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Premiere of “Pathways”

“Pathways” for chamber orchestra was premiered by the Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra with Jerry Hou conducting at Rice University on December 3. I’ve posted the live recording on my Soundcloud page and on YouTube. Here is the Soundcloud link:

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40 Bits of Advice

(or, “What I Learned in Eleven Years of Studying Composition”) (or, “Things My Teachers Said”) 1. Write quickly. 2. Write slowly. 3. Plan, chart, and diagram the work’s structure. 4. Write organically, without preconceptions of form. 5. Put the performers first….

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Footnotes for violin and cello received an “Honorable Mention” in the 2014 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.  The piece was composed for violinist Sonja Harasim and cellist Lachezar Kostov who premiered it in March 2013.  The recording is…