As part of the International Festival of Percussion Ensembles, the West Percussion Group and the Network Percussion Ensemble, directed by Brian West and Stuart Spooon, respectively, will perform my pieces "Spun" and "Edge of the World." I'm extremely grateful for the support and exposure to an international audience.
The West Percussion Group, directed by Dr. Brian A. West, performed my large percussion ensemble work "Adaptation" at the Royal College of Music in London, England on July 4, 2012 as part of the International Festival of Bands, Choirs, and Percussion Ensembles.
Dr. Brian Meixner and I will be performing two of my newest compositions at the Southeast & Northeast Regional Tuba & Euphonium Conferences in Jacksonville, FL and Ithaca, NY, respectively – "Coming Home" for euphonium & piano and the world premiere of "Spitfire" for euphonium & marimba/vibraphone.
Two of my pieces – Limerick Daydreams and Concerto for Vibraphone & Percussion Ensemble – will be featured on the University of Oklahoma Percussion Ensembles Concert tonight (11/8/2012) at 8:00 p.m. CST. The concert will be live streamed at http://fvbps-flash.ou.edu/music.html.
I just learned that four of my pieces have been added to the ever-elusive Texas UIL Prescribed Music List. So, if you're teaching in Texas, run over RBC, Pender's, Lone Star, or Steve Weiss Music and pick these up! In the Keyboard category, "Almost Beyond" (marimba & piano) and "Encantada" (solo vibraphone). In the Percussion Ensemble category, "Ellipsis" (8 players) and "Power Struggle" (also 8 players).