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Two New Releases from Lorenz Music 

I am thrilled to announce the release of two of my works from Lorenz Music. 

Take Up Your Cross is a new choral anthem for SATB and piano. This text grabbed me immediately, and musical ideas came to me quickly and easily. 

Take this Bread, Take this Cup is a collection of hymn arrangements and two original tunes that were written to fit communion/eucharist portions of a church service. This has been in the works for several years, and I'm very happy that it is finally available! 

Many thanks to Lorenz for…

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"Gateway Overture" Premier and Going Home 

On Wednesday, November 6, I went back to my old junior high in the Chicago suburbs for the premier of my newest band piece, Gateway Overture. Blackhawk Middle School (Bensenville, IL) and director Mr. William Winters commissioned the piece, which included some video chats with the students in order to get to know them and the kind of piece that would most interest them. I took suggestions, listened to pieces they previously enjoyed playing, and based most of my musical decisions off of their feedback. It…

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"Gateway Overture" Premier November 6 

My newest band piece Gateway Overture will be premiered on November 6th at Blackhawk Middle School in Bensenville, IL. Commissioned by Blackhawk and director of bands Mr. William Winters, this piece is the culmination of several months of planning, discussion, and video chats with students (and a lot of learning on my part on writing for younger band!).

The title of the piece comes from Bensenville's motto, "Gateway to Opportunity." I'm so grateful for this opportunity, not only to write a new piece for…

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Eight Christmas Carols For Brass Quintet Available!  

After months of planning and preparation, I'm please to announce my Eight Christmas Carols for Brass Quintet is hot off the press! The collection features the following holiday tunes:

O Come, All Ye Faithful
Once in Royal David's City
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
The Holly and the Ivy
Away in a Manger (Cradle Song)
What Child is This

The collection is available for $50, E-Print only at this time. Click here to order, download and print your copy today! 

Pieces Available on Sheet Music Plus 

2020 Grade 3 Band Consortium Opportunity! 

For my band director friends, I'd like to invite you to join my 2020 Band Consortium! I'm organizing this to commission a new work for Grade 3 band that will help kick off the start of a new decade. The piece will be energetic, exciting, and intended to symbolize looking ahead to the future with optimism and hope. In addition to the score and parts to the completed piece, I would be happy to interact with your ensemble via Skype/facetime to talk about the process of composing and why I decided to become a…

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The "Sussex Carol" Consortium Funded! 

I'm happy to announce that the "Sussex Carol" consortium has been funded! The nine-member consortium is made up of the following directors and organizations:

  • Dr. Ben Caston - Gambrell Street Baptist Church (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Mr. Dennis Emerson - St. Michael Catholic Church (Bedford, TX)
  • Dr. Lori Danielson - Northwest Bible Church (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Mr. Chuck King - Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL) 
  • Mr. Bart Morrison - University Baptist Church (Houston, TX) 
  • Mr. Jonathan

Life Road Singers and Carnegie Hall 

Many, many thanks to my friend Tom Song and the Life Road Singers for programming two of my choral anthems for their June 1st performance at Carnegie Hall. This is the first time that I will have music performed at the historic venue. While I am unable to attend, I am absolutely thrilled that they have selected some of my music for their performance. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity; thank you, Dr. Song!

Life Road Singers will be performing My Savior and Now I Give Myself to Thee.