“Don’t forget to use your dynamics!”

"Don't forget to use your dynamics!" was a phrase that I heard before every single solo and ensemble performance in high school. Somehow, my mom understood that, by obsessing over every technical detail, frack, and/or missed line, I would overlook every element of expression in toto. I still think about that before most performances (though she rarely tells … Continue reading “Don’t forget to use your dynamics!”

Premieres Premieres Premieres! Sunday Sunday Sunday!

Hello all, Many new works by me and commissioned by my tuba quartet will be performed and live-streamed in the coming month. I would be honored if you lent an ear (and thank you to my dear friends for playing these pieces!) All department streaming is available at http://www.gvsu.edu/music/live-stream-283.htm Friday, Nov. 4th at 5pm, SVS Recital Hall: … Continue reading Premieres Premieres Premieres! Sunday Sunday Sunday!

GVSUNME Media from the National Parks

Photos are up from the New Music Ensemble's tour through the national parks from this summer! Peruse hundreds of excellent shots from our in-house media expert (and graduate student in composition), John Jansen. Check it out HERE. Audio and video will be released from the tour soon--including performances of my piece, Canvas the Bear. A … Continue reading GVSUNME Media from the National Parks