Hi Everyone. This is my website.
I am president of the Cleveland Federation of Musicians, Local 4 AFM and represent a diverse clientele of musical artists, including musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra and Playhouse Square Foundation, independent singer/songwriters and an abundance of world-class artists that call Northeast Ohio home. The union owns and operates two subsidiaries, Music Talent
of Cleveland and Local 4 Music Fund.
I serve as director of music for Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in Tremont. Whoever you are, and wherever
you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
I am treasurer of the North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor, the central labor council in Northeast Ohio. We represent
over 80,000 working people from more than 140 unions in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties.
I write songs and released two collections: Systematic Tales in 2015 and Where We Are in 2013. I sing American Popular Song repertoire accompanied by pianist Dan Maier or guitarist Bob Ventre, and I sometimes play bass in the Alex Bevan Band.
I served as the choral director for Lakeland Community College for six years, and as an adjunct professor of conducting for Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music for eight years. I directed choral ensembles, taught conducting classes, and music directed productions in the musical theatre and theatre departments.
I was an associate artist for Cleveland Opera on Tour, and a chorister for Cleveland Opera, Pittsburgh Opera and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. I played bass for numerous productions at Playhouse Square Foundation, Cleveland Playhouse and Great Lakes Theatre Festival, and supported a wide array of talent ranging from Phyllis Diller to the Fat Boys.
I also sailed the high seas as a cruise ship musician, and was an owner of the wine and martini bar Budapest Blonde.
Musical artists generally lead complicated lives and this has been made more so by the recent pandemic. Get in touch with me on my contact page for additional information regarding my events, performances, services or anything else at all.