commissions

Current & Future Projects

Duet for Flute & Percussion (Grade 4-5)
Molly & Andrew Blair (Harrisburg, NC) [April 2017]

Symphonic Band (Grade 4)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Shawn Smith [June 2017]

Duet for Bass Clarinet & Keyboard Percussion (Advanced)
Keith Lienert & Corey Mackey (Platteville, WI) [August 2017]

Duet for Harp & Keyboard Percussion
Anna Kate Mackle (harp) & John Shaw (percussion) [September 2017]

Symphonic Band (Grade 4-5)
Cedar Ridge High School, Josh Cvijanovic [January 2018]

Combined Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra & Choir (Grade 3)
Mukwonago High School Arts Department, Emma Angoli [March 2018]


Completed (chronological)

As Above, So Below (Percussion Orchestra, Grade 5)
Woodbury High School Percussion Ensemble, Branden Steinmetz
April 2017

Shine On! (Symphonic Band, Grade 4)
East Aurora High School Wind Ensemble, Brian Liska (Aurora, IL)
March 2017

Fever Dream (Battery Percussion Quartet, Grade 5)
University of Texas-Arlington Percussion Ensemble, Dr. Michael Varner & Dr. Andrew Eldridge
January 2017

Twitch (Solo Clarinet & Band, Grade 3.5 ensemble / 5+ solo)
Spring High School Wind Ensemble, Gabe Musella (Spring, TX)
October 2016

Catamount Chaos (Symphonic Band, Grade 4)
Panther Creek High School Wind Ensemble, David Robinson (Cary, NC)
September 2016

Songs of the Human Spirit: 15 Intermediate Duets for Keyboard Percussion
John Kilkenny & Daniel Heagney + a Consortium of Percussion Educators
July 2016

Burn (Duet for Alto Saxophone & Marimba, Grade 5)
Robert Faub (Greensboro, NC)
March 2016

Silencio (Solo Marimba, Grade 5)
Jason Kihle, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (Kingsville, TX)
February 2016

StarCatchers (Symphonic Band, Grade 3)
2016 North Carolina CDBA Middle School All-District Symphonic Band (Raleigh, NC)
January 2016

Firefly (Percussion Ensemble 12)
Texas Christian University Percussion Orchestra, Brian A. West (Fort Worth, TX)
August 2015

Fidget (Percussion Ensemble 8)
Consortium of High Schools Organized by Wayne Lu of South Hardin High School (Iowa)
February 2015

The Giving Tree Variations (Solo Piano)
High Point University for the Inaugural HPU Piano Competition (High Point, NC)
January 2015

Bounce (Solo Trumpet, Jazz Combo, & Wind Ensemble)
West Forsyth High School Band, Jim Kirkpatrick & Phil Spencer (Winston-Salem, NC)
September 2014

Azul (Duet for Flute & Keyboard Percussion)
Apollo Duo – Stefanie Abderhalden, flute & Jeremy Johnston, percussion (IL & MN)
July 2014

EvenStar (Trio for Euphonium, Tuba, & Percussion)
Dr. Brian Meixner & Dr. Dennis AsKew (Greensboro, NC)
May 2014

Silent Canyons (Percussion Quintet)
Fort Lewis College Percussion Ensemble, Jonathan Latta (Durango, CO)
January 2014

Black Rainbow (6 Solo Percussion & Symphonic Band)
Coventry High School Band, Ned Smith (Coventry, CT)
September 2013

Spitfire II (Solo Euphonium & Percussion Ensemble 9)
Dr. Brian Meixner (High Point, NC)
August 2013

The Dreamers of Dreams (Percussion Ensemble 12)
Coventry High School Band, Ned Smith (Coventry, CT)
August 2013

Spitfire (Duet for Euphonium & Vibraphone/Marimba)
Dr. Brian Meixner (High Point, NC)
February 2013

An Extraordinary Correspondence (Duet for Flute & Marimba)
Rick & Jennifer Elliott (Fairfield, OH)
May 2012

Legacies (Percussion Ensemble 10)
North Carolina Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society (Winston-Salem, NC)
March 2012

Gate City Snapshot (Concert Band Grade 2.5) 
Mendenhall Middle School 8th Grade Band, Brent Davis (Greensboro, NC)
February 2012

Sensus Vitae (Symphonic Band Grade 4.5) 
Wake Forest University Wind Ensemble, Kevin Bowen (Winston-Salem, NC)
February 2012

Coming Home (Solo Euphonium with Piano Accompaniment)
Christian Folk (Columbia, SC)
January 2012

Halcyon Days (Solo Marimba with Percussion Quartet)
Josh Knight & a Consortium of Percussionists & Directors (Fort Smith, AR)
June 2011

Spun (Keyboard Percussion Ensemble 8)
Dan Armstrong for the Penn State Mallet Ensemble (College Park, PA)
September 2010

The Cry (Solo Euphonium with Piano Accompaniment)
University of Oklahoma Percussion Orchestra (Norman, OK)
August 2010

Imagining World (Symphonic Band Grade 5)
Oswego High School (Oswego, IL)
March 2010

Concerto for Vibraphone & Percussion Ensemble (Solo with Percussion Ensemble 8)
Dr. Lisa Rogers, Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
February 2010

Ellipsis (Percussion Ensemble 8) 
Middle Schools of the Spring Independent School District (Houston, TX)
December 2009

Almost Beyond (Piano & Marimba) 
Jeff Calissi & Rebecca McNair Calissi (Manchester, CT)
November 2009

Wedding Collection (Marimba & Vibraphone: Simple Gifts, Pachelbel's Canon, Joyful Joyful) 
Woodworks Percussion Duo - Michael & Sara Wood (Reidsville, NC)
May 2009

Edge of the World (Marimba & Vibraphone) 
Woodworks Percussion Duo - Michael & Sara Wood (Reidsville, NC)
June 2007

Rock House Creek (Marimba & Vibraphone) 
Woodworks Percussion Duo - Michael & Sara Wood (Reidsville, NC)
May 2007

Legend of the Sword (Marching Band) 
West Forsyth High School Band (Clemmons, NC)
April 2007

Silver Moon (Wind Ensemble - Gr. V) 
Brockport High School Wind Ensemble (Brockport, NY)
March 2007

Through the Horizon (Symphonic Band - Gr. IV) 
Davie High School Symphonic Band (Mocksville, NC)
February 2007

Tangling Shadows (Oboe & Vibraphone)
Amy Anderson & Lisa Rogers (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX)
June 2006 

The Old Pond, Version 3 (Piano & Marimba) 
Una Duo - Jeff & Rebecca Calissi (Willimantic, CT)
June 2005

awards

1st Place in the 2014 ITEA Harvey Phillips Award for Excellence in Composition (Euphonium in a Solo Role)
Coming Home for Solo Euphonium & Percussion Quintet

ASCAP Plus Awards annually since 2007

2nd Place in the 2005 Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest
Limerick Daydreams for 10 Percussionists

3rd Place in the 2005 Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest
Adaptation for 11 Percussionists

1st Place in the 2000 Southeastern Composers League Phillip Slates Composition Contest
Episodes for Solo Piano