INTREPID Recording Session

Pianist/Composer Lyle Michaud managed to snag a couple shots of our recordng session last night from behind the keys… 

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who made this effort possible!!

What’s your Fav Geeky Music? Tell Me What to Play!

UPDATE (as of 3/16/2015): This event has been moved to a date to be determined in May… Keep your eye out for news on that!


I’ve been asked to perform at the awesome and fun, upcoming Geek Girls’ Night Out at Brave New World Comics!

Naturally, I have a list of some of my own favorite geeky themes I’ve performed in events past – themes from tv, film, video games, anime, etc. – but I want to know…

What are YOUR favorite geeky themes that you want me to include on my live performance-list for this event??

If I play your request, I’ll personally dedicate it to you by name! :D

I’m looking forward to getting your requests and refreshing my performance playlist with awesome new music!

Violinist is all clear...

Violinist is all clear…

Two Excellent Free Concerts This Week

Check out two free concerts I’m guest performing in this week: one today with the Santa Clarita Phil, and one on Friday, supporting Amy Mack’s senior recital. Amy’s music is full and melodious– it’s been a joy to teach her and watch her blossom as a talented and passionate composer!

View the details here!

INTREPID: Fantasy for Oboe/English Horn Soloist

Announcing the completion of my latest work, INTREPID, a Fantasy for Oboe/English Horn Soloist and Chamber Ensemble – specially written for my talented friend, Terry Halvorson!

I am so happy with the way this piece turned out, and I can’t wait to hear it live. More details on that to come… ;)

For now, enjoy this riveting demo recording!

Applications Open Now for 2015 CMI Sessions

Are you one of my students, privately or at the college? There is scholarship money available for you to join us this summer at the Chamber Music Institute of Southern California! Contact me or visit the link below for more details!


New Oboe Fantasy in the Works…

A talented friend of mine, Terry Halvorson — oboe, english horn, and recorders-of-all-sizes player extraordinaire — has asked me to compose a new work for his upcoming senior recital. Not only am I always thrilled to write something new for the people I know and love, I’m so pleased with how this work is finally coming along; it took me a bit to get a feel for the nature of this piece and see it unfold.

Enjoy this brief 3 minute teaser demo of my opening ideas from this new, rapidly emerging Fantasy for Oboe and English Horn!

“Teaston – I Think I Am”: The Video for The Book of I

Artist Liselott Johnsson has combined her striking visuals and the track from my original OST – “I Know What Death Sounds Like” – with excerpts from Jorge Armenteros‘ writing to create a stunning and haunting artistic response to The Book of I.

Enjoy this beautiful video below, and be sure to check out the entire project: the novel that started it all, with Liselott’s accompanying original artwork, and my full album of music!

(Note: This video contains original, high modern art; some of the visuals may be more suited to mature audiences. Some discretion is advised.)