Quarantine Teaching

I miss teaching. I miss seeing my students in person. I miss learning by working alongside brilliant minds who inspire me to be better. I miss saying funny things by accident in rehearsal. I miss seeing students finally grasp a concept in person and then organically asking intuitive and challenging questions in the moment. I […]

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The Covid-19 Renaissance

Since I first started self-publishing compositions and arrangements four very loud voices battle for supremacy in my ear:  “Will this sell?”, “Can this be taught?”, “Does this have substantial music theory worth the performer’s time”, and “Is the compositional concept interesting?” If one of those voices grows too loud, the piece is doomed to remain […]

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Entrada (Piano Solo)

I have never come across any classical musician that has anything negative to say about Maurice Duruflé’s Ubi Caritas.  It is just one of those pieces of music that is universally treasured.  It was sung by six of my friends at our wedding as my beautiful bride walked down the aisle.  We had a morning […]

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Reconciliation

I.  Dominus Vobiscum    II.  Actus Contritionis III. Veni, Sancte Spiritus IV. Kyrie V. Gloria VI. Credo VII.Sanctus VIII. Gloria Patri       IX. Oratio Ante Communionem X. Agnus Dei XI. Benedictus XII. Pater Noster In the summer of 2004 I participated as a choir member in the International Church Music Festival in Coventry, […]

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