NEWS

Faculty Recital
09.07.18

I'm excited to perform my first faculty composition recital in a few weeks at Texas Woman's University. The recital will feature three song cycles, including premieres of Beautiful Things for soprano, piano, and violin, and Patti Rides the DART for soprano, piano, and flute.

Presentation Proposal accepted at TMEA
08.13.18

My presentation proposal "Hearing the Waves: Teaching Sound Synthesis through Aural Skills" was accepted for the TMEA Convention, February 13-16, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. My presentation will show how to include basics of signal processing/synthesis into the college aural skills classroom.

Upcoming performance at SPLICE
06.27.2018

I will be performing Skeuomorph no. 2 for accordion and live electronics on November 8, 2018 at SPLICE Festival at Bowling Green State University. SPLICE is a three-day festival that blends engaging live performances with new technologies.Skeuomorph no. 2 is a part of an ongoing series of pieces composed for acoustic instruments plus interactive electronics.

Look what came in the mail!
04.10.18

Yesterday I received the published octavos for I Celebrate Myself written for SSAA choir and published under the new Joni Jensen Series, a series designed to promote new music for advanced women's choirs, through Hal Leonard. I am happy to give free copies or you can purchase the piece through www.jwpepper.com.

Premiere at SEAMUS National Conference
03.30.2018

On March 29th, I premiered Skeuomorph no. 2 for accordion and live electronics at the Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) National Conference at the University of Oregon. Skeuomorph no. 2 is a part of an ongoing series of pieces composed for acoustic instruments plus interactive electronics.

Performance video of "Out Damned Spot" at the Moody Performance Hall in Dallas
03.19.2018

The Texas Woman's University Concert Choir performed "Out Damned Spot" as part of their performance at the Voices of Women IV Concert hosted by the Women's Chorus of Dallas. The choir sounded incredible in the space!

Punch Brothers Poster at TSMT
02.25.2018

On February 24th, I presented my poster "Teaching Modulations to Distantly Related Keys Through the Music of Punch Brothers" at the Texas Society for Music Theory Conference at Dallas Baptist University. I am somewhere in that picture on the right.

New Publications for 2018
02.01.18

I'm pleased to announce two new choir publications for 2018. My arrangement of I Saw Three Ships for Tenor/Bass choir is published by BriLee Press and has been named a J.W. Pepper Editor's Choice. I Celebrate Myself for SSAA choir is published under the new Joni Jensen Series, a series designed to promote new music for advanced women's choirs, through Hal Leonard. Both pieces can be purchased at www.jwpepper.com.

Punch Brothers Poster
10.10.2017

At the end of October I will be presenting my poster entitled "Modulations to Distantly Related Keys in the Music of Punch Brothers" at the College Music Society National Conference in San Antonio, TX. The poster is a result of the transcriptions and analyses I've done over the past year on my blog "What the Punch?!?". A full-res version of the poster can be viewed here.

Upcoming performances for Fall 2017
07.17.2017

The fall semester is shaping up to be a busy one! Scheduled performances include:

  • The Anxious Seat at the West Fork New Music Festival in Fairmont, WV.

  • Slapbox at CEMI (Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia) at the University of North Texas.

  • Seeds of Asperity at the SCI Region VII Conference at Arizona State University.

More info can be found on the performances page.

Publications included on festival lists
09.20.2017

Keep A-Goin' for TB choir is one of five pieces selected for the ILMEA District 2 Junior Mixed Chorus 2017 (Illinois) and The Hurricane for S(S)A choir is one of six pieces selected for the Central Kentucky Choral Festival. Both pieces can be heard and purchased at www.jwpepper.com.

Filament selected for performance at the New Music on the Bayou Summer Festival
04.25.2017

Filament for flute and crystal glasses will be performed during the three-day festival in June. The festival will take place at various traditional and non-traditional venues around Monroe, LA; more information about the festival, participants, and schedule can be found here.

Punch Brothers Poster Presentation at CMS National Conference
04.01.2017

My poster proposal "Modulations to Distantly-Related Keys in the Music of Punch Brothers" was selected for presentation at the upcoming College Music Society National Conference in San Antonio, October 26-28, 2017. The poster will focus on some of the analytical findings I've written about on my blog "What the Punch?!?".

New Publications!
01.27.2017

I am pleased to announce three new choir publications for 2017.  In Umbra (TTB), Where Can I Go? (SA, optional SSA) are both published through Carl Fischer Music and Keep A-Goin'  (TB) is published through BriLee Press. Scores can be previewed and purchased here.

Seeds of Asperity wins NACUSA Texas Composition Competition
02.19.2017

Seeds of Asperity for accordion and electronics was selected as the winning composition for the 2016-2017 NACUSA Texas Composition Competition. The announcement was made at the NACUSA Texas Conference held at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX. Seeds of Asperity was premiered at the conference on February 18, 2017.

Where Can I Go? a J.W. Pepper Editor's Choice
03.08.2017

Where Can I Go?, a piece for S(S)A choir published through Carl Fischer, was named a J.W. Pepper Editor's Choice for 2017. The score can be viewed, heard, and purchased here.

Rondo premiered in Croatia
12.07.2016

The accordion duo Duo Ars premiered Rondo at the Lisinski Concert hall in Zagreb, Croatia on December 6, 2016. Rondo was selected by the duo as a result of their international call for scores and will be performed at various venues during their 2016/17 concert season including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb and the Vinko Lesic Music Festival in Split, Croatia.

Keep A-Goin' at ACDA 2017 National Conference
01.22.2017

Keep A-Goin' will be included in the session "Find Your Fit - Solutions for Every Choir from BriLee Press" by Denise Eaton on March 9, 2017. Keep A-Goin' is a new piece for TB choir published through BriLee Press.

Filament selected for performance at the 46th annual John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium
09.25.2016

Filament, for flute and crystal glasses, was one of 40 pieces selected out of over 1,000 submitted for the 2017 John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium held at the University of New Mexico. More information on the symposium can be found here.

Performance at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 
06.07.2016

A Thread Unwound was performed by the electronic music duo DuoInteraktiv at the NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival at the National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY. The piece was a part of larger concert entitled "The Intimacy of Nowness" curated by DuoInteraktiv members Patricia Surman, flute, and Reiner Kramer, computer, along with saxophonist Kyle Hutchins and composer/computer musician Ted Moore. This year's festival was held in conjunction with the Second Annual New York Philharmonic Biennal.

Bologna presented during the Cicada Consort Marathon: Music of the Living, by the Living, for the Living
03.26.2016

Bologna for 2-channel fixed audio was performed alongside numerous other works during an eight hour concert marathon of music by living composers at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) was presented to support research of Parkinson's disease through the Michael J Fox Foundation. The program for the event can be found here.

The Hurricane a J.W. Pepper Editor's Choice
03.09.2016

The Hurricane, a two-part choral piece published through BriLee Press, was named a J.W. Pepper Editor's Choice for 2016. The score can be viewed, heard, and purchased here.

World Premiere of Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: "In Memoriam: D. Stanley Hasty" by Bruce Curlette
03.01.2016

The one-minute piece Beyond the Break was premiered at Cedarville University (Cedarville, OH) along with fourteen other one-minute solo clarinet works selected by Bruce Curlette. The performance can be seen at 12'30" in the video below.

The tenor version of Voices in the Night premiered by John Green
10.13.2015

In addition to the Voices in the Night song cycle, the recital also featured three hymn arrangements by Paul Thomas: What Wondrous Love Is This, O Sacred Head, Now Wounded, and Were You There.

Skeuomorph no. 1 premiered by AVIDduo
04.10.2015

Commissioned by AVIDduoSkeuomorph no. 1 for flute, tenor saxophone, and computer (Max/MSP) was premiered by the duo at Studio Z in St. Paul, MN.

Presentation Proposal accepted at TMEA
08.13.18

My presentation proposal "Hearing the Waves: Teaching Sound Synthesis through Aural Skills" was accepted for the TMEA Convention, February 13-16, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. My presentation will show how to include basics of signal processing/synthesis into the college aural skills classroom.

Faculty Recital
09.07.18

I'm excited to perform my first faculty composition recital in a few weeks at Texas Woman's University. The recital will feature three song cycles, including premieres of Beautiful Things for soprano, piano, and violin, and Patti Rides the DART for soprano, piano, and flute.

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