Only Three Semesters Left
Before I began the 2018-19 academic year - my 25th at Bellarmine University - I decided to jump on the early retirement train. Teaching has been incredibly rewarding. My students inspire me, they keep me on my game, and I’ve met scores of inspiring people in the music industry, many of whom have become dear and life-long friends. I can without hesitation say that my years in academia, as a student and a teacher, have contributed the most to my career and success as a composer. This spring I will be on sabbatical and then I will return for one more year. The next chapter starts on May 15, 2020.