• I'll be using my Fall 2016 sabbatical to work on a score for the classic 1927 film Metropolis. The score will premiere along with a screening of the film on April 28, 2017!
• Also working on: a short solo piano work for Holly Roadfeldt, a duo piano work for Michael Rector and Sylvia Hong, and a flute choir piece commissioned by Chris Congdon.
September 25, 2016
Pianist and awesome human being Holly Roadfeldt plays selections from Piano Per Diem in recital.
Fall 2016 - Dates TBA
Eric High asked me to write him a piece for contrabass trombone and piano - the result is Mind the Gap, which Eric will perform in several recitals this fall. Details as they become available!
December 12, 2016
A duo piano work based on excerpts from my forthcoming Metropolis score will be performed by pianists Michael Rector and Sylvia Hong on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's 6:30 Concert Series.
April 28, 2017
Metropolis premieres at the Weidner Center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Kevin Collins leads the UWGB Wind Ensemble/Studio Orchestra, and Randy Meder leads the UWGB Chorale.
AUGUST 12, 2015
Courtney Sherman and Michael Dewhirst performed songs from #nofilter, my collection of songs based on spam texts for soprano and cello, on New Ruckus Composer Night at Studio Z in St. Paul, MN.
JULY 15-22, 2015
I was honored to be one of the Invited Composers for the 2015 Mid-Missouri Composers Symposium, hosted by the Osage Arts Community. During this residency, composers gave presentations on their work at the Art Center in Belle, MO, participated in panel discussions about new music and enjoyed free time for composing and enjoying OAC's facilities. There may or may not have been a demolition derby, too.
JUNE 19, 2015
Ottava Rima, my trio for clarinet, viola and piano, was performed at the UMKC Composition Workshop.
APRIL 25, 2015
My new choral work, To Your Success!, will be performed by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chorale, conducted by Randall Meder.
MARCH 29, 2015
The violin version of denial (originally for solo cello) will be premiered by Sarah Cummings in Ithaca, NY as part of the Women's Works concert series.
MARCH 13, 2015
grind for cello and piano will be performed on Ball State University's 45th Annual Festival of New Music.
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
Butler University's Frank Felice will be visiting the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to present several of his pieces on the music program's 360° Thursdays concert series. I'm excited to be performing Honk! for horn and piano in collaboration with Michael Rector.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
This whirlwind month of performances concludes with a very small consortium's Evening of Miniatures. My contribution to the program will be the premiere of The Nature of My Game, written for my newest UWGB colleague, pianist Michael Rector.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
I will be competing as a finalist in this year's Iron Composer competition. After what is sure to be a frantic five-hour composing session, the music of all five finalists will be performed at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio, as part of IngenuityFest. The performance will be streamed live on Cleveland's public radio station, WCLV, beginning at 8:00 PM. When the time comes, click here to join the stream!
SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
Cellist Maksim Velichkin will give a second performance of my aBACHeosis on the Second Saturday Series at Glendale City Church in Glendale, California. This piece is part of Velichkin's Fifteen Minutes of Fame: Homage to Bach program. More information can be found here.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
A performance ...sky is falling in... for flute, horn and percussion will be spearheaded by the amazing Kent Leslie at Butler University. Kent is a great champion of new music for the horn. You can hear his recording of sky on his CD With every leaf a miracle.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
My one-minute work for solo cello, aBACHeosis, will be performed by Maksim Velichkin at the Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, California. This piece is part of Velichkin's Fifteen Minutes of Fame: Homage to Bach program. More information can be found here.