Online Premiere this Sunday!

As part of the American Composers Orchestra’s Connecting ACO Community initiative, I was commissioned by Derek Bermel to write a work for solo clarinet. This three-movement work, Two Thoughts and a Fixation, will be premiered this Sunday, May 10th, at 5 p.m. EDT.  Click here to learn more about Connecting ACO Community and purchase a ticket to view the presentation and Q&A session … More Online Premiere this Sunday!

What a year!

2019 was quite an amazing year! I’ve set a personal record for the amount of work that I produced, which means a lot to me since balancing composing along with other work continues to be a challenge over the years. But I am embracing the journey and cherishing progress, not perfection! I completed six pieces … More What a year!

Call for Scores for Emerging Composers

Deadline: All submissions are to be received by September 22, 2015. Instrumentation: Unaccompanied viola. May include electronics. Eligibility: Composers 40 years of age and older who consider themselves to be emerging in their careers. Examples of emerging composers may include, but are not limited to: composers who have changed careers, those who have had a … More Call for Scores for Emerging Composers

Summer Reading: How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony, Part 1

  Yesterday I began Ross  W. Duffin’s book How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care). It is one of the several books on my summer reading list, but the first to be read out of the music-related books so far. It seems that just starting this book has begun to get some … More Summer Reading: How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony, Part 1

I’m one today!!!

…on the web at least. Today has marked one year since I have officially made my debut on the web. Keeping a blog has proved to be a valuable journal and accountability tool that has challenged me to take more initiative over my learning as a budding artist. I am proud of myself for devoting … More I’m one today!!!

Choosing Between Making Money and Doing What You Love

Tom Basson’s post last week based on the Harvard Business Review’s article, “Choosing Between Making Money and Doing What You Love” hit home for me as an aspiring professional musician and composer. When I initially enrolled in college, my dream was to become a film/t.v. composer out of the rationale that I could do what … More Choosing Between Making Money and Doing What You Love

I may have been in the slow lane lately, but I’m still on the freeway!

William Bolcom and Joan Morris signed my cast!!! It was discarded about a week later in surgery though. 😦 I’m sure that by now, you’ve noticed that I haven’t posted in almost a month in spite of promising a few special features (a new miniseries, the Loewe Symposium with William Bolcom and Joan Morris), so … More I may have been in the slow lane lately, but I’m still on the freeway!

Updates: Practice, Studies, and Composition–September 7, 2011

I’ve finally got a hold of the scores Lollapalooza by John Adams as well as A Boy and a Girl by Eric Whitacre–yay. I’m looking forward to studying those as soon as I find the time to do so. In the Composition Studio, we’ll also be studying Vox Balaenae by George Crumb, so with those … More Updates: Practice, Studies, and Composition–September 7, 2011

It’s About Time! (Is there a such thing as catching up with my own generation?)

Welcome to my new site! It’s about time I have an internet presence that’s not-so-anonymous for once, but I’m not surprised. (Those who  know me know that I’m the type that has prided myself in not yet getting things such as a Myspace/Facebook/Twitter…it’s my own peace of mind, though I never say “never.”) I figured … More It’s About Time! (Is there a such thing as catching up with my own generation?)