New Violent Shadows Video – Evan Clifton and Yu-Lien The

I’m excited to share this recording of Violent Shadows, performed by Evan Clifton and Yu-Lien The at Evan’s WMU Seminar Music Camp recital this July!

There are still two weeks left to join the consortium Evan and I are organizing for a bass trombone and wind ensemble (grade 4) version of this piece! Band directors and bass trombonists are both welcome to join – There’s an option for band directors to have Evan come out to perform the solo with your ensemble. The buy-in is relatively cheap and the piece will be completed and sent out by the end of December, with performance exclusivity for all of 2020.

More information about the consortium can be found here.

UIL Prescribed Music List

It’s an absolute honor to have both of my saxophone quartets added to the UIL Prescribed Music List (or, I guess, Chris Evan Haas’ saxophone quartets 🤔)! Thank you to the band directors that recommended adding these pieces to the list and best of luck to the high school students in Texas who attempt to perform either piece at Solo and Ensemble!

Texas PML

Back to School Sale

Back to School Sale

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be offering a ‘Back to School’ 20% discount on all of the pieces on my website for the next month!

So much of my music has been used for educational purposes, from middle school bands to college chamber ensembles and everything in between, so I’m happy to provide a discount for musicians to use my pieces for those means. The sale will occur from August 15th to September 15th and will be applied to all of my self-published works.

Consortium Opportunity – Violent Shadows for Bass Trombone and Wind Ensemble

Announcing a consortium for a bass trombone and wind ensemble version of my piece Violent Shadows!

Since finishing the original piece back in 2017, I’ve been eager to expand the piece into the wind band setting and take advantage of the different color possibilities in the accompaniment. Though the focus of the piece is primarily on the bass trombone, there are several technical passages, contrasting styles, and meter changes that will keep the wind ensemble players excited and engaged throughout the piece.

I’m thrilled to partner with Evan Clifton, fellow Western Michigan University alumnus, on this project! Since Evan graduated in 2015, he has been performing across the country as a soloist and with various orchestras. Evan is currently a contracted member of the West Michigan and Battle Creek Symphonies and has also performed with The Cleveland Orchestra, and Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Lansing Symphonies. I’m honored that Evan reached out to me and wanted to help organize this consortium.

Consortium Fee: $100

  • $50 due up front, $50 due upon completion of the piece

Deadline to Join: September 30, 2019

Difficulty (Wind Ensemble Parts): Grade 4

Anticipated Completion: December 31, 2019

Benefits to Consortium Members:

  • Names of the soloist and wind ensemble included on the title page of the score
  • Exclusive performance rights from the premiere performance in the spring (TBD) to the end of 2020
  • Free digital copies of the trombone quintet and/or piano version of the piece
  • 30% reduced soloist fee for band’s that would like Evan as their guest soloist (pending availability and travel distance)
  • Composer will travel to performances, if able

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions! If you’re interested in joining, you can fill out this short Google Form. Payments can be made online through paypal or via check.