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IMTA/MTNA 2018 Commission

I’m very excited to have been selected for the Indiana Music Teachers Association/Music Teachers National Association joint commission for 2018. The new work (instrumentation TBD) will be premiered at Sweetwater Music (Fort Wayne, IN) in October 2018 and will subsequently…

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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….