Category Archive: Works

Fucos, Part 1

Sometimes when I listen to music I get a flurry of ideas for my own music creation. After one event last year, the thought popped into my head that I should write a string quartet about drones. I figured I would explore the different instruments taking turns droning while the others played something-yet-to-be-determined.

This semester …

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Premiere of Love While You May, A Song Cycle

On the eve of the live premiere of Love While You May, my song cycle for trombone and soprano, I am thrilled! Dr. Eileen Meyer Russell and Dr. Dana Zenobi will perform it Thursday, October 9, at 7 p.m. in the Lois Perkins Chapel at Southwestern University at Dr. Meyer Russell’s fall recital. I’ve had …

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El Paso

My first complete composition at Southwestern University was a piece for guitar called El Paso.

At Southwestern (SU), composition instruction includes individual lessons with Dr. Jason Hoogerhyde and a studio seminar for all composition students every other week. The seminars focus on a particular topic for the semester; fall of 2011 the focus was instruments …

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“Let Down” premieres!

The premiere of “Let Down” on April 17th by Keeley Hooker and Eileen Meyer Russell went very well. Thank you!

“Let Down” was part of a program of new music that Dr. Meyer Russell put together. The performance took place on the S.U. Campus immediately after a chorale rehearsal that Keeley and I needed to attend, so …

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