Orchestration and Arranging
Besides playing the horn, I also arrange music in most of my free time. Many of my arrangements have been played by various studios at Oklahoma State University for events such as the Edmon Low Library Noon Concert Series, Studio Recitals, Degree Recitals, and at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. Most recently my arrangement of Horkstow Grange (Lincolnshire Posy) for Low Brass Choir was performed at the Trombonanza Festival in Santa Fe, Argentina under the direction of Paul Compton, Associate Professor of Trombone at Oklahoma State University. If you wish to purchase an arrangement, please view the Catalog section of the website. To view arrangements I have previously done or ones I am currently working on, please view the Arrangements section of the website. If you wish to have a specific work arranged for your ensemble, please contact me.
I am able to engrave and/or copy music into Sibelius and produce a nice clean version of almost anything. Most people can use Sibelius, but very few know how to fine tune everything to produce a clean and professional looking copy. I can produce a score from existing parts, extract a part from a score, clean up existing files, recreate a piece from an existing part, or create a professional copy from a hand written copy. Each of these jobs require a differing amount of time and will be priced according. Please contact me if you wish to have an engraving done.
When I'm not arranging previously composed music, I am composing my own music. I mainly compose for horn and piano, but I am branching out to other mediums as they are being commissioned. Recently, I have composed a short, three movement concertino for horn and piano entitled "In a Forsaken World" which was premiered by Richard Riedl in Stillwater, Oklahoma. You can see a video of this piece on the gallery page. I am currently composing a piece for Denise Tryon, Professor of Peabody, which will be premiered sometime next summer. If you wish to have a piece commissioned for you or an ensemble, please contact me.