Alas, finally an update! It has been some time since my last blog post, but in my defense, I have been very busy.
Two BIG pieces of information I must share with you all:
I was recently commissioned to arrange a piece for the Cadillac Symphony Orchestra from Cadillac, MI. A big thank you to Gabe Filkins, his dad, Mike Filkins, and the Cadillac Symphony Orchestra for giving me this awesome opportunity. The piece will be premiered on November 24, 2013 and will feature Soprano Nicole Philibosian Gentry. My new website is finally up and mostly operational. I have not added any audio engineering samples yet, and I have a small collection of wind ensemble and jazz ensemble pieces up and ready to be listened to. Another shout-out to AJ Rasure of White Umbrella Photography for the help designing the website and images.
Other than those things:
I've arranged about two dozen holiday tunes for woodwind quintet, saxophone quartet, and clarinet choir. My sound crew has completed the stressful Band of the Year recordings. Still working on my tunes for my compositions lessons.School is going well - it's a lot of work, but I'm learning a lot. I'm also going to get into the weeds with conducting again - I really miss being in front of a band and the rush it gives me!
I will try to update more often! Adieu!