Cred CAS/BS music and music composition ’94
Livelihood Composer and performer; part-time faculty, California State University–Monterey Bay; founder, JW Productions
Interests Traveling abroad, golfing, reading, consulting with churches on their music
Focus Music—I live and breathe music. pursuing a PhD in music composition with a cognate in ethnomusicology at UCLA
Recent Awards 2005 ASCAP Film and Television Music Award, 2004–2005 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series, 2002–2003 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series, 2001–2002 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series
Last Book You Read Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life by John Adams; The Compassionate Samurai: Being Extraordinary in an Ordinary World by Brian Klemmer; Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell (all three at the same time!)
What Keeps You Up At Night? Music, music, and more music! I am trying to find a balance between work and play.
Are You a Wonk? Yes. My heart is where the music is, and I had to follow that dream to the end.