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Sitting here at 5:17 AM on a restless summer Tuesday, I find myself struggling as I always do to find a voice for my blog posts. I have tried again and again to make writing

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It’s about the people

“Regardless of where you are or what you’re doing, it’s about the people. Novel, intense experiences enhance the chance for meaningful human connections. Done well, they engender trust, an essential ingredient for making big things

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Over the last semester of my first year as Director of Bands and Orchestras at East Austin College Prep, a 3A charter school aimed at low-income families and at-risk youth, I have reflected on my

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Orchestra reading

I received a stunning reading of my in progress orchestral work, Tragedy of the Forgotten World. Commissioned by Richard Hall, an old friend and colleague from Eastern New Mexico University, this work acts as an

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Composer’s Circle feature

I recently had the honor of being featured by the group Composer’s Circle. They work hard to document and feature as much music by new and emergin composers as possible on a regular basis. I

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