I'm thrilled to share that GRADIENTS has been selected as the winner of the 2019 National Band Association/Alfred Publishing Composition Contest. My deepest gratitude to the commissioning consortium who brought this piece to life: Matt Baker, Cooper Middle School Bands, Benjamin Baldwin, Holly High School Bands, Kevin Culling, Chippewa Middle School, Jake Greenwood, Leslie Middle School Bands, Spencer Nesvick, Houston Middle School Bands, Joshua Roltsch, Fowlerville Junior High School Bands, Sean Spicer, Lake Fenton Middle School Bands, Jeff Stimson, Parker Middle School Bands, Heather Wiggins, McBain Rural Agricultural School Bands. Special shout out to Jed Maus for his incredible performance of GRADIENTS at The Midwest Clinic last December!
New Music Review featured in THE INSTRUMENTALIST MAGAZINE:
"This creative and innovative new selection is best suited to middle school and high school ensembles, and plays at the more difficult end of grade 2.5. The composer suggests that an industrious band director working with science and math departments cold develop this composition as a successful interdisciplinary tool."