nienteForte 2016 dates and guest ensemble set!

nF logoI’m proud to announce that nienteForte 2016 is going to feature ECCE as our guest ensemble!  The festival is going to be held during the week of March 13th, 2016.  I’m currently working on a piece to be performed during the festival, as is my co-director Maxwell Dulaney.  Details about the festival will be posted soon at nienteforte.com.  Don’t miss out!

Football Season is right around the corner!

TUMB Logo Corbel Final v2And that means the return of the Tulane University Marching Band!  We hired a replacement drum instructor named Andrew Szypula who did his undergraduate at West Chester University – also my alma mater – and we’ve been hard at work prepping to step onto Yulman Stadium for the Fall 2015 season.  Follow us on Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, YouTube, and SnapChat!

Versipel Year 2

p1030427 Last year I got involved with the Versipel Collective as a performer and composer.  It was a great honor to be a part of such an exciting new endeavor and to play great music with such talented musicians.  This year they have plans to expand and continue full speed with their 2015-16 season!  Go to versipel.org to keep up with our endeavors!

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.

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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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Clip of the Month:

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