is a classical-crossover violinist who specializes in classical-crossover, Gypsy jazz, Bluegrass, and Christian Arts.  A fellow at both Tanglewood and the Aspen Music Festival, he also played with the Naples Philharmonic for 15 years. Composition and improvisation are constant tools in his musical belt as he seeks to expand how the traditional violin is commonly used. Such expansions include collaborations with visual and dance artists.
PhD in composition (City Univ of NY), 2 MMs (University of Akron), BM (Indiana University), former Assistant Professor of composition (Wheaton College), Independent Teacher (Village School in Naples, FL), Pastor (Calvary Chapel Naples).