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September 21, 2017

Commission Consortium Opportunity and Miniature Suite

Commission Consortium Opportunity ($250) I will be writing a new 10-20 minute work for winds+electronics+potential other elements (lighting, etc.) to premiere at the CBDNA National Conference in February 2019, performed by the Arizona State University Wind Orchestra. This is an extremely affordable buy-in ($250), and will be less than the cost to rent the work once it’s released to… continued

June 21, 2017

Two World Premieres

I have two world premieres back-to-back this summer that I want to share with you, along with some exciting performances in Europe: JULY 7, LONDON: In Aeternum for SATB a cappella chorus. Premiere with the BBC Singers, Eric Whitacre conducting. More information. JULY 18, ORLANDO: Miniature Suite – 5 short works for wind ensemble…. continued

July 6, 2015

My website turns 20

Since 1995, I’ve been designing, coding, and maintaining my website myself, and it had grown into a byzantine mess of barely-working PHP and CSS held together with duct-tape and hope. Things like SoundCloud, YouTube videos, online shop, etc have all been bolted on Frankenstein-style over the years. Also, it was unusable on phones (the last redesign was… continued

May 1, 2014

Concerto for Alto Saxophone

I wrote a concerto for Alto Sax and Wind Ensemble. (open http://www.concertoforaltosaxophone.com now if you want to listen while you read) It was inevitable – this was my instrument all through high school and undergrad., though now I only play very occasionally, usually in Austria with a community band there, and then only… continued

March 15, 2014

Spring 2014 World Premiere 1/4: sevenfive (band version)

I’ve been writing so much music over the past year, I haven’t taken time to talk about any of it! Tomorrow, 16 March, the Indiana All-State Honor Band, under the direction of John Lynch (Director of Bands at UGA, soon to be Sydney Conservatorium!), will premiere my brand new work, sevenfive. Based… continued