I’m a Canadian, born in Vancouver B.C., and professor of music at Biola University (LA area) for a long time! I was a college student for 12 years –yes, I’m not exaggerating! –and attended two universities in Canada and two in the States. I was fortunate to work with pulitzer prize winner Bernard Rands and be the T.A. for pulitzer prize winner Roger Reynolds. Awarded Ph.D. from University of California, San Diego. I head up the Music in Worship program in the Music Conservatory and love working with our students. I’m a worship leader, keyboardist, arranger, published author of two worship books, and performer/arranger for several albums & CDs.
I’ve got a computer story that I think you’ll find interesting. I came to Biola as a prof in 1974. Bought my first MAC computer in 1984. Anyone who had a personal computer at Biola those days was using only floppies–and only for word-processing. The big question on everyone’s mind was “What else can you do with the thing, anyway?” It wasn’t very clear. No computer photos, media. No music. No email. No internet until around 1993.