I'm a professional violist available for hire for any kind of performance or recording that involves classical viola. With two decades of paid experience I'm comfortable performing with symphony, opera, symphonic pops, chamber music (any ensemble), string quartet (concert or "gig," wedding etc.), ballet orchestra, studio and soundtrack recording, musicals, baroque, modern music, church programs, cross-over, fusion, rock-n-roll, etc., even solo viola engagements. I've done it all and I'm an enthusiastic member of any group music undertaking.
Certifications: AFM Local 20-623 representation. Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Viola Performance from University of Oklahoma, Artist Certificate in Viola Performance from Southern Methodist University.
Professional Experience: Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio (Principal Viola), Tucson Symphony (Principal Viola), Walden Chamber Music Society, San Antonio Symphony, Colorado Music Festival, Crouse Quartet, Utah Festival Opera (Principal Viola), Sarasota Opera, Tulsa Philharmonic, San Antonio Opera, Dallas Opera, Boulder Philharmonic, Colorado Chamber Orchestra (Principal Viola), Opera Colorado, Olmos Ensemble, Musical Offerings, Denver String Quintet, Cactus Pear Music Festival, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Austin Symphony, REVEL Chamber Music, Austin Chamber Music Society, and many more...
Hear my work as both conductor and soloist on the soundtrack album for my film UPON THE AWFUL TREE (soloing on track #s 4. and 5.).
Serving as Principal Violist for this recording of the music of Andre Mathieu with the Tucson Symphony.
Enjoy a video archive of an entire concert with the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio with me serving as Principal Violist: