I started my professional audio career as an assistant at Astoria Soundworks recording studio. As a lover of classical music, jazz, and acoustic music, I turned to on-location recording and started my own recording business back in 2003, and began to specialize in capturing musicians in their natural habitats - whether it be in their living room or in live performance.
My current clients include Music Before 1800 (Rachel Podger, Blue Heron, Pomerium, El Mundo, and others), Brooklyn Chamber Music Society (Dawn Upshaw, Gil Kalish, Ani Kavafian, Julia Lichten, Shai Wosner, Timothy Eddy, & many others), Brooklyn Art Song Society, Glass Farm Ensemble, Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall (MediciTV, Joyce DiDonato, Marilyn Horne, Christa Ludwig, & others), Dorian Baroque, Libero Canto Singing, Harrington Talents (NBC Digital, CBS/Paramount) and many others. Some recent and upcoming CD projects include REBEL Baroque, SONOS Chamber Orchestra, and GHOSTLIGHT.
Equally at home working in genres ranging from traditional classical music and jazz to funk metal and avant-garde electronic music, I have had the pleasure and privilege of recording performances by such artists as Piotr Anderszewski, James Cobb, Melissa Errico, Kim Burrell, Living Colour, Gabriel Alegria Sextet (featuring Ron Carter), Laura Andrea Leguia Jazz Orchestra; and organizations such as Newport Folk Festival, Kornhaber Brown, Gamelan Son of Lion, Ensemble ACJW, Brooklyn Indie Music Festival, American Symphony Orchestra, Apotheosis Opera, NYU Symphony Orchestra, Sympho, and New York Composers Circle. I have also had the chance to work with some pretty exciting avant-garde ensembles such as LEMUR, Newspeak, Ne(x)tworks, and The Wooster Group. Recently, I became "tenured" faculty of the Music Department of Queensborough Community College, CUNY as a Lecturer of Music and Music Recording Technology.
I specialize in stereophonic and classical recording techniques, but I am well-versed in larger scale multi-track captures. My rig is capable of recording anything up to 48 tracks, and has been everywhere from the finest concert halls to the most obscure clubs. Much of my work is live, some for broadcast; you may have heard some of my work on various NPR programs, WQXR, WFUV, WWFM, and others.
I spent some time working as a singer and "club-date classical" pianist. My performing career has led me through venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to The Rainbow Room. I have served as a ringer and a soloist for numerous choirs throughout the city, and performed professionally with The New York Cantata Singers for nine years. I am currently musical director of the Hollis, NY congregation of the New Apostolic Church.
I hold a MM in Music Technology (Tonmeister Honors Sequence) from NYU's Steinhardt School, earned my BS in Information Systems Management (minor in Music) from York College, CUNY, my AAS in Music Technology from Queensborough Community College, CUNY, and I also studied voice for a time with Joyce McLean at Juilliard. I am a voting member of NARAS and a card-carrying full member of the AES.