Here you can read about what I've been up to professionally - concerts, presentations, compositions and the like.

Lots done, lots on the way

Posted on Apr 23 2009
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If there has been a shameful lapse in my updates, blame it on new parenting and lots (& lots!) of performances.  I have been endlessly enjoying my new role as "Dad," watching the miraculous daily growth of my daughter.  Now nearly 2, she's every bit the blessing I expected her to be.

May saw a triumphant performance by the Folias Latin Dance Project in Grand Rapids, followed by a recording of our current roster of works for White Pine Music.  The mastering is near completion on our disc, with an exciting piece of original art by Amanda & Joel Wyse gracing the cover.  Stay tuned for details.

FLDP performed a "warm-up" gig on Mackinac Island in July in preparation for a phenomenal appearance at the National Flute Association convention.  While we didn't receive any real "reviews," our concert was nevertheless the buzz of the hallways afterwards, with one overheard comment comparing our gig to a "spiritual journey."  Andrew, Carmen, Tess and I have decided that we'd like to continue our performance association, and the search is on for a new name that isn't quite so limiting in terms of repertoire.

Echoes of Mackinac was premiered, appropriately, on Mackinac Island in July to enthusiastic community response.  I did several television spots and a full-on radio interview to whet people's appetite for a performance at the Michigan Story Festival in October. 

I've completed work on two new projects:  Dark Heart of the Wood for flute and marimba, and Words of the Prophet for SATB chorus.  The first piece is headed for a summer premiere, and the latter will be a submission to an exciting choral competition.  More on this as it happens.

The work is exhausting, but thrilling and enervating.  I wouldn't have it any other way!  More to come.

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