WORKS LIST

 

Compositions

Orchestra

  • “The Music Box” for Full orchestra (2010)

    • (3333 / 4331 / 5 perc. / 1 hp. / Strings)

    • Premiered in December of 2010, at the Schwob School of Music, with Maestro Paul Hostetter conducting the Columbus State University Philharmonic.


Wind/Band

  • “Fanfare For The Schwob” (2008)

    • Competition piece for the 2008 Dallas Wind Symphony Fanfare Competition Composer’s Convocation, Legacy Hall. 

    • The piece was premiered by the Columbus State University Brass Ensemble.

 


Chamber

  • CHIQUITA! (2014) Trio for Winds

    • Premiere: Kanad Khanna (Flute), Barbra Ann Bon Giovonni (Clarinet), Jonathan Haeden (Bassoon) – Graduate Recital – May 1, 2014 – Georgia State University

  • Heroic Something Or Another (2014) for String Quintet

    • Premiere: Kerren Berz (Violin), Felix Farrar (Violin), Amy Leventhal (Viola), Elizabeth Murphy (Cello), Chester Griffith (Bass) – Graduate Recital – May 1, 2014 – Georgia State University

  • L’histoire du Stravinsky (2014) for violin, viola, and bass

    • Premiere: Kerren Berz (Violin), Amy Leventhal (Viola), Chester Griffith (Bass) – Graduate Recital – May 1, 2014 – Georgia State University

  • Vagabond Coils (2014) for Flute, Clarinet, Viola, Cello

    • Premiere: Kanad Khanna (Flute), Barbra Ann Bon Giovanni (clarinet), Amy Leventhal (viola), Elizabeth (cello) – Graduate Recital – May 1, 2014 – Georgia State University

  • Singing to the Clouds (2013) for flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, piano, violin, viola, and strings

    • Premiere: Kanad Khanna (Flute), Barbra Ann Bon Giovanni (clarinet), Jonathan Haeden (Bassoon), Tim Allen (Trumpet), Sam LoBue (Trombone), Sujin Cho (Piano), Kerren Berz (Violin), Amy Leventhal (viola) Elizabeth Murphy (Cello) – Graduate Recital – May 1, 2014 – Georgia State University

  • Rock On! (2012) for Woodwind Quintet

    • Premiere: Kanad Khanna (Flute), Jonathan Haeden (Bassoon), Joshua Crook (Horn), Tysha Randall (Oboe), Mark Allen Jr. (Clarinet) – Graduate Recital – May 1, 2014 – Georgia State University​​

 

 

 

  • Fanfare for Six Horns (2008)

    • World premiere at the opening recital of the 2008 Southeastern Horn Workshop by the CSU horn choir. 

    • Competition piece for the 2008 Contemporary Record Society Composers’ Competition 

    • 2nd Place National Winner in the Music Teacher’s National Association Competition for Young Composers

 

 

 

  • “The Emancipation March” Bb soprano clarinet, violin, viola, cello (2008) 

    • World premiere in the Spring of 2008 at the Schwob School of Music.


Vocal/Choral

  • These Things (2013) for SSAATTBB chorus

    • Premiere: Soprano 1: Melissa Joseph, Deve Rashidi, Soprano 2: Nhadyne Banton, Sujin Cho, Alto 1: Amber Tittle, Alto 2: Emily Hobson, Erika Grobes, Tenor 1: Sonny Locascio, Jamal Morris, Tenor 2: David Porter, William May, Bass 1: Zayreton Slaton, Antoine Griggs. Michael Jack, Bass 2: Khyle Wooten, Nick Yaquinto, Kaedron Hall (cond.) – Graduate Recital – May 1, 2014 – Georgia State University

 

  • “Jaguar Pride” (2006) – for SATB chorus

    • This song was written for and premiered by the Stephenson High School chorus – May, 2006

    • This song subsequently went on to become the Official School Song for Stephenson High School. 


Solo/ Concerto

  • Bloom (2013) for solo flute, strings, and percussion

    • Premiere: Kerren Berz (Violin), Felix Farrar (Violin), Amy Leventhal (Viola), Elizabeth Murphy (Cello), Chester Griffith (Bass) – Graduate Recital – May 1, 2014 – Georgia State University


Piano


Percussion

 

 

Arrangements

Band

  • Speak to My Heart (2006) for marching band – Donnie McClurkin (arr.)

    • To be premiered in the Fall of 2012

Orchestra

 

  • How Great thou Art (2009) for mezzo-soprano and strings – Carl Boberg (arr.)

    • Premiere: July 25, 2009 – Marvina Lilly (Gospel recording artist), Maestro William May (cond.) and members of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and the Columbus Jazz Society – Columbus State University

  • God and God Alone (2009) for mezzo-soprano, rhythm-section, and strings – Steve Green (arr.)

    • Premiere: July 25, 2009 – Marvina Lilly – Columbus State University

  • To God be the Glory (2009) for mezzo-soprano, rhythm-section, trumpet, and strings – Andre Crouch (arr.)

    • Premiere: July 25, 2009 – Marvina Lilly – Columbus State University

  • You Are So Beautiful (2009) for mezzo-soprano, rhythm-section, and strings – Billy Preston/Bruce Fisher (arr.)

    • Premiere: July 25, 2009 – Marvina Lilly – Columbus State University

  • The Lord’s Prayer (2009) – for mezzo-soprano and strings – Albert Hay Malotte

    • Premiere: July 25, 2009 – Marvina Lilly (Gospel recording artist), Maestro William May (cond.) and members of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and the Columbus Jazz Society – Columbus State University

Vocal/Chorus

Chamber

  • Be Thou My Vision (2010) for Trumpet and Piano – Traditional

    • Premiere: Shaun Branam, trumpet and Philip Macintyre, piano – May 29, 2010 – Alpharetta Methodist Church

 

  • Great is Thy Faithfulness (2010) for Trumpet and Piano – Thomas Chisholm (arr.)

    • Premiere: Shaun Branam, trumpet and Philip Macintyre, piano – May 29, 2010 – Alpharetta Methodist Church

 

 

  • The Star Spangled Banner (2008) for clarinet quartet & African percussive ensemble – traditional (arr.)

    • Premiere: May 4, 2008 – Metro-Atlanta Spring Jamboree

Solo

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Transcriptions

 

Orchestrations

Orchestra

  • Break Bread (2012) – for singers and orchestra

    • Premiere: Jonathan Blanchard, and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra

 

  • Go Down Moses (2012) – for singers and orchestra

    • Premiere: Jonathan Blanchard, and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra

 

Songs

 

Commercial

 

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