Well hopefully everyone has noticed that things look a little different. There’s a couple of new things with the site. There are now officially pieces up and available for sale. Just go check out the compositions page and take a look around. I am still in the process of uploading all the files to be available for purchase. The nice thing about this too is that everything will be available as a digital download meaning that you will receive it as soon as you purchase it. Just contact me if you have any questions as well. Keep checking back for more updates
My xylophone etude, Chrome Plated, is currently published in the 2010 MassChap Xylophone collection, available from Bachovich Publications, product number #0802. I’m excited to say that Chrome Plated was selected as one of the winners in the PAS Massachusetts Chapters Xylophone etude composition contest. If you are in the New England area, stop by the Massachusetts Day of Percussion on Sunday March 21st at the Boston Conservatory. More information on that is available here. There will also be a concert featuring some of the xylophone etudes selected and someone will be performing Chrome Plated on that concert. Once I have a recording or video I will post it on the site. Many thanks go out to Sam Solomon and all the judges who picked my piece to go into the book. There are many other great etudes in there as well so make sure you go buy a copy!
I’ve been busy over the break trying to get alot of things updated on the site. Check out the compositions page to see alot of pieces that have been added recently. Almost all of them have recordings as well. I’m exploring the possibility of making these available for sale as well. If anyone would like to see that happen, just contact me. Also I’ve added a rough video of me playing my 2008 PASIC tenor solo. I’m still trying to get the competition copy from PAS so if that ever happens, it’ll be up on the site. Been busy as well with lots of writing projects, specifically the JMU Indoor Drumline show. Keep checking back soon for more recordings and updates.
I’ve posted a marimba chorale that I wrote on the compositions page so anyone can download if they want. Maybe soon I will be able to post a recording of it as well. I’m currently working on the JMU indoor drumline music but my time should be freed up after graduation for more compositions. Be sure to go by the Tapspace site as well and check out all the new pieces they have available, including mine!
I’m proud to say that Double Take is available from Tapspace.com. I can’t say enough how much of a great company they are for being flexible with me and getting that piece out. Thanks to Murray Gusseck and the entire Tapspace team! There’s also alot of cool other stuff that they have just released as well that is definitely worth checking out. If anyone is heading to PASIC, be sure to stop by the Tapspace booth and take a look at my piece!
Sorry for the lack of updates. I am currently working on some more compositions and will have info about them up shortly. I am also busy writing music for the JMU Marching Royal Dukes so that occupies a good portion of my time. Soon I will have info about the possibility of purchasing music and more info up soon. Thanks to anyone who checks the site!
The JMU Indoor Drumline took 2nd Place by a margin of 0.37 points at the 2009 Atlantic Indoor Association Championships with a score of 85.23. You can check out a full recap at AtlanticIndoor.org.
Check out the video of the performance on the Video page.
This Sunday, March 29, the JMU Indoor Drumline will be competing at the Atlantic Indoor Association Finals at CD Hylton High School in Dale City, VA. Their performance time is 1:34pm. For more information visit AtlanticIndoor.org.
The JMU Indoor Percussion line recently competed at Mills Godwin High School for an AIA competition. The drumline took first place in its class, with a 78.3. The drumline is performing an original show entitled “Shapes” written by myself. Clips of the show will be posted after the season.
Enter the Master is now available for purchase through Doug Wallace Percussion. This percussion quartet won 1st Runner up in the 2008 Doug Wallace Percussion Composition Contest. Perfect for the advanced high school or beginning college ensemble.