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News & Events: 2014

Composition Performance: Winter Seven, for chamber ensemble and choir.  The song cycle will be performed at Harper College; Visiting Artist Series, Center of Performing Arts; Thursday April 24, 12:30pm.  Free Event – Open to the public!

Composition Premiere: Winter Seven, for chamber ensemble and choir.  The entire seven-song cycle is set to premiere at Elmhurst College (Hammerschmidt Chapel) on Sunday, April 13th, at 2pm.  Free Event – Open to the public!

News & Events: 2013

- Piano Performance: American Music Institute, Faculty Christmas Recital; Hinsdale, IL, Dec. 15.

-Composition Performance:  Sonatina No.1; Steinway Piano Gallery; Northbrook, IL (Junk-Ok Lee, piano) – May 10.

- Three pieces from original song cyle, Winter Seven, performed on Elmhurst College Chamber Singers Tour.  Gave brief introduction explaining the concept of the work before each performance; Dwight D. Eisenhower High School; Blue Island, IL; Oak Lawn Community High School; Oak Lawn, IL (Scott Uddenberg, baritone voice; Frank Babbitt, viola; Jen Brown, flute; Soyoung Kee, piano; Elmhurst College Chamber Singers directed by Sue Moninger.  Lyrics by Lance Wilcox. – April 29.

- Three pieces from original song cycle, Winter Seven, performed at Elmhurst College Spring Choral Concert; Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College; Elmhurst, IL (Scott Uddenberg, baritone voice; Frank Babbitt, viola; Jen Brown, flute; Soyoung Kee, piano; Elmhurst College Chamber Singers directed by Sue Moninger.  Lyrics by Lance Wilcox.), April 14.

Composition Performance:  That I Might Weep for solo flute will be performed at the 2013 SCI Region V Conference by flautist Anna Wimmer; Clarke University, April 11.

Conference Presentation & Composition Performance:  I will be presenting my saxophone concerto, Ecce Signum, at the CFAMC 2013 National Conference; Mississippi College, March 1-2.  My composition for piano, Sonatina No.1, will also be performed at the conference.

News & Events: 2012

Conference Presentation: The 2012 International Summer Arts Institute (Italy), July 1st-15th.

Performance:  Make Music Chicago with The Heisenberg Uncertainty Players; Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, June 21st (8:00pm)

Video Publication: School Days Chimera (video piece) has been completed and is available for viewing on YouTube., June 5th

Composition Premier: That I May Weep for solo flute.  University of Nebraska at Omaha, Strauss Performing Arts Center; Omaha, NE; Performed by Anna L. Wimmer – May 27

Composition Premiere: Synecdoche for violin and cello. Elmhurst College, Buik Recital Hall; Elmhurst, IL; Remus Badea (violin) and Ed Moore (cello), March 14th

News & Events: 2011

Performance: The Wik Affiliation at Pop’s Blue Moon, Nov. 23rd (9:00pm-1:00am)

Performance: There is a Fountain for two flutes, First Lutheran Church; Blair, NE; Sara Schuhardt & Anna L. Wimmer, September 15th

Announcement:  I had the honor of marrying Anne T. Kirsten on Aug. 5th, and since then moved to Chicago to begin teaching at Elmhurst College….a busy few months!

Performance: The Schwag at Broadway Oyster Bar, July 12th (9:00pm-1:00am)

Performance: Sean Scales Trio at Murray’s, July 9th (7:00-10:00pm)

Performance: Nonstop Rock at Ballyhoo, July 8th (9:00pm-1:00am)

Performance: Bop Lingua at Seasons, June 18th (7:00-10:00pm)

Performance: Sean Scales Trio at Murray’s, June 4rd (7:00-10:00pm)

Performance: Bop Lingua at Seasons, June 3rd (7:00-10:00pm)

Performance: Nonstop Rock at Brewskeez, May 27th (9:00pm-1:00am)

Performance: Nonstop Rock at George’s, May 20th (9:00pm-1:00am)

Performance: Nonstop Rock at Chase Park Plaza, May 14th (7:00-11:00pm)

Performance: Piano Accompanist, Devon Lowe’s Junior Percussion Recital, Lindenwood University, May 7th (7:30pm)

Performance: Steve Wik & Soul Funk at Pop’s Blue Moon, May 3rd (8:00pm-12:00am)

Performance: Lindenwood University Jazz Concert, April 28th (7:30pm)

Performance: Organic Grooves at Pop’s Blue Moon, April 27th (8:00pm-12:00am)

Performance: Get Down Bella at The Side Bar, April 22nd (10:00pm-2:00am)

Performance: McKendree University Jazz Vocal Ensemble (accompanist) at The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, April 19th (7:30-9:00pm)

Performance: Bop Lingua at The Stone Spiral, March 26th (7:00-10:00pm)

Performance: McKendree University Jazz Faculty Concert at The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, March 22nd (7:30-9:00pm)

Performance:  Guest Host (piano) with Organic Grooves @ Third Rail, March 9th

Performance: Bop Lingua at The Stone Spiral, Feb. 26th (7:00-10:00pm)

Performance: There is a Fountain for two flutes at The Holy Family Shrine; Gretna, NE; Sara Schuhardt & Anna L. Wimmer, January 22nd

Publication:  The Listening Page #75, Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers, Jan. 15th

The score for Sonatina No.1, a recent commission for solo piano, is available for download under the Compositions tab, Jan. 10th

News & Events: 2010

An audio recording of my flute duet, There is a Fountain, has been added to the Chamber & Choral playlist (track 7).  It is a live recording of the premiere performance (12/9/2010), with Anna Wimmer and Sara Schuhardt on flutes.

Commission:  That I May Weep for solo flute (commissioned by Anna L. Wimmer)

Commission: Sonatina No.1 (commissioned by Sunghee Hinners)

Composition Premiere:  There Is A Fountain for two flutes (commissioned by Anna L. Wimmer and Sara Schuhardt), University of Nebraska at Omaha, Strauss Performing Arts Center; Omaha, NE; Sara Schuhardt & Anna L. Wimmer, Dec. 9th

Performance:  A McKendree Christmas (piano accompanist), Dec. 3rd-4th

Performance:  Guest Artist (piano) – McKendree University Percussion Ensemble, Nov. 22nd

Performance:  Grant Krener Trio at Maggiano’s, Nov. 13th

Performance:  McKendree University Jazz Ensembles Concert, Nov. 9th

Adjudication:  Metro 8 All State Jazz Band Auditions, Chaminade College Prep High School (St. Louis, MO), Nov. 1st

Performance:  Piano solo - Grande Valse Brillante, Op.34, no.2 (Chopin) at McKendree University Music Faculty Recital, Oct. 19th

Presentation:  Aerosphere at Iowa Composers Forum, Oct. 15-17th

Performance:  Generals of Jazz at Stone Spiral, Aug. 28th

Performance:  Generals of Jazz at Maya Cafe, Aug. 7th

Performance:  Generals of Jazz at Tantra Art Cafe, July 23rd

Publication:  Saint Louis Jazz Examiner, July 22nd

A score of my flute solo, That I May Weep, has been published under the Composition tab and is available for download., July 20th

Publication:  Saint Louis Jazz Examiner, July 19th

Performance:  Generals of Jazz at Tantra Art Cafe, July 16th

Publication:  Saint Louis Jazz Examiner, July 12th

Publication:  Saint Louis Jazz Examiner, July 10th

Performance:  Generals of Jazz at Tantra Art Cafe, July 9th

Performance:   Generals of Jazz at Stone Spiral, June 12th

Performance:  Generals of Jazz at Maya Cafe, June 5th

Performance:  Claude Montgomery Trio at Stone Spiral, May 6th

Presentation:  Aerosphere at UCM New Music Festival, April 10-11th

Performance:  Claude Montgomery Trio at Stone Spiral, April 1st


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