About Me:

I have been fascinated by music for many years. My father, a respected composer and former copyist, encouraged me to learn how to do copywork as a young man. I earned a bachelors and masters degree in euphonium from Michigan State University and am now finishing a doctorate at Indiana University in brass pedagogy with minors in music history and composition. During my academic career, I developed a keen interest in music printing and have devoted much time to studying not just current incarnations, but its whole history.

I am particularly interested in the development of the various printing processes, from Petrucci's first stunning printing of the Harmonice Musices Odhecaton through increasingly sophisticated typography and engraving to lithography and beyond. For me, music printing became fully mature by the beginning of the nineteenth century. The finest engraved music of that time displays not just consistently sized noteheads, dynamics and beautiful spacing, but a quality of true artistry and mastery. In my work, I strive to achieve their exceptional harmony and balance of the musical symbols.

I am a craftsman with a meticulous eye for detail. Accuracy, balance, grace, and harmony are my watchwords. I love what I do and it shows in my work.

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