Where were you born and (if different) where did you grow up? Born in Philadelphia, grew up in Pittsburgh
Current residence and marital status/family (including pets): Live in Jericho with partner John Dunlop and cat, Willy
Education: Bachelors in Music from Indiana University. Graduate studies at Akron University
When did you start playing with the VSO? Fall of 1991
Other current jobs besides VSO: teach violin at Browns River Middle School, private teaching
Favorite composer: Beethoven
Hobbies: Gardening, hiking, kayaking, community organizing
How did you get started in music? Started playing in school. As soon as I started private lessons, was more or less hooked.
Describe a typical day: Morning projects include practicing, arranging music or gardening. Then preparing lunch, most delightful meal of the day. Bike commute to studio for teaching, evening rehearsal or relaxation.
Dream job if not musician: Wildlife biologist
Secret ambition: To live in a thriving “transition town”
People would be surprised to know that: I’m a glutton for sweets
Best advice I ever got: Prepare 150% for each performance
Favorite way to spend an evening: Jamming with friends
Pet peeve: Greed