master classes, lessons
*Primary teachers: Hilton Jones, David Conte, David Noon, composition; Robert Helps, piano.
*Single private lessons with composers Ladislav Kubik, Claudio Spies, Conrad Susa, and pianist Peggy Salkind.
*Select classroom professors: Nils Vigeland, Richard Danielpour, Elinor Armer, Laurette Goldberg, and Art Woodbury.
*Participated in a West African drumming master class in 1994 with Robert Levin, rhythms of Ghana. (MSM)
*Was one of four composers chosen for a master class given by Ned Rorem in 1994. (MSM)
*Student liaison for composer Elliot Carter for a master class at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 1993.