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Monthly Archives: May 2010

The List


Every year around now I submit my “ASCAP+” application, which is, for all intents and purposes, a simple listing of any performance, any recording released, any award, and any piece you’ve written during the past concert season. I’ve written about this before, but the issues this particular activity drudges up will never be resolved. One [...]

news 5/26/10


This afternoon at the International Tuba-Euphonium Association Conference in  Tucson, Pat Stuckemeyer premieres Milori Blue. Titled after a lush and misty pigment, Milori Blue is a 3-movement sonata for solo euphonium and piano.

news 5/22/10


Tonight in Pasadena, Hila Plitmann premieres her show, Airhead, at the Boston Court Theatre. The evening includes my arrangement of her song “chaos“, Steven Bryant‘s arrangements of his Hummingbrrd and NiN’s All the Love in the World, and Eric Whitacre‘s arrangement of ‘Til Tuesday’s Voices Carry.

More from Kurashiki


In 2008 I went to Japan for the Japan Wind Ensemble Conductors Conference‘s premiere of Climbing Parnassus. When I returned to the U.S., I found an e-mail waiting for me from Jim Ripley, a conductor in Kenosha, WI. Jim introduced himself as not only the Director of Instrumental Activities at Carthage College there, but also [...]

Peter Stanley Martin interview


On 30 April 2009, my friend, conductor Peter Stanley Martin, recorded and transcribed an interview with me. A version of this interview was published in the Journal of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, Volume 16 – 2009, Dr. William Berz, editor. ———————– Peter Stanley Martin: So, let’s just start from the beginning, [...]

Just try and guess


I have an exciting premiere at Tanglewood on July 30, so as I just finished Hila’s arrangement, and a euphonium sonata, I’m scrambling here to get the piece off the ground. As usual, in the beginning of sketching a piece, I do quite a bit of listening and score study. For a couple of reasons, [...]



In order to avoid Google’s recent removal of ftp-publishing from the blogging game, I’ve imported these pages to a WordPress database, and took the opportunity to refresh the look and liven things up a bit. Dragging this site into the 2nd decade of the century means including such goodies as Twitter and Facebook feeds, mirroring [...]