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Name of Candidate

387 High Bluff Trail
Portland, ME 04105
ph: 207.555.4803



Eastman School of Music

Ph.D. in Music Composition
Composition Studies with Christopher Mellon and Peter St. Michaels.

Master of Music in Composition
Composition Studies with Linda Davis and Anthony Miles.
Computer Music Studies with Rebecca Adler.

Boston University

Bachelor of Music in Composition
Honors: summa cum laude
Composition studies with Edith Foo and Johnny Detweiler.
Piano Studies with April Stevens.


Bowdoin College

August 1997-
Assistant Professor, Music, and Coordinator of Digital Arts
Duties & Accomplishments:
• Administrative responsibilities related to the Digital Arts program
• Teach Music and Digital Arts courses
• Director of Digital Arts-Music program and music studio
• Curriculum Computing Consultant for the School of Music
• Grew Digital Arts program from infancy to current size of 35 majors
• Attained funding in excess of $300,000 for Digital Arts program

Bowdoin College

Jan. 1996-May 1996
Adjunct Faculty
Instructor of Digital Music and Technology

Boston College

Jan. 1996-May 1996
Adjunct Faculty
Instructor of Computer Music and Music for Film

Eastman School of Music

Sept. 1992-August 1995
Departmental Assistant, Composition (Computer Music Center)
• System Administrator and Instructor of labs, classes and summer courses.

Special Areas:
• SGI, NeXT, Sun, and Macintosh hardware
• Digital audio workstations and multi-track recording
• MIDI studios
• Managing Internet information resources


Compositions performed in the United States and Europe by the Boston String Quartet, the BC Faculty Quartet, Marimolin, pianist Matt Rodgers, percussionist Randy Givens, the New Orleans Symphony. Festival performances include the 1996 Berlin Festival of Contemporary Music, the 1999 Festival of New Music at Boston University, the 1999 "Contrasts" Contemporary Music Festival in Lviv, Ukraine and the 2000 Rockport Chamber Music Festival.

Performances as a pianist in Bowdoin College School of Music recitals, the Eastman Musica Nova, the Boston University Composer Forums, and the Boston University Concert Jazz Band. Additional performances as a keyboardist and electric guitarist with the chamber ensemble Bodyhammer, and in performances of Symphonies 8 and 10 by Glenn Branca.


Ain't Life Grand (1997): An interactive sound installation, created in conjunction with the 1998 Digital Arts Advanced MIDI students and shown at the Brunswick Cultural Arts Center. A network of computers, sensors, video, motion detectors, and a 21-channel sound system were used to enhance the art of Brunswick 6th-grade students. Sensors and motion detectors distributed throughout the gallery space captured the motion of participants, sending data to a computer network that interpreted audience movement as a musical performance through a 21-channel sound system.


CORN BREAD: Bigger than Life, Marimolin, GM Recordings, 1997. (Featuring works written for the ensemble by Michaels, Billy Cheese, Eddie Martin, and Gunther Williams)

GED RUMBLINGS: Going Forward: a compilation of unique music, Poison Plant Recordings, 1992.


CORN BREAD, C. Allen Publications, 1993.

Awards and Grants:

2000 -- Bowdoin College Full-Time Faculty Research Grant
2000 -- Boston University Music Teachers Association Composer Commission
1998 -- Bowdoin College Full-Time Faculty Research Grant
1995 -- Eastman School of Music Belle Gitelman Award in Composition
1991 -- Eastman School of Music Howard Hanson Orchestral Prize
1990 -- Marimolin Composition Prize
1989 -- Boston University Edwin E. Stein Award for Excellence in the Arts

List of Works:

Chamber and Solo Works

Verve for solo violoncello (2000)
Duration: 11 minutes
Premiere: Jennifer David
Massachusetts Music Teachers Association Convention; Wesfield, MA
October 27th, 2000

Trio: finale for violoncello, piano, and percussion (1999)
Duration: 3 minutes
Premiere: Ginny Finch
November 17th, 1999

Blade on the Floor for solo percussion (1999)
Duration: 3 minutes
Premiere: Michael DeMurga
"Constrasts" Contemporary Music Festival; Lviv, Ukraine
October 11th, 1999

Fling String Quartet (1995/98)
Duration: 18 minutes
Premiere: Boston University Faculty Quartet
Ninth Biennial Festival of New Music; Boston, MA
February 6th, 1999

Swing for solo piano (1996)
Duration: 3 minutes
Premiere: Paul Dachlesen
1996 Bergen Festival of Contemporary Music; Baden-Baden, Norway

Venus of Beauty for 2 keyboards, trumpet, percussion and cello (1995)
Duration: 5 minutes
Premiere: Terry Triumph Orchestra
In Your Ear Festival; Rochester, NY

A Flutist's Tale/Passions on Fire for flute and string quartet (1993)
Duration: 5 minutes
Premiere: Nelly Oliphant, flute and the Virtuosi of the New World Symphony; Miami, FL


Glitz for solo performer and computer (1999)
Duration: ca. 5 minutes
Premiere: Brunswick, ME
December 6th, 1999

A Round and a Square for electric guitar and computer processing (1999)
Duration: 7 minutes
Premiere: Electric Vibe, electric guitar; Boston, MA

The Bowdoin HipHopfor sampling keyboard (1998)
Duration: 3 minutes
Premiere: Glenn Greene, keyboard; Brunswick, ME
Written for the Centennial Celebration of Penelope Hall at Bowdoin College

Heavy Hardware for computer-realized tape (1991)
Duration: 3 minutes

Gladiator for tape (1989)
Duration: 5 minutes
Premiere: Boston, MA


Opus for Life for flute and orchestra (1991)
Duration: 5 minutes
Premiere: Netty Riveria, flute and the New World Symphony; Boston, MA


Myths of being Snowbound: A Lesson for Today for violoncello, piano and percussion with narrator (1999) Duration: 9 minutes Premiere: The BCLO Ensemble; Brunswick, ME November 17th, 1999


Ain't Life Grand (1997): with the 1997 Advanced MIDI Class of Bowdoin College
Premiere: Brunswick Cultural Arts Center, Brunswick, ME

Arrangements and Transcriptions

One for the Road for voice, cello, percussion and piano (2000)
Premiere: The BCLO Ensemble; Brunswick, ME
March 3, 2001

Ciao for cello, percussion and piano (1999)
Premiere: The BCLO Ensemble; Brunswick, ME
November 17th, 1999

French Canadian Songs for brass quintet (1993)
Premiere: Toronto Brass Quintet; Boston, MA
October 21st, 1993

Salinas del Mar for flute and orchestra (1993)
Premiere: Pete "Pops" Sands and the San Juan Pops

Over the Rainbow for flute and orchestra (1992)
Premiere: Pete "Pops" Sands and the Miami Youth Symphony; Miami, FL

Passion's Uprising for flute and string orchestra (1991) Premiere: Chamber Four, Boston, MA February 29th, 1992



Available upon request.