Recent Projects & Commissions
Here are some of my most recent projects and commissions. Each is linked to its premier performance recording. Also,
I am now taking projects and commissions for 2023. If you'd like to collaborate, please feel free to reach out, here. I'd love to hear from you.
Trumpet & Piano Duet Commission (Consortium)
Samuel Tolbert, Lead Commissioner
I am thrilled to announce that, in partnership with Mr. Samuel Tolbert, I am composing a new work for trumpet and piano. This project will culminate with premiere of the work in the Spring of 2023. Here are the specs:
• Instrumentation: Trumpet & Piano (Duet)
• Duration: Approximately 5 minutes, one movement
• Difficulty: Advanced (Level 5-6)
• Stylistic elements: TBD
Currently, we are seeking commissioning partners for this work.
Benefits of joining include your name featured on the inside cover of the score, as well as a 12-month exclusivity period to perform and/or record. The cost is $250 to join ($100 if you are a student). If you or anyone you know is interested, please visit https://forms.gle/yiRhA6ixZJdq2FwZ9 ASAP to register and reserve your spot in the consortium.
University of Alabama (UAB)
GOspel Choir, 2021-22 Season
What a thrill to be able to work with the awesome musicians of UAB - The University of Alabama at Birmingham Gospel Choir, last November, led by their dynamic and fearless director, Maestro James Reginald Jackson!!! Writing for this group was literally the highlight of Fall 2021, for me.
To be able to do it AGAIN this spring, in a greater capacity, is such an honor, and a privilege.
"Joe Hill / Nobody Knows"
Written & commissioned for the Tampa Bay Juneteenth Coalition. Created an arrangement and mash up of two powerful songs “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen” (Spiritual) and "Joe Hill", a Poem by Alfred Hayes, later set to music by Earl Robinson, for piano, trumpet, bass singer, and cello. Performed by DeMontra Cole (Bass Singer), Robert Smith (Trumpet), Jayamal Douglas (Cello), & the arranger (Piano). With Juneteenth recently becoming a national holiday￼, we were so grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to create and perform this arrangement.
"How Great Thou Art"Virtual Choir ProjectWendell P. Whalum Community Chorus
Spearheaded an initiative, in conjunction with the Wendell P. Whalum Community Chorus (Dr. David Morrow, Director), to conduct a virtual recording session and premier of Omar Dickenson's "How Great Thou Art". Singers reportedly enjoyed the experience, with many eager for a repeat performance!