I mean, six months has passed since my last post? Really?
Yeah, I suck at this whole "blog" thing. Especially once school starts. So, where to begin...
I've written an awful lot of music for a bunch of amazing young musicians. New commissions include a multi-level piece for the 60th Anniversary of the Topeka Youth Symphony, another multi-tier piece celebrating 10 years of the Gardner-Edgerton, KS String Education program, and a full-orchestra work for the South Carolina 9/10 All-State Orchestra. I'm looking forward to hearing all of these works next Spring (and I'm really looking forward to conducting the premiere of "The City on the Mountain" with the South Carolina student musicians)!
In other news, I've had a blast returning to middle school (to teach, not attend), and I'm looking forward to working at the University of Kansas next summer, returning as an adjunct professor for the arranging course I designed for the graduate music education program. As you can tell by my long absence, it's been a busy past six months, but don't worry, I'll have plenty to tell you about next May (if not before).