Work CV

Media Composer and Educator in South Portland, ME. Experience in composing music for documentaries, PSAs, and commercial work. Available for projects anywhere in the US and abroad.

Experience

In Composing

Eleanor's in the Ocean", Documentary Film | GSPMusic, Northeast Harbor ME | May 2022

 

Director, Composer, Video & Music Editor, and Engineer for a documentary telling the story of Eleanor (a 1972 32' Bristol sailboat) and her return to the ocean.

Figuring It All Out", LP | GSPMusic, South Portland ME | May 2022

 

Composer, Instrumentalist, Orchestrator, Editor, and Mix Engineer of a collection of cues in varying styles and types of ensembles. The final works exhibit performances utilizing both acoustic and virtual instruments. Released worldwide for streaming and download. The tune 'Dramatic Aristocratica' from this album was featured on Disco's new music playlist.

Unimocycle”, LP | GSPMusic - South Portland ME | October 2020

 

Composer, Performer, Editor, and Engineer. Unimocycle is an album of pieces written for mixed electronic and orchestral ensembles. The primary moods/genres include espionage, humor, inspiring anthems, quirky electronic.

Cooking For Community”, Commercial | GSPMusic - South Portland ME | June 2020

 

Composer, Performer, Editor, and Engineer. Wrote and arranged the cue used for the bed of a CookingForCommunity.org commercial for social media.

Cooking For Community”, PSA | GSPMusic - South Portland ME | May 2020

 

Composer, Performer, Editor, and Engineer. Consulted with CookingForCommunity.org producers to create a 90 second cue for their 2020 PSA.

Torn Down", LP | GSPMusic - South Portland ME | April 2020

Composer, Performer, Editor, and Engineer. Torn Down is a collection of cues that were either scored to picture or inspired from photographs of tired, worn-out spaces in rural and urban environments. The pieces ranged from solo works for piano and nylon-string guitar to eerily orchestrated songs for electronic and traditional acoustic instruments.

Romantic Music For Space Travel”, LP | GSPMusic - South Portland ME | October 2019

 

Composer, Performer, Editor, and Engineer. This album is a collection of dramatic melodic themes and robust harmonic beds for electronic instruments, percussion, staples of the orchestra, guitars, and sound design elements.

Gloria Gemma Foundation”, Short Film | Gloria Gemma Foundation - Firesite Films | July 2019

 

Composer, Performer, Editor, and Engineer. Composed and produced numerous cues for a 20 minute film. Alec Asten, Director. 

The Dramatic Works, Vol. 1”, LP | GSPMusic - South Portland ME | June 2019

 

Composer, Performer, Editor, and Engineer. This album is a collection of dramatic melodic themes and robust harmonic beds for electronic instruments, percussion, staples of the orchestra, guitars, and sound design elements.

Dave's Coffee”, Commercial | Firesite Films, Noank CT | March 2019

 

Composer, Performer, Editor, and Engineer. Composed and produced a cue for jazz quartet for a 30 second commercial for social media. Alec Asten, Director. 

Saudi Women's Empowerment", PSA | Glade/Johnson & Johnson | September 2018

 

Composer, Performer, Editor, and Engineer. After receiving an NDA and brief, I composed and produced a two-minute piece and subsequent edits in 14 hours. The piece featured both acoustic and virtual instruments.

Tammy's Story" Short Film | Gloria Gemma Foundation; Firesite Films | September 2018

 

Composer, Performer, Editor, and Engineer. Composed the principle theme and variations. Alec Asten, director.

Pluviophile”, LP | GSPMusic, South Portland ME | September 2015

 

Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Editor, and Engineer of a flamenco/20th ce. classical record featuring nylon string and electric guitars, cajon, palmas, djembe, voice, and a Precision™ bass. Pluviophile was released worldwide on compact disc and for streaming. Supported with live events and television and terrestrial radio performances.

“The Luthier”, Documentary Film | Theron Powell Productions, Portland ME | July 2015

Actor and contributing composer for a documentary on the fabrication of a flamenco guitar built by Toby Rzepka. Theron Powell, director.

Episode Music for Nutritional Video | Dr. Mark Hyman, Tyringham MA | August 2013

Composed a piece of gypsy jazz music for guitars, upright bass, and a sparse jazz kit for a nutrition show that aired online. Robert Oakes, Editor and Producer.

In Performing

Classic Guitar Soloist | 2001 - present

Compiled and performed Spanish and South American music for the guitar by composers like Mangoré, Villa-Lobos, Torrobo, Granados, Albéniz, and others. Venues included Mohegan Sun, Connecticut College, The Supper Club (NYC), Bates College, and others.

Electric Stunt Guitarist | 1990 - 2020

Composed, recorded, and performed as a supporting artist and as the singer/songwriter 'out front person' in many, many groups.

In Education

Guitar & Composition Mentor | GSPMusic, South Portland ME | 2014 - present

Guiding students through their journeys learning technique, repertoire in numerous styles, composing, improvising, orchestrating, music production, copyrighting, and music publishing.

Applied Music Faculty | Pomfret School, Pomfret CT | 2002 - 2014

Created and applied new curricula for students studying classic and modern guitar. Managed a studio of thirty-five weekly students which included consulting on their practice, choosing repertoire, recital preparation, and collegiate auditions.

Founder and Instructor | Guitarra, Glastonbury CT | 2007 - 2014

Founded a private studio designed around bringing a multi-cultural approach to guitar performance. Students were encouraged to fraternize in numerous styles while pursuing their primary musical interests. Classes included nylon string performance (classic & flamenco), jazz, rock, and other 20th ce. pick style genres.

Education

Guitar Student | Ricardo Cobo, Las Vegas NV | 2000 - 2001

Studied technique, repertoire, and performance as it relates to classic guitar.

Composition & Orchestration Student | Paul Gay, Chelmsford MA | 1996

Played through, listened to, and analyzed manuscripts by numerous composers to determine style.

University of Massachusetts at Lowell | BA in Music Performance | graduated with honors | 1993 - 1996