(b Youngstown, Ohio, 1944).
Amer. conductor. Apprentice, NY City Opera 1972. Ass. cond. St Paul Chamber Orch. 1972–4. Mus. dir. Texas Opera Th. 1974–6, Houston Grand Opera 1979–93, Chautauqua Opera 1982–7, Opera Omaha 1983–91. At Houston cond. f.ps. of Bernstein's A Quiet Place (1983), Adams's Nixon in China (1987), and Tippett's New Year (1989).