My Concert COMPOSITIONS
Solo Music

Song Cycle For Unacompanied Trumpet (2016)

(Featured on "Ascent: New Works For Trumpet" by Jason Dovel; 2018 ITG New Works Recital)

Duration: 10'

Moving, lyric, five movement solo song cycle

Now I am Become Death (2019) Available soon

Composition based around Robert Oppenheimer's famous quote of the same name from a 1965 TV broadcast.

Duration: 8' Trumpet, Piano, Electronics

Emotional, visceral, Impactful 

Wind Ensemble

Grade 1 - Dissonant Echoes (2018)

Duration: 1' 45" 

Mischievous, industrial, rockin'

Grade 1.5 - Little Goblin Dance (2018)

Duration: 1' 50" 

Dance-like, macabre, fun

Grade 2 - A Child's Dream Of A Star (2017)

Duration: 4'

Haunting, melodic, with narration

Grade 3 - Becoming One (2016)

Duration: 7'

(Premiered at the 2016 KMEA Conference by Twenhofel Middle School)

band and electronics, stage choreography

Grade 4 - Prism Of The Imagination (2015)

Duration: 5'

Minimalistic, evolving, beautiful

Grade 4 - Tip Topper (2015)

Duration: 6'

Solo trombone and wind ensemble

Chamber Music

Brass Quintet - Tip Topper (2015)

Duration: 6' (Performed at 2015 Eastern Trombone Workshop)

Arthur Pryor's Tip Topper/ brass quintet plus solo trombone

Percussion - /KLAP/ (Verb) (2016)

Duration: 2-4' - beginner medium level (Premiered at 2016 Ohio Music Education Association Conference)

for two groups of clappers with stomping.. It's also FREE!

Percussion - Take Out The Trash (2017)

Duration: 3' 30" - beginner level

6 percussionists on trash cans in two parts

Trombone - Basin Bridge March (2017)

Duration: 2' 30" (Premiered at 2017 Midwest Clinic)

Henry Fillmore Style March/Rag, 6 trombones

Trombone - With Sword and Crown (2015)

Duration: 4' (Performed at 2016 International Trombone Festival)

Bombastic opener/closer, 6 trombones

Trumpet - Roman Carnival Overture (2015)

Duration: 7' (2015 National Trumpet Competition Semi-Finalist Arr.)

Arrangement for 1 Bb Trumpet/Piccolo Trumpet, 7 Bb trumpets and 1 Eb Bass Trumpet

Trumpet - Wayfarers' Hymn (2016)

Duration: 2' 30" 2016 Kentucky Music Education Association Collegiate Composition Contest Winner)

Mournful hymn, 6 trumpets

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