I believe that music is a powerful vehicle for personal development and spiritual enrichment cultivated through daily work, discipline, curiosity, and levity. It is a lens into the world and into the soul. Musical practice confers upon the practitioner a sense of “oneness” with the world and in particular with our community. Music breeds responsibility, respect, curiosity, and a sense of stewardship for humanity and our environment. Music is worthy of serious investment.
“The currency of music itself… I always trust it.” – Pat Metheny
Over the course of multiple decades, I am incredibly fortunate to have built meaningful and rewarding relationships with wonderful people, organizations, and institutions.
I am the Founder, President, and Artistic Director of Arcomusical, a non-profit organization with a mission to spread the joy of the musical bow. I am a member of two wonderful new music organizations in Chicago, the Grossman Ensemble and Ensemble Dal Niente. I am the first-call substitute for the timpani chair of the Madison Symphony Orchestra.
From 2001-2014, as Due East, I enjoyed building a legacy of adventurous repertoire for flute and percussion duo with the superbly talented flutist, Erin Lesser. And I always excited to perform and record on occasion with my friends in Third Coast Percussion.
I am proud to endorse the percussion instrument and implement manufacturers Pearl/Adams, Evans, Innovative Percussion, and Sabian, that each deliver tools of the highest quality for use in teaching and performance.
“Post-Lightened” included the use of Pearl drums, Adams glockenspiel, and Sabian cymbals