Curriculum Vitae

Musical Theater Shows

  • Flying Over Sunset
  • Anastasia
  • Pippin
  • The Drowsy Chaperone
  • Assassins
  • Oklahoma
  • Fosse
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Once Upon A Mattress
  • Victor Victoria
  • Damn Yankees
  • Gypsy
  • Me and My Girl
  • Pacific Overtures
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • A Chorus Line

Jazz and Commercial Performances

  • Charles McPherson
  • Randy Brecker
  • Audra McDonald
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater
  • Shirley Bassey
  • Lady Gaga
  • The Who
  • Johnny Mathis
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Ray Charles
  • Tony Bennett
  • Mel Torme
  • Frank Sinatra Jr.
  • Barry Manilow
  • Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
  • Jane Oliver

Orchestral Performances

  • New York City Ballet Orchestra
  • New York Philharmonic
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • New Jersey Symphony
  • Brooklyn Philharmonic
  • American Symphony Orchestra
  • American Composers Orchestra
  • New York Pops Orchestra
  • New York Chamber Symphony
  • Westchester Philharmonic
  • Kirov Ballet Orchestra
  • Bolshoi Ballet Orchestra
  • Orchestra of St. Luke’s
  • Concordia

Chamber Music Performing Ensembles

  • Philip Glass Ensemble
  • Steve Reich Ensemble
  • Metropolitan Opera Chamber Players
  • International Composers Conference (Switzerland)
  • Metropolitan Saxophone Quartet

Private Studies


  • Joseph Allard
  • Eddie Daniels
  • Ray Beckenstein
  • Joseph Porcelli


  • Joseph Allard
  • Ronald Reuben
  • Peter Simenauer
  • Joseph Rabbai
  • Richard Wilder
  • Joseph Porcelli


  • Thomas Nyfenger
  • Michael Parloff
  • Keith Underwood
  • Paul Dunkel
  • Sandra Miller


  • Eddie Daniels
  • Bob Mover
  • Bob Porcelli
  • Charles McPherson


The Graduate School of the City University of New York
Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance
The Juilliard School
Master of Music in Performance
Queens College
Master of Science in Music Education
Queens College
Bachelor of Arts in Music Education

Teaching Experience

New Jersey City University, Jersey City, New Jersey
Professor of Jazz Studies and Woodwinds
Wagner College, Staten Island, New York
Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone, Clarinet, Chamber Music
Queens College, Flushing, New York
Pre-College Division Saxophone and Clarinet Instructor
Rye Country Day School, Rye, New York
Director of Bands
Roslyn High School, Roslyn, New York
Assistant Band Director
P.S. 188, Bayside, New York
Band Director

Publications and Articles

  • Beyond the Notes: Musical Thoughts and Analyses [Nyfenger Holdings, LLC]
  • Woodwind Doubling for Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute [Joffewoodwinds, LLC]
  • The Evolution of Commercial Doubling [Allegro–Publication of Local 802, AFM]
  • What’s Really Going On In Jazz Education [JazzInside NY]
  • Remembering Tom Nyfenger [NY Flute Club Newsletter]
  • Lew Tabackin: Jazz Virtuoso [NY Flute Club Newsletter]
  • America’s Musical Meltdown [The Academic Forum]


  • Smithtown High Schools West & East
  • Kutztown University Summer Chamber Festival
  • International Clarinet Association
  • International Flute Association
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • Marshall University
  • Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies
  • New Jersey Jazz Society
  • New Jersey Music Educators Conferences
  • New Jersey Intercollegiate Jazz Ensembles

Professional Organizations

  • The Jazz Education Network
  • North American Saxophone Alliance
  • International Clarinet Society
  • National Flute Association
  • New York Flute Club
  • Chamber Music America
  • New Jersey Music Educators Association