General Update

I’m bad at this.

Well. It seems that I’m somewhat terrible at updating anything on a regular basis, but I’m trying… Some cool things are coming up! I was just selected by the Treefalls concert series to have my 2010 piano trio, “Trio in Scattered Leaves” performed on their April 24th concert in Spartanburg, SC.

I’m finishing up a piece for double choir (SSA + SATB) as part of a commission for the two top choirs at Santa Monica High School to take on tour to Europe. Wish I could go with them!

In a few weeks, I’ll get to hear a reading of my third orchestra piece, “Glacial Bridges”, performed by CCM’s Philharmonia. The orchestral machine is an intimidating beast for which to write, and being able to hear a live version of your own music is incredibly helpful.

Some past news: the Central Michigan University New Music Ensemble performed my work, “Constant”, at their December concert.

I also arranged some winter pieces from one of my favorite video games, Golden Sun, for my friends in the Videri String Quartet.

I’ll see if I can post something again before another year passes…

Spring is here! Kind of!

Whew, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. A lot has happened since then! I started and (almost) finished my first year of my MM at CCM, wrote a lot of music (two choral pieces, a chamber winds piece, a cello and marimba duet), sang a lot of music (Adams’ “El Niño,” Beethoven’s “Mass in C,” Schafer’s “From the Tibetan Book of the Dead,” to name a few), didn’t get enough sleep, etc. etc. etc.

With only one week left of school, I’m happy to spend the summer here in Cincinnati, composing lots and lots more music (let’s hope!). Aside from my own projects, I also have some secret plans for some new Videri String Quartet arrangements, which I’m very excited about.