What I Do:
I have a PhD in music composition that I received from UC
Riverside in 2010. My "classical" music composition in
this vein has been described as, "theatrical in nature,"
"engaging, prolific, and of stunning virtuosity," and also,
"hard. Wicked hard." I like to write for
professional ensembles, school bands and choirs, and soloists.
I also do film and video game soundtracks. If you're
interested in having a commission for you or your group, let me
know. I'm very, very, cheap.
I have been teaching for more than half my life, as a private
instructor of piano, guitar, trumpet, compostion, theory, and
voice. I also teach at Palomar College, and have taught
courses at UC Riverside and Miracosta college. On ocassion, I serve as an
instructor for clinics and summer camps, most notably for North
County DanceArts, where I am their Musical Theater vocal
I am Director of Music and Liturgy for Church of the
Resurrection in Escondido, which means I play a lot of piano,
organ, guitar and keyboard. I usually play all the
English church services, and ocassionally bilingual and Spanish
services. I do weddings, funerals, and quinceneras in
English, Spanish, and Tagalog. I have a great team of
volunteers in my ministry, five volunteer ensembles, and I love
Contact me about composing, arranging, or