Doctor of Musical Arts (Piano Performance) from University of Arizona, 1982. Professor in Major Area: Ozan Marsh; Minor area: Piano Pedagogy. Master of Music in Piano Performance at Indiana University, 1975, Bloomington, Indiana. With High Distinction - Professor in Major Area: Jorge Bolet. Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance - Indiana University, 1975. With Distinction. Professor in Major Area: Jorge Bolet. Further Study: (a) Alfred Brendel on Beethoven, Workshop at Carnegie Hall, 1993; (b) Écoles des beaux arts, Fontainebleau, France. Summers of 1969 and 1971; and, (c) Chautauqua Festival Music School. Summers of 1978 and 1981.
RECENT POSITION (RETIRED)
Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana, 1979 to present. Rank: Professor of Music. Title: Head, Department of Music and Dramatic Arts (since 1995). Teaching duties have included: private piano (all levels), class piano supervisor, piano pedagogy, piano literature, piano ensemble, sophomore theory, graduate research in music, graduate music history seminar, introduction to music for non-music majors. Graduate Coordinator in Music. Acting Head, Department of Music and Dramatic Arts, 1994-1995. Interim Head, Department of Visual Arts, 2001 to 2003. Additional recognitions have been: 1992 recipient of the Southeastern Louisiana University President’s Award for Excellence in Artistic Activity and 2001 recipient of the Hammond Regional Arts Center Award for Outstanding Service to the Art of Music.
Two televised piano recitals for The Southeastern Channel, 2005 and 2006.
Soloist, Louisiana Symphony Orchestra, March 6 and 8, 2002 (Grieg Piano Concerto).
Premiere of Concerto for Piano and Wind Symphony, by Richard Prior (SLU, May 1, 2001)
Complete Works of Maurice Ravel for Solo Piano, (SLU, 1999)
Soloist, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra subscription series, opening concert:Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 4 (September 19 and 21, 1996).