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Upcoming Performances

Michael is recording a CD of his recent horn compositions.  You can help donate to this effort here:

The Lone Star Brass Orchestra will be performing "Suite for Brass Octet" on May 30th

Trumpeter Michael Arnold and Tubist Danny Frost commissioned me to write a set of 10 duets, which they have gradually been recording and releasing.

Tuba player Tony Clements commissioned me to write "Suite for Brass Nonet".  The faculty of the Humboldt Brass Chamber Music Workshop will be premiering it in July.

Trumpeter Andy Stetson recorded "Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble" with the Texas Tech Symphonic Band: the release will likely be in late 2017.

Recent News

Krikkit Variations received honorable mention in the 2017 Joliet Symphony Orchestra Composition Contest

Trumpeter Andy Stetson performed "Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble" on May 2nd with the Texas Tech Symphonic Band.

Tetractys New Music Ensemble commissioned me to write "Emerge" for Flute, Clarinet, Vibraphone, Violin, and Cello.  They premiered it on April 22nd.

The Austin Saxophone Ensemble has released their first CD, Plunge, which includes a recording of "Sarabande and Retaliation"

Hornist Evan Young premiered "Sonata #2 for Horn and Piano" on April 9th during a recital at Ithaca College.

The University of Illinois Wind Symphony and trumpeter Ronald Romm performed "Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble" on February 17th

Jason Dovel's new CD "Ascent" includes the piano reduction of "Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble"

New or Expanded Recordings

Emerge (Fl/Cl/Vib/Vln/Vcl) (9')

Sonata #2 for Horn and Piano (15')

Sarabande and Retaliation (new performance) (7')

Suite for Tuba, Trumpet, and Piano (excerpts) (12')

Lamentation (S.Sax+A.Sax) (excerpts) (9')

First Suite for Wind Band (8')

Symphony #3 for Wind Ensemble (35')

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