Courses Regularly Taught

  • MUS 120 (Intro to Music)
  • HUM 120 (Intro to Film)


  • Advanced Composition
  • Special Topics (Literature and Medicine)

Year Started at Mercy College 2000


  • B.A. (Music Education/Humanities with English emphasis), University of California, Los Angeles (1972)
  • M.M. (Conducting), Drake University (1994)

Advice to Students

“My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.” - Martin Luther (1483 - 1546)

Professional Memberships

  • Iowa Bandmasters Association (IBA)
  • National Association for Music Education (NAFME)