music that hits

New Hyundai/NCAA spots and making of documentary

This summer, I was hired by the Santa Monica music house, HUM, to arrange the music for a national Hyundai/NCAA football campaign. As is often the case with commercial work, the timeline was very tight. The finished product features a voiceover by Jeff Bridges and a full marching band arrangement of “Saturday Night” by the Bay City Rollers. Read More...

Fight or Flight - new piece for concert band

Last summer, I completed my first fully fledged concert band piece called Fight or Flight.

Since I’ve never actually delved into a full on wind ensemble piece, I wanted to wait until it had been successfully performed before saying much about it. It was initially commissioned by Hunter McRae and Mary Wilson from the North Gwinnett Middle School Symphonic band to be premiered at the GMEA (Georgia Music Educators Association) convention in Savannah, GA in January of 2013.

Since then, a few other ensembles have taken a crack at the piece, and I now have a couple live recordings posted, as well as making the score available for purchase right here on my little old website. Check it out here.

Greta on the Greenway

I recently completed the music for another project produced by Animated Traffic Law. Commissioned by the Portland Bureau of Transportation, this traffic safety video was designed to educate viewers about greenway features, safe cycling routes, and “sharrows.” See the video here.

New music for 2012

I’ve recently finished my first fully fledged wind ensemble piece, titled Fight or Flight. It was commissioned by the North Gwinnett Middle School Symphonic Band from Sugar Hill, Georgia. It will be performed in January 2013 at the GMEA Conference in Savannah, GA.

Also, I’ve been asked to reorchestrate Cache 22 - I military drum piece I originally wrote for the Hellcats of the West Point Military Academy. This rearrangement has been adapted for a more conventional drumline instrumentation and will be performed by the University of Tennessee in Knoxville under the direction of Andy Bliss. Read More...

New piece for marimba and percussion ensemble - "Meanwhile in a Parallel Universe"

At long last, I’ve finished my latest piece titled “Meanwhile in a Parallel Universe.” It’s written to feature a solo marimba accompanied by percussion ensemble and is scheduled to premiere in Singapore in March 2012.