News and Events
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.
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.
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
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.