Teaching

Film Scoring and Composition...

Teaching Credits

Faculty Chair, MFA in Music Composition, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Sept. 2012 – present. Composition faculty, 2011 – present.  http://www.vcfa.edu/music-comp

Director, “Composing for the Screen”, sponsored by BMI (2008-present).  Intensive 6-week hands-on exploration of history, esthetics, technology and business of composing for film, geared toward working music professionals.

Lead Composition Instructor, “Music Composition For The Screen”, Columbia College Chicago (2007-2008).  Lead composition instructor in MFA film music program .  Taught courses in film composition and global folk music traditions.

Director of Composition Studies, Columbia College Chicago Music Department (2007-2008).  Overseeing and teaching all levels of undergraduate music composition courses; student advising; curriculum development; concert planning and production; budget and faculty oversight.

Film Scoring Master Classes, Nickel Independent Film Festival (St. John’s, Newfoundland), 2011.

Director, “On Film Scoring,” a day-long hands-on workshop sponsored by The Manhattan Producers Alliance (2006-2008)
www.manhatpro.com

Private instruction in music composition and film scoring, music theory and piano: current.

Guest Lecturer, Film Scoring, Manhattan School of Music (2009), City College of NY (2006), The New School (2006), New York University (2004).

The Manhattan Producers Alliance (NYC): Supervising and training interns in music production, for graduate credit in various college programs, including NYU’s Film Scoring MFA (2004-2007).

Columbia University: Coordinator of Ear Training Program, 1988-1989.  Also Ear Training and Theory instructor, 1984-1989.

Teaching-Artist, Lincoln Center Institute/Teachers College of Columbia University, 1980-1992: Creating and conducting music workshops for teachers and children.