“Spectrum” Recording from NIU Steelband Concert, April 17, 2016

Check out this recording of the NIU Steelband premiering Spectrum at their concert on April 17, 2016. Conducted by Akua Leith. Many thanks to Liam Teague and Cliff Alexis for allowing this premiere to happen as well as to Akua for learning the music and rehearsing the ensemble for this piece. For more information about this piece please visit the “Compositions” tab and click on Spectrum (2015).

NIU Steelband to Premiere “Spectrum”

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The Northern Illinois University Steelband, directed by Liam Teague and Cliff Alexis, will be premiering Spectrum on Sunday, April 17th at 3 pm in the NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall . The piece was completed at the end of 2015 and will be conducted by graduate conductor Akua Leith. I am absolutely thrilled to have this piece performed by such a wonderful group of people!

New Compositions Update!

Greetings! Please take a look at the new compositions recently posted on my website. Five new pieces were created in 2015 and one is already completed in 2016. Compositions range in instrumentation, from berimbau sextet to solo clarinet to chamber steel band. Check it out under the “Compositions” tab!

Arcomusical at the Secluded Garden Music Series 2015

Three members of Arcomusical (Kyle Flens, Daniel Eastwood, and I) will be performing as part of the Secluded Garden Music Series 2015 at Tre Kronor Restaurant on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 at 7 pm CST. The restaurant is located at 3258 W. Foster Ave. in Chicago. For more information about the concert, please visit the Secluded Garden Website at:

http://www.thesecludedgarden.com/music-series-2015/

To purchase tickets for the event, please visit:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1558903

Looking forward to this performance!

Murmuration Fundraiser Campaign Complete!

Hello everyone!

The commission fundraiser for my new composition project, “Murmuration,” was a great success! Thanks to the 22 donors who helped make this possible, we raised $1205!!! Part of this funding is going toward a recording of the piece after it is completed, so everyone who donated will receive a free copy of the recording as my way of thanking the donors. I am so excited to be working on this collaboration with Percussia from Queens, NY, and I hope that it cultivates more collaborations like this in the future. Thank you again to the donors for their help with the creation of new music!

Here is a thank you video that I put together for the end of the project: