World Premieres and World Performances

Hi everyone!

So excited that “Catharsis” for Bass Trombone and Piano has been selected for the final round of the International Trombone Association’s Donald Yaxley Bass Trombone Competition for 2023!  All the best to all the contestants!

My music is going digital!  “Catharsis” will be the first piece to be offered digitally by Subito Music Distribution…. Starts Feb 2023.

Many thanks to Jemmie Robertson, trombone soloist, and Maestro Evans Haile, and all the wonderful musicians of the Gainesville Orchestra for a beautiful performance of “Red Dragonfly” in January 2023!

“Flee! Novella for String Quartet” WORLD PREMIERE by four talented and brave SAIs at the SAI National Convention in July 2022.  With only 2 days of rehearsal at the convention, they pulled together to present a powerful performance with enthusiastic reception.  Congrats and thanks to Deb Volker, Olivia Coyne, Marcie Trembus Kraus, and Amy Catron.

“Flee!” will soon be published by and available through C. F. Peters.

“One More Mountain” for Horn, Trombone and Piano, WORLD PREMIERE was commissioned and premiered by Nathan Dishman and Zach Cooper.  This robust and heartfelt piece has been performed on several university faculty recitals already….it’s fun, playable, and a hit with the audiences.

Megumi Kanda took “Golden” for trombone and piano to Japan for three concerts in 2022.  She is the one who commissioned our now famous “Red Dragonfly.”  She then commissioned “Golden” and it’s our next great piece, thanks Megumi for championing it around the world!

The Interstice Chamber Ensemble in Milwaukee performed the WORLD PREMIERE of “Three Vignettes for Viola, Cello and Piano in December 2022….”The piece was a hit with our audience and we had several people asking about more music that you offer. “  Thank you to group leader pianist Grace Betry!

I am grateful to all the musician artists who have the vision and courage to explore and present new music like mine!   And I am grateful to the listeners whose curiosity includes new musical works.  God bless you all!