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Arkansas Composers Forum

April 2, 2008

Last night was the Arkansas Composers Forum concert featuring works by Charles Booker, Reber Clark, Philip Parker, Francis McBeth, and myself. Hal Cooper, director of bands at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville was our host. The band did a great job on all the works, and I was particularly happy with their performance of my First Light. This was only its second performance, and the first time for me to hear the new ending, which I was extremely pleased with.

Each of the composers conducted his own work, so a big “thank you” to the band for putting up with a different composer for each work, and for tolerating a gaggle of composers to begin with! It was great to meet you all!

I was negligent in getting many pictures, but my mother managed to get one of all of us immediately after the concert:

(L-R: Reber Clark, Francis McBeth, Phil Parker, Steven Bryant, Charles Booker, Hal Cooper)

Big thank you to Hal for putting this together, and here’s to hoping for a 2nd Annual Arkansas Composers Forum! 😉