Curriculum Vitae


•	M.F.A., Mills College, Oakland, California - 2003.
Electronic Music and Recording Media.
Composition Studies with Pauline Oliveros, Fred Frith and Alvin Curran. Technical and Studio Arts with Maggi Payne. Programming with Chris Brown.

•	B.A., California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, California - 1995. School of Transformative Learning. Emphasis: Experimental music design.
Preemptory Studies: 

 •   San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California – 1993-1994.
Music education including core music theory, musicianship, choral conducting and composition.

 •   World College West, Petaluma, California – 1990- 1992. General education in a seminar setting with emphasis on International Service and Development, Art and Society Program relating to a major focus of study: 
      Cross-Cultural Studies. Guided Individual projects in music composition with W.A. Mathieu.

Professional Experience:

 •	Composer in Residence - Visby International Centre for Composers - 2004.
Supported by the Gotland Municipality, the Swedish Ministry of Culture and the Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs.

 •   Summer Academy, 2001, IRCAM. Paris. Further Development in the above software systems. Master Classes   with Brian Ferneyhough and Roger Reynolds. Assisted the pedagogical team with their user forum.

 •   Summer Academy, 2000. IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique Musique). Krakow, Poland; Avignon, France and Helsinki, Finland. – Studies in Computer Aided Composition using: Open Music and Patchwork; Sound Design (Applied Domains: multimedia, post-production, acoustics and sonic morphing) using: AudioSculpt, Modalys, Modalys-ER and Diphone; Real Time Interaction (Applied Domains: shows, sound installations, sound spatialization and signal processing) using Max/Msp. Composition studies with Jonathan Harvey. Master Classes by Magnus Lindberg, Stephen Schick, Michael Jarrell, Martin Matalon and Ivan Fedele.

 •   CCMIX (Centre de Création Musicale Iannis Xenakis), Paris. 2000-2001. Composition and pedagogy with Gerard Pape using the UPIC system as a primary creative tool. Master Class with Julio Estrada. 

Teaching, Leadership and Other Work Experience:
      •    Guest Lecturer at Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California - 2006 - Music and Postmodernism.
•	Guest Lecturer at Ircam Forum – 2002 – SuperCollider and Improvisational Usage.
•	Guest Lecturer at California Institute of Integral Studies – 1999 – African Music, Music and Mathematics and Cross-Cultural perspectives.
•    Theory Director / conductor , Ragazzi Boys Chorus: Menlo Park, California, Spring Semester 1996.
•    Substitute Teacher, General Music, Primary Grades, Hamlin School for Girls, San Francisco, California. 1996-1997.
•    Unity Christ Church: San Francisco, California
Guest Choral Conductor – 1994-1995.
•	Guest Lecturer, California State University, Hayward, Oriental Music – 1999.
•	Bass Section Leader, San Francisco Choral Society – 1999.
•	Student Chair, Admissions Committee, World College West – 1990-1992.
•	Co-Producer, World Music Festival, World College West – 1991, Artists included: Zakir Hussein, E.W. Wainwright, W.A. Mathieu and others.
•	Chorister – San Francisco Symphony Chorus – 1993-1998.
•	Private Teaching in music with an emphasis on computer composition, the creative process and improvisation using western and non-western approaches.

Primary Computer Music Tools:

Logic Pro - Integrated system for composing, producing and scoring.
ProTools – Audio production and post-production software.
Audio Sculpt, Modalys and Diphone – Ircam Forum Tools: Analysis and physical modeling.
Open Music, Upic and MetaSynth – Computer Aided Composition.
MAX/MSP – Graphically based object-oriented programming language.
SuperCollider – Text based object oriented programming language.
Finale and Sibelius – Notation Software.

Vocal Music as Chorister: 

•	Chorister, San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor: 
Recording Credits:
Mahler – Das Klagende Lied.  RCA Red Label.
      	Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique, Excerpts from Lelio. RCA Red Label. 

Selected List of Commissioned Works

•    2006 - 2007 - Fatherhood – 5.1 Surround Tape Piece for  Dance.  Collaboration with David Popalisky. Commissioned by Santa Clara University. Performed at Mayer Theater, Santa Clara, Ca. 

•    2005 - 40 Days – 40 Nights – For Accordion, Network Accordion, Live Electronics and Tape. Collaboration with Pauline Oliveros. Commissioned by Jauna Muzika Festivalis, Vilnius, Lithuania.

•	2004 – Impenetrable Shift – For Viola, Flute, Harpsichord and Soprano. Commissioned by the Lithuanian Philharmonic Chamber Series.

•	2004 - Barred From Life – Tape piece for dance and multimedia. Collaboration with David Popalisky. Work commissioned by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics exploring the tragic experiences of the wrongfully convicted. Currently touring the U.S.

•	2002 – A Trip to the Mailbox – For Solo Piano Improvisation and Dance. Commissioned by David Popalisky.
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