D.M.A., M.F.A. (composition), Cornell University; B.A. in music, University of Louisville. Composition studies with Karel Husa and Steven Stucky. Composer of works for various chamber groups, string orchestra, symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, and saxophone chamber orchestra; concerto for tenor saxophone; settings for chorus and for voice. Active as a performer of new music for saxophone. Music published by Ethos and Sound Ideas publications and appears on Dinant records. Recipient of numerous awards and commissions. Director of ECU Premiere Performances concerts.