Consistent with my focus upon community-based music-making, my primary work as a conductor has been with collegiate and community orchestras, choirs, and wind ensembles.  I am also the founder and conductor of the professional Quincy Bay Chamber Orchestra, which is dedicated exclusively to performing outreach concerts in my hometown of Quincy, Massachusetts.

Selected conducting experience

College/Community:

GREAT WOODS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA   Music Director and Conductor  2010-present

70-piece college-community orchestra at Wheaton College.  Multi-cultural repertoire often featuring music by composer from under-represented groups. Concerto collaborations with Richard Stoltzman, violinist Victor Romanul of the Boston Symphony, DJ Spooky, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Canadian Brass trombonist Achilles Liarmakopoulos, violinist Marianna Green-Hill of Project STEP, guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan, and student winners of the annual Concerto-Aria Competition.   Performances of major symphonic works by Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Holst, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Beethoven, and others.

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE CHORAL UNION  Music Director and Conductor  2005-2011    

80-voice college-community chorus. Performances of major masterworks with Boston's acclaimed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Kallistos Chamber Orchestra, and Quincy Bay Chamber. Collaborations with D'Anna Fortunato, the Metropolitan Opera's Meredith Hansen, and Robert Honeysucker, among many others. 

Professional:

SEVEN SEASONS Co-founder, Conductor. 2018-

New-music ensemble based in Portland, Maine

QUINCY BAY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA   Music Director and Conductor; Founder.  2008-2010; 2015-     

25-piece professional orchestra devoted to performing outreach and educational concerts in Quincy.  

Collegiate:

PENN CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY ORCHESTRA  Music Director and Conductor 1999-2001 

Penn’s Music Department-sponsored chamber orchestra. 

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WIND ENSEMBLE  Assistant Conductor  1997-1999      

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE GOSPEL CHOIR Director, Pianist, and Arranger  2004-2007

80-voice gospel choir with full band.  Tour performances throughout the Northeast, including at Boston’s  Hynes Convention Center. Opening act in 2005 for Israel and New Breed at Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion.

Conducting Repertoire

Chorus and Orchestra

Bach, Cantata no. 97, “In allen meinen Taten” 

Brahms, A German Requiem

Case, Getting Ready, O Zion

Ellington, Various choral works (with Aardvark Jazz Orchestra)

Handel, Messiah 

Handel, “Dettingen” Te Deum

Harbison, The Flight into Egypt

Haydn, The Creation 

Haydn, Theresienmesse

Honegger, King David 

Mozart, Requiem

Mozart, Te Deum laudamus 

Rossini: Petite Messe Solenelle 

Sheng, Two Folk-songs from Chinhai 

Orchestra – with and without soloists

Adams, Shaker Loops 

Barber, Adagio for Strings

Bartok, Roumanian Dances

Bach, Concerto in D minor for Violin and Oboe 

Bach, Keyboard Concerto in D minor

Bach, Orchestral Suite No. 4

Bao Yuanaki: Little Cabbage

Beethoven, Symphony No. 5

Beethoven, Symphony no. 8

Beethoven: Violin Concerto

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 1

Bizet: Carmen Suites nos. 1 and 2

Boulogne: Violin Concerto in G

Case: Rocket Sleigh 

Chabrier: Espana

Copland, Appalachian Spring (original version)

Copland: Four Dance Episodes from “Rodeo”

Sophia Darby (Wheaton ’17): When I Close Me Eyes

Dragon: America the Beautiful

Dvorak: Symphony no. 9 “From the New World”

Elgar, Serenade in E minor

Faure: Elegy

James Reese Europe: Castle House Rag

Grieg, Two Elegiac Melodies 

Grieg, In the Hall of the Mountain King

Grieg, Piano Concerto

Guttierez: Improvisacion

Handel, Water Music

Haydn, Symphony no. 8, “Le Soir”

Haydn, Symphony no. 44, “Trauer”

Haydn: Violin Concerto in G major

Holst: The Planets

Greg Houston: Free At Last 

Ives, The Unanswered Question 

Joplin/Schuller: The Ragtime Dance

Kernis, musica celestis 

Max Lifchitz: Mosaico Latinoamericano 

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Darius Milhaud, La Création du Monde

Paul Miller AKA DJ Spooky, arr. Case: Winds of Change

Dumisani Maraire: Mother Nozipo

Mozart, Piano Concerto in E-flat, K. 271 

Mozart, Piano Concerto in d minor, K. 466

Mozart: Overture and Act 1 from The Marriage of Figaro

Mozart, Concert aria: “Non Temer Amato Bene” 

Offenbach: Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld

Piazzolla: Suite del Angel  

Piazzolla: Libertango

Popper: Requiem

Florence Price: The Mississippi River

Puccini: O mio babbino caro

Respighi, Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite no.1  

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez

Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR):  Rosa Parks Symphony

Montana Rogers (Wheaton ’14): Reminisced

Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville

Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals

Caroline Shaw, Entr’acte

Schubert: Symphony no. 3

Schubert: Symphony no. 8 “Unfinished”

Stella Sung, Loco-Motion

M. L. Spang: The Selfish Giant

Gabriel Senanes; Petite Suisse Suite

Singleton: Miaka Kumi 

Stravinsky, Pulcinella Suite 

Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings  

Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5

Verdi, Overture to La Forza del Destino

Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras nos. 1 and 5 

Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Cellos

Antonio Vivaldi, “Summer” from The Four Seasons 

Antonio Vivaldi, Guitar Concerto in D  

Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto II (flute)

Warlock: “Capriol” Suite

Williams, et al: The Complete Harry Potter