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SOMEBODY KILLED MOM

August 25, 2019

I recently composed some tracks for Rebecca Mlinek's incredible podcast "Somebody Killed Mom," which will be released later this year.  Stay tuned!

F.S. KEY: AFTER THE SONG

September 11, 2017

I recently composed the score and arranged several old folk/campaign tunes for Philip Marshall’s 3-part miniseries, “F.S. Key: After the Song,” which will air nationally on PBS stations this September (2017). Check your local listings!  

The film documents Key's fascinating and tumultuous life in the decades after he wrote the national anthem, and is told through interviews with the ghosts of his family, friends, and other figures of his day.  The music runs the gamut from traditional orchestral scoring to contemporary arrangements of 19th century folk tunes.  

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48 HOUR FILM FESTIVAL

July 11, 2016

Another sleepless weekend composing for Baltimore's 48-hour film festival!  This time the film is "The Benways of Baltimore," by Philip J. Marshall.  I'll post some tracks soon.

BIG BAND PREMIERE

March 25, 2013

My Big Band composition, “The An A Alphabetize This, Punk” will be premiered on May 16, 2013 by Ashton Fletcher’s Powerhouse Big Band. (I will be playing Tenor 2 in the band). Concert information is here.

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DULANEY'S GOT TALENT

April 25, 2012

The Dulaney High School Symphonic Strings just premiered my new work, “Box of Fire Smashers” for string orchestra. Thanks to Barry Chesky and the incredibly talented kids for the hard work they put into creating such an exciting rendition of this challenging piece. Anyone who says string players have no rhythm has clearly never been to a Dulaney HS concert. I’ll put up a recording of the performance soon.


(On a side note, their jazz band also premiered chart by my composition student Matt Rafferty, “My New Haircut,” which brought down the house).

SCHMLUD'S LAST RIDE

January 2, 2012

The great Brass Quintet Brass Initiative has selected my composition, “Schmlud’s Last Ride” for inclusion on their upcoming album, to be released later this year — I will post more details as they come up.  In the meantime, please check out their first album, Luteous.

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MONOLITH RISING RECORDED BY RAVEL VIRTUAL STUDIOS

October 8, 2011

My orchestral work, Monolith Rising, has been selected for the Grand Prize by Ravel Virtual Studios.  They did an absolutely brilliant job of crafting an exciting and lifelike performance — hear for yourself on my concert music page.

TIM CONNER TO PERFORM "PRAYER & SHENANIGAN" AT THE FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC

September 1, 2011

Tim Conner (principal trombonist for the former Florida Philharmonic) will be performing my work “Prayer and Shenanigan” in a recital entitled…. Prayers and Shenanigans…  at the Frost School of Music (U. of Miami).

If you’re in Florida, please stop in and let me know how it goes.  If not, you can view the recital live online at this site.

Sunday, September 18th, 7pm, Victor E. Clarke Recital Hall, University of Miami.

Program information is here.

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