Music for Adults and Children
Welcome to my website. You can view here a list of my published compositions.
You can also see what else I've been up to, other titles and genres I have written, and ultimately purchase material from
me directly. If you have questions or comments, I will be happy to receive and respond to e-mails. If items appear
as "pending" and you would like to have access to them soon, let me know and I will expedite their completion.
I look enjoy serving the needs of the elementary education community, and also
the adult choral community. I hope this site will enable me to communicate directly with people who use my music so
that I may address your needs in my creative output.
I retired in 2007 from a full time elementary music teaching
job, for which I did a lot of composition work. In addition to writing and arranging for my choirs I also wrote and
produced at least three musical performances each year. Many of these are about topics that are in the grade-level classroom
curricula, which got great buy-in from the classroom teachers, and were very fun for me to write because I got to learn so
much while I was writing them.
For a couple of years after retirement I didn't do much writing because
I was caring for my ailing mother, who passed away in 2009. Now I am hoping to get back in the swing of preparing existing
manuscripts for sale, and creating new ones.
My latest serious composition, "Lux
Aeterna," was commissioned by the Washington Women's Ensemble in Washington, D.C., and was completed in early fall of
2010. It is available for preview and purchase from me. Prior to that I wrote for the Women's Voices Chorus in
Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina. One of their wonderful second altos commissioned me to write music to commemorate
her mother, who had passed away in 2006. The work was in 3 parts and was entitled "Sparks of Divinity." It
was premiered in the Duke Chapel on May 1, 2010, and I was thrilled and honored to be in attendance.