Education and Professional Training

I received my formal training in string pedagogy as a teacher in the University of Texas String Project, perhaps the most comprehensive program of its kind in North America. Phyllis Young, director of the University of Texas String Project for 35 years, was my cello teacher during my studies at the University of Texas. I studied conducting with Henry Charles Smith, Cornelius Eberhardt, Sung Kwak, Walter Dulcoux, and Fiora Contino.

Education and Degrees

  • University of Texas at Austin, August 1982-July 1985, September 1988-December 1989; Doctor of Musical Arts (instrumental conducting); treatise, "Louis Spohr and Program Music: A Study of His Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Symphonies."           
  • University of Texas at Austin, August 1980-July 1982; Master of Music (cello performance); PHI KAPPA PHI.    
  • Furman University (Greenville, South Carolina), September 1976-May 1980; Bachelor of Music (cello performance); magna cum laude, PI KAPPA LAMBDA, Dean's List, Who's Who.  

See details of my academic and professional experience, orchestral experience, honors and awards, and courses taught.

See a complete list of the pieces I have conducted in performance.