Employment Experience

  • Master of the Choristers, Schola Director, Adjunct Professor of Music, and Program Director of the Music Minor, Christendom College, Front Royal, VA, 1999–
  • Instructor (First and Second Year Music Theory), Lansing Community College, 1989–1999.
  • Instructor (Music History and Appreciation), Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI 1995–98.
  • Instructor (First and Second Year Music Theory), Michigan State University, 1991–1992.

Educational Background

  • Michigan State University, Ph. D. in composition, May 1995.
  • Michigan State University, Master of Music in composition, June 1987.
  • Aquinas College, Bachelor of Music Education (instrumental emphasis), May 1984.
  • Studied Gregorian chant (Classic Solesmes Method) with Professor Theodore Marier (Catholic University of America).
  • Studied Liturgical Theology privately with Professor Robert Skeris [Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music (Rome), Catholic University of America, Christendom College].
  • Studied Ward Method with Mrs. Nancy Fazio, Mrs. Amy Zuberbueler, and Scott Turkington (Catholic University of America).
  • Studied jazz piano with Professor Ronald Newman (Michigan State University), Professor Bruce Early (Aquinas College), and Eddie Russ (Aquinas College).

Additional Experiences

  • Teacher and Ensemble Director, Annual Church Music Colloquium of the Church Music Association of America, (held variously in Washington DC, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City), 2007 –
  • Editor, Sacred Music (a quarterly scholarly journal of sacred music), 1998–2005.
  • Hymnal Editor (The Adoremus Hymnal), Ignatius Press (San Francisco), 1996–97.
  • Student of Ballroom Dance, Bronze level. (Instructors include Una Lee and Daria Zotova), 2009 —
  • Student of the Polish language. (Instructors include Agata Stein and Beata Szczepańska), 2009 –

College Recordings

  • Christ and the Sacramental Imagination
    (Imelda Franklin Bogue, Stephen Sulich, Kurt Poterack, and other artists performing at the 30 th Anniversary celebration of the founding of Christendom College concert, 2007. Recording released 2011.)
  • Cantate Domino.
    (Christendom College Choir and Schola Gregoriana, 2008)
  • Media Vita: A Liturgical Devotional Journey Through Lent to Easter.
    (Christendom College and Schola Gregoriana, 2006)
  • The First Noel: A Liturgical/Devotional Journey Through Christmastide.
    (Christendom Choir and Schola Gregoriana, 2005)
  • For Unto Us A Child Is Born: A Liturgical/Devotional Journey Through Advent To Christmas.
    (Christendom College Choir and Schola Gregoriana, 2003)
  • Out of the Heart of Christendom.
    (Christendom College Choir and Schola Gregoriana, 2000)