I'm excited to announce a major update to the website, including the unveiling of four new pieces! Check it out, and as always, thanks for the support!
Check out this new recording of The Wandering Wind by Voces Pulchrae, a vocal ensemble from Grand Junction as they premiered this piece in May of 2016! Thanks again to the ensemble for a fantastic performance and recording, and thanks again to everyone for all the support!
Tis the season for premiers! Two in fact! This Sunday, May 8th The Wandering Wind will be premiered by "Voces Pulchrae," a vocal ensemble located in Grand Junction, Colorado. The piece will be preformed at 7:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Montrose. The Wandering Wind will be performed again and recorded on Saturday, May 14th, at 3:00 pm at the First Congregational Church in Grand Junction.
The second premier is also on May 8th; at 3:00 pm in the Organ Recital Hall in the University Center for the Arts at CSU. My newest piece, The Pursuit, for percussion trio, will be unveiled as part of my Junior Recital. If you are interested in attending either event, visit Voces Pulchrae's Facebook page; or check out the event listing of my recital here.
As you may have noticed, my website has recently had a slight makeover with the addition of some new pictures. These photos are courtesy of fellow percussionist and soon-to-be photo editor for the CSU Collegian, Natalie Dyer!
Thanks everyone for the continued support, thank you Natalie for the fantastic photos, and hope to see you at one of these upcoming events!
I want to thank Corey Stopperan and Northglenn Middle School for having me come out as a guest clinician for their composition unit. It was a great experience, I really enjoyed working with the students and helping them find new ways to express their musical creativity. I had the pleasure of running clinics for the 6th grade early band class, 6th grade advanced band, 7th grade band, 8th grade band, and 7th grade orchestra. Mr. Stopperan has done a great job with this program, and I look forward to seeing where his ensembles will go!
It is time to unveil my latest work: Sanguine Aether for wind ensemble! This is my first large ensemble piece, and I'm very excited to share the final product. Sanguine Aether is based on the classical element of air. The piece guides the listener through the various forms the element may take, from clear skies to a full-out tempest. It is a grade 4-5 piece and is about 6:30 long!
In addition, I will be attending the CMEA conference in Colorado Springs this weekend. I will be at the Tuturu Music Booth, so if you are around, stop by and say hello! Visit Tuturu music's website at www.tuturumusic.com
I am proud to announce that my new choral piece, The Wandering Wind, is available online! You can listen to it on my website and comment on it through Soundcloud. If you are interested, it will be available for purchase through Tuturu Music Publishing within the next few weeks, so keep your eyes open!
I am very excited to announce a partnership with Tuturu Music Publishing! My compositions will be available for purchase through their website at http://www.tuturumusic.com/
In addition, two new pieces will be available for listening and purchase within the week! Thanks to Tuturu music for the support and looking forward to what this partnership brings!
A pretty big announcement will be released within the next week! In addition, three new pieces will be made available within the next month! It's going to be an exciting summer! Finally, a current announcement: I am the new drumline instructor and arranger for Windsor High School as of a few weeks ago!
The piece for solo clarinet, Shadows in the Elm, won second place in the solo instrument composition competition hosted by CSU last Saturday. Congratulations to Thomas Lack (www.thomaslack.com) for winning first prize and Keilani McConnell on placing third. Great job to all the composers and performers who participated!