Birdsongs Tonight!

UPDATE: My Birdsongs were honored with the “Audience Favorite” award at this concert. Along with an accompanying honorarium, the Salty Cricket Composers Collective has commissioned me to write a piano quartet to be featured on their “Living Masters” concert in 2016.

On Thursday, November 12, 2015, the Salty Cricket Composers Collective will be presenting “Belt Canto: Art Song Edition.” My Birdsongs will be featured on the concert and will be sung by vocalist Jordan Reynolds and accompanied by Christi Leman. The concert will be at the Urban Arts Gallery in Salt Lake City @ 7:30pm.

Sacred Silence

Until November 21st, you can hear my work accompanying artist Katie Payne’s installation at Writ & Vision, in downtown Provo, UT. “A Space for the Contemplation of Sacred Silence” is comprised of more than a dozen large white fabric panels with hand stitched embroidery. From the gallery’s website:

“To view this exhibit is to be immersed in it, to walk among and between the panels . . . and to contemplate the sacred silence it typifies.”

Rethinking the Theory Classroom

Pedagogy is something that is always on my mind. Questions regarding how, why, and what we teach to student musicians occupy a great deal of my time and research. Most recently, I’ve had some of my work published in the third volume of Engaging Students, an online journal devoted to student-centered learning in music.  Give it a read: “Rethinking the Theory Classroom: Towards a New Model for Undergraduate Instruction.”