Michigan Music Conference 2018
Last weekend I had the incredible pleasure of hearing three of my works for wind band performed at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids. Heather Wiggins and her incredible 7th and 8th graders performed "GRADIENTS" and sounded fantastic. The Warren Mott HS Wind Ensemble under the direction of Erik Miller performed "ALCATRAZ" and I was invited to guest conduct. Truly thrilling. Finally, the Okemos HS Symphonic Wind Ensemble performed "ASYLUM" with excellence. It was very fulfilling to hear my music played so well, and in such an incredible venue. I also enjoyed watching how excited the kids were to perform at the conference, they knew that it was a big deal, and that the audience was mostly music educators. The conference was a blast, it was awesome to reconnect with dozens of my colleagues and friends from across the state, and make new ones at the same time. I also really enjoyed David & Holly Thornton's session, as well as Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser who is always a meaningful speaker.
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