Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe,
wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination,
a charm to gaiety, and
fire to everything.
It is the essence of order and leads
to all that is just and beautiful.
- Plato

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I really enjoy composing handbell music, when I can find the time!  Since the only instrument I can play is handbells (that's right -- I cannot play keyboard!), I completely rely on my computer hardware and software.  Just recently I switched over to using Finale after using Composer's Mosaic and Performer for over twenty years.

I first became interested in composing while attending North Carolina State University.  At the time, the university did not have a music degree program, but some classes were offered.  I took two semesters of music theory and one semester of composition.  I was fortunate to have the same instructor in all three classes, Dr. Phyllis Vogel (who is a talented classical pianist).

I have been very fortunate to have won several composition contests, and to have many compositions be published.  A list of my compositions, which includes some basic information, is available.

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