River City Brass from Pittsburgh U.S.A has announced their four finalists for its 2022 Composer Competition. Marcus has been selected as a finalist with his new work "Awakening". An audience vote will take place at the concerts in April and May to determine the winner.
NEW TRUMPET ENSEMBLE
A former teacher of mine from University of Toronto, Anita McAlister, asked me to write a Trumpet ensemble to be featured at the 2020 International Trumpet Guild. Due to COVID-19, the festival was cancelled. However, I am happy that the piece will be used in some capacity soon.
COLOSSUS TAKES FIRST PLACE AT CORY
Cory band has been hosting their annul composer competition. This year in conjunction with the RWCM, I was fortunate to be a finalist alongside two other magnificent composers. Colossus was judged to be the winner after Cory Band performed all three finalists. Here is that performance!
SECOND PLACE FOR NYSB COMPETITION
I was thrilled to receive second place out of twenty entries for this years New York Staff Band Composer Competition. My quick two minute arrangement based on Deck The Halls titled "Yuletide Treasure" will be released in the coming year in the American Band Journal from USA Eastern Territory.