Education:Studies with Harold Siegel and Warren Benfield, Northwestern University, 1972-75; additional studies with Ring Warner, the Congress of Strings and Stuart Sankey, the Aspen Music Fesitval.Professional Affiliations:Principal bass, Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, 1975-76 and the Milwaukee Symphony, 1977. First assistant principal bassist, the Cleveland Orchestra 1982-. Solo bassist with the Cleveland Octet, 1982-1992. Faculty, Kent/Blossom School, 1997-. Former faculty member, University of Akron, Kent State University, Baldwin Wallace College. Masterclasses in Illinois, New York, California, Ohio, Michigan and Hong Kong; clinician at the 1993, 1995, 1996 Midwest Bass Symposium and 1995, 1997 International Society of Bassists convention.Recordings:Recordings for Audiophon and Newport Classics.