I can’t begin to express my gratitude to Taylor Huitema for premiering my Concertino for Bari Sax yesterday! This piece was my largest project to date, at about 18 minutes long and with 33 saxophonists as part of the consortium.
It was such a pleasure collaborating with Taylor throughout this process. The piece has been over a year in the making and Taylor was constantly on call to give me feedback, record passages, and answer all my silly questions about how to write for the instrument.
And Taylor’s performance yesterday was absolutely superb! His musicality and versatility were on full display throughout the entire piece. I never knew my music could sound so good!
Thanks for everything, Taylor!! ‘Til next time!
I’m so pleased with how these two young band pieces turned out!! It was so inspiring and exciting knowing that hundreds of students will be working on these pieces and that the pieces can be used as tools to teach and master new concepts. Thank you to all of my band director friends and colleagues who were a part of this consortium project and provided feedback along the way!
Unbelievably excited to find out that Taylor Huitema will be performing my Concertino for Baritone Saxophone at the North American Saxophone Alliance Region V Conference this March in Indianapolis! It was such a pleasure collaborating with Taylor on this piece and I can’t wait to hear it come to life!
I had such an incredible time at Midwest Clinic 2018 This year was especially exciting for me, with readings of my music at both the Orchestra and Band New Music Reading Sessions, as well as the first year of advertising my music at the Millennium Composers Initiative booth in the exhibit hall!
It’s so great to see the enthusiasm and interest in new music in the band and orchestra community. And, as always, it was great to catch up with old friends and meet many new ones! ‘Til next year!
It was a pleasure and an honor to be featured at ISU’s Contemporary Music Festival as one of the ‘Music Now’ guest composers! Thank you to the Solaire Quartet for a fantastic performance of Volcanic Ash, and thank you to the Indiana State Music faculty for organizing this event!