I am a pianist, composer, author, and music technologist. I enjoy composing and orchestrating music for a variety of ensembles including jazz ensemble, symphony orchestra, and chamber configurations. Highlights of music compositions include Prairie Songs: Remembering Ántonia, a song set that premiered in France and the US, two concertos for Jazz Piano and Orchestra, and The Song of the Lark, a jazz song cycle recorded with Tierney Sutton, Jeff Hamilton, and Jon Hamar.

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work as a session keyboardist, composer, and orchestrator for many commercial music projects including work as an orchestrator and keyboardist for Carolina Preserves, an hour-long TV movie for NCTV, composition and recording for Dance Detroit, and a variety of projects for Hal Leonard Corporation, Oxford University Press, ArtistPro/Mix, and Thomson/Cengage.

“…and if I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.” 

Charles Darwin

KSPS Television

A performance of (mostly) original compositions for KSPS Television’s Inland Sessions series.

Inland Sessions


My academic work includes interdisciplinary research and publication in the areas of music, recording arts, computer science, and electronics. Books for Oxford University Press include Recording on a Budget, Arduino for Musicians, and Sound and Music Projects for Eurorack and Beyond (in production).