I am always looking for opportunities to composer and/or arrange music for you!
A vital philosophical belief I hold of my projects is that any composition or arrangement is a collaborative process between the music creator and its performers. Through the entire creative process, I will work with you to ensure that what we create together will result in a project that is the right fit for you and/or your group. The last thing I want to do is to create something that you don’t love to perform.
If asked to describe my music and my identity as a composer, the first word that comes to mind is ‘intuitive’. My music varies in complexity, tonality, and emotional/intellectual core, but at the heart of it all, I believe that my voice capitalizes on the musical journey that I give to the listener and the performer.
That said, my primary classical composer influencers include Steve Reich, Michael Gordon, Erin Gee, and my old composition professors Rob Maggio and Larry Nelson. I am very passionate about music that includes interactive electronic elements as I’ve been programming in Cycling 74’s Max since the 90s.
As an arranger (primarily for marching band and drumline), I have over two decades of arranging experience for both competitive and non-competitive groups, both high school and college.
I pride myself in how my musical vision and innovations can inspire both performers and its audience, and how I am able to strike a proper balance between challenge and achievability for all levels of musicians from beginners to professionals.
Pricing for commissions are on a project by project basis. Particularly in the context of marching arrangements, I want to be sure that I am compensated fairly for my work, but I am not interested in doing so at the expense of your school’s budget. I am very willing to negotiate and be flexible about payments per project.
If you’re interested in working together, please contact me.