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“Great music is both technical and expressive, engaging both sides of the brain. Music fills a basic need in human life for beauty and expression. I love music profoundly for its power to bring people together and help us to reconnect positively with ourselves and the world.”


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Upcoming Events!

* Master’s Recital *
Sunday, May 17, 2015 @ 4pm
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Smith Recital Hall
FREE ADMISSION, reception to follow!

A talented group of young musicians will perform my latest instrumental tunes and songs, including jazz numbers, a modern spiritual song, a brass quintet, a trio with acoustic guitar, and electronic music for film.

* Academic Excellence Showcase performance of Feel Again *
Thursday, May 28, 2015, time TBA
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Smith Recital Hall
FREE ADMISSION

A talented WOU singer accompanied by piano and clarinet will perform my song, “Feel Again,” a modern spiritual as part of a special showcase recital.

* Western Oregon Symphony premier of Feel Again *
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Rice Auditorium

A talented WOU singer accompanied by full orchestra will perform my song, “Feel Again,” a modern spiritual.

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Past Events:

* Western Hemisphere Orchestra with Allen Toussaint *
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR

Had a blast singing with this legendary musician on a couple of his greatest hit songs!

* Western Oregon Symphony premier of Citations Musicales *
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Rice Auditorium

Early 20th-century French composer Erik Satie was an under-appreciated genius in his time. He is best-known for his early minimalist piano pieces, such as the early Gymnopedies, and later character pieces such as his Sports et Divertissiments. On Dec. 3rd, the Western Oregon Symphony premiered a new arrangement of mine of three of his piano works: the “fourth” Gnossienne (1891 manuscript), Third Sarabande (1887), and “d’Holothurie” from Embryons Desséchés (1913).

* Spectrum! at Western Oregon University *
Monday, June 2, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Smith Recital Hall

A trio of talented WOU students premiered a new instrumental song of mine for flute and oboe with acoustic guitar called Cranes.

* Western Oregon Symphony previews Citations Musicales *
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Rice Auditorium

Early 20th-century French composer Erik Satie was an under-appreciated genius in his time. He is best-known for his piano character pieces, such as the early Gymnopedies, and later Sports et Divertissiments. The Western Oregon Symphony previewed a new arrangement by me of three of his piano works.

* Master Class: Chamber Orchestra Kremlin *
Sunday, Mar. 9, 2014 @ 4 p.m.
Rice Auditorium
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR

This world-class professional string orchestra performed a concert at WOU in the evening, and during a special 1-hour master class session beforehand they came out and played and critiqued works by WOU composers, including the first two movements of my new string piece in progress called “Enkidu Suite,” music inspired by the Gilgamesh epic of ancient Mesopotamia. Chamber Orchestra Kremlin did a remarkable job and I was very pleased.

Here are audio clips from the event:





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