Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
Doctor of Musical Arts (Composition), 1977 University of Miami School of Music
Master of Music (Jazz Composition/Afro-American Music), 1975
New England Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Arts (Music Theory), 1973 Manchester College
University of La Verne since 1977. Professor of Music. Department Chr.(eighteen years). Jazz studies, Theory and composition, American musics, World music, piano and synthesizer. La Verne, Ca.
Leiden University fall semester 2001. Walt Whitman Chair of American Culture Studies. Fulbright Senior Scholar. Jazz History, American Music. Leiden, NL
Claremont McKenna College 1999-2008. Visiting Professor of Music. 20th century American Jazz Culture, Claremont,Ca.
Utrechtse Hoogeschool voor de Kunsten (Conservatory) winter 1995.
Gastdocent (Guest lecturer). American music. Utrecht, NL
Universitat Innsbruck fall/winter semester 1991-2. Fulbright Senior Scholar.American musics - Jazz history, Native American and African-American musics.
Institüt für Musikwissenschaft. Innsbruck, Austria.
Washington State University 1979-80. Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. Director of Jazz Studies, composition, piano, theory. Pullman, Washington.
University of Miami 1975-7. Theory, ear training, Rock Ensemble. Coral Gables, Florida.
Past Students include: Herb Alpert, Bruce Hornsby, Andrew Ford (bass with Al Jarreau, Gladys Knight, CPR), Sandra Schwarzhaupt (soprano Salzburg-Mozart), Joe Bagg (jazz organist/pianist), Gayle Serdan (DMA jazz studies, jazz pianist), Giloh Morgan (writer, producer), Roberto Catalano (PhD ethnomusicology), RonaldMuldrow (jazz guitarist with Lou Rawls, Mulgrew Miller, Eddie Harris), J Michael O'Neal (pianist with Della Reese), Mike Bennett (downbeat magazine outstanding college drummer, drums/perc with Hilary Duff), David Jarvis (Prof. of Music/composer/percussion WSU), Steve Alboucq (trumet recording artist).