Music

The best music I know is both emotionally compelling and intellectually engaging. I like music that is challenging and experimental, while also logical and clear. Audiences are a lot smarter than they often get credit for.

Ungroup (2016), large saxophone ensemble, duration 7′, premiered February and March 2016 at the Gallery at Avalon Island, University of Central Florida, and the North American Saxophone Alliance conference at Texas Tech University by the Hippocrene Saxophone Ensemble.

Listen (excerpt): YouTube – Buy score: Gumroad

Linear Geometry (2015), two alto saxophones, duration 6’, premiered July 13, 2015 at the at the 2015 World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France by the H2/4 Duo

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The Menace of Mechanical Music (2014), soprano saxophone and laptop (interactive, Pure Data), duration 5’, premiered March 21, 2014 at the North American Saxophone Alliance conference at the University of Illinois

Soon to be Echoes (2012), wind symphony, commissioned by the Hastings College Symphonic Band, duration 4’, premiered September 14, 2012 by the commissioning ensemble, conducted by Dr. Daniel Laing at Hastings College.

alone together (2012), solo alto saxophone, commissioned by a consortium of patrons on Kickstarter.com, duration 7’, premiered March 17, 2012 by Tim Rosenberg at the North American Saxophone Alliance conference at Arizona State University.

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Concerto for Steelpan and Wind Ensemble (2011), duration 19′

Falling up the down escalator (2009), saxophone quartet, duration 7’, premiered at the 2009 World Saxophone Congress at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand by the H2 Saxophone Quartet.
Recorded by the H2 Quartet on their album Times and Spaces, released March 2010.
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Voices 2 (2009), solo piano, duration 5’, premiered April 26, 2009 by Joel Thomas at Michigan State University.

Folding in (2008), orchestra, commissioned by the Tyler Youth Orchestra, duration 8’, premiered November 9, 2008 by the TYO, conducted by Ryan Ross, at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas.

Inner/Outer Monologue (2007), solo tenor saxophone, duration 8’, premiered April 18, 2008 by Jonathan Nichol at the North American Saxophone Alliance conference at the University of South Carolina.
Also performed at the 2009 World Saxophone Congress at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand by Jonathan Nichol.

Listen: SoundCloud – Buy score: Gumroad

Color me “Enchanted” (2007), violin, clarinet, tenor saxophone, and piano, duration 2’, premiered October 23, 2007 by Ji Hyun Kim, violin; Sara Stolt, clarinet; Drew Whiting, saxophone; and Jun Okada, piano at Michigan State University.

Greek Lyric Poems (2007), baritone, alto flute, and piano, text from Greek Lyric Poetry (trans. Sherod Santos), duration 15’, premiered May 4, 2007 by Joe Baunoch, baritone; Marissa Olin, Flute; and Kawai Chan, piano at Michigan State University.

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Voices (2007), solo trumpet, duration 4’30”, premiered May 4, 2007 by Mark Flegg, at Michigan State University.

Emulsion Quintet (2007), mixed chamber ensemble (clarinet/b. clarinet, soprano saxophone, horn, cello, marimba), duration 13’, premiered March 23, 2007 at Weill Recital Hall, New York City (2007 MSU Honors Competition-winning composition).

Also performed Oct. 1, 2007 by Musique 21, conducted by Raphael Jimenez at Michigan State University.

Elegy (2005), soprano, baritone, french horn, and string quartet, text from Elegy for My Sister (Sherod Santos), duration 18’, premiered April 15, 2006 at the University of Missouri (2006 BMI SCA-winning composition).