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upcoming

January 25, 2014
Guest Artist at the Indiana Music Educators Conference (Ft. Wayne, IN)

March 18, 2014
Faculty Percussion Recital at HPU (High Point, NC)

April 5, 2014
Guest Artist at South Carolina Day of Percussion (Columbia, SC)

April 12, 2014
Guest Artist at South Dakota Day of Percussion (Columbia, SC)

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Friday
Jun292012

"Adaptation" to be performed in London & Normandy

I am honored to announce that the West Percussion Group, directed by Brian A. West from Texas Christian University, will be performing my 3-movement work "Adaptation" for 11 percussionists at the International Festival of Bands, Choirs & Percussion Ensembles in Europe this coming week. They will be at the Royal College of Music in London, England on July 1st and the Normandy American Cemetery in France on July 4th.

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Saturday
Mar242012

All-Star Ensemble to Perform Premiere of "Legacies"

The NC Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society will be honoring percussionist, composer, & educator Lynn Glassock at the Day of Percussion this year, Lynn, who recently retired from UNC-Chapel Hill, has left some big shoes to fill, especially regarding his compositional output. His works have become staples in our repertoire – from solos to chamber works, to large-scale percussion ensemble works – so the chapter chose to honor him by commissioning me to write a new work to be premiered at the Day of Percussion. I am thrilled to be conducting an all-sar ensemble made up of our clinicians & university professors from around the state: John R. Beck, Kristopher Keeton, Gene Koshinski, Don Parker, Scott Pollard, Wiley Sykes, Benjamin Toth, Colin Tribby, Jonathan Wacker, Tracy Wiggins, & Peter Zlotnick.

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Friday
Mar092012

Vibe Concerto at the Int'l Vibraphone Festival in Romania

I'm thrilled to announce that my Concerto for Vibraphone & Percussion Ensemble is being performed by Alexandru Anastasiu on March 15, 2012 at the International Vibraphone Festival in Bucharest, Romania.

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Thursday
Mar082012

March (...April, May...) Madness

Living in the middle of college basketball country with UNC & Duke just an hour to the east and Wake Forest a half hour to the west, March Madness holds a completely different meaning than what is intended here. For me, it's that mad dash from now until the end of the school year in which I try to squeeze too many events – a nice balanced mixture of performances, clinics, masterclasses, half marathons, and world premieres of my works.

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Wednesday
Feb292012

Lovely New Video of "Encantada" for Solo Vibraphone

Jeremy Johnston, a masters student at Illinois State University, just performed my solo vibraphone piece Encantada on his January 22nd recital.

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