I have done extensive work for Hal Leonard throughout my career. I started as a proofreader in the vocal department and soon moved on to engrave scores for their vocal and band departments.
Looking back, it seems a simple case of being at the right place at the right moment, as Hal Leonard was in the process of revising their Essential Elements method books, and I was fortunate enough to be on board. We started laying it out within Finale® but quickly moved to QuarkXPress® for better control, and eventually transported everything to InDesign®. String and jazz method books followed, as well as many other educational series and now, over 150 books later, I am very grateful for that long-term, valuable experience.

Even more exciting was the opportunity to engrave scores for Hal Leonard’s John Williams Signature Edition, which features the prolific oeuvre of this tremendously successful film and concert stage composer. Included among more than 75 projects were the scores of Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Jaws, JFK, Superman, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Schindler’s List, Lincoln, Saving Private Ryan…it’s hard to avoid name-dropping when you’re talking about John Williams.

In 2004 I helped prepare the score for Mr. Williams’ receipt of the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors Award. Commissions from various orchestras include a trumpet concerto for the Cleveland Orchestra, a horn concerto for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a cello concerto for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, premiered by Yo-Yo Ma, and a harp concerto, conducted by James Levine.
In January of 2009 I got the call to work on Air and Simple Gifts, Mr. Williams’ contribution to the inauguration of President Obama, which featured Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman at the capitol. 

Below are some of the composers I’ve been honored to work with:
• John Williams
• Bernard Rands
• Augusta Read Thomas
• Jennifer Higdon
• Paul Lavender
• David Schiff
• Cliff Colnot
• Janice Misurell-Mitchell
• Hannes Löschel
• Stuart Saunders Smith

And a list of some of the publishers I’ve worked for:
• Hal Leonard Corp.
• G. Schirmer, Inc.
• Boosey & Hawkes
• Universal Edition, Wien
• Schott Helicon Music Corp.
• Peermusic Classical
• Alfred Music
• Musikuniversität Wien
• Southern Music Publishing
• Augsburg Fortress
• Smith Publications
• Azahar Press
• World Library Publications
• Pelagos Music