Private study: Harriet Mandel; Sam Beckerman
Wingate High School (Brooklyn):
Dr. Lionel Kaplan, George M. Hall, Jr., David Jaffe, Shirley Franklin, Ernest Giovanelli
Manhattan School of Music:
Bachelor of Music (Theory) 1966; Master of Music (Education) 1967.
Theory: Ludmilla Ulehla; Orchestration: Nicholas Flagello;
Piano: Martha Pestalozzi; Conducting: Carmine Coppola;
Teaching Methods: Dr. Raymond LeMieux.
Professional activities through Manhattan School of Music:
Piano for performances and recordings with Manhattan Percussion Ensemble, Paul Price, director:
Concert with the American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leopold Stokowski (Carnegie Hall).
Television program at WGBH Boston, conducted by Aaron Copland.
Studio recordings: “Suite for Percussion” by Lou Harrison;
“Homunculus, C.F.” by Julia Perry.
Singing bass with the Manhattan Chorus and Schola Cantorum at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, conducted by Hugh Ross.
We sang in Carnegie Hall one afternoon and the Beatles performed there that evening. I guess we opened for them (sort of).