It’s been a while! I’ve been busy this past year and have not been giving due diligence to the site! But I swear the excuses are legitimate!
This past year I have been busy with my new house. My wife and I finally moved out of our tiny apartment last May and bought a house! Home ownership has been a “fun” experience for us and with it comes a lot of change as well! I finally have a dedicated studio with a real piano and plenty of room for me to expand and work on my compositions. Can’t wait to finish getting it setup!
I have a couple new pieces are going to be up soon titled “Dawn” and “City of Fountains”. Dawn is getting premiered December 8th, 2015 by Park Hill High school Symphonic Band under the direction of Ky Hascall. Ky is an alumni of NWMSU and I asked him at homecoming and he agreed to perform it! “City of Fountains” is a brand new fanfare for concert band and I’m still looking for an ensemble to premier it. If you are interested in seeing the score and hearing shoot me a message on the site and we will get in touch! I’d send you a free set of score and parts as long as I get a recording of it!
I also recently won the “Claude T. Smith Memorial Composition Contest”! My piece “Spark!” was selected as the winner and will be premiered at the 2016 MMEA Convention. I will be there as well so if you see me, come say hi! We might have booth as well (still pending on that). “Spark!” is also going to be published with Grand Mesa Music in 2016 so we can get it to a much larger audience. I’m very excited to work with them on it.
Finally, I wanted to give you a heads up on what I’ve been working on. I’ve decided to start work on my 3rd Symphony! This piece has been a massive undertaking for me and I want to keep everyone in the loop on it. Currently there are no ensembles tied to it’s premier so I can take my time with it, but I have started to put out feelers to try to get a commissioning committee or at the very least a performing ensemble to back it. It’s targeted for grade 5+ and is going to be roughly 20-25 minutes long. I plan on doing a video documentary with the piece as I write it to give everyone an insight onto my progress.
I’m really sorry for going dark this past year. New pieces will be up “soon”. I’m just getting them cleaned up a bit.
As always feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.