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May 2013

• In Berkeley, CA for the West Coast premiere of Carmen Vocis by the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra under Ming Luke [5/1-6/2013]

April 2013

• In Cincinnati, OH for the Cincinnati Camerata's performance of Virgo Mater Regina under Brett Scott [4/28/2013]

• In San Diego for the premiere of Pulse for Pulse by the Hillcrest Wind Ensemble under John Winkelman. Soprano Solo sung by Guadalupe Paz [4/13/2013]

• Performance recording of Phos Hilaron available [4/4/2013]

March 2013

• In San Francisco and Berkeley, CA rehearsing Carmen Vocis with the BCCO under Ming Luke [3/17-19/2013]

• In Dallas for the ACDA National Conference. Find me at the Hal Leonard booth with Walton's newly published Virgo Mater Regina [3/14-15/2013]

• Premiere of Phos Hilaron for SATB + String 4tet by the Big Red Singers under Adam Philley in Lincoln, Nebraska [3/10/2013]

February 2013

Virgo Mater Regina now published and available through Walton/Hal Leonard

• Opening of Central Artstation. Meeting with Rocco Landesman, Chairperson of the National Endowment of the Arts

• Music directing Stage Center's Avenue Q at the Shreveport WDC [2/7-16/2013]

January 2013

• Judging panel in Berkely, CA including Gabriela Lena Frank, Ken Ueno, and John Adams selects Carmen Vocis for performance by the BCCO under Ming Luke [1/19/2013]

• Completed Phos Hilaron (SATB + String Quartet) for the Big Red Singers (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) under the direction of Adam Philley [1/18/2013]

• Endorsed by CSIC [1/17/2013]

Virgo Mater Regina chosen as winner of the Cincinnati Camerata's Tenth Annual Composition Competition [1/14/2013]

Carmen Vocis selected as a semi-finalist in the Berkely Community Chorus and Orchestra's Composition Contest under Ming Luke [1/7/2013]

December 2012

• Attending the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. My scores (including Pulse for Pulse, Carmen Vocis, Kevorkian's Helicopter, No Apologies, Harold in Germany and Parliament in Flight) will be available at Shattinger Music (block 1104) [12/18-22/2012]

Pulse for Pulse read and recorded by Concordia University Chicago under Dr. Rich Fischer [12/10/2012]

Heartland Chamber Chorale under Dr. Robert Nance performs VIRGO MATER REGINA throughout Indiana [12/8, 9, 15, 16/2012]

Pulse for Pulse awarded 1st Place by the 2013 Hillcrest Wind Ensemble Composition Competition [12/2/2012]

November 2012

• University of Saint Francis Wind Ensemble under Robert Stumpf performs NO APOLOGIES in Joliet, IL [11/10/2012]

• Awarded Regrant Artist Fellowship in Music Award by Shreveport Regional Arts Council [11/8/2012]

• Elected a Juried NWLA Roster Artist [11/1/2012]

September 2012

• Completed Pulse for Pulse [9/2012]

August 2012

• Premiere of Tasteless Touch for Flute, Violin, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Djembe and 2-part chorus in Marshall, MI [8/18/2012]

• Music directing for Stage Center's production of Elton John's AIDA

June 2012

VIRGO MATER REGINA featured on The Chant Café [6/4/2012]

May 2012

Carmen Vocis awarded 3rd Place by The American Prize in Choral Composition [5/21/2012]

• On stage for River City Repertory production of Charles Busch's The Tale of the Allergist's Wife at East Bank Theatre [5/10-19/2012]

April 2012

• Music directing for Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse (Shreveport, LA) "Dafnis discovered the heartbeat of Sheik’s music with a perfect ear, breathing life into every number." - Centenary Conglomerate [4/12-21/2012]

March 2012

• Completed Her body was quite like a tangerine (text by Karley Aiken) for female slam-poet and 4 percussionists, commissioned by the 2012 Shreveport GSA Outreach Fine Arts Concert Committee under Emily Willet

• Completed Green Laughter, 12-part text commissioned by composer Travis Aaron Taylor [3/3/2012]

• Visiting composer with Ohio Northern University leading up to the premiere of Harold in Germany performed and commissioned by the ONU Wind Orchestra under Dr. Thomas Hunt [2/28/2012 - 3/1/2012]

February 2012

• Completed VIRGO MATER REGINA, collaboration with poet Charles Anthony Silvestri.

Yale Concert Band under Dr. Thomas Duffy performs Parliament in Flight, accompanied by a newly commissioned animation for their concert "The Silver Screen" at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut [2/10/2012]

January 2012

• Interdisciplinary residency at the KHN Center for the Arts in Nebraska [1/16-30/2012]

• Received a grant from New Music USA [1/3/2011]

December 2011

• Received Special Mention Citation from International Music Prize [12/18/2011]

• Exhibiting in Chicago, IL with Noisi Paintr Music (#1120-1122) at the 2011 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic [12/14-17/2011]

Guam Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, under Dr. Stephen Bednarzyk performs Love Was Born at Ypao Beach Amphitheatre in Tumon, Guam [12/11/2011]

• Shreveport Contemporary Ensemble performs La place Saint Sulpice with French poet Anna Plissoneau in Feazel Instrumental Hall [12/8/2011]

• Thanks to Dan Hopkins and the Cumberland High School Concert Band (WI) for recording a read-through of No Apologies [12/7/2011]

November 2011

No Apologies for Concert Band completed [11/25/2011]

• Awarded a residency to the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts [11/18/2011]

Belgian ensemble Voces Capituli performs Munda Cor Meum at Parochie Sint-Laurentius in Antwerp [11/12/2011]

• 70th Anniversary "Rhapsody in View" Concert with Centenary College Choir in Shreveport, LA [11/6/2011]

September 2011

• Peforming for LRCA's homecoming in Little Rock, AR [9/20/2011]

• Mentorship with David Amram [9/18/2011 - 9/25/2011]

August 2011

O Love that Wilt Not Let Me Go, new music to traditional lyrics, commissioned by Jennifer McDowell completed [8/13/2011]

• Concert of Poésies Sonores (poems read live to music) with French poet Anna Plissoneau at Olive Street Bistro [8/1/2011]

May 2011

• Mentorship with recording engineer Gary Leach [5/10-20/2011]

Beneath the Cross of Jesus arrangement commissioned by Katie Lynn Baker performed at FUMC Shreveport for service and televised broadcast (ABC KTBS) [5/1/2011]

April 2011

• Shreveport Piano Trio performs West Monroe, Venezuelan Tango in Hurley Recital Hall [4/29/2011]

• Lecture on my music in Kilpatrick Auditorium for the 20th Annual Centenary Research Forum [4/15/2011]

• Received Award for Outstanding Service to the Community for work with the Shreveport Opera [4/14/2011]

• Shreveport's Festival Encore Orchestra and the Centenary College Choir premiere newly commissioned work Carmen Vocis [4/3/2011]

February 2011

• Louisiana's Escaped Images Dance Company presents my ballet Excavation in Marjorie Lyons Playhouse [2/28-30/2011]

• Interviewed with choreographer Renee Cheveallier regarding Excavation on Red River Radio (KDAQ Shreveport 89.9 FM) [2/22/2011]

• Recorded and produced radio promo for air on KSCL Shreveport 91.3 FM [2/10/2011]

December 2010

• Centenary College Choir records Love Was Born for Christmas broadcast [11/24/2010]

November 2010

Current Commissions page added [11/24/2010]

U.S. Army TRADOC Band presented Parliament in Flight at VMEA New Music Reading Session, under CPT Scott McKenzie [11/18/2010]

• Completed Love Was Born, commission for the Guam Symphony Society [11/12/2010]

• Full concert of my works presented in Anderson Auditorium at Centenary College, Shreveport, LA incuding premiere of Fuzzy Logic: Sonatina for Flute[11/4/2010]

le rêve de la nymphe used in multimedia presentation, choreographed and staged by Brooke Carrier in Shreveport, LA

• Completed Carmen Vocis commission for the Festival Encore Orchestra and the Centenary College Choir [11/3/2010]

October 2010

• First movement of Sonatina for Flute premiered in Shreveport, LA by Lucy Fliegel and Ruben Reyes [10/28/2010]

Parliament in Flight performed in Walnut, CA by the Mt. San Antonio Valley College Wind Ensemble [10/8/2010]

September 2010

• Completed Finale from Boudreaux, for Shreveport Opera Xpress [9/16/2010]

• Recording Improvisations: Light and Snow with Vincent Turregano [9/4/2010]

August 2010

• Received commission from the Guam Symphony Society [8/31/2010]

• Won Clyde and Marian Connelly Music Award [8/30/2010]

• Invited to audit 2011 Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop [8/28/2010]

June 2010

• Received a commission from the ONU Wind Orchestra to write a suite of pieces for their 2011 German tour. [6/26/2010]

• The Prarie Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dustin Barr performs Parliament in Flight June 21st in Normal, Illinois. [6/18/2010]

• New website! [6/17/2010]

May 2010

• New art song completed: It is now two hours since I left you from Improvisations: Light and Snow [5/30/2010]

• Studying in Paris May 10-23 [5/9/2010]

April 2010

Parliament in Flight selected for the 2010 National Band Association Young Composer Mentor Project [4/25/2010]

• CCC performs Battle of New Orleans in Little Rock, Arkansas [4/23/2010]

• Received Audrey May Smith Endowed Poetry Award for katerina du monde [4/22/2010]

Father of a Deaf Girl premiered by Dennis Pevey in Anderson Auditorium, Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana [4/18/2010]

March 2010

When I was a boy and saw bright rows of icicles from Improvisations: Light and Snow premiered by Vincent Turregano [3/19/2010]