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Happy New Year!

2018 has arrived, and I’m looking forward to this new year!  2017 saw many performances of “Tutti Frutti”, and a premiere of “Drip” in London!  March and I were able to witness a total eclipse in August that inspired my new orchestra piece, Eclipse.  I also finished several new chamber pieces – a Reed Trio, a new Flute and piano piece, a piano concerto, etc.

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“Six Songs of Spring” named a “finalist” in the NATS Composition Contest!

I’m pleased that “Six Songs of Spring” was named as one of the “finalists” in the recent NATS Composition Contest!  I finished the piece about a week before the deadline, and twisted Lisa Cunningham’s arm to record the piece.  We recorded it in the Music Tech room at Spartanburg High School after school on the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving beak.  She had a click track playing in her ear (with headphones) along with the Finale rendition of the piano part and a clarinet playing the vocal part!  During Thanksgiving break I played the piano part for the sections that I could technically play, and figured out a reverb that would make the piece sound like it was recorded in a concert hall rather than a small class room.  I’m pleased with the final product!

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Upcoming performances of “Tutti Frutti”

I am so pleased that members of the “Flute New Music Consortium” are performing “Tutti Frutti” in various flute festivals in the next little bit.  This coming weekend, January 28, Kallie Snyder and Sarah Jane Young will be performing it in Orlando at the Florida Flute Association Convention, then Brittany Trotter and Emily Nazario will perform it during the Mid-Southern Flute Association Convention held in Hattiesburg, Mississippi from March 31 through April 1.  March and I are going to head down to Florida to hear the concert this weekend.  In honor of these upcoming performances I’m going to make “Tutti Frutti” my featured work of the moment!

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Featured Work

Six Songs of Spring (2016)

Duration: 14'

Mezzo Soprano and Piano

Tutti Frutti (for Two-ti Virtuosi Flutti) (2015)

Duration: 13'

2 Flutes