Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology and Horn)
Department of Music
University of Texas Brownsville
Ph.D. Brown University, Providence, RI. Music (Ethnomusicology).
Dissertation title: “Batuko and Funana: Musical Traditions of Santiago, Republic of Cape Verde.“ Dissertation Director: Dr. Jeff Titon.
M.A. Brown University, Providence, RI. Music (Ethnomusicology). Master thesis title: “Cape Verdean Funana: Voice of the Badius.”
M.M. University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. Performance (Horn). Horn Professor –– Jerry Ball.
Hochschulabschlussprüfung (Advanced Performance Diploma). Hochschule für Musik, Freiburg, Germany. Horn Professor –– Ifor James.
B.M. Potsdam College, State University of New York. The Crane School of Music, Potsdam, NY. Performance (Horn). Horn Professor –– Roy Schaberg. Graduated Summa Cum Laude. Minor in Anthropology.
Publications include a documentary film, journal and encyclopedia articles, book chapters, magazine article, web articles, and reviews. Lectures and scholarly papers presented in the United States and Europe. Member of the Society for Ethnomusicology, College Music Society, and the International Horn Society.
Teaching Experience: Kolleg St. Blasien, 1984-86; Rhode Island College, 1994; Gannon University, 1999; St. Lawrence University, 1999-2000; Crane School of Music, State University of New York, 2000-2001 (full-time faculty); Franklin & Marshall College, 2001-2007 (full-time faculty); University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2007-2011. Member of tenure track faculty at University of Texas Brownsville since 2011.