(photo courtesy of Liana Sposto)

Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California, 2024-.
Professor, University of Southern California, 1976-1978, 1996-2023.
Music Director, Los Angeles Zimriyah Chorale, 1998-2024.
Music Director, Choral Society of Southern California, 1982-2013.
Music Director, Los Angeles Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble (La Vie), 1993-2003.
Music Director, Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church, 1978-2013.
Music Director, Ventura County Master Chorale, 1976-1980.

Author of 2 books, 2 book Forewords, and chapters in 4 compilation books.
Author of 20+ articles, 10+ scholarly reviews, 20+ editions of choral music.

Composer of 50+ published compositions.
Commissions from J. Paul Getty Museum, Vienna International Organ Festival, The Golden Bridge, Voce Chamber Choir (London), others.
Conductor or composer on 13 commercially released classical CDs.
Arranger and/or conductor on 20 commercially released pop CDs.
Consultant, composer/arranger, and/or conductor on 16 commercially released films/TV.

Academic residencies at Yale, Cambridge (Queens’ College) (3), Oxford (Magdalen College and Yiddish Studies Institute), National University of Ireland, University of Minnesota, Wellesley College, University of Miami (3), UCLA, Albion College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Irish Institute of Music and Song, others.

Presentations and/or Lectures at Krakow Jewish Cultural Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, and at conferences of the American Musicological Society (national), American Choral Directors Association (national, divisional and state), Cantors Assembly (national and international), others.

Conducting appearances with London Symphony Orchestra (recordings), Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Opera, London Voices, Berliner Domkor, Philharmonia Orchestra, Ensemble Vocal D’Aquitaine, YMF Debut Orchestra, Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Oratorio Society of New York, Slovak Radio Orchestra, Prague Radio Chorus, Slovak Radio Children’s Chorus, others.

Member, Board of Directors of two non-profit foundations and the Advisory Boards of five others.

Recipient of the German-American Friendship Medal, Baylor University Alumni of the Year Award (2013), Commendations from the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives, others.