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Coming Home
(euphonium/percussion quintet)
An Extraordinary Correspondence
(flute/marimba)
Gate City Shapshot
(concert band)
The Dreamers of Dreams
(percussion ensemble)
Sensus Vitae
(symphonic band)
Spitfire
(euphonium & marimba/vibraphone)
Spitfire II
(euphonium & percussion octet)
Star of Wonder
(holiday percussion ensemble) 

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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Tuesday
Feb212012

Decisions, Decisions...86 Prospective Band Commission Titles

Updated on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 9:32PM by Registered CommenterNathan

I got to spend the morning visiting with Brent Davis & the Mendenhall Middle School 8th Grade Band, who commissioned me to write them a piece last spring. The commission is nearing completion, so I decided to bring the students back into the creative process by giving them the program notes and having them each come up with a possible title for the work. I will now take the 86 prospective titles, whittle them down to the top 3, and then let the students vote on their favorite.

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Wednesday
Feb152012

Sharing the Meaning of Life with Wake Forest's Wind Ensemble

I just handed off my freshly completed commission for the Wake Forest University Wind Ensemble to their conductor, Kevin Bowen on Monday.

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Thursday
Feb022012

World Premiere of "Coming Home" for Euphonium & Piano in SC

The world premiere of my newest piece, "Coming Home," will be performed today (2/2/2012) by high school euphonium player, who commissioned the piece at the South Carolina Music Educator's Conference in Charleston, SC. I will be accompanying Chris on piano.

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Saturday
Jan282012

Michigan Dancers Interpret My Percussion Quintet "Sizzle!" Today

A gaggle of dancers at the Flint School of Performing Arts will be leaping & twirling to my battery percussion quintet "Sizzle!" this afternoon at the Flint Youth Ballet Choreographer's Showcase.

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Saturday
Jan212012

Limerick Daydreams on Tour with Timothy Mahr

I'm delighted and honored to announce that the St. Olaf Band, conducted by Timothy Mahr, will be performing "Limerick Daydreams" on their tour of Minnesota and California at the end of January and the beginning of February.

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