Professional Experience

Great Falls Symphony, MT Music Director Emeritus. 2017 - present
Great Falls Symphony, MT Music Director/Conductor 1981 - 2017
Red Lodge Music Festival, MT Director of Orchestras 2006 - 2012
University of Providence, MT. Adjunct Professor. 1995- 2016
Mesa Symphony Music Director/Conductor 1997 - 2005
Glacier Symphony, MT Founding Music Director 1982 - 1997
Guest Conducting
2017 Missoula Symphony, Play Me Montana, A Symphonic Memoir
2016 Yellowstone Chamber Players, MT "A Soldier's Tale"/Stravinsky
2016 Salt Lake Symphony, UT
2015 recording, Abbey Road Studios, London "Max and Me"
2012 recording project, (El Milagro) Seattle Symphony, WA
2011 Montana State University Orchestra, Bozeman, MT
2006 National Philharmonic of Moldova
2005 Mankato Symphony Orchestra, MN
2004 Northwest Symphony, WA in Benaroya Hall, Seattle
2003 Oshkosh Symphony, WI
2000/2002 Blackburn Symphony, England
2001 Staffordshire Symphony. England
200/2004 Billings Symphony, MT
1998-2002 Montana Summer Symphony
1999 Altoona Symphony, PA
1997 Wilmslow Symphony, England
1995 Fort Collins Symphony, CO
1995 Guam Symphony
1994 Toulon Symphony, France
1993 Kankakee Symphony, IL
1991 Kumamoto Symphony, Japan
1989 Bozeman Symphony, MT
1988 West Shore Symphony, MI
1986 Cheyenne Symphony. WY
1986 Lethbridge Symphony, Alberta, Canada
1985 Charlotte Symphony, NC
1985 Dubuque Symphony, IA
1983/1986 Spokane Symphony, WA
1970 St. Paul Chamber Orchestra


2015 Governor's Award for the Arts, Montana Arts Council
2012 Adjutant General Distinguished Patriot Medal (Military Affairs)
2009 Outstanding Alumni Award Bemidji State University, MN
1997 Alumni Hall of Fame, Highland Park High School, St. Paul, MN
1990 ASCAP Adventuresome Programing Award, ASOL, Washington DC
1987 American Symphony Orchestra League Conductors Program, NYC
1980 Ruth Lorraine Close Award (for doctoral studies) University of Oregon


Arts and Culture Chairman; "Explore! The Big Sky", Lewis & Clark Bicentennial
Chairman; Military Affairs Committee, Great Falls, MT
President, Conductors Guild 2013 - 2015
Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras Board of Directors
City of Great Falls Park and Recreation Foundation Advisory Board


University of Oregon Doctor of Musical Arts
Northwestern University, IL Masters of Music
Bemidji State University, MN Bachelors of Science

Training and Workshops

2015 Rehearsal Techniques, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Cliff Colnot
2014 Verdi Symposium; Chicago Symphony, Muti
2000 Tanglewood Conductors Program; Levine, Barenboim
1993 Carnegie Hall Conductors Program, Cleveland Orchestra, Boulez
1989 Bruckner Symposium; Chicago Symphony, Solti
1988 ASOL Conductors Program, NY Philharmonic, Mehta
1987 Festival at Sandpoint; Gunther Schuller
1983 Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute; Bernstein, Tilson Thomas, Blomstedt


Young Artist Competition, University of Utah
Young Artists Showcase, Spokane, WA
Walgreens Young Artist Competition, Midwest Young Artists, Chicago, IL
Arizona State University Keyboard Competition, Tempe, AZ
Orchestra Festival, Salt Lake City, UT
Missoula Symphony Young Artist Competition
University of Wisconsin Young Artist Competition, Oshkosh, WI
Canadian Young Artists Competition, Alberta, Canada
University of Montana Young Artist Competition, Missoula, MT
district music festivals in Montana cities and towns over the past 30 years


Over 200 concert performances with the Great Falls Symphony, MT
Over 168 concert performances with the Glacier Symphony, MT
Over 96 concert performances with the Mesa Symphony, AZ
Over 32 outdoor pops concerts with the Mesa Symphony, AZ
64 performances of "Peter and Wolf" with the Mesa Symphony, MT
66 youth matinee performances with the Great Falls Symphony, MT
46 performances with the Great Falls Symphony Youth Orchestra, MT
festival concerts with school orchestras in OR, MN, MN, ND, MT