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 ...



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A word to composers~


The Interlochen Academy Band, under the direction of Dr. Matthew Schlomer, did an outstanding job with the second performance of Isle of May last Friday on their concert. I should have a recording up soon!

Isle of May gets a second run


Isle of May was premiered last Tuesday in Cobb Hall at Michigan State. The Symphony Band did a nice job with a tough piece. You can hear the premiere recording and read about the piece here.

Isle of May premiere


Coming soon to East Lansing… The Symphony Band at Michigan State will premiere my piece for wind symphony, Isle of May, on Tuesday, March 12th. I’ll be sharing the program with another MSU composer, Andy Francis. Come hear some new music! Details here.

Isle of May premiere



For anyone in the Traverse City area, the Interlochen percussion ensemble will be performing two of my pieces, cha chi ka and 5 Wet, in a concert on February 8th. Check out the details here.

Upcoming Percussion Performance


Tala Rasa Percussion will be putting on a concert this Saturday, June 16th at (SCENE) Metrospace. If you’re in the East Lansing area, come check it out and hear the premiere of my new piece, Roulette, for frame drums and marbles, ping pong balls, etc. Thanks to these guys for […]

Roulette