Because of my restless intellect and curiosity, I’ve delved into several fields in my life to satiate that thirst for understanding; consequently, my desire to learn has given me a unique career path. Accordingly, I’ve been taught—or taught myself—how to be (among other things) a
Naturally I’ve had a great deal of assistance along the way—from friends and family, mentors, professional colleagues and sometimes folks with whom I don’t even have a relationship. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned in my life is that if I’m brave enough to ask for help I almost never get turned down. Asking for help isn’t particularly difficult for me and I’m grateful that there have been people who made sure that their hands were always extended.
In May 2016 I presented an organ recital four times: twice in Summerville, once in Flagstaff, AZ and finally on the four-manual 120-stop Cornell Zimmer organ in Summerall Chapel on the Citadel campus. It’s good to be playing again: as an old friend Paul says, we’re champion race horses bred to perform and when we’re not we’re lost.
I visited Canada twice in 2014: Once to play a recital on the four-manual Casavant organ at Metropolitan United Church
in London, Ontario on May 18, 2014. I was also the choral clinician and director for the RCCO Convention in London, Ontario in July 2014. I led workshops for basic, intermediate and advanced conductors as well as conducting the delegate choir.
This is an exciting time for me. I’m Director of Music at St. John the Beloved Catholic
church in Summerville, South Carolina. This is a great opportunity with a large choir, beautiful Peragallo pipe organ
and exquisite liturgy. Charleston, which is 20 miles away, is a wonderful city with exceptional cultural opportunities. In addition to Spoleto USA, there are many performing organizations, theater companies and other artistic adventures.