Director, School of Music, Artistic Director, Boston
University Tanglewood Institute. Professor and co-chair, Department of
Music, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Professor,
Department of Music Education, College
of Fine Arts.
Affiliate faculty, African
Global Health Initiative, Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and
of Bombay; Diploma of Humanities, La Trobe University; Graduate Diploma
in Movement and Dance, University of Melbourne; Graduate Diploma in
Music, Victorian College of the Arts; Master of Education, La Trobe
University; Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Monash University;
graduate studies at Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Violin
studies with Adrian de Mello; Conducting studies with Joachim Buehler and
Robert Rosen. DAAD scholarship 1979-1980 for study at the Universität
Mozarteum in Salzburg.
Conducting engagements of note include Moscow State Symphony Orchestra,
Prokofiev Symphony Orchestra (Ukraine), National Youth Choir of Great
Britain, Baden-Baden Orchester, Shiki Daikunokai Choir and Orchestra
(Japan), Penang State Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Kaunas State
Philharmonic Choir (Lithuania). Invited presentations include American
Orff Schulwerk Association (Philadelphia),
World Symposium of Choral Music (Vancouver), Deutscher Sängerbund
(Würzburg), National Choral Seminar (Singapore).
Conductor, Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra, 2003. Conductor,
All-State Chorus, 2004. Former position Associate Professor and Director
of Music Performance at Monash University School of Music - Conservatorium, Australia. Awards include
Monash University Vice-Chancellor and President's Special Commendation
for Distinguished Teaching. Accredited Teacher, SEDA (UK).
Former Artistic Director, Melbourne
International Festival of Choirs. Editor, Music of Asia and the Pacific, Earthsongs, Oregon and Songs of the World, Hinshaw Music, North Carolina.
Advisor to the Board, International Federation for Choral Music, and
Chair of its Multicultural and Ethnic Commission. Artistic
Director, Aswatuna – Arab Choral Festival. Honorary Artistic President,
Symposium of Church Choral Music,
Board member: Project STEP, BYSO, Boston Baroque, Kneisel Hall Chamber
Music Festival. Chairman of the Board, Alea III Contemporary Music
Ensemble. Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Educational Inquiry.
Member, Advisory Board, Boston
University Center for Excellence in Teaching,
Member, Steering Committee, Global Health Initiative. Present position,