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.
Ironically, I lived in Charleston from 1978–79, attending my first year of college at the Baptist College (now known as Charleston Southern University), so Charleston is known to me and I'm excited to be living in the area again.
There’s much in my life for which I can be grateful: I own my townhouse; I drive a nice car; I have a wonderful choir; I love working with cadets at the Citadel; I play a lovely—if small—pipe organ; I’ve just lost 50 lbs.; I can afford to purchase what I need and some of what I want. Yes, I’m thankful for everything I have.
The overarching goal of my life has been the pursuit and assimilation of knowledge. Since I taught myself to play a little portable organ at age five I’ve never stopped feeding my imagination and seeking out opportunities that allowed me to further my intellectual pursuits and artistic objectives. I’m thrilled to be in music full time. It is, always has been—and always will be–my life.