About

Below is an outline of education and work experiences. My work experiences range from plumber to cook, and choral conductor to tour arranger. I have published choral music and several music commissions. I have lived and worked in five states. As I enter this next phase of life (retirement?), I am planning to continue contract work as a web developer, and start looking at sailboats for blue water sailing.

High School

1970-1975: Aitkin High School, Aitkin Minnesota

Military Service

1975-1979: United States Air Force

Honorable Discharge, Grade E4

Civil Engineering Squadron

Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico

Undergraduate Degree

1979-1983: University of Minnesota, Duluth

Bachelor of Music

Theory & Composition

Education Certificate, Vocal/Choral music grades 5-12

Choir Director: Lutheran Campus Ministry

Public School Educator

1983-1985: Evansville Public Schools, Evansville, Minnesota

Vocal/Choral Music grades 5-12

Graduate Degree

1985-1986: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Master of Music

Graduate Assistant: Graduate Chorale

Choir Director: St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Urbana, IL

Northland College

1986-1995: Associate Professor of Music, Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin

Director of Vocal/Choral Music and Voice Instruction

Music Courses: Theory & Composition; Choral Conducting; The Nature of Sound

Choir Director: Northland Singers and Northland Choir

Choir Director: Chequamegon Area Choir, Washburn, Wisconsin

Choir Director: Messiah Lutheran Church, Washburn, Wisconsin

Choir Tours: Japan 1988, Eastern USA 1990, Germany and Poland 1992

Founder: Annual Christmas on the Bay Dinner-Concerts

Cultural Performance Direct

1995-2000: CEO and Founder, Cultural Performance Direct, Eden Prairie, MN

Arrange choral concert tours for American and International Choirs

The Sacred Voice

2001-2007: Artistic Director and Founder, The Sacred Voice, Minneapolis, MN

Perform a cappella sacred choral music concerts to raise funding for organizations throughout the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul

Faith Partners Residency Program

2005-2007: Composer, Faith Partners, American Composers Forum

Evangelical Covenant Church & First Lutheran Church, Alexandria, MN

Sacred Voice Music Publishing

2005-2010: Owner, Sacred Voice Music Publishing, Minneapolis, MN

Compose and Publish Music

Undergraduate Degree

2008-2011: University of Phoenix, online

Bachelor of Science, Website Development emphasis

Honors Student

University of Minnesota

2013-2021: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Web Developer, University Services and Bookstores

New Day Web Design

2010-Present: Owner, New Day Web Design, Hopkins, MN

Web Development and Technology Services

Specializing in Drupal and WordPress

Former clients: University of Minnesota, Best Buy, Family Housing Fund, The Aliveness Project