I am a composer and arranger of serious "concert" music, as ASCAP defines that term. My principal mentor in composition was Mary Jeanne van Appledorn who, for 58 years, was on the full-time faculty of the School of Music at Texas Tech University.

My compositions have been performed in 17 U. S. states and in Costa Rica, and in England, Austria, Spain, and Russia. My Wind Sculptures, a Concerto for Trombone and Band, has been played by the U. S. Naval Academy Band in Annapolis, MD. My Oldest and Finest Concert March was then premiered and recorded by the band, under the baton of Commander Donald H. Keller, conducting, and was later performed at the Naval School of Music in Virginia Beach during retirement ceremonies for Commander Keller. Six of my works for solo piano have been recorded on Richard Fountain's debut CD, American Ivory, available at That album includes my Passacaglia, one of my personal bests. The album earned Richard 3rd Place in the American Prize for Piano Performance (Solo) (Professional Division).

My most recent successes include my ten-minute, one-act comic opera, The Worst One Ever. 16 institutions, from Lacey WA to Orono ME, and from Marquette MI to Brownwood TX have staged 20 productions and 31 performances. Comments from directors have been very good; you can read them here

I hope you'll visit my catalog of compositions and arrangements.