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.
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 becomes available for purchase on SMP Press.
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!