They have enabled  the composition of most of my major works – operas, cantatas and musicals – and the many arrangements I have made of folksongs and spirituals.  I thank the staff and benefactors of these artistic havens for their gifts of support and encouragement, hospitality and inspiration of immeasurable magnitude.  

Centrum, Port Townsend, WA
Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Temecula, CA
Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojàcar, Spain
Hambidge Foundation, Rabun Gap, GA
Hospitalfield, Arbroath, Scotland
Millay Arts Colony, Steepletop, NY
Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, NM
I would like to express my gratitude to these artist colonies for the time, solitude and support I have been given since my first sabbatical residencies in 1993-1994. 


Profound appreciation to Jason Charnesky for his guidance and support in creating the entirety of this website. I also thank him for his expertise in writing the English version (sic) of this website.

I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Ken Keagy of Simmer Creative for his brilliant design and layout of this site. I thank him also for his never-ending patience with this novice web explorer.  

Both colleagues make this composer, his career and his music look better than I ever thought possible. Thank you.