1972-75 B.A. (Music & Theatre) University of York

1979-81 M.Mus. (Composition) King's College, London. with Nicola LeFanu

Part-time courses in Conducting (Morley College), Electronic Music & Studio Techniques (City University)

1983-85 studied with Peter Wiegold with funds from the RVW Trust

1988 founder of Objective Music, a group of composers and performers promoting concerts of 20th century music from Britain and abroad

1989 onwards active as a freelance writer and broadcaster on music, writing for The Independent, Tempo, BBC Music Magazine, etc., and broadcasting for BBC Radio 3 and the World Service.

Recent projects have included commissions for children's music groups in Russia and the U.K.; a commission from Ronald Corp and the New London Collegium for the Purcell Tercentenary at St. John's, Smith Square; a concertino for Camden School for Girls, London; a commission for a Requiem for performance in Brighton, Sussex; music for BBC2 films Freak Out, Remember Me, The Disabled Century and Modern Times: 'Mystics'; 'World's Wildfire', for Sacred Music in Cardiff; a commission for the Highgate Choral Society, a new anthem commissioned for the Queen's Golden Jubilee by St. Giles' Church, Oxford.