This has been a very busy writing time here in Normal, Illinois. Several commissions have kept me occupied with lots of joyful music creation, and I am so incredibly grateful to those who have asked me to write music for their ensembles!
My most recent project was the completion of an arrangement of the Irish folk song The Parting Glass for the United States Army Ceremonial Band. I have also created a concert band arrangement of this beautiful melody for concert band, and it is now available!
In October of 2022 I am looking forward to conducting the St. Louis Wind Symphony on several of my compositions including the premiere of Sixty-Six! Also being premiered in October are Freefall - commissioned by the Southwest Community Concert Band, Orland Park, Illinois
Ray Forlenza, Conductor, for the 40th Anniversary of the Southwest Community Concert Band., and Pacific Crest - commissioned by the Northwest Bandmasters Association.
Once these pieces have received their premiere performance they will then be available for others to perform and wl become available on this website as well as at J.W. Pepper. Other pieces awaiting their premiere performances include:
River of Grass - commissioned by the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Youth Pride Band of South Florida.
A Centennial Celebration - commissioned by the Viroqua High School Band, Viroqua, Wisconsin, Brad Thew, Director. Written to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the school's band program.
I have posted the audio realizations of the scores to these pieces on this website but have not included scores to them since they have yet to be performed, but as soon as these have been premiered I will post them to the website and make them available. Thank you for your continued interest in my writing!