For the official story, see my Resume/Vitae....
Also, I am available for professional freelance music work: performance, composing, arranging, harpsichord maintenance, etc. My normal rate is $25/hr plus any travel expenses. Please contact me with project ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm a professional
play concerts, write
music (mostly hymns and keyboard pieces), and
Other instruments I play in public: clavichord, organ, virginals,
piano, fortepiano, recorders, harmonium, synthesizer.
In college I played all the orchestral percussion
instruments, but that was only because
nobody else volunteered.
Another volunteer project from a few years ago is the website for the Harrisonburg/Rockingham Chamber of Commerce.
Gloria and I are hooked on the two-player card game "Klaberjass." Our previous game was Backgammon.
I also play contract bridge weekly at the Harrisonburg Duplicate Bridge Club, and about once or twice a month in Waynesboro. I am currently ranked as Life Master (#P455216) with the American Contract Bridge League. A few years ago I designed a player-rating system currently in use worldwide on OkBridge. (And it's certainly argued about regularly: see this analysis or the discussion archived on Deja News.) A bridge-dealing PC program I wrote a few years ago is available through the Web and FTP at the Australian archive or US mirror.
My big grad-school projects, in addition to the normal recital
requirements and course work, were:
In July 1999 I performed and produced a clavichord recording for which I'm now seeking a publisher.
Occasionally I turn my musical opinions into Amazon.com reviews of CD's that I like (or, in some cases, dislike).
Sometimes I listen to the radio.
Every few weeks we get our lunch at Hank's in the Dayton Farmer's Market a few miles from our house. Yum!
And there's also the tour of Germany in May and June 1997, with my friend Marty Hodel.
And playing with the cats.