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!

“Gleann Na Aes Sídhe” Now Available for Violin and Piano

For your convenience and artistic variety, the original Celtic tune “Gleann Na Aes Sídhe (Glen of the Faeries)” is now available for solo fiddle and piano! Get the duo sheet music here, and enjoy the demo video below! And don’t forget, you can get the original recording of the full …

#NewTuneThursday: Gypsy Wanderer

Welcome to #NewTuneThursday! Today’s tune holds a special place in my heart. 🙂 “Gypsy Wanderer” is an original, 4-movement sonata for solo violin and piano. [C]ompleted in April of 2013, the originating sketches for this four-movement work existed as early as 2008, and were a part of Wallin Huff’s first …

#NewTuneThursday: Fair Katrinelje

Welcome to #NewTuneThursday! I have a definite fondness for this week’s tune. “Fair Katrinelje and Pif-Paf-Poltrie” was originally composed in 2008, during my years of graduate study. It was part of a general, semester project, with the requirement that we each compose an original work for soprano, flute, cello, and …

New T-Shirt Colors and New Single!

For today’s two awesome updates… The new Live Single recording of “Dance the Dream” is now available and is being distributed to iTunes, Spotify, etc, as we speak! The Leviathan Concerto fundraising tee-shirt now comes in classy blue colors along with the original charcoal-gray! Remember 100% of proceeds from these …

“Weeping Willow” Practice Session

My good friend, Adrienne Andisheh, and I got together yesterday to start practicing the two violin parts for our recording session of “Weeping Willow” on Dec 18! This video was only the second time we ran it together; we still have some spots to iron out, but I was super impressed by how quickly it’s coming together, and HOW FUN it is to play!!!

The recording should be available on Dec 20; you can hear the duet in perfection with our pianist then!! 😀

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 …