My philosophy of teaching is that all singers are unique and must have a stimulating environment where they can grow vocally, emotionally, and receive information that aids in their singing process/development. I further support these teaching goals by providing the best mentorship possible to all students.
BM, MM, Texas Southern U; DMA, U of Arizona. Professor of Voice and Vocal Chair, U of Nevada, Las Vegas. Has performed for over 35 years in the US with such notable companies as Houston Grand Opera, Arizona Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Minnesota Opera, Opera Las Vegas, Oakland Opera, Virginia Opera, Opera South, Opera Columbus, Opera North and Chicago Opera Theatre. Has also performed in concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony, Warsaw Symphony, Krakow Symphony, Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Henderson Symphony and in recitals and concerts in major cities such as Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York. In Las Vegas, he is regularly heard with Opera Las Vegas and The Tenors-4. Has taught voice for over 30 years. His students have won international, national and regional vocal competitions such as the MET Opera Auditions, NATS, Leontyne Price, Marian Anderson, Mario Lanza, the Palm Springs Vocal Competition, et al, and have performed in young artist programs such as Academy of Vocal Arts (Philadelphia), Aspen Musical Festival, AIMS, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Chautauqua, Des Moines, Portland and Opera North. He also has performed with The American Spiritual Ensemble in concerts and recordings and for Albany Records, performed the role of Leader in the world-premier recording of the opera Bandana.