- Undergraduate Faculty
Professor of Music
Department Chair of Music
I am currently professor, College organist and chair of the music department. I am an active composer, author, performer, church musician and clinician, and serve as the director of Music Ministry at First Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, Maryland.
I received the “Alumnus of Excellence Award” in 2015 from Shenandoah Conservatory, and am an editor and frequent author of a monthly column entitled “Musicians on the Side” in the journal The American Organist.
I am the author of three books, numerous articles and dozens of anthem and hymn texts. My published compositions number more than 300 and include works for organ, adult and children’s choirs, and various instrumental ensembles, plus a children’s musical and psalm settings and hymn tunes that appear in numerous hymnals in the U.S. and Australia.
I served on the editorial committee for the hymnal Evangelical Lutheran Worship. I have presented numerous recitals and improvised hymn festivals across the U.S. and in Europe and have performed as harpsichordist with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the Hood Chamber Players, the National String Sinfonia, the Frederick Symphony Orchestra, and Bach in Baltimore. I am an active member of both the Baltimore and Central Maryland Chapters of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), a member and past regional president of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians (ALCM), and a member of The Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada, and I have led workshops for all three organizations.
- DMA, Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia
- MSM, Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio
- BMus, Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota