About the Teacher

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  • First Prize with Great Distinction - Saxophone, Royal Conservatory of Music Brussels, 1974
  • First Prize with Distinction - Chamber Music, Royal Conservatory of Music Brussels, 1974
  • Master of Music Education, North Texas State University, 1973
  • Bachelor of Music (major - Music Education), North Texas State University, 1968


1994 - 2001 Instrumental Music teacher, Montgomery County Public
1975 - 1991 Associate Professor of Music, Howard University,
Washington, DC
1977 - 1996 Adjunct Faculty, University of Maryland - College Park
1972 - 1975 Graduate Assistant, North Texas University
1968 - 1969 Instrumental Music teacher, Richardson Independent School District, Richardson, Texas
Guest Lecturer Catholic University of America (past adjunct faculty)
George Mason University (past artist in residence)
Bowie State College (past adjunct faculty)
Southwest Texas State University
Maastricht Conservatory, Holland
Gent Conservatory, Belgium
Courses Taught Saxophone
Chamber Music
Instrument Repair
Music Education, Woodwinds
Concert Band



Performances throughout the United States as a member of the Ambassadors
of Jazz, U.S. Army Field Band, Washington, D.C. (1969-1972).  Performed with such composers and conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Mstislav Rostropovich, and many others. 

Performances with:

  • National Symphony Orchestra (over 200 concerts)
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • Dallas Symphony
  • Fort Worth Symphony
  • Liege (Belgium) Symphony
  • Eclipse Chamber Orchestra
  • Prince Georges Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Arlington Symphony Orchestra
  • Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
  • National Chamber Orchestra
  • Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
  • National Gallery of Art Orchestra
  • Concerto Performances with:
    • U.S. Navy Band, Washington, D.C.
    • Hendrick Rijcken Chamber Orchestra, Belgium and Luxembourg
    • Orchestra of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Brussels
    • Prince Georges Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Maastricht Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Holland
    • Gent Conservatory Orchestra, Belgium
    • Musique des Guides (Belgian Army Band), Brussels
    • Musique Militaire Grand-Ducal (Luxembourg Army Band)
    • Les Fanfares Royales de Samson, Brumagnes, Belgium

Solo Recitals:

  • Concert Hall, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.
  • National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • 14th World Saxophone Congress, Slovenia
  • 8th World Saxophone Congress, University of Maryland (host)
  • 7th World Saxophone Congress, Nuremberg
  • 6th World Saxophone Congress, Chicago
  • 5th World Saxophone Congress, London
  • 4th World Saxophone Congress, Bordeaux
  • International Saxophone Symposium, Brussels
  • International Saxophone Symposium, Howard University (host)
  • 2nd World Saxophone Festival, Huy, Belgium
  • Numerous radio and television recitals in Europe, the United States,
    and China, including worldwide broadcasts on Voice of America
  • Daily performances on National Public Radio

Washington Saxophone Quartet (founder), 1976-present, American and International tours and recordings


  • Music for Saxophone and Piano, Musical Heritage Society
  • Live in Concert, Educational Music Service
  • Washington Saxophone Quartet, Educational Music Service
  • Contest Music for Alto Saxophone, recording and book
  • Six Short Pieces for Alto Saxophone and Piano, Capstone Records
  • To China and Bach, Americus Records
  • Daydream, Americus Records


  • Chamber Music/Jazz Panelist, National Endowment for the Arts (1992)
  • Chamber Music/Jazz Panelist, Co-Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts (1993)
  • Special Projects/Overview Panelist, National Endowment for the Arts (1993)
  • Panelist, Arts International, Institute for International Education (1993)
  • Program Committee, World Saxophone Congress, 1985

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