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2017-11-02 06:44
It has been a busy writing year. I started by writing my piece Vignettes for two violins and cello. The piece was originally conceptualized for string quartet but more and more it seemed lik… Read More
2017-07-25 22:26
Over the years I’ve noticed that little has been written about music composition compared to other areas of music. That’s not to say that you can’t find good books or texts… Read More
2016-12-24 11:47
I’ve been using Kontakt as my software sampler along with Finale for quite awhile now. The quality of many sampled instrument libraries these days is quite good. Using Kontakt to load… Read More
2016-12-06 23:22
Last time I talked about a method of putting a piano sketch into Finale and then adding staves for other instruments. Some people work with a three or four stave piano sketch. I prefer to wo… Read More
2016-10-04 07:42
I thought I’d take some time to say a few words about my music arranging process. There are many ways to approach this. The example I am going to mention would be wring for a quartet… Read More
2016-06-07 22:27
Music is roughly defined as organized sound. The organizational scheme can take many different forms. There are binary forms (AB), ternary forms (ABA), rondo forms (ABACA), sectional forms… Read More
2016-05-01 08:15
One way that I improved as a composer in recent years is that I can take a musical idea and develop it more fully. I used to come up with ideas that gave me about 30 seconds of music and the… Read More
2016-03-08 02:24
I am proud to share that I was recently selected by the Alabama Music Teachers Association as the 2016 Commissioned Composer. I am excited and honored to have been selected. The commissioned… Read More
2016-02-29 04:05
Come and attend a free art viewing and chamber music concert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts (AEIVA) on Thursday, March 10 at 5:00 p… Read More
2016-01-25 08:08
I recently upgraded most of the sounds in my sound library. I was surprised to find an impressive array of instruments available at reasonable prices. I don’t usually mention gear or s… Read More

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