In addition to teaching cello at UNC, he directs its Cello Choir, Viol Consortand Baroque Ensemble, also teaching classes in Historical Performance Practices and String Methods for Music Education Students; as well as team-teaching a First-Year Seminar in the Physics of Music with Laurie McNeil, chair of the Physics Department. He also serves as mentor of the Kenan Music Scholars and is chair of the String Area.
His current research and performance interests include the cello music of Benjamin Britten, Chopin’s Cello Music on period instruments and French Gamba Music. A graduate of the Crane School of Music at Potsdam College in NY and of Penn State (MM cello, 1978), he also studied with John Hsu at Cornell University and was an NEH Fellow at Harvard in the 1993 Beethoven Quartet Seminar. He has taught at the College of St Scholastica in Minnesota (1978-82), Chautauqua Institution and the 1997 Aston Magna Academy at Yale; and has presented lectures, master classes and recitals at schools, colleges and workshops throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.