It is a little odd that the only local performances I seem to do are church timpani gigs and extra percussionist gigs with one of the area orchestras, yet I don't hesitate to travel to California, Utah, Pennsylvania, or Texas to give a recital, masterclass, or clinic. Rarely do I even take my marimba or vibraphone out of the house unless I'm driving at least 100-200 miles away from Greensboro. It's not like I don't have Christmas CD to promote. It's not that I don't have plenty of other repertoire to share. Is it laziness? I don't know... I think it's just easy to neglect that which is right under your nose. Those days are over.
On Tuesday, January 15, 2013 I will be giving my first faculty recital at High Point University. Seeing how I teach both music composition and percussion there, it seemed fitting (albeit a little self-serving) to perform a recital of my works. We have a wonderfully talented faculty at HPU and I am delighted to be playing with four of them in what will hopefully be the first of many future collaborations.
Improvisation from Episodes for Solo Piano
Strange Dreams (for alto saxophone and marimba)
with Bob Faub
Encantada (for solo vibraphone)
Coming Home (for euphonium and piano)
with Dr. Brian Meixner
Concerto for Vibraphone (for vibraphone and piano)
with Susan Young
An Extraordinary Correspondence (for flute and marimba)
with Laura Stevens
Halcyon Deconstruction (for solo marimba and electronic accompaniment)
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Charles E. Hayworth Sr. Memorial Chapel
High Point University
833 Montlieu Avenue
High Point, NC