Theory, Composition. Head, Suzuki music theory program. B.A., music, dance, fine arts interdisciplinary, University of California-Irvine; M.M., D.M.A., composition, The Cleveland Institute of Music. Principal teachers include Donald Erb, composition; Theodore Johnson and Gary Bovyer, clarinet. Summer studies with composer George Tsontakis and participation in the Aspen Music Festival Center for Advanced Compositional Studies with Bernard Rands. Commissions from The Cleveland Orchestra, Canton and Akron Symphonies, Cleveland Composer's Guild, Church of the Covenant, and flutist Sutton Cecil. Works performed by The Cleveland Orchestra, Akron, Canton and Grand Rapids Symphonies, Myriad, Ellis String Quartet, Alpine Duo, Todd Wilson, and Epicyle New Music Ensemble. Several works broadcast over WCLV. Choral anthem, "My Peace," recorded on the Church of the Covenant's "American Music" CD. Member of ASCAP, Cleveland Composer's Guild and Phi Kappa Lambda. Appointed to CIM faculty, 1989.
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216.791.5000 ext. 204
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216.791.5000 ext. 230
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CIM Orchestra @ Home
September 17, 2014, 8:00 pm
Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
Carl Topilow, conductor
Wesley Skinner, cello, student artist
September 26, 2014, 8:00 pm
Ivan Zenaty, violin
The Next Generation
October 8, 2014, 11:30 am
Westwood Country Club, 22625 Detroit Rd, Rocky River
A CIM Women's Committee Musical Luncheon