News and Announcements

Consortium Opportunities for 2024! 

I'm excited to announce three consortium opportunities for the upcoming year! Each consortium has multiple buy-in levels that take into consideration budgets and time commitments to each project. Here is a brief overview of each. 

 

The first is a  multi-movement work for brass quintet will be released in early May of 2024. The total length will be around 10-12 minutes, and will explore various timbres and textures of the brass instruments. For ensembles that join early in the composing process, I would…

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First 2024 Honor Band Clinician Work Scheduled! 

Many thanks to Mr. Matt Rome of Hays High School (KS) for inviting me to be the clinician for next year's NWKMEA Jr High Honor Band! I'll be spending a Saturday next November helping young musicians continue in their musical journey. How cool is that?? 

Thank you so much for the invitation, Mr. Rome!! Looking forward to it!

Flute Consortium Moved to 2024 

The consortium for The Waves and Winds Still Know has been moved down the calendar to the fall of 2024. This is for good reason, I was presented with a couple of last minute opportunities that I couldn't pass up! 

The registration is still posted here, but the dates have been changed to September 2024. Flute players, I would love to have you involved! 

TPC Collective New Music for Band and Orchestra 

Composers Arthur Breur, Garrett Hope and myself make up TPC Collective

We have recently released a list of our newest works for band and orchestra, which we are making availalbe for performers at this years Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, but we also want to make them available for anyone else to view as well! If you're interested, you can view them here

"13" (SATB, Flute, Piano) Sheet Music Available  

Composed two years ago, in the middle of covid, “13” is now available for purchase through J.W. Pepper

Based on Psalm 13, this text seemed to perfectly capture the feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and hopelessness that we were collectively experiencing. The psalm does end expressing hope, almost defiantly. I sought to weave all of these complicated feelings into a cohesive musical whole.

The piano and flute parts are more demanding than the choral parts, so it is accessible to a wide range of choirs. You…

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Consortium For Flutists  

 

I'm excited to share a consortium for a new flute work that I'll be working on! The Waves and Winds Still Know will be a new and colorful work for solo repertoire. Please share this with any flute players you may know! 

There are three commission levels available, for different budget and performance considerations. Click here to learn about the levels and the benefits that come with them. 

Easter Anthem Consortium Opportunity! 

I'm excited to be putting together a commission consortium for a new SATB and piano anthem for Easter. Day of Wonder, Day of Gladness will be a perfect opener/call to worship/processional for Resurrection Sunday. While 4-part, much of the choral writing will be 2-part and even unison, so it will be easier to learn and put together. Choirs of all sizes will be able to perform this new work successfully! 

Only $75 to join. Click here for more info and to join the consortium! Thanks! 

Midwest Clinic 2022!  

It's always a exciting to be at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic; I've been attending most years since 2001, and exhibiting with some colleagues for the past four years (minus 2020 for covid). Arthur Breur, Garrett Hope and myself make up TPC Collective, which is a hub for finding our music for band and orchestra. From there, we have links to our individual websites. 

This year was the first time I've had a piece selected for one of the reading sessions: Heroes Return for beginner bands.

Midwest always…

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