Conducting Positions

Garden State Philharmonic
Toms River, NJ
Artistic Director and Conductor: 2000 - Present

A professional orchestra on New Jersey’s central coast, the GSP presents 15 concerts per season, consisting of masterworks, pops, and educational programs.

Accomplishments include:

  • Led transition of organization from semi-professional to fully professional orchestra
  • Developed and implemented various concert production innovations and presentation methods to enhance vitality of concert experience
  • Expanded existing education programs to include broader outreach, including lifelong learning opportunities as well as non-traditional audience outreach
  • Co-creator of the highly acclaimed Ford Made In America commissioning project of the League of American Orchestras - the first commission, Joan Tower’s Made In America, won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition
  • Assisted in creation and implementation of fundraising and development program that resulted in a 38% budget increase over six seasons
  • Subscription and single ticket sales have increased 12% over the past three seasons

North Shore Music Festival
Port Washington, NY
Artistic Director and Conductor: 2011 - Present

A summer music festival set on the North Shore of Long Island, the NSMF presents performances of opera, chamber orchestra, and cross-disciplinary collaborations. The festival is designed to give young artists performance experience alongside seasoned professionals while presenting performances of the highest artistic quality for our audiences.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting performances
  • Programming
  • Artistic supervision of all programs
  • Auditions of principal artists
  • Oversee musical preparation of artists
  • Work with young artists and youth involved in outreach programs

New Opera New York City
New York, NY
Music Director: 2014 - present

A new company dedicated to presenting opera in fresh and accessible ways to appeal to new audiences.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting performances
  • Musical preparation of artists and orchestra
  • Auditions of principal artists

Lyric Opera of San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
Music Director and Conductor: 2002 - 2007

A professional opera company, LOSA presents three main stage productions per season as well as various smaller productions and concerts. Duties included: season programming, auditions of principal artists, musical preparation of principal artists, all music rehearsals, and conducting of performances.

Accomplishments include:

  • Created / hosted highly popular pre-concert program, Musically Speaking, a “behind-the-scenes” look at various productions that deepened the performance experience for participants
  • Participated in outreach programs and events (TV and public appearances) to increase public awareness of LOSA and its programs
  • Guest host of K-PAC’s Classical Spotlight prior to each production

Youth Orchestras of Essex County
Maplewood, NJ
Interim Conductor: 2006

YOEC is the longest-operating youth orchestra in New Jersey, with four orchestras and various ensembles.

Responsibilities included:

  • Audition players
  • Seating
  • Choose repertoire
  • Weekly rehearsals
  • Lead performances

Plainfield Symphony Orchestra
Plainfield, NJ
Associate Conductor: 1997 - 2000

A semi-professional, per-service orchestra.

Responsibilities included:

  • Cover all programs
  • Program and conduct pops concerts
  • Program and conduct educational concert program serving 1000 inner city school children

American Opera Music Theater
New York, NY
Associate Conductor: 2001

Multi-state tour of Puccini’s La Boheme.

Responsibilities included:

  • Assist with preparation of artists
  • Conduct performances as assigned by MD
  • Serve as orchestra personnel liaison and librarian

Guest Conducting Positions

  • Livingston Symphony Orchestra, Livingston, NJ; subscription concert, Music Director candidate
  • Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Rome, Italy: subscription concert
  • Long Island String Festival Orchestra, Nassau and Suffolk, NY: festival concerts
  • Livingston Symphony Orchestra, Livingston, NJ: educational concert
  • New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, New Brunswick, NJ: subscription concert
  • Na Conservatory Young Artists Concerto Concert, NY, NY special event
  • Filarmonica de Stat Botosani, Botosani, Romania: subscription concert
  • Opera Teatro de Stat Galati, Galati, Romania: production of Rigoletto
  • Filarmonica de Stat Satu Mare “Dinu Lipatti”, Satu Mare, Romania: subscription concert
  • Filharmonica de Stat Valcea “Ion Dumitrescu”, Valcea, Romania: subscription concert
  • Putnam Valley Symphony, Carmel, NY: subscription concert
  • Cortlandt Chamber Orchestra, Croton, NY: pops concert

Teaching Positions

  • Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ: Adjunct Professor of Music: 2010-present
  • Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ: Guest Lecturer, Academy of Life Long Learning: 2005-2009
  • Bergenfield High School, Bergenfield, NJ: Long term substitute: 1994 Music Theory & Chorus
  • Westminster Conservatory, Princeton, NJ: Instructor: 1991-1999 Trumpet & Music Theory
  • New Jersey Youth Symphony, New Providence, NJ: Coach (Musicianship and Theory) 1990-1992

Education / Professional Training

  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY: Master of Music in Conducting: 1990
  • Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ: Bachelor of Music in Composition: 1988
  • Pierre Monteux School for Conductors, Hancock, ME: Conducting Fellow
  • New York Philharmonic Conductors Symposia, NY, NY: Lorin Maazel, Mistislav Rostropovich, Kurt Masur
  • Conducting Workshops: Master Teachers include Max Rudolf, JoAnn Falletta, Gunther Schuller, Murray Sidlin, Michael Charry, Adrian Gnam, Catherine Comet
  • Conducting Master Classes: Zubin Mehta, Hugh Wolff
  • League of American Symphony Orchestras Orchestra Leadership Academy Seminars
    • Artistic Planning for Conductors and Artistic Administrators
    • Developing Institutional Vision
    • Building Effective Cross-Functional Teams
    • Managing Critical Transitions


  • 2008 ENCORE Award: South Jersey Cultural Alliance
  • Charles Bruck Conducting Fellowship: Pierre Monteux School for Conductors
  • Graduate Assistantship in Orchestral Conducting: Ithaca College
  • Edna McEchearn Prize: Montclair State University (two-time winner)

Professional Affiliations

  • Conductors Guild: Board of Directors, Committees: Conference (Chair), Advocacy, Workshops
  • League of American Symphony Orchestras
  • International Gustav Mahler Society
  • American Federation of Musicians
  • New York Brass Conference for Scholarships: Quintet Competition Adjudicator