Excited for the world premiere of my most recent large scale wind ensemble work, The Clock and the Train, by Southeast Texas Winds & Percussion this Sunday. This is a new professional ensemble based in Southeast Texas and directed by Scott M Deppe, who was the Director of Bands at Lamar while I was a student there. It will be an honor to return to where it all started for me, to see old friends (many of whom are performing in the ensemble), and to hear great music on top of it all. If you’re in the Houston, Baytown, or Beaumont area, come out to the show!
I’d like to announce that my doctoral dissertation has officially been approved and released on Digital Commons through LSU. You can search, find, and download it through Digital Commons, or you can find it using this link: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/gradschool_dissertations/6025/
You can also find it on my research page. Stay tuned to new projects, products, and research related to this work over the next few years.
American Prize Competition Results
Excited to announce that Rhythmic Mosaics was awarded 2nd Place in The American Prize in Composition (instrumental chamber music). You can read more about the work and results below using the link provided, as well as look at works by the 1st and 3rd place winners.
I’m excited to announce that I have been selected to present some of my dissertation research at the 23rd International Society for Music Information Retrieval. This will also include a performance of my work, Bloom for cello and live electronics, which uses a few algorithms I’ve been developing as part of a larger package written in Max that will be available for download/testing later this year. Looking forward to a great event and much learning in December in Bengaluru, India.
The American Prize Finalist
I’m happy to announce that my piece, Rhythmic Mosaics, has been selected as a finalist in the Instrumental Chamber Music College/University division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. To see the full list of finalists, use the following link: https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/. The American Prize will be announcing winners in my division soon.
I’d also like to give a huge shoutout to Jacob Ottmer and Micheal Barnes who commissioned and premiered the work. I used their recording Rhythmic Mosaics for the competition submission, and I’m certain their incredible performance had something to do with the piece being named a finalist.
Just updated my music and store pages with a brand new piece for saxophone quartet! Check out a sample of the score and read more about it on these pages. The premiere is scheduled for May 2022 in Alba Italy as part of the Alba Music Festival by The Estrella Consort.
Excited to hear that Bloom was accepted to be performed this summer at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival!
Alba Music Festival Fellow
I am excited to be an Alba Music Festival Fellow! Look for a new saxophone quartet premiere this summer. It will be performed by the The Estrella Consort in Italy as part of the Alba Music Festival.
Bloom at the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre
At 7:30pm at the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre there will be a concert of works featuring Bloom performed by Eduard Teregulov as well as other students and guest artist Pamela Z. For more details about the events throughout the day, I have included a link below. Hope to see you there!
Rhythmic Mosaics in Alaska!
Rhythmic Mosaics was given a surprise performance at the University of Alaska Fairbanks yesterday on Dec. 7th. The performance was given by Megan Anderson and Sean Dowgray as part of their UAF Percussion Studio Fall 2021 Concert!