Educator

Teaching Positions

Full Professor of Theory/Composition, Carnegie Mellon University1995- present
Associate Professor of Theory/Composition, Carnegie Mellon University1986 - 1995
Assistant Professor of Theory/Composition, Carnegie Mellon University1981 - 1986
Visiting Composer/Musical Consultant, Quaker Valley School District1981 - 1982
Teaching Fellow, University of Pittsburgh1979 - 1981
Lecturer of Music, Chatham College1976 - 1979
Visiting Lecturer of Music, Carnegie Mellon University1975 - 1978
Eurhythmics Specialist, Pittsburgh Public Schools1965 - 1968

Performing Positions

Organist/Pianist/Director of Music , First Unitarian Church1963 - 1981
Organist, Central Presbyterian Church in McKeesport1960 - 1963
Organist, First Evangelical United Brethren Church in McKeesport1957 - 1960
Organist, First Christian Church in McKeesport1955 - 1957
Piano Accompanist, performing extensively throughout the Pittsburgh area 1961 - 1981

Educational Background

PHD Music Composition University of Pittsburgh 1982
MFA Music Composition Carnegie Mellon University 1965
BFA Music Composition Carnegie Mellon University 1964*
BFA Music (Piano Performance Major) Carnegie Mellon University 1964*
*Graduated first in the College of Fine Arts, completing a five-year program in four years
Completed an intensive two-week course, "Techniques of Computer Sound Synthesis" at MIT in the summer of 1982
Completed the elementary certification from the Jaques-Dalcroze Institute in 1967