I'm a composer and piano player and a sort of writer about music (mostly 20th century American and British music) and I've been a non-resident music tutor at Pfoho for a long time. I grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, went to New England Conservatory, lived in England for two years, where I studied with a composer named Peter Maxwell Davies, and then came back to Boston and went to Brandeis. I've been around ever since. After a long, long time, I went back to Brandeis and got my doctorate. I teach at the Preparatory School at New England Conservatory (where some number of current Pfohosers were formerly students of mine) and at Boston University. I was a TF in CORE Music Courses at Harvard (mostly First Nights, but also Chamber Music and The Swing Era) for a number of years and I've also taught in the Music Department. Aside from music, I'm interested in books, movies, and politics, and I like talking about all of them.