New Full-Length Album, Coming Soon!

My new album “ESOTERICA” is almost ready for its official release on Tuesday December 20! Part of the delay on ESOTERICA’s completion was my determination to include my brand new violin duet on this recording. It is a just-finished, commissioned work for 2 violins and piano, with strong flavors of …

The Music Nerds! – A New Video Series

I’ve had several colleagues tell me that I should have an ongoing music theory video series. Well, after starting work on the framework for a current violin duet project, I decided to kick this idea off, once and for all! 🙂 Enjoy the first installment of The Music Nerds! – “Pitch-Class Basics”: …

New “Leviathan” Multimedia Experience!

Did you know about the extensive, mythic story behind the 2008 electric violin concerto, “Leviathan of the Ancient Deep”? Well, now you can enjoy it in epic, literary form AND support the official recording project! Announcing the newest addition to the Ultimate Leviathan Recording campaign…   Explore the myth behind the …

A Very Inspiring TED Talk: Art of Asking

I stumbled upon this video last night, and it really struck a chord with me. Lately, I’ve been inwardly struggling with my fears of trusting myself, my art, and those who love my art. I have a tendency (a deeply hidden tendency) to feel a strange sort of shame in …

Kesher #2 Teaser

Hey y’all! Who’s excited to see the *Official Book Cover* for Kesher Chronicles part 2??! #IARTG I know I am!! 😄📖 If you haven’t picked up part 1 yet, you can get it here. Woohoo! I’m so excited to share this book with you; look for it this coming Springtime!!

Northshore Suzuki Strings Perform “Garden Prayer”

In May, the Northshore Suzuki Strings of Milwaukee, WI, under the direction of Carol Waldvogel, performed my work from 1998, “A Garden Prayer” — and they did a marvelous job of it! Check it out for yourself! 😀   I also had the great priviledge of being able to chat with …

The Cover Wars Begin Tomorrow!

The novel that begins my original, dystopian saga — “Pursuit of Truth” (Kesher Chronicles #1) — has been approved for entry in the Cover Wars at Author Shout starting tomorrow (3 April)! Voting will begin at 8 AM EST. What are the Cover Wars? “…show your support by voting on your favorite [book]. At …

Music TBT: “Personal Echo”

It’s time for my Music TBT, where I randomly choose a work from my repertoire and reminisce about its beginnings! Today’s TBT Selection is… Personal Echo (Purchase the sheet music and official recording) With the instrument’s sound run through a timed digital delay effect, the soloist is able to create a “canon with herself.” Combining a …

2015 TMC Instrumental Department Benefit Concert

Enjoy an evening of Quality Music Performances, and Support two local causes at the same time! Featuring Performances by the Instrumental Music Students of The Master’s College! Donate and Get Your Recital Ticket Now! Can’t Attend but Want to Contribute? Submit Your Free-Will Donation to the Benefit Recital Effort Visit the …