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April 25, 2024

Dusk turns 20 years old!

The original version of Dusk, commissioned by the Langley High School Wind Symphony, Andrew Gekoskie, conductor, was premiered by that group at the MENC National Convention in Minneapolis, MN, in April, 2004. It was a commission I almost didn’t take: this was my sixth work for full band in 14 months, while I… continued

December 16, 2021

Midwest 2021

To all our friends and colleagues at Midwest Clinic, so sorry to miss you this year. Special shout-out to the Leander HS Wind Ensemble (playing In This Broad Earth) for their concert Thursday at 12, and the Pure Winds Quintet for their premiere of my new continued

July 23, 2021

Texas Bandmasters Association 2021 Composer-in-Residence Clinic

For those of you at today’s TBA clinic (July 23rd, 2021), thank you for attending, and for letting Jennifer, Omar, John, and I talk to you about your profession and what we hope to see and help you create in the future. Here are some of the resources we talked about, and some of my… continued

March 29, 2020

Experiments, Drafts, Side-projects, etc.

I often make things on the side while composing – usually “electronica-ish tracks” – just for fun. It’s a great way to keep the creativity going with absolutely no pressure. I’ve decided to share an assortment of these various experiments, side-projects, and (mostly) electronic creations. When I speak to composers, especially at universities, I usually… continued