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I was first inspired by my high school choir director, Bruce Shelley, in the Spring of 1981 pulling the curtain for the school's production of The Music Man. I fell in love with choral music and with the idea of teaching, and decided to attend The Ohio State University and get a degree in Music Education.

Life has a funny way of working out, and instead of staying in Columbus, Ohio and accepting a job teaching K-6 Unified Arts, I decided to jump in the car and head to NYC. I had the great fortune to land on Broadway in 7 different shows, my first being CATS. CATS was once the longest-running show on Broadway, but the important thing about having this job was the stability it provided me. It gave me the opportunity to pursue my first passion, teaching.

I have been on the faculty at CAP21 since 1999, once a division of NYU’s Tish School of the Arts, and now it’s own entity. I've had the opportunity to work with some of the greatest teachers around, learning from them, honing my teaching skills and shaping upcoming musical theatre stars.

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