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.

Remnants for Liminal Space

625457_487343504626725_860190655_nI’ve completed the almost-final draft of the commission given to me by the Liminal Space contemporary ensemble.  The piece is entitled Remnants of The Sunken Cathedral, and it will be world premiered on my 2014 nienteForte concert this march.  They’re very excited to put it together, and I’m looking forward to hearing what they do with it.

Mardi Gras Season!

IMG_8962With the Tulane University Marching Band’s memorable football season now complete, it’s time for us to start preparing for Mardi Gras season.  My drumline is at its biggest since i first started working here, and their dedication and hard work continues to amaze me.  Go to tulaneband.org to follow our exploits!  Roll Wave!

2014 nienteForte concert

nientefortelogo2My spring concert series, dubbed nienteForte, is going to be held this year on March 24th at Tulane University’s Dixon Annex Recital Hall.  The concert will feature Liminal Space, and my partner-in-crime Mark Lighthiser and myself performing a night of great contemporary music.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Contact me for details!

Moon of Eris

The first complete draft of Moon of Eris is now in the hands of the Portland Percussion Group so they can offer any criticisms or feedback.  I’m very happy with how the piece has turned out – albeit slower than i initially anticipated – and I’m excited to see where to take the piece from here.  Thanks again to the PPG for their patience and their continued enthusiasm!

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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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beauty…beholder

Commissioned by Matt Westgate and the 2012-2013 Xavier Symphonic Winds

World Premiered in Februrary of 2013