Instrumental Music Compositions


    "These (Portrait of a Patriot) are clearly very impressive compositions."

     - Andrew Glover, C.L. Barnhouse Pub.

    "Your material (Faces of America & Huntington Ravine) was one of the few we reviewed that understand the    

    limitation of writing for younger students."

     - Larry Clark, Carl Fischer Music V.P.

    "Your work (arr. of "The Natural") is very good."

     - Paul Lavendar, Hal Leonard Publishing

    "Your manuscripts (Catch the Spirit & Nature's Fury) are very impressive."

     - Brian Balmages, FJH Music Co., Inc.

    "There are many attractive aspects to your writing (Four Freedoms)."

     - Claudia Douglas, Ludwig Music Pub.

    "The Last Rose of Summer is a well-done arrangement."

     - Walter Cummings, Grand Mesa Music Publications.

    "The music (Last Rose of Summer) is quite pedagogically sound for the grade level you've targeted."

     - William Owens, Editorial Assistant, FJH Music Publications, Inc.

    "Good thematic ideas from famous musical quotations with clever backdrops to these melodies  

    (Four Freedoms)." 

     - Richard Blatti, Associate Director of Bands, Ohio State University

    "My Freshman Band performed Portrait of a Patriot.  The students enjoyed the selection, its meaning and the 

    performance.  There are a few technical problems, it's a solid Grade 3; there's lots of music!"

     - Tom Kessler, Bacon Academy Band Director, Colchester, CT

    "My students loved the piece (Nature's Fury) and enjoyed your guest conducting.  Our administration and  

    parents were so impressed."

     - Ann Birrell, Lyman Memorial High School Band Director, Lebanon, CT

    "I love it!  The students really like the selection (Whaleman's Saga).  You know when a middle school students 

    says they really like it, it's terrific!"

     - James F. Hilbie, Mystic Middle School Band Director, Mystic, CT

    "Love your piece (Four Freedoms) we played at the reading session!"

     - Dean Coutsouridis, Coginchaug High School Band Director, Durham, CT