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.
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!
Hymnus 2 was performed on the SCI Region VI conference, hosted by the Friends University Music Department in collaboration with Wichita State University.
The South Georgia Tuba Quartet will perform Mille regretz on a guest recital at Valdosta State University.
Tubist Danny Rowland performed Mille regretz on a faculty recital at Valdosta State University with the South Georgia Tuba Quartet.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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”.
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_zmp2f1Q9o
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: http://www.mtosmt.org/issues/mto.15.21.3/mto.15.21.3.byros.html