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Monthly Archives: April 2009



After a short residency in my home state of Pennyslvania at Millersville University, where I conducted the terrific Millersville ensembles in four Newman pieces, I find myself in beautiful Bloomington, IN, where I’m giddily composer-in-residence this week. So in honor of tonight’s World Premiere of Symphony No. 1, “My Hands Are a City” at the [...]


My residency at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is in full swing, with rehearsals for the World Premiere of SYMPHONY NO. 1, My Hands Are a City, the North American Premiere of Climbing Parnassus, and Avenue X. Conductors Stephen W. Pratt, Jeffrey Gershman, and Paul Popiel lead their ensembles in the concert Thursday [...]


Tomorrow I begin an exciting residency at Millersville University in Pennsylvania (my home state), where after lectures and lessons and rehearsals I will lead the wind ensemble and concert band in Uncle Sid, Moon by Night, Avenue X, and As the scent of spring rain… in a Newman-thon concert on Friday.

Into the woods


It’s been two weeks since I returned from MacDowell, and the withdrawal period was not pretty. Aside from the family separation, the place is pretty much paradise, and much like after lost-love & heartache, it seems to take just as long to get over as it did to experience. As both the two weeks of [...]