I'm delighted and honored to announce that my new piece "Gaudete" has been selected as the winner of this year's Red Note New Music Composition Competition in the choral category! The ISU Concert Choir will premiere the piece on 26 March 2017 in Normal, IL for those who happen to be in the area. Look for more upcoming news regarding the festival!
Production has wrapped up and we're into post for the short films "Some of His Things", written and directed by fellow Boston Arts Academy teachers Chris Flaherty and Dan Sullivan; and BAA student Jeyrie Rodriguez's film "Unbalanced". Special thanks to film teacher John ADEkoje for making all of this possible.
Reserve your free tickets for the premiere screening and a full slate of shorts! (Monday 18 May, 7-9pm, at the Paramount Center in downtown Boston)
(And as an addendum, a few recent changes to the site:
- a splash of color!
- a Twitter feed in the sidebar!
- a collection of links to great ensembles, composers, and other wonderful things, right below the Twitter feed!
- and a few other small tweaks to improve your experience; contact me if you have any suggestions for posts, questions about the music, or comments on the site.)
After two weeks of intense discussion, remarkable music, and wonderful people, the 2014 Harvard Summer Composition Institute has drawn to a close. Over the course of two nights, the Talea Ensemble premiered works by James Bean, Sivan Cohen-Elias, Hakan Ulus, Julia Blondeau, and Giovanni Santini, as well as the composers mentioned in the week 1 summary. (Look for a recording in the next couple of weeks.)
A special thank you as well to the professors, Steve Takasugi (director), Chaya Czernowin, and Hans Tutschku; the assistant director Michelle Lou; the Harvard Music Department; and the Harry and Alice Eiler Foundation for making SCI the incredible experience it was.
Check out the Guilford Record section of yesterday's (Sunday) News & Record for an announcement on the upcoming premiere of "Letters from the War"!
My new 3-movement work for string orchestra, commissioned by Jesse Suggs and the Northern Guilford Middle School Orchestra, will be premiered by the commissioners on Tuesday 7 June 2011 at 7pm in the Special Events Center of the Greensboro Coliseum. See http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175162645870455&ref=notif¬if_t=event_wall#wall_posts for more details!