Tutelage / Formation


Orchestral Conducting: Attilio Poto (protégé of Léon Barzin, who was a protégé of Arturo Toscanini) Boston Conservatory & Private - 6 yrs 


Conductors (orchestral keyboards & basso continuo): (partial list): Seiji Osawa (7 yrs) , Benjamin Zander (15 yrs), Gunther Schuller (7 yrs) Frederick de Burgos, Roberto Abbado, Bernard Haitink, Eugene Ormandy, Luciano Berio, Keith Lockhart (7 yrs), Jonathan McPhee, John Mauceri, David Hoose, Gil Rose, Sir Trevor Pinnock, Sir Andrew Davis 


Choral Conducting: Allen Lannom, Boston Conservatory/Berklee School of Music


Organ /Harpsichord/Early Music/ Basso Continuo:  Henry Cook, Jack Fisher (Boston Univ. B.A.), John Binsfeld, Brian Jones, James David Christie (Boston Conservatory/Berklee M.M.) /


Master classes/Private Study/ Seminar Intensives: Harold Vogel, William Porter, Edoardo Bellotti, Xavier Darasse, Garth Peacock, David Boe, Enrico Viccardi, Haskell Thomson 


Vocal Pedagogy: Iride Pilla 


Composition: Larry Bell, John Adams


Fluent in Italian, conversant in Spanish, 6 years studying German