Music Bio

June 16th, 2008

Where I came from…

1979 Graduate of Wicomico Senior High School, Salisbury, MD (with focus on Music, English)

  • Principal clarinetist Symphonic Band 1977, 1978, 1979
  • McDonald’s All-American High School Band Nominee 1979
  • Jazz Band, Pep Rally Band, Pit Orchestras 1977, 1978, 1979
  • Alternate instruments: oboe, tenor and baritone saxophone
  • Maryland All-Shore Band 1977, 1978, 1979 (principal/solo clarinetist)
  • Maryland All-State Band 1979
  • Maryland District Solo & Ensemble Festivals 1978, 1979
  • Maryland State Solo & Ensemble Festival 1979
  • Top Honors on performance of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto K.622 at both District and State Solo & Ensemble Festivals, 1979

1980 Graduate of the Armed Forces School of Music,
Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA

First U.S. Army Band, Ft. George G. Meade, MD
1980 – 1982 (second chair clarinet)

(sadly, the FUSA Band was deactivated in May of 1996)

1982 – 2006: Extended “leave of absence” from music performance

2006: By nothing short of divine intervention, I meet a clarinet professor who provides inspiration, enlightenment, encouragement, instruction and the resultant gobs of joy as finally, I play my beloved clarinet again.

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