In addition to my many years of performing with such orchestras as the Oslo Philharmonic, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic and Elmhurst Symphony Orchestraa (just to name a few), I have had the honor and privilege of serving as a music educator at the following institutions:


  • University of Evansville- Evansville, IN 1980 – 1983 – Adjunct Instructor of Percussion
  • Evansville-Vanderburgh School System – 1981 -82 – Artist-In-Residence – Plaza Park and Culver Elementary Schools
  • Oslo City School System – Oslo, NOWAY – 1984 -1997- Manglerud High School – Instructor of Applied Percussion – Percussion Ensemble
  • Norwegian Youth Symphony Orchestra – Elverum, Norway – 1984 – 1985 – Timpani and Percussion Coach
  • Norwegian State Music Academy – Oslo, Norway – 1988 – Guest Lecturer – Timpani
  • Joliet Junior College – Joliet IL – 2005 -2010 – Adjunct Instructor, Percussion



I have enjoyed my work in each of the above-mentioned positions, and particularly enjoyed working with the students and imparting to them what I have learned from those who taught me. Being an educator is the best way of passing the torch to the newest generation of musicians and I certainly had the opportunity to do just that.



I have had the honor and privilege to be invited to do several master classes and clinics over the years, starting in 1993 and going right up until 2007. If one counts my experience as an Artist-In-Residence with the Evansville-Vanderburgh School System in Evansville, Indiana, then you might say that I have been doing this since 1981. Here are just a few of the master classes I have given, in chronlogical order:


  • Norwegian Percussion Club – Oslo, Norway – Timpani Clinics – 1986, 1987; 1992,1996
  • Manhattan School of Music – New York, NY – Timpani Master Class – October, 1993
  • Manhattan School of Music – New York, NY – Timpani and Percussion Master Class – December, 1994 (with members of the Oslo Philharmonic Percussion Section)
  • Joliet Central High School – Joliet, IL – Timpani and Percussion Clinic – Spring 2003
  • Penn State University, State College, PA – February 2004 – Timpani Master Class and Lessons
  • Southern Illinois State University, Carbondale – Carbondale, IL – Timpani Master Class and Lessons- April 2004
  • University of Nebraska, Omaha – Omaha, NB – Timpani Master Class – October 2006
  • Joliet Junior College – Joliet, IL – Timpani Master Class – Spring 2007

  • University of Wisconsin Milwaukee – Timpani Master Class – Spring 2015






Over the course of my career, I have written several articles for the Percussive Arts Society. They were originally published in that organization’s “Percussive Notes” during the early 1990s and up into the early 2000s. They include articles on musical performance matters, an article on Percussion Education in Norway ca. 1990, and several interviews with noted timpanists and percussionists.
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Mahler’s First Symphony
Mahler’s Second Symphony
Percussion in Norway – ca. 1990
Cloyd Duff Interview
James Holland Interview
Sal Rabbio Interview
Successful Timpanist