Chorale Director

Department: Music


Office: Bixler 229
Fax: 207-859-5635

Mailing Address

5670 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8856


Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
M.M.E., Florida State University, 2006 
B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 2001

Areas of Expertise

  • Choral music
  • Male participation in choral ensembles 
  • Vocal music 
  • Music teacher preparation
  • Urban schools
  • At-risk populations.

Professional Information

Is the conductor of the Colby Chorale, Chamber Choir, and is an Applied Music Associate (voice). Previously he served as a conducting fellow with the Continuo Arts Foundation. He was also the director of Casita Sings and the “Family Faith Choir” of St. Francis Xavier Church (New York, NY) while enrolled as a doctoral student (ABD) at Teachers College, Columbia University. During his tenure as a public school teacher in Miami, he was the Founder and Chairman of the Miami Choral Festival as well as Chairperson for the Miami-Dade/Monroe County region of the Florida Vocal Association. Choruses under his direction have performed at music education conferences as well as in various cities in the United States including Orchestra Hall in Chicago and Riverside Church in New York City. As a professional singer he has performed in the United States and the Republic of Panama and is in frequent demand as a cantor and soloist. He studied choral conducting with Dino Anagnost at Columbia University -Dr. André Thomas and Dr. Kevin Fenton at Florida Sate University. Prior to his graduate studies at FSU, he attended the renowned Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he received his B.M. in music education with a vocal emphasis. His vocal teachers and coaches included: Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, Roy Delp, Lorraine Manz, and Mark Moliterno. In addition to his responsibilities at Colby, he is an adjunct faculty member at Molloy College. His research interests include: choral music, male-participation in choral ensembles, music teacher preparation, urban school districts, and addressing the need for social justice in schools with at-risk populations. He has published articles, led choral workshops, guest conducted, and enjoys freelance performing. 

Courses Currently Teaching 2013-2014

MU093 B Applied Music: Ensemble, Noncredit (Chorale)
MU191 J1 Lessons: Credit
MU191 J2 Lessons: Credit
MU193 B Applied Music: Ensemble, Credit (Chorale)