A look back at 2016

Well, 2016 turned out to be quite an eventful year any way you slice it. Speaking just in terms of music, some highlights here from the past year include:

January: The Music Department at the Boston Arts Academy held a music technology intersession, where I led a group of students in a film scoring session, at the end of which the students scored their own shorts.

March: We debuted the new ethnomusicology curriculum for seniors at Boston Arts Academy, featuring a visit from renowned Silk Road Project tabla player Sandeep Das, a djembe drumming session, and an unexpected Arab techno saga.

April: Soloists with the Mozart Society Orchestra premiered my violin quartet “Equinox” in Harvard's Paine Hall during their Eight Seasons concert.

March: The Boston Arts Academy received a Grammy Signature Schools Enterprise Award, with a special mention for the music department.

May: During the Boston 48 Hour Film Festival, I joined Hop and Pop Productions to write dessert-inspired music in “Beyond Cheesecake.”

September: Scores become available for purchase on SMP Press.

September: “Persefone's Breakfast” premiered at the Official Latino Short Film Festival in New York.

December: I joined the Boston Arts Academy jazz choir and other local musicians for a performance with jazz legend Jacob Collier.

Here's looking forward to even more adventures in 2017!