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01 June 2017, News
Summer 2017 Updates
June 2017 - My review of R. Ryan Endris's Music Theory for Beginners book is now up on the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy's website! Check it out here! May 2017 - If you haven't checked out my recordings in a little while, I've recently posted several selections from my busy semester of recital performances and recordings at IU. Check them out on my YouTube channel ! In addition, Patty Lazzara and Allison Franzetti's beautiful performance of my Minuet in A can be heard on YouTube here . Many thanks ...
06 January 2017, News
Winter/Spring 2017 News and Performances
April 30, 2017 - A piece from my compositional "early period" (if one could call it that!), my Minuet in A for flute and piano from 2002, will be featured at the Steve Markoff & Friends "OKFlutePid" benefit concert for the Randolph Regional Animal Shelter in New Jersey on April 30! The performers are also planning to film a documentary about the rehearsal and performance process. Click here to view the Facebook event and RSVP! January 2017 - I'm thrilled to announce that the first few of my ...
28 October 2016, News
Fall 2016 Events
November 2016 - I'm happy to have been granted the opportunity to serve as an MTNA composition competition judge again this year (marking my 3rd consecutive year adjudicating for the MTNA in various stages of the composition competitions). Teaching composition (and especially adjudicating it) can be difficult, but I hope I'm offering some useful advice when I evaluate these pieces by talented young composers from around the US! October 2016 - I've been keeping busy this year as a collaborative ...
23 September 2016, News
Spring/Summer 2016 Events
May 2016 - Mark your calendars! Fantastic Dances (2011) for percussion duo will be premiered by Joseph Van Hassel and Daniel McCloud at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke on Tuesday, Sept. 27 of this year! - Piano studio enrollment will reopen this May! The summer term is a great time to dive headfirst into your piano studies, whether you're beginning them for the first time or resuming after years off from lessons. I regularly offer lesson packages for 2x per week or 3x per week in order to ...
04 December 2015, News
Fall 2015 News
12/4/2015 - Merri Williams's review of Venturing Beyond has been published in the December issue of The Piano Bench Mag! For more information on the mag and how you can subscribe, visit their Facebook page ! Piano studio enrollment remains closed; however, interested prospective students are welcome to contact me for updates on when slots may open (as they sometimes do at the start of a new semester). I am always accepting students for music theory/composition instruction as well as accompanying ...
31 July 2015, News
Summer 2015 Events
7/2015 - My summer and fall composition projects, slated for European performances, are beginning to take shape, including a commission for a work for tuba and small ensemble and a revised men's choir arrangement of Seasons (2003), originally for SSA choir! I am still accepting new piano, composition, and theory students as well. I have concluded my session at Blue Lake, which featured collaborations with sopranos Courtney Piercey and Leslie Mason as well as a large concert with the SSA choir and a ...
23 May 2015, News
Spring 2015 News
5/23/2015 - For those who haven't heard, I have expanded my musical services to include recording demos of your solo piano compositions (provided they are doable within time constraints), as I am currently working on one such project. This may be particularly useful for composers who are not themselves pianists, but would like to have their compositions read by a real pianist. In addition, I'll provide advice on writing effectively for the piano (though if much work needs to be done in this area, I'll ...
22 May 2015, Article
Research Papers (Titles and Abstracts)
If you decide to cite my work in your own research, I'd love to have a copy of your paper as well! Hearing Stylistic Lateness in the First Movement of Mozart’s Final Piano Concerto, K595 (2013) Given at Music Theory Midwest, May 8, 2015 Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 27 in B-flat, K595, completed in January 1791, represents the composer’s final contribution to the genre. As such, it has been retrospectively designated a “swan song” or musical “farewell.” Mozart’s biographical circumstances do not ... Comments: 1
22 May 2015, Article
Complete Works List
For information on earlier works or others not included in this list, feel free to email me via the Contact page. In most cases, I would be happy to furnish you with scores and parts at no charge. If you are interested in programming my compositions, please notify me so I may include a link to the event listing on my News page. All I request in return is a copy of the recording, program and program notes (if available). Many thanks for your interest! (Works denoted by an asterisk (*) can be heard via ...
21 May 2015, Article
Teaching, Tutoring, Accompanying, and Transcription Services
Teaching, Tutoring, Transcribing/Copyist Work, Recording, and Accompanying Theory Tutoring (Bloomington local): $25 per hour session; $15 per half-hour, $35 per 90-minute session. (All are treated as a-la-carte and must be paid up at each session unless the student and I have established other arrangements.) Sessions can be scheduled as often as needed. (I generally offer up to 5 days a week, though students have regularly requested 7 because my services are so in demand!) Piano Instruction ...
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