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Assistant Principal, second and E-flat clarinet, Oakland East Bay Symphony, 1981-present

Principal clarinet, Napa Valley Symphony, 1990-present

Principal clarinet, Oakland Ballet and Diablo Ballet

Principal clarinet, Fremont-Newark Philharmonic, 1974-present

Principal clarinet, Vallejo Symphony, 1988-present

Principal clarinet, Festival Opera, 1990-present

First call for various symphonies including the Mozart Festival, Marin Symphony, the Honolulu Symphony, the San Francisco production of “Phantom of the Opera”       

Studio clarinetist


Clarinet instructor, St. Mary’s College, 2012 to present

Clarinet instructor, California State University, East Bay, 2006 to present.

Woodwinds instructor, chamber ensemble, theory, and music history, Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, CA., 1980 to present.

Private clarinet instructor and woodwind clinician at various Bay Area schools, 1970 to present.

Clarinet instructor, California State University, Sacramento, sabbatical replacement, 2006

Clarinet instructor, University of California, Davis 2004-05

Clarinet instructor, Young Musicians Program, University of California, Berkeley, 2006

Los Medanos Concert Band conductor, sabbatical replacement, 1996 and 2004

Co-conductor of the Diablo Wind Symphony, 1997 to present

Guest clinician, coach, and soloist for the California Chamber Ensemble Association, 1999

Guest clinician for the California Music Educators Association Bay Section Winter Conference, 1998

Resident clarinet clinician, Pacific Basin Band Festival, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1986 to 1991

 Clarinet faculty member, Meadowood/Cazadero Music Camp, 1981-86

Woodwind Chairperson for the Music Teacher's Association of California, 1990-199

Authored Clarinet Syllabus for the Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC)


Founding member of the Muir Trio, professional chamber ensemble

Guest Artists for the National Harp Convention, 2006

Founding member of the Emerald Ensemble, sponsored by Columbia Artists, Inc.

Guest Artists, for the California Music Teachers’ Convention, 2005

Founding member of the Trio Con Brio, professional chamber ensemble, European tour, 1984 and Southern California, 1986

UC Davis Chamber Players and Empyrean Ensemble, 1990-1998

California State University, East Bay, and Los Medanos College Faculty Recitals

            Member of Oakland Symphony Chamber Ensemble

            Composers’ Incorporated Chamber Performer

            Old First Church Concert Series, San Francisco

            Trinity Chamber Ensemble, Berkeley

            San Francisco Community Center Chamber Series

            Winds of Change, San Francisco

            Oakland Symphony Sound Spectrum Contemporary Ensemble

            Delta Chamber Players

            Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players

            Berkeley Piano Club


Concerto for Clarinet, Martin Rokeach

Concerto for Clarinet, Rafael Hernandez

Sonata for Clarinet, Aviata for E-flat Clarinet, and several other works  Nancy Bachmann

Deodar for solo clarinet, Robert Basart

Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra, Durwynne Hsieh

Concerto Giocoso for E-flat Clarinet and Orchestra, Jerome Neff

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Jack Mason


Lifetime Community College Teaching Credential, 1988

Master in Arts degree in Music Performance, Cal-State University, Hayward, 1984

Bachelor in Arts degree in Music, Cal-State University, Hayward, 1977


Studied clarinet with Rosario Mazzeo, former member of the Woodwind Department of the New England Conservatory of Music and former principal clarinet, Boston Symphony, selected to study by audition, 1977-1997

Studied clarinet with David Breeden, principal clarinet, San Francisco Symphony, 1976-77

Studied clarinet with William Wohlmacher, professor at Cal-State Hayward, 1972-76

Studied clarinet with Rudolph Tapiro, principal clarinet, Oakland Symphony, 1970-72


                        Music Teachers’ Association of California

                        California Music Educators Association

                        Musicians' Union Local No.6

                        International Clarinet Society

                        Berkeley Piano Club