Events

HSU and McMurry Univerity Commencement

05/11/2019

I’ll be performing with the KCBQ at the commencement ceremonies at both of these local universities. I’ve been playing at McMU’s ceremony for some time, but playing for the HSU ceremony is a rather new thing. At the HSU ceremony, we’ll be play a number of my brass quintet arrangements.

To Lead the Glorious Charge

05/05/2019

This new piece for brass quintet by my MM Theory and Composition student, David McKnight, will be premiered by me and several colleagues at his graduate composition recital.

I Know the Plans I Have for You

04/29/2019

The premiere of this work will be by the Hardin-Simmons University Concert Choir, conducted by Dr. Clell Wright. The soloist will be Dr. Lynnette Chambers, and the accompanists will be Dr. Mark Puckett and Lauren Puckett. This piece is dedicated to them for their many years of outstanding service to HSU and the artistic community in Abilene, Texas.

HSU Jazz Band

04/23/2019

I’ll be performing section trumpet with this group. I like playing jazz and my colleague, Jeff Cottrell, graciously invited me to participate. This concert will feature Matt Ellis on guitar. He’s teaching adjunct here and getting his MM in Theory and Composition with me at HSU.

Nocturne

04/16/2019

This piece for horn quartet was commissioned by Lawson Hager, my dear friend, former Dean, and now our horn instructor, will be performed by the HSU horn studio at the SOM Awards Recital.

Lone Star State Trumpet Guild

03/29/2019

I’ll be performing with my colleagues in this group at Odessa College for the Rex Richardson residency.

TMEA 2019 Convention Performances

02/13/2019

Forever Rising premiered with the members of the Lone Star State Trumpet Guild and a movement from The Music of Valinor performed with the Key City Brass Quintet. I will be playing trumpet on both performances.

Handel’s Messiah

12/16/2018

I sang tenor with the Abilene Chamber Singers in their performance of this piece with members of the Abilene Philharmonic, conducted by David Itkin. It was sponsored by the Abilene Opera Association. This was the 3rd time we have performed this piece.

A Single Candle

11/11/2018

This piece will be premiered at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, Abilene, Texas, as part of their Chamber Music Concert Series.

On Memories Not Forgotten

10/15/2018

This performance by Dr. Karla Ordonez and Marc Sanders was the first time I “accompanied” the duet with the electronic part that I had originally intended for the piece. I “played” the computer for this event.

“Life to Art” A Portuguese-American Story in Music and Art

06/09/2018

Performance of 8 string quartet arrangements of Portuguese folk songs, 5 string quartet arrangements of piano pieces by Francisco de Lacerda, and a string quartet arrangement of the 4 movements of “Music in Colors”.  Sun Gallery, Hayward, California

International Trumpet Guild Conference 2018, San Antonio, Texas

05/31/2018

Performance of “Just Stand Up and Play” by the Lone Star State Trumpet Guild, Affiliate Chapters”Showcase” Recital

International Trumpet Guild Conference 2018, San Antonio, Texas

05/30/2018

Performance of “A Trumpet Shall Sound” by the Lone Star Brass, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Sacred Space

04/29/2018

Performance of “Veni Creator Spiritus” by the Civic Orchestra of Abilene, Steve Ward, conductor.

Hardin-Simmons University Concert Choir

04/23/2018

Performance of “Psalm 148”, Clell Wright, conductor.

Chamber Music Concert Series, Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, Abilene

04/15/2018

Performance of “Just Below the Eaves” by the Key City Winds.

San Angelo State University ASU Brass

03/25/2018

Performance of “Just Stand Up and Play” by the Lone Star State Trumpet Guild

Texas Music Educators Association 2018 Conference

02/16/2018

Performance of “Just Below the Eaves” by the Key City Winds.

Faculty Recital Series Abilene Christian University

02/06/2018

Performance of “Just Below the Eaves” by the Key City Winds.

Composition Recital

04/23/2017

World Premieres of: For Those We Miss (2 trumpets and piano), On Memories Not Forgotten (flute and piano), Grey Skies (horn and piano), Song of Songs (a set of six songs for soprano, tenor, and piano), and Three Pieces for Brass Quintet and Organ.

This is My Father’s World

11/08/2015

Premiere by the First Baptist Church adult choir and orchestra.

By Night When Others Soundly Slept

11/01/2015

Premiere by the Abilene Chamber Singers.

To My Dear and Loving Husband

11/01/2015

Premiere by the Abilene Chamber Singers.

Cirith Ungol

10/26/2015

Premiere of Cirith Ungol for large chamber ensemble by the Abilene Chamber Players, augmented by the Key City Winds and the Key City Brass Quintet.

Tolkien Presentation

11/07/2014

Presented “From Epic Narrative to Music: Tolkien’s Universe as Inspiration for ‘The First Age of Middle-earth: a Symphony for Band'” at the Worlds made of Heroes: on the 60th anniversary of the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Rings, which took place at the University of Porto, Portugal.

The Shadow Lengthens

05/05/2014

Conducted “The Shadow Lengthens” with the Murphy High School concert band. It was a blast working with the student that weekend and visiting with my old friend, Stan Chapman and his lovely wife, Bridget.