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I hold bachelor and master of music degrees. In addition to music, by secondary areas of concentration were in English, Foreign Language, and Drama. I taught for many years on the college/univeristy level, and was chairman of the vocal/choral area. I was also representative to the college council and university senate of my school. Additionally, I have been a church musician for over 45 years, and have expertise in liturgy and music for the mainline, liturgical churches such Episcopal, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, and Presbyterian. For several years, I was a leading dramatic tenor in European opera houses, where I specialized in the dramatic German roles. I have also appeared as soloist with leading orchestras and conductors throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe. I am also a "legit" actor, portraying primarily the large roles such as Prospero (Shakespeare), Lear (Shakespeare), Falstaff (Shakespeare), King Henry II ("The Lion in Winter"), and even Lady Bracknell in "The Importance of Being Earnest". I am essentially retired at this point. However, I continue to teach voice to students ready to make their professional debuts in classical music. I also continue to act, and am presently preparing a full-length play for one man called "Blessed Assurance". I tutor high school students who are in need of academic help, doing so in every field except calculus, chemistry, and physics. I have been married to the same wonderful woman for almost 40 years. We have two fine sons, both grown, and 5 grandchildren, who are the light of our lives.

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