Naxos Release! “Lauda” Recorded by Illinois State Wind Symphony
I’m very excited to announce the release of a new CD on the Naxos label, featuring my work “Lauda,” recorded by the Illinois State University Wind Symphony! The CD features works by all living…Read more
Thank you for visiting my website!
On these pages you can listen to my works, purchase sheet music, follow my activities via my blog, and…Read more
New Work for Soprano and Wind Octect – “Alcott Songs”
I really enjoy the poetry of Louisa May Alcott, and I decided to create a song cycle comprised of six of her relatively short poems. I tried to pull together poems that are particularly…Read more
Add Your Performances to the Calendar Page!
If you are performing a work of mine, I would love to be able to list the performance details on the calendar page here. If you would like to submit your performance to list…Read more
Some of you might remember hearing me talk about a new marimba duo commission and CD release last summer. Escape Ten, the fantastic percussion duo, asked me to write a piece for them in 2013 and I created the five-movement piece, “Chorale Variations.”
Escape Ten has a new publication series with Keyboard Percussion Publications (aptly named the Escape Ten Publication Series) and they will be releasing my piece and several other works commissioned by the duo very soon!
I proofed the final draft of the piece just last week. To tide you over until the piece is available for purchase, here is a video of Escape Ten performing the first movement of “Chorale Variations.”
Check out this new recording of Magnolia Star on YouTube – a live performance video of the 2015 Oahu (Hawaii) Band Directors Association High School Select Band conducted by Eugene Migliaro Corporon. February 15, 2015.
High school marching band is a BIG deal many places, and it was a pretty big deal to my friends and I in high school. I played saxophone in our marching band all four years of high school, and even though my senior year was 13 years ago now (WHAT!?!), I can still remember the feeling of stepping onto the field of competition, under the bright lights, our parents and directors screaming and waving cowbells (ah, the blue and gold cowbells). It was magical. We took a great deal of pride in our performance, our collective work throughout the summer and fall culminating in a competition at a local high school each Saturday night.
Marching band is a team sport. For some kids, sports are where they find their place. For others, it is music. And many band kids strive for excellence just as much as athletes do, practicing every day, working together, sharing struggles and triumphs, and ultimately building skills and relationships that will last a lifetime.
Hi, I'm Steve - a composer currently residing in Rochester, NY. I enjoy writing music for large instrumental ensembles, vocal groups, chamber ensembles, and everything in between. I'm also a saxophonist, choral singer, teacher, and occasional conductor.