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Saxophone Quartet No. 2 to be Recorded by the Iridium Saxophone Quartet on the Blue Griffin Label

Exciting news! My Saxophone Quartet No. 2: Chant will be recorded this coming May by the Iridium Saxophone Quartet.  The CD release is planned for Fall 2016 on the Blue Griffin Label.  Stay tuned!

2015: A Year in Review

Happy New Year’s Eve!

As 2015 comes to a close, I’m spending a little time looking back on the past 12 months and remembering everything that happened this year. I don’t often share behind-the-scenes posts, but today, I thought it might be fun to share a few of my favorite things from 2015.

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There’s No Such Thing as Luck

Have you ever heard people say things like, “You’re really lucky you met that person – they really helped open doors for you!”  Or, “You got so lucky!  What are the chances that this perfect job would open up at the exact time when you were looking?  It’s the perfect fit!”

Here’s the thing: I don’t think luck exists.

Luck implies something random, something unexpected or unplanned, a fortunate occurrence that you had no control over.  In music (and in life), is that really the case?  Are we all waiting to catch a lucky break?  In my experience, things that look like “lucky breaks” are more than just being in the right place at the right time.  There’s more to it than that.

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