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!

Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: May 5, 2013

Many of these are from various friends’ recitals this past semester, including those of some fellow composers at Redlands. Although they are not what I’ve listened to most recently, I would like to keep track of these for journaling purposes: Turning Points, by Joan Tower, for clarinet and string quartet Head Talk, by Mark Ford, … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: May 5, 2013

Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: October 28, 2012

Our  Composition Studio had a listening exam on Friday. I always enjoy studying for them as a way to find new literature. Here is the playlist below: Scherzo Ricercato, by Lukas Foss, for solo piano Toccata for Violin and Player Piano, by Conlon Nancarrow On the Edge of the Infinite, by Christopher Theofanidis, for violin … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: October 28, 2012

Meet the Studio: Emily Praetorius

“Meet the Studio” is a bi-weekly mini-series that will feature a composer from the University of Redlands Composition Studio on Thursdays. The spotlight on the Studio will include students, visitors, and alumni in the Composition Studio from my freshman year onwards. Emily Praetorius is a recent graduate from the University of Redlands Composition Studio. Now … More Meet the Studio: Emily Praetorius

Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: May 12, 2012

Oops! Accidentally skipped a week. Here you go! Betwixt and Between, Kim Scharnberg, for trombone, string quartet, and marimba. 5 Pieces for Trombone and Piano, Op. 198, by Ernst Krenek Clarinet Concerto (Peacock Tales), by Anders Hillborg, for clarinet and orchestra. One of my friends has a sticker on her cello case that says, “Hug … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: May 12, 2012

Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: April 8, 2012

Happy Easter everyone! Here are my picks for this week, simply a few great selections from my theory class that I haven’t yet mentioned: Salome Dances for Peace, I. Anthem of the Great Spirit, “Half Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight”, by Terry Riley, for string quartet Still Angry, by Andrew May, for flute, clarinet, and … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: April 8, 2012

Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: February 26, 2012

Fourth Sonata for Violin and Piano, “Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting,” by Charles Ives Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra (formerly titled Concerto for Clarinet), by Emily Praetorius, for clarinet and orchestra. Emily, a fellow composer in our studio, wrote this piece and performed it in our university’s annual concerto competition. String quartet, by Emily … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: February 26, 2012