Curriculum Vitae

EXPERIENCE

TEACHING

Private Cello Instructor,
1980-present
Presently teaching nineteen cellists ranging from eight years old up to and including university. Students are enrolled in Carnegie-Mellon University Preparatory Music and Extension Division, University of Pittsburgh and Chatham University. Students are active in the community, performing with Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, Three Rivers Young People's Orchestra, Symphonette, East Pittsburgh Youth Orchestra, Edgewood Symphony, South Hills Junior Orchestra, University of Pittsburgh Orchestra, District, Regional and Honors Orchestras. Several students have graduated from the conservatories of Duquesne University, Carnegie Mellon University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, University of Michigan, Cleveland Institute of Music, Penn State University, Eastman School of Music and Columbia University.

Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
2010-present
Part-Time Faculty, Instructor of Cello
Studio Instructor for undergraduates in the School of Music.

Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania,
2002-2009
Faculty, Instructor of Cello
Studio Instructor for cello majors and minors.
Teacher of String Methods.

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
2002-present
Part-Time Faculty, Instructor of Cello
Studio Instructor for the School of Music.

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2001
Adjunct Professor of Cello
Studio Instructor for Performance Majors.

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
2002-present
Faculty
Studio Instructor for music majors and non-majors. Cello Instructor for Preparatory Division.

Music Studies Abroad, Vaison-la-Romaine,
Provence, France,
1997-2002
Cello Instructor and Chamber Music Coach
Prepared cellists age 14-18 for masterclasses and recitals as well as coached chamber music for public performance in a three week festival for serious violinists, cellists and pianists of all ages. Taught in collaboration with Cellist Robert Dodson of Boston University, Violinist Barbara Krakauer, formerly of Mannes College of Music, and Pianist Jeanneane Dowis, formerly of Julliard and Aspen Music Schools.

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Twin Lake, Michigan,
2001, 2004
Cello Instructor

Edgewood Symphony Orchestra,
1992-2000
Cello Section Coach
Conduct cello sectionals. Coach members on orchestral repertoire for performance.

Centers for the Musically Talented,
Pittsburgh Public Schools,
1997-1991
Cello Instructor
Private cello instructor for class of six.

Pittsburgh Citiparks, Arts in the Parks, Music Department,
1985-1992
Cello and Piano Instructor, Chamber Music Performer and Organizer

Taught private lessons to cello class of six, and piano class of twenty. Founding member of chamber music series. Integrated chamber music performances with film series, summer art camp and city government events. Created student recital series. Recruited students and faculty. Helped to enlarge budget through city grants.

Chatham Music Camp, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
1978, 1981
Cello and Piano Instructor
Instructed cello class of eight students age 10 to 18 (1981) and piano class of twenty-six age six to eight (1978). Presented student recitals. Performed on faculty recitals.

PERFORMANCE

Zaffiro Trio,
Solo Cello
2016-present

Pittsburgh Bach Choir,
Solo Cello
2010-2011

Music on the Edge,
University of Pittsburgh,
Solo Cello
2008-present

PBS My Music Orchestra,
Solo Cello
2002-present

Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra,
Principal Cello
2005-present

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre,
Principal Cello
2006-2009

Latshaw Pops Orchestra,
Solo Cello
2006-present

Pittsburgh Opera,
Acting Principal Cello
1999-2000

Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestra,
1987-present

McKeesport Symphony Orchestra,
McKeesport, Pennsylvania,
Principal Cello,
1990-2004

Nathan Pacheco, Leo Z and Paula Tuttle,
2013
WQED Presents Nathan Pacheco, tenor, with Leo-Z, piano and composer/arranger, with Paula Tuttle, solo cello

Zaffiro Trio,
2016-present
Piano, Clarinet and Cello Trio formed in 2016 presented several concerts at University of Pittsburgh and in Regional Recital Series, while receiving a grant for outreach and educational concerts for the Pittsburgh Area

Slippery Rock Piano Trio,
2004-2009
Trio formed in 2004 presented concerts at Slippery Rock University annually, and performed regionally. Featured performing Beethoven Triple Concerto with Butler Symphony in 2005 and again with Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra in 2006. Performed in Grantsville Maryland’s “Music at Penn Alps” recital series in 2006

University Of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,
2014
Soloist, Beethoven Triple Concerto

Lake String Quartet,
2005-2007
in residence at the Lake Hotel, Yellowstone National Park, performed nightly June - July.

Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra,
2006
Soloist, Beethoven Triple Concerto

Slippery Rock Symphony Orchestra,
2005
Soloist, Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 1

Butler Symphony Orchestra,
2005
Soloist, Beethoven Triple Concerto

PBS My Music Series,
2002-present
Tape Concerts for National airing on PBS on location in Pittsburgh, Atlantic City, Los Angeles, Nashville, Dover (DE), Asbury Park, and Philadelphia. Studio recording for DVD and CD sales

Edgewood Symphony Orchestra,
2004
Soloist, Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 1

Glasgow-Tuttle-Podgurski Trio,
2002-2003
Piano Trio concerts in New York and Pittsburgh.

Kresek-Tuttle-Podgurski Trio,
1999-2002
Piano Trio concerts in Maryland, New York, Pittsburgh and France.

Pittsburgh Steinway Society
Presented in solo recitals 1997 and 2003

Florida West Coast Symphony,
Sarasota, Florida, 2001-2002

Colorado Music Festival,
Boulder, Colorado, 2000-2002

Western Slope Music Festival,
Crested Butte, Colorado, 2000

Academie Franco-Americaine,
Festival de Musique de Chambre,

Vaison-la-Romaine, France, 1997, 1999, 2002

Pittsburgh Oratorio Society,
Associate Principal Cello, 1987-1999

Mendelssohn Choir Orchestra,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Associate Principal Cello, 1989-1999, 2005-2006

Pittsburgh Bach Choir Orchestra,
Associate Principal Cello, 1986-1995

Spoleto Festival,
Charleston, South Carolina and Spoleto, Italy, Principal Cello, 1992

Pittsburgh Opera Theatre,
Principal Cello, 1990, 2008

Wheeling Symphony,
Wheeling, West Virginia, Associate Principal Cello, 1989-1991

EDUCATION

University of Akron,
Akron, Ohio
Post-Graduate Studies, Cello Performance, 1989-1991

New England Conservatory,
Boston, Massachusetts
Post-Graduate Studies, Cello Performance, 1982-1984

Carnegie Mellon University,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Master of Fine Arts, Cello Performance, 1980-1982

Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester,
Rochester, New York
Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance, Strings Education, 1976-1980

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

PIANO

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 1993-2000
Staff Pianist

Pittsburgh Youth Ballet, 1995-2000
Company Pianist

Western Slope Music Festival, Crested Butte, Colorado, 2000
Dance Accompanist


Regional Dance Council, 1998
Festival Accompanist


Ulm Ballet, Ulm, Germany, 1997
Guest Company Pianist

Eastman School of Music, Accompanying Department,
1976-1980
Accompanist for the classes of Sylvia Rossenberg, Charles Castleman, Oliver Steiner and Paul Katz.


ORCHESTRA COMMITTEE

Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra Committee Chair,
2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2016-2017

Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra Committee,
2010-2011,

Participated in Contract Negotiations for Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, 1993, 2011, 2014, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestra Committee,
1992-1999, 2002-2004

Chaired Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra contract negotiations, 1996

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra Committee
1995-1996

Participated in Contract Negotiations for Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, 1995-1996

Regional Orchestra Player's Association
Represented Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra at national conferences of the American Federation of Musicians 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004, and 2008

MUSIC FESTIVALS

Colorado Music Festival,
Boulder. Colorado, 2000-2001

Western Slope Music Festival,
Crested Butte, Colorado, 2000

Academie Franco-Americaine Festival de Musique de Chambre,
Provence, France, 1997, 1999. 2002

Spoleto Festival,
Charleston, South Carolina and Spoleto, Italy, 1992

Grand Teton Music Festival, Orchestral Training Seminar,
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1989-1991

Blossom Music Festival,
Kent, Ohio, 1986-1987

Tucson Music Festival,
Tucson, Arizona, 1987

New England Conservatory Chamber Music Seminar,
Boston, Massachusetts, 1982, 1985

New College Music Festival,
Sarasota, Florida, 1982

Chautauqua Music School,
Chautauqua, New York, 1977

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Pittsburgh Musicians’ Union,
Local 60-471 of the American Federation of Musicians,
Executive Board, 2004-present
Rewrote Local Union Bylaws, 2006, Maintain Local Union Website 2009-present

Musicians With A Mission
Website:www.musicianswithamission.org
email: contact@musicianswithamission.org
Performing at Senior Centers, 2013-present

Regent Square Civic Association,
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania,
Board Member, 1998-1999

Venture Outdoors
Trained and Certified Trip Leader
Organize and lead outdoor activities, 2012-present

I Solisti of Oakland, Chamber Orchestra,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
Developer, Soloist and Organizer, 1989-1992

Society of Arts and Letters, Parkersburg, West Virginia,
Contest Adjudicator, 1992

People's Oakland, Community Chorus,
Accompanist, 1992


STUDIO TEACHERS

PRIMARY CELLO

Timothy Eddy, New England Conservatory
Michael Haber, University of Akron
Anne Martindale Williams, Carnegie Mellon University

ADDITIONAL CELLO TEACHERS

Robert Dodson, Music Studies Abroad
Lois Barber Fischer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Stephen Geber, Blossom Music Festival
David Premo, Pittsburgh Symphony
Eric Kim, Orchestral Training Seminar
Ronald Leonard, New College Music Festival
Michael Lipman, Eastman School of Music
Karen Makas, Orchestral Training Seminar
John Sant'Ambrosio, Orchestral Training Seminar
Shirley Trepel, Orchestral Training Seminar
Richard Weiss, Cleveland Orcherstra

PRIMARY PIANO

Maria Luisa Faini, Eastman School of Music
Vincent Lenti, Eastman School of Music
Phillis Clarke, Eastman School of Music

ADDITIONAL PIANO TEACHERS

Joseph Esposito, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Lois Wolman Chambliss, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Frank Glazer, Eastman School of Music
Ozan Marsh, Chautauqua Institute

CHAMBER MUSIC

Emanuel Ax, Blossom Music Festival
Julius Baker, Orchestral Training Seminar
Margret Baxtresser, Blossom Music Festival
Charles Castleman, Eastman School of Music
John Celantanto, Eastman School of Music
Jeanneane Dowis, Music Studies Abroad
Erich Einhorn, Blossom Music Festival
Leon Fleisher, New England Conservatory
Frank Glazer, Eastman School of Music
Bernard Z. Goldberg, Carnegie Mellon University
Bernard Goldschmidt, Blossom Music Festival
Jeffrey Khaner, Blossom Music Festival
Barbara Krakauer, Music Studies Abroad
Eugene Lehner, New England Conservatory
Manhattan String Quartet, Blossom Music Festival
Eunice Norton, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Eugene Phillips, Carnegie Mellon University
Victor Rosenbaum, New England Conservatory
Eric Rosenblith, New England Conservatory
Russell Sherman, New England Conservatory
Leonard Shure, New England Conservatory
Paul Tobias, New England Conservatory
Richard Weiss, Blossom Music Festival
Ralph Zitterbart, Carnegie Mellon University