Location: Washington, USA
Assistant Conductor and Composer in Residence, Cantaré Vocal Ensemble, Seattle, WA Director, Goldentones Senior Choir, Seattle WA Retired from 32-yr career in Information Technology (database design); returned to school in 2003 as a "non-traditional student" (a.k.a. "older than dirt") at Seattle Pacific University to complete music degree initially begun in 1969 and abandoned after one year. Graduated 2006, triple major in Conducting, Composition, Vocal Performance. Completed work toward a M.Mus. in Music History & Literature at Western Washington University, focusing on women's roles in choral music in North America prior to 1800 (singers, composers, teachers, publishers). Recently premiered composition: "God Rest You Merry" -- for SATB a cappella, December 7, 2012: a setting of the lyrics from "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen" to new music.