A MUSICAL WORLD
Composition * Performance * Teaching
I have been creating music for as long as I can remember. Explore this site to discover what that music is like, where it has come from, and where it has led. Like my favorite Banyan tree pictured here, my music has grown steadily over time, putting down roots in unexpected directions many of which have developed into significant parts of the whole body of work.
COMPOSITIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS
The Flying Dreams Challenge
(For all band directors)
In 2010, I wrote what might be my best composition for concert band about a dream I had when I was a kid in which I could fly off the roof of my house. The title is "Flying Dreams" though the published version is called "Dreams of Flight." Every year when I receive the list of which of my published pieces have sold how many copies, Dreams of Flight is not listed because it hasn't sold any at all. It's not a easy piece, and it hasn't caught the right wind yet. So this year, I've decided to issue the first "Flying Dreams Challenge" whereby the first director who contacts me in some way and agrees to program the piece during the upcoming year will receive a complimentary copy of the score and parts paid for by me. You can preview it using the link below. I look forward to hearing from someone, and thanks!
AGAINST THE CURRENT
MSU Chamber Winds and Sonshine Dance Troupe 2018