Bio


Studied with Charles Fisher, Marion Owen, Martin Katz, and Eugene Bossart.

Performances throughout U.S., Canada, and Europe; debut at Carnegie Recital Hall, New York; soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic, Utah Symphony, symphonies in Warsaw, Costa Rica.

Prizewinner in Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition; winner, East and West Artists International Auditions and Music at La Gesse Foundation Fellowship

Recipient of National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Fellowship.

Academic Appointments


  • Senior Lecturer, Music

Administrative Appointments


  • Senior Lecturer with continuing appointment, Music Department, Stanford University (1995 - Present)
  • Senior Lecturer, Stanford University (1994 - 1995)
  • Lecturer, Stanford University (1991 - 1994)
  • Studio Assistant in Piano, University of Michigan (1988 - 1991)
  • Studio Assistant in Piano, University of Michigan (1976 - 1977)
  • All-State Piano Faculty, National Music Camp (1991 - 1991)
  • All-State Piano Faculty, National Music Camp (1990 - 1990)
  • All-State Piano Faculty, National Music Camp (1977 - 1977)
  • Artist Faculty, Institute of Music and Dance (1988 - 1989)
  • Piano Faculty, Harlem School for the Arts (1979 - 1981)

Honors & Awards


  • Citation “For Distinguished Service To Music In America”, Music Teacher’s National Association (1999)
  • Solo Recitalist Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts (1992 - 1993)
  • Finalist Award, Affiliate Artists National Xerox Pianist Auditions (1991)
  • First Prize, East and West Artists International Auditions for New York Debuts (1988)
  • Winner, Music at La Gesse Foundation Fellowship, Boulogne-sur-gesse, France (1988)
  • First Prize, Artist Division, Young Keyboard Artists Association International Competition (1986)
  • Fifth Prize, Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition (1986)
  • Finalist, New York Concert Artists Guild International Competition (1984)
  • First Prize as accompanist, New York Concert Artists Guild International Competition (1991)
  • First Prize as accompanist, Joy in Singing New York Recital Auditions (1991)
  • First Prize as accompanist, Pro Musicis Foundation Award (1991)
  • Third Prize as accompanist, Marian Anderson International Vocal Competition (1991)
  • First Prize as accompanist, National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award (1989)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Music Director and Pianist, Opera Camerata, New York City (1982 - 1982)
  • Music Director, Richmond Opera Company, New York City (1981 - 1982)
  • Pianist and Coach, Opera Ensemble of New York, New York City (1983 - 1983)
  • Assistant Director, Polish premiere of Amahl and the Night Visitors, Warsaw (1980 - 1980)
  • Private vocal coaching and accompanying studio, New York City (1980 - 1988)
  • Music Director and Conductor, Nunsense, Douglas Fairbanks Theater, New York City (1988 - 1988)
  • Pianist for Los Angeles production, Henry Fonda Theater
  • Music Director and Conductor, Birds of Paradise, Off-Broadway production, New York City (1987 - 1987)
  • Pianist, New York Shakespeare Festival, La Boheme, with Linda Ronstadt and Gary Morris The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Broadway and Central Park productions (1984 - 1987)
  • Music Director and Pianist, New York University Musical Theater Workshop (1984 - 1984)
  • Music Director and Pianist, March of the Falsettos, Playwrights Horizons, New York City Huntington Hartford Theater, Los Angeles (1981 - 1982)
  • Adjudicator, Music Teachers Association of California Performance Auditions, Contra Costa Chapter, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, California
  • Adjudicator, Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Performance Competition, San Francisco State University
  • Adjudicator, Music Teachers Association of California Concerto Competition, Northern District, Santa Clara University
  • Adjudicator, Ross McKee Piano Competition, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • Adjudicator, Music Teachers National Association Competition, Southwestern Region Division, California State University at Long Beach
  • Adjudicator, Carmel Music Society 23rd Annual Piano Performance Competition, Carmel Music Society, Carmel, California
  • Adjudicator, Music Teacher’s Association of California State Panel Auditions, Pomona State University, Pomona, California and Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, California
  • Adjudicator, State Performance Competition, Utah Music Teachers Association, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
  • Adjudicator, State Performance Competition, Utah Music Teachers Association, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Adjudicator, Northern District Concerto Competition, Music Teachers Association of California, University of Santa Clara
  • Adjudicator, State Convention and Performance Competitions, Missouri Music Teachers Association, University of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Adjudicator, State Performance Competition, California Association of Professional Music Teachers, San Francisco State University, California
  • Adjudicator, Senior solo and concerto competitions, State Convention, Music Teachers Association of California, San Francisco
  • Adjudicator, Carmel Music Society 22nd Annual Piano Performance Competition, Carmel Music Society, Carmel, California
  • Master Class Instructor, Pacific Music Festival, Stanford, California
  • Vocal Accompanying Master Class Instructor, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
  • Master Class Instructor, California State University, Sacramento
  • Adjudicator, Central California Youth Performance Awards Competition, Senior Division, California State University, Fresno
  • Adjudicator, First Annual Sylvia M. Ghiglieri Piano Competition, California State University, Stanislaus
  • Adjudicator, Santa Clara First Annual Piano Festival and Competition, University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California
  • Adjudicator, San Francisco Young Pianists Competition, San Francisco State University, California
  • Master Class Instructor, Music Teacher’s Association of California , Palo Alto Branch
  • Adjudicator, Ross McKee Piano Competition, San Francisco Conservatory, California
  • Adjudicator, Pacific Music Society Competition, San Francisco State University, California
  • Instructor of Master Classes, Adrian College and Sienna Heights University, Adrian, Michigan
  • Adjudicator, Marilyn Mindell Competition, Peninsula Symphony, San Mateo, California
  • Adjudicator, National Music Teachers Association District Performance Competitions, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • Adjudicator, Contra Costa Music Teacher’s Association of California Competition, Diablo Valley College, Diablo, CA
  • Member, Santa Clara Music Teacher’s Association of California
  • Adjudicator, Pacific Music Society Competition,, San Francisco Conservatory, California
  • Adjudicator, Ross McKee Foundation Competition, San Francisco Conservatory, California
  • Adjudicator, Chinese Music Teacher’s Association of Northern California Performance Competition, San Jose State University, California
  • Adjudicator, Pro Arte Symphony Orchestra Competition, Walnut Creek, California
  • Adjudicator, Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, Palm Desert, California
  • Adjudicator, San Francisco Young Pianists Competition, San Francisco State University, California
  • Master Class Instructor, Music Teachers Association of California, Los Altos Branch
  • Adjudicator, Beethoven Competition for Pianists, San Jose State University, California
  • Adjudicator, Final Panel Auditions, Music Teacher’s Association of California, Pomona, CA and Saratoga, CA
  • Master Class Instructor, Avloni Academy of Music, Saratoga, California

Professional Education


  • Bachelor of Music, University of Michigan, Piano Performance (with high distinction) (1976)
  • Master of Music, University of Michigan, Piano Performance (1977)
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Michigan, Piano Performance (Regent’s Fellow in Performance) (1992)

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