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 31, 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.

You Do You – Perusal Score Video

New perusal score video!

An older piece, You Do You was written and performed in my last couple years of undergrad at WMU. This particular recording is of Tyler Cornwall, MiQuan Cosey, Jasmine Joubran, Keegan Nordby, and Shannon Rouston, was recorded by Zach Hummel, and features improvisatory solos on eTrombone and eTrumpet (in which we hook up practice mutes to a guitar amp). Enjoy!

2019 SCI Region VI Conference

I feel so honored to have had my thesis piece Olympian Suite featured at this year’s Society of Composers, Inc. Region VI Conference! Thank you to the Texas A&M-Commerce Faculty Brass Quintet for the fantastic performance and Dr. David Horace Davies for organizing this event.

I also got to (finally) meet the incredible Sarah Roberts and Elena Bogaczova Daughtery, who I found out gave a repeat of my Concertino for Bari Sax on Thursday at UT-Tyler!

Scorch and Pitch Black – Premiere Performances

I’m eternally grateful to the Royal Oak Middle School Bands for premiering both my pieces Scorch and Pitch Black last night at their All City Band Concert!! A huge thank you to Kyrstin Jensen, Tim Foreman, and Keith Kohring for organizing this opportunity, and thank you to the students of the 6th and 7th grade bands for their hard work learning these pieces!

Royal Oak Premieres