I’m happy to share that several of my brass solo and chamber pieces are now published through Murphy Music Press! The pieces include my brass quintets Olympian Suite and Adagio in A-flat Major, as well as both versions of my bass trombone solo Violent Shadows and my new trumpet septet Thermal Whiplash. I’ve been very grateful for all the work Sean Murphy has done publishing my saxophone and band music and am excited to have these works entering his brass catalog!
Double bar on my Sonata for Trumpet and Piano!! I’m very happy with how this turned out and am incredibly grateful to Sam Gustavson and the other 23 members of the consortium for trusting me to write this piece and providing invaluable insight and advice throughout the process. I’m looking forward to many livestreamed, socially distanced consortium premieres of this piece next year!
I’m looking forward to collaborating with Jeremy Marks, Professor of Trombone at UNC-Charlotte and fellow WMU grad, on a new piece for solo trombone and trombone sextet!
The structure of the piece is based on Jeremy’s experience struggling with and overcoming Bell’s Palsy, a neurological paralysis to the left side of the face that left him unable to make a sound on the trombone for months during his undergraduate degree. I really appreciate Jeremy’s openness and vulnerability while describing this difficult period in his life and hope to create something cathartic and meaningful to him.
This piece is actually a part of a larger consortium that Jeremy is organizing to commission six new pieces for small university or advanced high school trombone ensemble! To any trombonists or conductors who might be interested, there’s still about a month left to join the consortium. More information available here.
I’m very grateful to be a part of this project!
I’m very excited to share the recording from the premiere performance of my trumpet septet, Thermal Whiplash, performed wonderfully by the Central Michigan University Trumpet Studio Septet earlier this year at the university’s annual Da Capo concert! More information about the piece available here.
After over a year of hashing out the details for this piece with Sam Gustavson, it feels like a dream come true to be officially starting work on my Sonata for Trumpet and Piano! I’ve been so grateful for and humbled by the support this project has received. In total, the consortium consists of 24 trumpet players across 9 states and 2 countries/continents!
As daunting as it can be to start writing a 15~ minute piece, I’m really looking forward to beginning this journey!