As an educator for forty years, I have taught in a vast array of settings…from large, urban districts to small, rural schools. My teaching history is one which reflects the diversity of our profession as well as our nation. I have taught band and choir at the following schools:

  • Center Grove Middle and High Schools (Greenwood, Indiana)
  • Whiteland High School and Clark-Pleasant Middle School (Whiteland, Indiana)
  • Rainier Beach High School (Seattle, Washington)
  • Bishop Chatard High School (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • High School for Environmental Studies (Manhattan, New York City, NY)
  • The Hewitt School (Manhattan, New York City, NY)
  • Franklin College (Franklin, Indiana)
  • Institut fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst (Vienna, Austria – Fulbright)


Over the past three decades, I have conducted community choral ensembles. A large part of my research has been into the utilization of the Gay Men’s Chorus as a dissemination of Gay culture. This has also influenced my research into the development of the larger LGBTQI+ community, particularly as its history has been written down and depicted via choral music. Also of interest is music written as educational works teaching tolerance and understanding of our community. I list of choral ensembles I have been so fortunate to lead is as follows:

  • Indianapolis Men’s Chorus
  • New York City Gay Men’s Chorus
  • Gay Men’s Chorus of Manhattan
  • Cincinnati Men’s Chorus
  • Indianapolis Arts Chorale
  • Quarryland Men’s Chorus (Bloomington, Indiana)

All of these ensembles have and continue to inspire my research into music as a tool for tolerance, understanding and community building. Our history in the LGBTQI+ community is not the same, yet we share a similar struggle. These struggles are documented throughout the choral literature that has been written for Gay, Lesbian, Trans and Queer Choral ensembles. I hope to continue to be inspired by their work, their commitment to maintaining choral excellence, and to their building of bridges through song. Should you be interested in my leadership for your ensemble, please reach out via the Contact page.