Orchestrations for a New Minnesota Orchestra Show

I’m finishing up the last of 3 orchestrations for a brand new show called “Over The Rainbow: Celebrating the Music of Harold Arlen,” which the Minnesota Orchestra will premiere on June 29th and 30th. Details at the Minnesota Orchestra website.

A Brand New Dallas Brass Project

Following on the heels of their very successful “Brass Grooves” project, The Dallas Brass is releasing a brand new set of music for small ensembles. I had the good fortune to write these new arrangements along with our colleague John Schuberg. This new series is based upon public domain folk songs and early American standards […]

Two New Works on the Dallas Wind Symphony Christmas CD

I had the honor of having two of my concert band works recorded by the Dallas Wind Symphony last summer, which were also featured on their Christmas concert. The band’s new Christmas CD, “Horns For The Holidays,” will be released by Reference Recordings this fall, and will include my “Festival Fanfare for Christmas” and “Jingle […]

Taking Part in the Indianapolis 500!

I didn’t actually enter the race this year, but I was able to score a new arrangement of “America the Beautiful” for Ronald Hawkins to sing with the Purdue All-American Marching Band for their appearance at the Brickyard this year. The Purdue band has played at the Indy 500 for 90 years (!) and I’m […]

New Jazz Ensemble Releases for Hal Leonard

I’ve written several arrangements for Jazz Ensemble to be released by Hal Leonard publishers this year, including Chicago’s classic “Make Me Smile,” the Michael Jackson hit “I Want You Back,” the funky 80’s hit “Walk the Dinosaur,” by Was (Not Was), and a new take on the Martha and the Vandellas classic “Dancing In The […]