Captivated as a child by the beauty and emotional power of music, I decided I would become a composer. My Romantic stylistic aspirations, however, were profoundly at odds with the restrictive musical atmosphere of that time, so I instead obtained a degree in piano from Duke University, followed by a year of study at Juilliard. But I continued to pursue my original dream of composing, eventually maturing into a serious composer with my own original and boldly Romantic style. In addition to four piano sonatas and many shorter piano works, I wrote for chamber ensembles, for voice and chorus, and for piano and orchestra. Only much later did I receive advanced degrees in composition and theory, writing a PhD dissertation on Rachmaninoff's harmonic structures and authoring a scholarly reference volume about that composer.
Now living in Gilbert, Arizona, I am engaged in a long-term project to publish high-quality editions, performances, and recordings of my works and promote them to a wider audience.