Hi all! I’m pleased to announce that cha chi ka, my piece for amplified voices and percussion has been selected for inclusion on a new chamber music site: http://www.newchambermusic.org/. If you’re looking for new music, check out this newly curated collection!

New Chamber Music site!

“The show also features a performance of the Christmas carol “Star-Speak,” written by Interlochen composer Thomas Childs with lyrics by [Ann-Marie] Oomen.” The article can be found in Traverse City’s newspaper, The Record Eagle here.  

Star-Speak featured at Christmas show

Wouldn’t Harm a Fly…, my piece for clarinet and piano, gets its official national premiere a week from tomorrow on August 1. Dr. Cassandra Hibbard landed a prime spot on the Saturday 3 o’clock concert at ClarinetFest 2014 in Baton Rouge, LA. Thanks to Cassandra and the commissioning consortium for supporting […]

Wouldn’t Harm a Fly… at ClarinetFest 2014!

It’s been a while, so here are a couple updates on what I’ve been doing: I was commissioned to write for the Interlochen Shakespeare Festival in June & July. The Festival put on Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Part of the script calls for the actors to sing the lines. The producer and director […]

Summer updates

Wouldn’t Harm a Fly, the clarinet & piano piece based on Hitchcock’s Psycho and commissioned by Cassandra Hibbard, is programmed to premiere on January 11th. The recital will take place at the MSU Community Music School in East Lansing. I’m beyond thrilled to hear this piece come to life. A big […]

Premiere of “Wouldn’t Harm a Fly” date set for January ...

In the late fall of this year, I was approached by the directors of the Interlochen Band and Choir to write a new carol. The piece was intended to be part of a multi-discipline Christmas extravaganza which took place December 19th. The joint band and choir concert was hosted by […]

Star-Speak: A new carol performed

      Great news! The piece commissioned by Cassandra Hibbard and a consortium of backers, Wouldn’t Harm a Fly, has been accepted for performance at ClarinetFest 2014. When this piece was commissioned, one of Dr. Hibbard’s goals was to perform it at ClarinetFest, which is focusing on entrepreneurship this year […]

ClarinetFest 2014

I have an exciting new commission in process! Dr. Cassandra Hibbard is a clarinetist whom I have worked with before. My piece Water:Dance was written for her. She has commissioned a new piece for clarinet and piano, based on the Hitchcock thriller, Psycho. When I say commissioned, she is putting […]

New Commission!

Astor’s Nod (for solo flute) will be performed tonight at the International Flute Symposium Gala Concert at West Virginia University. Pamela Murchison, a Pittsburgh flute and piccolo performer, will be playing the piece.

Astor’s Nod at International Flute Symposium

 The Interlochen percussion ensemble is fortunate to be involved with upcoming TEDx Talks in Traverse City on May 15th (the x=Independently organized). They’ve chosen to perform cha chi ka as part of their program. I’m honored and excited to be involved.  

cha chi ka to be performed at TEDx talks in ...