Composer in Residence at Stephen F. Austin University

I’m happy to be traveling to Nacogdoches, Texas October 6-9 to be the composer in residence at Stephen F. Austin University. The wind ensemble, under conductor David Campo, will be performing three works of mine – Gearbox, Congo Square, and Love Among the Ruins for viola and winds – on Tuesday evening October 8. Thanks […]

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Symphony No. 2 Premieres

Dr. Tim Shade and the Wichita State University Wind Ensemble will be performing the first of multiple premieres of the SYMPHONY NO. 2 on September 26. Many thanks to these conductors for commissioning this work. The music will be available to everyone after June 1, 2020.  Wichita State University, Timothy Shade Arkansas Tech University, Dan […]

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Suite Louisiane Now For Sale

The College Band Directors National Association of Louisiana commissioned this new work for wind ensemble which was premiered in January 2019 by the Louisiana Intercollegiate Honor Band. SUITE LOUISIANE is a five movement setting of Louisiana folk songs. This is fun music filled with great tunes and was a joy to write (and research). It […]

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Scintilla for Wind Trio Premiere

Saxophonist Chris Beaty and the Texas A&M Commerce Faculty Trio premiered SCINTILLA in March 2018 at the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference and again in July at the World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb, Croatia. SCINTILLA for Alto Sax, Clarinet, and Flute is a high-energy 5 minute work suitable as a recital opener or closer. Here’s […]

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Silent Shadows to the Last for Soprano & Band

There are very few works for soprano and grade 3 band. Thanks to Dr. Brett Richardson at the University of the Incarnate Word for leading a consortium of colleges and ensembles to commission this work. The music is technically accessible, yet still artistically mature with a strong lyrical flow. What a joy it was to […]

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El Camino de las Misiones for Chorus

2018 marked the 300th anniversary of the founding of the city of San Antonio, Texas. To celebrate, the San Antonio Choral Society commissioned a new choral work titled “El Camino de las Misiones” (The Mission Road). This 5 movement work for chorus, Native American flute, guitar, and percussion is based on the five historic Spanish […]

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