Professional and Biographical Information


Ph.D.    Yale University (1985)

M.M.A.  Yale University, School of Music (1973)

B.M.      University of Southern California (1969)

Teaching Interests

Chamber music, symphonic works of Beethoven, Mahler, and Shostakovich, and opera studies

Research Interests

Schubert studies and Twentieth-Century Opera

Selected Publications

Schubert Cello Quintet CD. Brentano String Quartet and Michael Kannen, cellist. Project Director and Executive Producer (October 2015)

"Behind the Eyes." Brahms Piano Trios. CD essay. (October 2015)

Sound Installation at Mead Art Museum (2014)

ARCHITECT. A Chamber Opera. CD and DVD Original Video. Librettist, co-composer with John Downey and Lewis Spratlan, and videographer with Michiko Theurer. (2012)

ARCHITECT. European Video Premier, Milan Film Festival (2014)

ARCHITECT. New York & Chicago Video Premiers, Architecture & Design Film Festival (2011)

"Tyranny of the Domestic," in Keeping Score (1997) 

Awards and Honors

Amherst College Research Grant 2015: "Schubert Cello Quintet: A Pastoral Swan-Song"

Amherst College Research Grant 2013: Schubert Cello Quintet Festival and Recording with the Brentano String Quartet and Michael Kannen, 'cellist

Amherst College Research Grant 2012: ARCHITECT. A Chamber Opera. Video Screenings 

American Association of University Women. Dissertation Award (1980)


Amherst Schubert Project (2014)