Dr. Amy McGlothlin has commissioned of me a work for her Salem State University Concert Band. The piece will deal with the Salem witch trials and will be performed in the spring of 2017.
A sonata for alto sax and piano, commissioned by Dr. Brian Kauth (New York City). Each of the planned four movements will be inspired by paintings of artist Francis Valela, who is also based out of New York City. Slated for spring 2017 premiere.
I have been commissioned to write a celebratory piece for Michael Rais and his Livonia Churchill High School Chamber Orchestra, which will be performed in late spring 2017.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Troy School District in Troy, MT, I have been asked by conductor Sheri Schweitzer to write a piece for her Troy High School Concert Band, to be performed May 2017.
Dr. Bruce Faske, trombone instructor at Arkansas State University, has commissioned me to write a work for trombone and piano, premiere date to be determined.
The Kettering Phoenix Singers of Northamptonshire, UK, has hired me to compose a mass setting dealing broadly with Armistice Day. November 2017 premiere.
I have been asked to write a piece for the Rappahannock Youth Symphony, to be premiered April 2018.
Dr. Brian Kauth has secured a grant to record an album of new saxophone music, to include my Adolphic Vignettes. Recording is planned to begin winter 2016.
Rachel Hacker, flutist based in Cincinnati, OH, has committed to record my flute quartet An Harmonic Disquisition Upon Various Types of Cheese as part of an album of new flute repertoire. Release is planned for early to mid 2017.
All are still in the conceptual stages of development, though I have committed to writing them within the next 18 months.
-Conteporary Concert Band Etudes, a collection of small works designed for band directors interested in teaching musical concepts beyond the major/minor axis, complete with historical background information and suggestions for further listening
-A book geared towards young composers which will contain often-overlooked advice on practical career concerns–everything from how to pick a school to various means for making money in today’s concert music marketplace.