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Hope.

It is difficult to fathom the current state of the United States and the World. Messages of hate and violence appear to overshadow messages of love and peace, and injustices to the planet and most of her population are met with no response from those who are in positions of power. I have no intention… Continue Reading

A few short memories of Ladislav Kubík

I was sad to hear the news on late Friday night that Ladislav Kubík had passed away. Ladia was my composition teacher, who became my mentor and friend during my time as a graduate student at Florida State University in the early 90s. There have been many wonderful tributes to him over the weekend; it… Continue Reading

New Album Coming in Spring 2018

Since PARMA recordings has just announced my status as a New PARMA Artist, I am thrilled to finally announce my forthcoming CD release with PARMA Recordings, light and shadows, waves and time, to be released in Spring 2018. I have been fortunate over the past twenty or so years to have collaborated with several of the… Continue Reading

A New Review of “The Space Between Us”

Hey, hey! I’m thrilled to share this wonderful review by Joshua Kosman, the classical music critic for the San Francisco Chronicle: By turns frenetic and soulful, the five pieces on this new release plunge a listener sharply into the world of the Akropolis Reed Quintet, a sharp, sleek ensemble out of the University of Michigan.… Continue Reading

Protect the National Endowment for the Arts

The Arts, as a single entity, defines society. From Architecture to Music (and all points in between), all nations are easily identified by their artistic styles and their modes of expression. The Arts are quite simply those things that define WHO WE ARE as human beings. Indeed, there was a time where freedom of expression… Continue Reading

Laude! New Music for The Holidays.

Laude! is my latest collaboration with my friend and partner in crime Garth Bardsley. Approximately 23 minutes in duration, Laude! celebrates celebrates Peace and Hope during a time of emptiness and despair. The work borrows melodies and words from the 13th century Italian Codex Laudario di Cortona with the addition of profound and beautiful contemporary words by Garth Bardsley. Laude! is… Continue Reading

A preview of The Space Between Us!

The Space Between Us   The Space Between Us was commissioned by the amazing Akropolis Reed Quintet to be the title work for their March 2017 release on the Innova label. Here is a trailer for Akropolis Reed Quintet’s forthcoming album featuring my music (the title track) in the background: Recorded in May 2016 in Ann Arbor, this album features music… Continue Reading

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