HAILSTONES, upcoming performance

June 5, 2013: My chamber song set HAILSTONES will be performed by Conundrum at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Concert information can be found here.


RISE, upcoming premiere

May 27, 2013: My brass quintet “RISE: Fanfare and Variations on the USAF Hymn” will be premiered by Offutt Brass, the brass quintet of the USAF Heartland of America Band, in Omaha, Nebraska at the Eastern Nebraska Veteran’s Home. This work was composed for Offutt Brass.

Preview of VALENTINE now available on the Heretic Opera website

The first scene of “Valentine” is now available on the Heretic Opera website for viewing! “Valentine” is a unique project that I have been involved with for over three years now as part of my residency with Heretic Opera. Back in 2010, I composed this work as a jazz-opera, in collaboration with librettist Madelaine Coffman. Since then, the project has morphed into a “graphic novel opera,” with animated visuals that coincide with a recording we made in 2011-12. The visuals are still in development – however, they are well on the way to being finished. So, I invite all of you to check out this preview of the first scene – it has been a LONG time coming!