Education and Professional Training


University of Texas at Austin, August 1982-July 1985, September 1988-December 1989; Doctor of Musical Arts (orchestral 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.

Conducting Teachers

Daniel Boda
Sung Kwak
Fiora Contino
Cornelius Eberhardt
Walter Ducloux
Henry Charles Smith 

Cello Teachers

Phyllis Young
Richard Maag