Wind Band Premiere with UCLA
Sound by Keenan Recording.
From March 6-20, 2016, I performed as the Artist in Residence with the Southeast Iowa Symphony (SEISO). The SEISO has been giving concerts in the Burlington, Ottumwa, and Mt. Pleasant areas for the last 65 years, and is lead by Maestro Bob McConnell.
I had the pleasure of meeting and collaborating with Robert Tindle at FredBrass 2015. He attended as the winner of the composition competition, and I was inspired by his fun personality and the raw energy that emanates from his music. Listen to his winning piece, Where Heroes Lie. Robert was the perfect person to write this concerto.
SEISO Bass Trombone Concerto Success
The concerto was a smash hit. Follow the links below for information.
Those familiar with my GetFluent2019 project will not be surprised to see I made six sequences out of favorite moments from the concerto.
It is hard to express the joy and fulfillment this project has given me. I have learned about the commission process, become great friends with Robert, performed for my friends and family, and hopefully inspired other musicians to make new music. I look forward to hearing all of the wonderful music that Robert writes in the future, and I am eagerly looking for opportunities to commission more music.