It is my pleasure to announce that during my time working with the Ralston Valley High School music students during my student teaching I have completed a work specifically written for the RVHS Chamber Orchestra, Zima: The Monster That Would Not Die (2013). I hope they enjoy it, the first read is tomorrow!
I had a wonderful time at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Composition workshop. The group at the left were all of the participants of the improvisation track. I had an amazing experience meeting and working with composers ranging in age from 14-54 and as many skill levels. I would particularly like to thank Dr. Jim Mobberley, Dr. Mara Gibson, Dr. Paul Rudy, Violist Michael Hall, and the Kansas City NewEar Ensemble.
I will be attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City Composition Workshop June 14-21. At the workshop the NewEar Ensemble with special guest Chicago-based Violist Michael Hall will premiering my piece Watch Tower Syndicate (2013) for Flute, Viola, Percussion, and Piano. I will also be working with Dr. Paul Rudy in the Improvisation Track and will have opportunities to work with Dr. Jim Mobberley and Dr. Mara Gibson. I will also be giving a brief presentation on Benjamin Britten's War Requiem: Requiem Aeternam.
I am very pleased to announce that I am working on a new commission from Cellist David Bayless on a work for solo violoncello with woodwind quintet. The piece will be based upon the three famous stars of Orion's Belt (alnitak, alnilam, and mintaka) and will be a concertino in one movement type work of approximately 12' in length.
On Friday November 9, 2012 I will be premiering several of my pieces at Colorado State University. The pieces are:
All Living Things Have Shoulder (2011)
Double Entendre Du Jour (2011)
Sibilant Entrée (2012)
II. Icy Silence
III. Meat Wrapper
IV. Religion and Science