- Department: Music & Musicology
- University: University of Nevada-Las Vegas
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Although I was brought up attending church and doing 'churchy' things (ie. singing in kids choir, youth choir, attending church summer camps in the mountains et al), I began to stray during my later year years in high school and through college. After graduate school I was invited to the faculty here during which time I was rocked by the Lord Jesus. It's never been the same since. Jesus said, "I've come so that you may have life and life abundant" and this is what he delivers. For those of us who grew up in the church, straying may seem like "freedom" but it's really living a double life because we knew the truth of the Gospel all along. Jesus is who He says He is and it's never too late to begin living the abundant life.
(typically to students in rehearsals): "Rest when you're dead."
Hanging out with my family.
Fantasy dinner guests
Moses and Frank Sinatra
Best advice I ever received
Playing music for the world is good, but playing music for the glory of God is eternal.
My undergrad alma mater
My worst subject in school
In college I drove
If I weren't a professor, I would
I'd be a real estate agent.
Watching "Enchanted" with my daughter.
Nobody knows I
Do yard work
My latest accomplishment
Finished a composition for wind orchestra which will be premiered Fall 2021 with proceeds and promotion benefitting Impact France (charity founded by French humanitarian Fatima Oujibou).
Finishing a new work for wind orchestra titled TWENTYTWENTYWON.