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Drew University

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Founder and Director of the Drew University Flute Orchestra 1995–2008; Founder and Director of the Drew University Wind Ensemble 1995–2002.

Affiliate Artist, Instructor of Flute: 1975 to 2008

Director of Affiliate Artists 1994 to 2002

Private Studio: 1966 to present

The Delbarton School

Instructor of Flute: 1978-1994
County College of Morris

General Subjects:  Music History & Literature
Fundamentals of Music & Ear Training, Piano Class, 1980-1981

Lecturer: Flute,

Flute Repertoire Class, 1975-1981

College of St. Elizabeth

Instructor of Flute, 1979-1981

Boston Area

Instructor of Flute: Boston Community Music School, Brookline Schools, Lincoln Hartwell Schools, and Philips Exeter Academy 1960-1966


Founding member, Vice President Program Chair of the New Jersey Flute Society from 2009 to present

Founder, Member and Director of UpTown Flutes 1999 to present, 3 CDs: 
A Flute Renaissance, An UpTown Christmas, and 21st Century Gems

Founder and Director of Drew Summer Music from 1995 to 2005, a chamber music workshop for young musicians grade 8 to12.  Program began as a 5 day event and grew to a two week program.  Program was presented by the Music Department of Drew University.

Founder and Director of The Annual NJ Flute Choir Day from 1995 to present.  2014 is the  20th season with Dr. John McMurtery as guest artist.  Approximately 150 performers participate annually. Program is presented by the Music Department of Drew University.

Organized High School Regional master classes with Bart Feller from Rutgers University.

Organized master class for professionals with Trevor Wye at Drew University and in Boston, MA.

Founder and president of the Somerset Hills Recorder Society in Baking Ridge, NJ, 1973.

Founding member of the Early Music Players of NJ, 1973-1980.


New York University

Ph.D. Chamber Music and Performance, 1992. 
Dissertation: “Boehm’s Cylindrical Flute of 1847: A Study of Its Major Proponents”

New England Conservatory of Music

Master of Music, Flute, 1966

Bachelor of Music, Flute, 1965

Formal flute study with William Kincaid, James Pappoutsakis,

Jean-Pierre Rampal, Samuel Baron, Trevor Wye, Gerardo Levy

Certification: American Recorder Society Teaching Certificate   

Coordinator: National Flute Association High School Flute Choir 2006-2009 

Member of International Flute Orchestra since 2000. This group travels to a different country each year  in May and presents concerts for the international community and exchanges ideas with students and teachers in these countries.  CD, Serenity

Member of the Pro Flute Choir at the National Flute Association in 2001 and 2002.

howcased with UpTown Flutes in 2002, 2009 and 2011. 

Presentation:  Delivered paper at the American Musical Instrument Society

Convention in Nashville, TN, May, 1993.  Title: “The Evolutionary Steps to the Development of the 1847 Flute”


Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall

Debut program with UpTown Flutes (professional flute ensemble) in June, 2002 as winners of the Artists International Chamber Music Special

Presentation Award

 Carnegie Recital Hall

NYU Chamber Ensemble, March 1982

Delbarton Baroque Ensemble, January 1980

New York Solo Debut April, 1979

 Concert Tour

Delbarton Baroque Ensemble, London, 1980


Boston, New York, New Jersey, 1965 to 2009

Concert Series

UpTown Flutes: 1999- present

Delbarton Baroque Ensemble: 1998-2004

Greenwood: 1990-1992

Early Music Players of NJ: 1970s


New York Flute Club since the 1970s

National Flute Association - Life Member since 1980


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