My first TUMB Fall Season as Asst. Director

TUMB Logo Corbel Final v2For those that don’t know, this fall I was suddenly promoted as the Assistant Director of Bands at Tulane University!  The season had its challenges, but overall it was a very positive experience and i’m incredibly thankful for the support I have had from my peers and my students.  Now that i’m starting to orient myself in this new role, i hope to revitalize my goals for new personal projects and commissions.  It will be an exciting 2015!

Moon of Eris World Premiere!

The Portland Percussion Group world-premiered my quartet Moon of Eris this past November and did an absolutely amazing job with the piece.  It was a pleasure to travel to Portland where i have some of my roots, catch up with old friends, and meet some new friends as a result of an amazing concert.  Congratulations to the PPG for their great work and their continuing success.

the birth of Versipel and the rebirth of nienteForte

nienteFortelogo3Thanks to the establishment of some wonderful relationships with Philip Schuessler and Kari Besharse, I’ve been deeply immersed in Versipel New Music who have kindly programmed The Other Path on their Dec. 4th concert.  I’ve also partnered with Max Dulaney and Rick Snow to expand nienteForte into a three-day festival which this spring will feature ensemble Pamplemousse.   Stay tuned for more details!

Timpani Forces – published!

tapspaceTimpani Forces is now officially a part of the tapspace catalog!  You can peruse it and order it here, through their website.  Again, my many thanks to David Constantine and Chris Whyte for their wonderful performances of the piece, and thanks to Jim Casella and tapspace for the honor of publishing it.

I want to write for you!

I am always looking for new opportunities to write music for solo musicians and ensembles, marching bands, and drumlines. Visit the commission page for more information on how we can collaborate together to create great music!

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Clip of the Month:

Using the LEAP Motion and Max to control an octophonic sound system