Department Chair, Performing Arts
Department of Performing Arts
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Choral/orchestral conductor and musicologist; specialist in 17th- and 18th-century music. Conductor and Artistic Director of the Bach Sinfonia and Bach Sinfonia Voci. Period-instrument performances include various modern premieres of Baroque and Classical period works; performances at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Music Center at Strathmore Concert Hall, Trinity Wall Street, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and before two national meetings of the American Musicological Society. Various commercial recording on the Dorian and Sono Luminus labels. National broadcasts credits (television/radio) include choral preparation for the Kennedy Center Honors Gala (PBS), as a chorus master for Christmas in Washington (TNT), and performances on Performance Today (NPR), Sunday Baroque (NPR), Great Sacred Music (WCPE), and Classical Discoveries (NPR), With various ensembles he has conducted concerts abroad in Canada, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Romania, Russia, and Egypt. Frequent clinician, adjudicator, and festival ensemble conductor. Published in Choral Journal, editorial work for The Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Edition (OUP), and Cambridge University Press. Past grant panelist for the Maryland State Arts Council and past President of the MD/DC State Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Conducting studies and additional training with Paul Traver, Helmuth Rilling, William Weinert, Frieder Bernius, and David Hoose.
PhD, Musicology, ABD, University of Maryland
MM Historical Musicology & Conducting, University of Maryland
BM Music, University of Massachusetts
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