Community organizations 2004 - 2010 ---  in 2011 year as a full-time member of "Symphonicity" (the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach, a community volunteer orchestra, David Kunkel, director), rehearsing & performing with the full orchestra, as well as the Symphonicity Quartet, a string quartet drawn from the orchestra membership. The orchestra performs from ten to thirteen concerts annually, including Lollipop concerts for schools, and remote performances in Suffolk, Newport News, and the Eastern Shore. There are also free summer concerts for the Fourth of July, and the 24th Street Band Shell.

Regent School of Communication & The Arts Committees --- Animation Curriculum Committee 2009-2010, 2008-2009, development of new classes for the B.A. degree

Tidewater Area Macintosh User Group --- My participation has included preparation of presentations to help people learn to use the Macintosh and its tools to edit digitized movies and audio, and to create DVDs from their own materials. Membership in TARMAC is open to anyone with an interest in Macintosh computers.

Tidewater Arts Outreach from 2007---- Performing occasionally with the Celtic band "Leigheas" I've played for audiences at convalescent and retirement communities, including concerts arranged through the offices of TAO. I've also done volunteer performances with the BeachTones, a volunteer Senior singing group.

Community work -- I perform music frequently for services at Foundry United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach, Jim Edwards, Minister of Music

California 1993 - 2003

Imagination Theater Placerville, CA production of "Fiddler on the Roof" Spring 2003, Wendy Silverthorn, Director & Choreographer  (

Sierra Symphony Orchestra 2001-2003, Placerville, CA, Henrik Jul Hansen, Music Director & Conductor

Volunteer work for Shingle Springs, CA  Waldorf School 2001-2002

Red Cross Oakland Wilderness Emergency Response Training 12 week course - patient assessment, basic life support, hypothermia, frostbite & heat prostration, burn & laceration dressing & management, reduction of fractures & dislocations, rescue, certification in adult, child, and infant CPR, oxygen administration, et cetera.

Community Emergency Response Team Training, Fremont Fire Department - disaster preparedness, earthquake, collapsed building assessment & team search, cribbing, small fire suppression, first aid, triage, etc.

Scottish historical recreation group demonstrations for Bay Area public Schools

Cincinnati, Ohio  1987-91

Symphony Orchestra of Northern Kentucky University 1990 - 92, James R. Cassidy, Music Director

Cincinnati Civic Orchestra 1988 - 1990 - Larry Bonhaus, Music Director. This group performed frequently for retirement homes, schools, community organizations, and did free concerts at numerous communities in the greater Cincinnati region. I served on board of directors 1990, and also performed with the Orchestra's Quartet

Virginia 1965 - 1986 --- Virginia Beach Sunday Pops (volunteer) Orchestra 1980 - 1981, Walter Noona, Conductor

Animation workshops (non-credit free training and projects for students) conducted weekends in March Brothers Animation Studios, from 1977 to 1981

Yale Symphony Orchestra 1967-1968, John Mauceri, Conductor & Music Director

Norfolk Symphony Orchestra 1966 - 1967, Russel Stanger, Conductor & Music Director

Old Dominion Symphony Orchestra 1966 - 1967, John MacCormack, Conductor & Music Director

Virginia Beach Community Orchestra 1966 - 1967

Norfolk Youth Orchestra 1965-1967 Robert Kriner, Conductor

Moses Myers House Chamber Orchestra 1966, Robert Kriner, Conductor

Richmond Youth Symphony 1964-1965, Edgar Schenkman Conductor

Ojai Festival Orchestra, Lukas Foss Conductor & Music Director, 1963

Ventura County Symphony, 1962-63, Frank Salazar, Conductor & Music Director

Oxnard Youth Orchestra 1962-63, Ivan Schobe, conductor