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29 June 2017
Thursday, 7.30pm

Branson, Missouri
Fellowship at Cross Creek

Two works will appear on the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra's new music concert of their 2017 festival season: De profundis, performed by Duo Rodinia, and Acrobat's Song, performed by clarinetists Lisa Kachouee and Anastasia Christofakis. All concerts on the two-week festival are free and open to the public.

9 March 2017

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
University of Alabama

For SERTEC 2017 (South East Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference), Mille regretz was the live final competition piece. Congratulations to the ensemble from Florida State University for their winning performance!

Past Events

11–13 February 2016

Wichita, Kansas
Friends University

Hymnus 2 was performed on the SCI Region VI conference, hosted by the Friends University Music Department in collaboration with Wichita State University.

3 November 2015
Tuesday, 7.00pm

Tifton, Georgia
Chapel of All Faiths, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Clarinet duo Pitches in Stilettos will premiere Acrobat's Song as part of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's First Tuesday Concert Series.

1 November 2015
Sunday, 3.00pm

Valdosta, Georgia
Whitehead Auditorium, Valdosta State University

The South Georgia Tuba Quartet will perform Mille regretz on a guest recital at Valdosta State University.

4 October 2015
Sunday, 7.30pm

Valdosta, Georgia
Whitehead Auditorium, Valdosta State University

Tubist Danny Rowland performed Mille regretz on a faculty recital at Valdosta State University with the South Georgia Tuba Quartet.

11 June 2015
Thursday, 7.30pm

15 June 2015
Monday, 7.30pm

Columbia, Missouri
Whitmore Recital Hall, University of Missouri

Branson, Missouri
Vintage Paris Cafe

What Is Noise performed Chinar Es at Mizzou and then later at the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra as another ensemble-in-residence at the festival. The work was commissioned by What Is Noise member Anastasia Christofakis as part of her project in commemoration of the centennial of the Armenian genocide: 2,000 years of history, 100 years of survival: Armenia, the story of a people through their music.

5 April 2015
Sunday, 5.00pm

Tallahassee, Florida
Longmire Recital Hall, Florida State University

Premiere of Chinar Es. Clarinetist Anastasia Christofakis commissioned the work as part of her project in commemoration of the centennial of the Armenian genocide: 2,000 years of history, 100 years of survival: Armenia, the story of a people through their music.

Other News

21 November 2016

After entirely too long, I am pleased to announce that I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation—The Iconography of Theophanes the Greek (Symphony no. 1).

May 2016

The In Motus Tuba Quartet released their eponymous debut album, including a recording of my Mille regretz. The In Motus Tuba Quartet is Albert Miller, Sarah Miller, Chris Dickey, and Genevieve Clarkson. You can purchase the album (Emeritus 20162) here.

April 2016

I am honored that my paper “Timbre, Harmony, Orchestration, and Analysis, and Rautavaara's Symphony no. 8 ‘The Journey’” received the 2016 Dorothy Payne Award for best student paper at the 2016 meeting of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic. You can read the paper here.

March 2016

A most enjoyable time was had by all at the 2016 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the College Music Society, at which I read a paper, “The Disconnect between Music Theory and Music Practice, and what Classical Rhetorical Pedagogy Can Teach Us about Fixing It”.

24 September 2015

Danny Rowland of the South Georgia Tuba Quartet put together a great little promo video about Mille regretz, including comments about the work by yours truly. You can find the video here:

September 2015

A fascinating article by Vasili Byros appears in Music Theory Online vol. 21, no. 3: ‘Prelude on a Partimento: Invention in the Compositional Pedagogy of the German States in the Time of J. S. Bach.’ The article and its arguments share much in common with my own work, and I was most tickled and pleased to discover that Byros mentions my own 2014 paper on rhetorical pedagogy in composition training. I have officially achieved the status of being a footnote! Read Byros's article here:

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