“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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