First Prize winner of the Ithaca College-Theodore Presser International Choral Composition Competition. First Prize winner of the Long Island Arts Council Third International Musical Composition Contest. Composer-in-Residence for the Amherst Music Festival, Recipient of grants from the "Meet the Composer" Foundation, Honored at the New York State "Composerfest". Works include music for solo instruments and piano, SATB and humorous festival ensembles (16 hands, 2 pianos). Publishers include: Lee Roberts Music Publications, Inc., Theodore Presser Publishing Company, Neil A. Kjos Music Company and Creative Music. Founder and Director of the Long Island Keyboard Ensemble Festival, Faculty Chairperson of the Dorothy Taubman School of Piano, Consultant for the National and International Piano Foundation, Creative Festival Adjudicator, Judge for many music organizations, Former teacher of 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner for music, Speaker for the Roland Keyboard Technology Seminar. Graduate of the University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music. Studied with Rita Harmon, Harold Weiss and Edna Golandsky.