|I currently live in the Washington DC area and for the last 11 years I’ve been studying shakuhachi with grand masters Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin(Ki Sui An Shakuhachi Dojo) and Kurahashi Yodo II. I have performed as a solo recitalist and as a member of the Washington Toho Koto Society (videos: Jinbo Sanya, Haru no Umi, Kongoseki) Some of the venues include The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Museum, The Gildenhorn Recital Hall of the University of Maryland, Chrysler Hall in Norfolk VA, The Japanese Information and Cultural Center of Washington DC, the Library of Congress, the Annual Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival, and numerous colleges and universities in the mid-Atlantic region.
|In 2003, after a twenty-five year career as a professor of Music at The College of William and Mary (where I served as Chair of the Department and taught music composition, music theory, computer-music, music cognition, jazz history and directed the William and Mary Shakuhachi Dojo), I moved to the DC area and took a position at Montgomery College where I am the Manager of Technology Training and Learning Resources in the Center for Professional & Organizational Development . Original compositions, from my years in academia, range from classical chamber music to experimental computer music. My scores are published by MIT Press, Dorn Publications and Arizona University Records. Audio recordings are available from Equilibrium Recordings, Arizona University Records, and Starkland. Throughout the 1070s and 80s I worked as a professional jazz saxophonist, the highlight of that period being my year on the road as lead alto saxophonist with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Buddy Morrow.My other passion is photography (my Flickr.com page) and from time to time it takes me away from the flute. I’m hoping that the need to keep this blog current will help to balance things out.