I'm pleased to announce the release of this book of 12 Christmas Selections for 5-part brass ensemble. This book is filled with new spins on well-known public domain carols. Purchase just in time for Christmas 2020!
It was an honour to be selected as the winner for the 2020 New York Staff Band Composer Contest. The Conqueror was selected by the band after a read through of all five finalists. I look forward to hear it, along with the other great pieces!
I was thrilled to have my piece "Call of the Victor" chosen as one of the five finalists out of ninety-two entires for this brass band composition competition hosted by Brookwright Music.
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.
PRINCIPAL CORNET OF THE CSB
Over the past four years I have had the great opportunity to sit in the solo cornet section of the Canadian Staff Band. I am deeply honoured to now take on the responsibility and privilege of leading the section as principal cornet.
DESIRE WORLD PREMIERE
In the weeks leading up to the 2019 Territorial Music School, I decided to write a new major work to potentially use at the camp. The piece came together really well. Here is the performance:
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.