Here are some videos where I tune and play harpsichords.
My doctorate is in harpsichord.
I've written various essays and articles (mostly about music)
My research on
Johann Sebastian Bach's tuning
is one of my big projects from 2004 to present.
Here are the academic papers, the simpler explanations, and the hands-on instructions. There is also a list of
recordings using that tuning system.
I've compiled some Principles of Bridge and Life from experiences playing bridge
I have worked as a full-time Professional Services
Senior Consultant at
Genesys, formerly Angel.com.
In that role, I designed and produced automated telephone systems for dozens of clients, more than a hundred business apps.
From a June 2017 layoff, I am again seeking a similar position elsewhere.
As an IVR applications expert, I build the phone robots that ask a few questions and deliver information. Some of them triage the incoming calls in front of call-center routing. For these apps I've done the business analysis, verbiage design, spec writing, coding, audio editing, data integration, quality control testing, documentation, maintenance, performance-tuning analysis for best practices, incremental enhancements, and version management.
I am seeking something new using these skills, or perhaps in other fields (classical music or tech writing). The preference is to work from my home office with minimal occasional travel. Something local to the Harrisonburg VA area could also be possible.
I'd appreciate any leads by private message. Thanks!
Harpsichordist for hire - seeking serious professional concert opportunities where music will be listened to, actively.
Able to play any of the solo and ensemble harpsichord repertoire by Bach, the Couperins, Froberger, Frescobaldi, Buxtehude, Bohm, Reincken, Dieupart, Marchand, Fischer, Kuhnau, Farnaby, Forqueray, Graupner, Purcell, and selected works by many other composers: Byrd, Philips, Scarlatti, Handel, Rameau, Chambonnieres, Platti, Haydn, other Bachs, et al.
I have a good job doing something else, but I yearn to supplement that by performing the
music that moves me, solo and with good colleagues. I enjoy giving public concerts,
earning extra money at it, and being taken seriously as an expert classical musician.
On the side, I do writing projects (mostly music reviews and book reviews), and I'm
sort of famous as "the tuning guy", but I really want to perform more music as my
central way of using those skills. Thank you for any leads!
Excellent at sight-reading and improvisation of basso continuo. Sensitive accompanist with flexibility and a fine sense of humor. Quick and intuitive learner. Able to tune for my own performances, efficiently and accurately. Doctoral degree and 30 years of experience in these professional performance skills. CDs available. Can also play clavichord, pedal harpsichord, fortepiano, and organ, but principal instrument is harpsichord.