Happy 2014!

Happy New Year!

Wow, 2013 was an amazing year!

Special thanks to Megumi Kanda for her spectacular performance of “Red Dragonfly” Sonata for Trombone and Piano at the International Trombone Festival in Augusta, GA.  Her performance inspired many to buy the music, and I know for sure that Professor Jim Bicigo from the University of Alaska – Anchorage performed it on his recital in November.  Thanks Jim for that all so important 2nd performance of the piece!

Also, special thanks go to Mark Breutzman and the choir who commissioned and performed “Everybody Everything Praise the Lord” for the 125th anniversary of Emanuel United Church of Christ in Wisconsin.  Bravo!

And in 2013, we got this website up and running and received our first orders to purchase printed music and to download recorded music!   Thanks to website designer Cindy Emmett for her creativity and skill!  Let me know if you would like her contact info, she is great.

Looking forward to 2014 to complete a set of 3 songs for mezzo-soprano Shelley Waite.  She saved poetry written by her pastor, Stuart McAlpine, for years, thinking the poems would be great songs.  I am blessed to be the one offered the opportunity to set them.  There will be 3, based on three men in the Christmas story…Joseph, the Innkeeper, and Simeon.  Written for piano and mezzo, the first two are done, the third should be done this year.

2014 opened with our first order from overseas!  So, we are quickly updating things on the website to accommodate those orders.

Hoping for a great 2014 for everyone!