Music can serve as a vehicle for many purposes--political, entertainment, intellectual, and so on. But, I am convinced that music's most lasting, memorable and unique function is as a conduit for beauty. Luckily for us, beauty resides in innumerable places, and is expressible in innumerable ways. And so, while I am constantly expanding my perspective on what makes beauty, and constantly searching for new ways to do Her service, my core identity as a musician lies in creating works focused on beauty.
So, welcome to my website, where I hope you will join me on this adventure! It is an adventure which begun for me in the world of sacred choral music, which remains an interest and pursuit of mine. It has been a journey sustained and informed by the riches of philosophy and the humanities. It has been a path which has spent a lot of time in the remote, wildly gorgeous nature of my native Utah. These are some of my influences, but the music speaks for itself better than I can!
12 April, 2015. 8 PM.
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
My orchestral fanfare Ut Sol, Ut Luna was selected by a blind jury as the winner of CUA's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music 50th Anniversary Composition Competition. The piece will be played by the CUA Symphony Orchestra as the opener of the Kennedy Center concert. More details here.
17 April, 2015. 7:30 PM.
CUA's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Ward Recital Hall.
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Spring 2015 Composition Division Recital. Three friends and I will premiere my SATB choral work Meditation.
17 May, 2015. 10:30 AM.
The Church of the Little Flower.
Come celebrate the Feast of the Ascension and hear several antiphons and a motet (Ascendit Deus) commissioned by the Little Flower Church Choir.