"You really write exactly what you want to write and that is excellent. The pieces are full of energy and musicality ..."
~ Samuel Adler, The Juilliard School
"His orchestral work entitled 'Gearbox' is a brilliant showpiece that surges with energy from beginning to end. Throughout the piece, his gift of lyricism within a dramatic framework is apparent to all who listen."
~ San Antonio Symphony Program Notes
"He writes with heart and has the musical and technical abilities to realize his conceptions. He is one of the few young composers whose music has moved me."
~ Michael Colgrass, Composer
"One thing that is particularly effective about the work 'Minton's Playhouse' is that one feels it is a piece for jazz ensemble, 'framed' by the colors and textures of the full wind ensemble."
~ Fanfare Magazine
FANTASIA ON SILENT NIGHT
A BLUE STREAK
IN FLANDERS FIELDS
Feb 12 University of Michigan, The Hound of Heaven
Mar 22 Southwestern CBDNA Conference, University of Central Missouri, Gearbox
Mar 25 Texas A&M Commerce, The Temptation of Saint Anthony
Mar 08 NE CBDNA Conference, West Chester State University, Minton's Playhouse
Apr 04 Univ. of Texas at San Antonio, Gearbox
Apr 24 Univ. of North Carolina Greensboro, Sinfonietta
Apr 26 Trinity University, Symphony No. 1 "Blue"