1985 AB, Economics, Stanford University
2016 MA, Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University
1982 - current
Toured nationally and internationally. Awarded commissions and fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission, Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Foundations. Extensive discography as leader and collaborator.
1989 - current
Organizational consultant and non-profit organization manager
Served management and consultant roles for Kularts, Unity/La Unidad Newspaper, Community Educational Services, Justice Matters Inc., Oakland Asian Cultural Center, and Asian Improv aRts (co-founder). Skills include: strategic planning, fund development, communications, operations, human resources.
1992 - current
1992 - 1998
Artist in Residence at Cameron House in San Francisco Chinatown supported by California Arts Council award. Taught instrumental music, led ensemble workshops, provided one to one and group mentorship
1996 - 2001
University of California at Santa Cruz American Studies lecturer teaching course entitled "Aspects of Asian American Culture"
1996 - 1998
San Francisco State University Music faculty teaching jazz saxophone and jazz ensembles
1996 - 1997
New College of California guest faculty co-teaching with author/performer Genny Lim course entitled "Ritual Theater"
2000 - 2003
Composer in Residence at Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. Taught instrumental music, led ensemble workshops, taught professional development courses, provided one to one and group mentorship