I am a freelance writer based in New York City. My education includes a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance from The University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Music (again in Clarinet Performance) from The University of Texas (Austin).
Since then the clarinet fell by the wayside and I’ve worked my share of administrative jobs. Upon moving to New York in 1993, I studied at the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and composed songs for children’s theater (for which I’ve had some nice writeups in The New York Times).
In 2002 I took my passion for film music, especially Academy Award-nominated scores, and began to write a historical reference guide. After watching every film (some 450+ at the time), I had a first draft of a book in which publishers and agents didn’t seem interested. After licking my wounds, I took the material into the digital age in 2005 with a website, Settling-the-Score.com. Now that the site has disappeared into the online ether, I’m back to blogging to share my views on music, books, movies, theatre and pretty much anything and everything I find interesting.
So that’s it. My life in less than five hundred words. If you come to New York City, you’ll find me either in front of the computer (hopefully writing), with my nose in a book, walking the dog and/or screaming at tourists to get out of my way.