Upcoming Events

  1. Performance with Spokane Jazz Orchestra featuring Julia Keefe

    December 2 @ 8:00 pm
  2. Performance with SJO: Northwest Composers concert

    March 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Performance of “Prairie Songs” in Red Cloud, Nebraska

    March 23, 2018 - March 24, 2018

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Composition

Commercial Music Composition

My goal is to provide quality custom music solutions for a wide range of clients. Services include original compositions, orchestrations, synthesis, and sound design for film, television, games and multimedia applications.

A background in jazz, classical, and contemporary genres allows me to produce highly emotive music with a short turnaround, and an in-house production studio provides the tools to produce work that is “network ready.” I like to think of myself as a musical chameleon and enjoy the process of helping producers bring their artistic vision to fruition.

Clients include Hal Leonard Corporation, American Idols in Concert, Freda Payne, Yamaha Corporation, and others.

Contemporary Classical

I enjoy writing contemporary classical compositions for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, and solo performers, and feel privileged that my music has been performed by a number of fabulous musicians including Jennifer Scriggins-Brummet (Principal Horn, Spokane Symphony), Dr. Jeffrey Snedeker (Professor of Horn at Central Washington University), Dr. Alan Mattingly (Professor of Horn at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln), Stacey Eliason (Principal Horn, Issaquah Philharmonic), Dr. Judith Schoepflin (Professor of Piano at Whitworth University), Dr. Brad Ulrich (Professor of Trumpet at Western Carolina University), and many others.

These compositions have been featured at many venues including the International Trumpet Guild, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Colorado at Boulder, Washington State University, International Tuba Euphonium Conference, Boise Horn Workshop, Bordeaux Montaigne University, Kaunas Philharmonic (Lithuania), and many other venues.

Scores of some of the works are now available for purchase at this link.

Arranging and Orchestration

I have had the pleasure of writing and orchestrating music for numerous orchestras including the Dallas Symphony, Spokane Symphony, Orchestra Seattle, New Haven Symphony, Coeur D’ Alene Symphony, and Spokane Jazz Orchestra. 25 years of experience with international music publisher Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation have helped me to hone my skills so that I can quickly produce music that is of high quality and notated cleanly and accurately.

Feedback:

To quote well-known jazz piano expert Dick Hyman:

“Many thanks for an excellent job. All of us can learn a lot from your notation expertise!”

I recently created new jazz big-band arrangements for national jazz vocalists Freda Payne, Carmen Bradford, and Dee Daniels and received positive feedback from the performers:

“I especially appreciated what you did on the combo material. Then there’s the O Holy Night arrangement…FANTASTIC!!”

Dee Daniels

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