Featured Music

Featured Music

I will be presenting my original composition, Boogaloo, with the UT Knoxville Jazz Ensemble in the Composers' Concert featuring new works for jazz ensembles and combos during the 2014 Joint Conference of The College Music Society Southern Chapter and Mid-Atlantic Chapter, and Association for Technology in Music Instruction. Boogaloo is a funky, bluesy tune that was written with 1950's and 60's hard bop and soul jazz musicians in mind (i.e. Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Kenny Dorham, etc.)

Peña Amaya

Peña Amaya

I recently completed a work for wind ensemble entitled Peña Amaya. This piece evokes memories of an afternoon hike along the mountain trails of Peña Amaya, which is located in the province of Burgos in northern Spain. After learning of the historical significance of this landmark, with all of its ancient and medieval ruins, and after hearing a work from the Codex Las Huelgas, a medieval manuscript of Gregorian chants with origins in the region, I was inspired to compose this piece.