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Columbia University

August 28th, 2009

Columbia University has accepted me into the Postbaccalaureate program in music this fall. Studies will include classes in contemporary counterpoint and an advanced composition class taught by Tristan Murail. This will be an exciting opportunity to meet other composers, grow artistically and in technique, and perhaps have some performances. Regardless of what is in store, I will be taking classes with a true innovator of the last decade and I am thrilled at such an opportunity.

In other news, I have received word that the recording of Cataclysm was mailed today, and I’ll have it posted in the music section as soon as I get it. It will be entered into more calls and contests this fall, so future performances should line up soon.

The toy piano and percussion ensemble piece has been completed and now is undergoing final edits and type setting. A few people have already expressed interest in looking at the score and I truly hope a performance can be put together. This piece was one of the most intense writing experiences I’ve had in a long while due to how much melodic editing and form adaptation has taken place. Now I feel it is in a place where a final copy of the score can be made.

Most recently, I’ve been asked to score a short animation film to be placed in a film festival by Cornish University animation student, Scott Garner. The deadline is October 15 and I’ll keep posting on the status of the festival.

Moving to New York has been stressful and time consuming, which has taken time away from my posting and composing, so thanks to all of you that stay interested and check this site. More posts and results to come and since I have a job again, I can go to concerts and post about those too!