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photo by Sue Doherty





About The Artist


I am happy to be " that number, when the saints go marching in".  as the old song says. I was born in California in September 1942  and later lived in El Paso, Texas.   I studied music at the University of Idaho at Moscow from 1972-79 and then relocated to Washington, D.C. to listen to jazz upclose. When I found  Wellfleet, Cape Cod. I saw I could grow a garden and grow old here ...and that's what I've done.


I continued my studies sparingly with several giants in the field both jazz and classical, spending two years working with John Zielinski ( Boston Conservatory) in composition and with Kevin Toney from the BLACKBYRDS at Howard University.



While completing my college education I hosted a History of American Music radio show and a Jazz show at KUOI FM in Moscow, Idaho. I founded and played in various rock and jazz bands. When I moved to Washington, D.C., I worked writing copy for the Jazz station, WPFW FM's, newspaper, sold advertising and stuffed a lot of envelopes. After moving to the Cape, I established my 21st Century Classical Music show, "The Latest Score" on WOMR FM in Provincetown, MA in 1996. Two compositions for small piano solo's are included in the published collection "Music of Living Composers" compiled by the Campbell University piano professor and composer Betty Wishart in 1997. Moving to Cape Cod proved fruitful for me. My works have been and are performed internationally. In 2014 I won The PatsyLu award for my cello and viola composition "Southern River" from the International Alliance for Women in Music. In 2013 My composition  "Sola Viola' was chosen for a book of viola solo's by the Faculty of Arts,  University of Pristina, Serbia. I have 8 albums of my music completed. See Glad your here. 



Much to my surprise my music sells, mostly singles, through places like Rhapsody or Itunes,  isn't that a hoot? Thank you.