Place of Birth: Syracuse, New York (USA)
2009: completed Doctorate at the Free University of Berlin with the
grade “cum laude”. Theme of the Dissertation: The “Young” Ernst Krenek.
The Transition from Tonality to Atonality. 1919 – 1921. Advisor:
Professor Dr. Emeritus Rudolf Stephan.
1979 – 1983: Musicology Major at the University of Munich.
1984: Masters: Major in Musicology with minors in Medieval Latin and
Modern History. Master's Thesis: Charles Ives `”Concord Sonata”.
1982 – 1984: Composition with George Byrd.
1977 - 1979: Move to Munich. Piano studies with Greville Rothon and
1976: Privat piano studies with William Goodrum at the Syracuse
1971 – 1975: Music Studies at Boston in Conservatory with a Bachelor in
Music Education. Main Instruments Piano and Voice.
Music composition with Dr. Earl George at Syracuse University during the
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