MUSIC EDUCATION||Undergraduate|
|SED 200M||INTGRTNG TECH IN MUSIC EDUC||Graduate|