I am an experienced scholar, musician, and leader currently serving as Director of the School of Music at the University of Kentucky. I have also been the Associate Dean of Community Engagement and Entrepreneurship in the College of Music at Florida State University and the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, New York).
Before moving into academic administration, I was an Associate Professor of Music at Western Michigan University, where I taught undergraduate and graduate courses in music history, film music, world music, and music theory. I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Historical Musicology and my M.A. in European History at the University of Rochester.
I maintain a busy schedule as a writer, composer, pianist, and podcaster. You can listen to my first season of podcasts–consisting of episodes from my original science fiction audio novel, complete with original musical soundtracks–on the “My Radio” page. Other original music is available on the “My Music” page, as well as on his YouTube channel.
I’m preparing for the launch of season 2 of my podcast series featuring readings from my science fiction novel. Stay tuned for information about the Fall 2018 launch date.
I will be giving a paper on All in The Family at the annual meeting of the Midwest Popular Culture Association in Indianapolis in early October, 2018.
I will be presenting a paper on Lewis Mumford, technology, and participation in the arts at the next national conference of the College Music Society, October 11-13, 2018. The conference will take place in Vancouver.
November will find me in Madison, Wisconsin, for the annual Film & History conference and in Washington, D. C., for the annual meeting of the National Association of Schools of Music.
In January, I’ll be visiting Southeast Missouri State University for a guest entrepreneurship residency and recital.
Several of my short original compositions were featured on a program for families at the Cape Girardeau Public Library in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, June 16, 2018. For more information, click this link.
I was in Indianapolis for the national conference of the Popular Culture Association (March 28-31, 2018). I gave a paper on music in the television series Dexter.
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