The Music Nerds! #6 – Setting Weird Lyrics

Enjoy this latest educational video, describing my thought processes on how I approach setting asymmetrical text to music as I work on finishing my Bros. Grimm Song Cycle! Don’t forget you can check out the other videos in this series here!

#NewTuneThursday: Aradia, La Bella Pellegrina

Welcome to #NewTuneThursday! Today’s tune was composed in 2017 for my friend, violinist Payman Eliahoo, and his son, who (at the time) was a beginning clarinet student. As I was putting it together I built the entire work off of the opening feel of the piano part and simply let …

You’ve Written a Piece–What Now?

This is a great resource I stumbled upon for composers looking to get some musicians playing their music! …Ask performers within your network if they might be interested in playing at the concert you’re setting up… For clarity, and because it is good practice, you should draw up a written agreement… Your …

Kudos to GoStrings.com!

I just wanted to send a quick shout out to GoStrings.com – I was thinking of them as it came time to reorder new strings for Flora… I love their Build Your Own Custom [Violin, Viola, Cello] Set option!! It’s so unique, and so smart!  I’ve used this option for both Flora …

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 …

Composition Studio Recital This Week!

Come support our composition students in their semester-end recital! Thursday Dec 10, @ 4pm-5pm! Featuring fresh, original, live music for strings, woodwinds, and percussion! Music by Ross Abbink, Joshua Huntington, Christopher Enloe, Steven Inabnit, Blake McNamara, and Mako Mortimer. Located on North Campus, the Music Center, in the Recital Hall. …

House Recording of 2015 TMC Benefit Recital

Were you unable to attend the April 2015 TMC Instrumental Benefit Recital in person? Never fear, now you can download the house recording of all the performances from the event! Just Name Your Price (minimum $0.99), and 100% of the proceeds from this recording will continue to support student senior degree projects …

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 …

An Evening of English Chamber Music

Join The Master’s College Chamber Ensemble and String Quartet for an evening of rich, driving, and emotional music from English composers Warlock, Elgar, and Britten, as well as music from Handel, Dvorak, and Ken Mays. We are privileged to be joined by the guest talents of: Ruta Bloomfield (harpsichord), Evan Grahek (organ), Kimberlyn Jones …