November 17, 2020
A Q&A with CFCC’s Arts and Humanities Program Chair
Degrees & Certificates
- University of Georgia- Master of Arts in Music Performance
- Bowling Green State University – Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance
- NCCC AFA Association-Music
- Tallis Chamber Orchestra
Q & A
Please tell us about yourself.
I am a music instructor and a violinist. I am lucky to have found a profession that I love. I founded the Tallis Chamber Orchestra 15 years ago in Wilmington to perform live music and keep my violin skills up to date. I enjoy spending time with my wife Nancy and our border collie Pippa. We enjoy all Wilmington has to offer, kayaking, trail running, golf, and searching for sea glass at Wrightsville Beach.
What year did you start working at CFCC and what brought you here?
2008 Move from High School teaching to College teaching
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Transferring my excitement about music to the students.
When you’re not working, what do you do?
Playing and performing on my musical instruments, running, kayaking, spending time with my wife and our border collie.
Who had the greatest influence on your education and/or career path?
My high school violin instructor.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Practice, Practice, Practice!
Which three people (living or dead) would you invite to dinner and why?
- James Taylor and Johann Sebastian Bach to talk about music.
- My father (94 years old) have not visited him in Ohio for 6 months due to COVID-19.
What is something not many people know about you?
My father made the violin that I play.