March 4, 2019

Thank you to everyone who came out for the first public reading session of Adirondack Sketches: Five Mountain Dances on Feb. 23rd.  This was truly a labor of love, and I am so grateful for all the support.  We had a great crowd - a full house - which is extraordinary f...

February 12, 2019

After a year of research, consultation with musicians, and composition time, it is with great pleasure that I can finally announce that I have finished my new piece, Adirondack Sketches: Five Mountain Dances. This piece began as an idea to compose a chamber piece that...

October 22, 2018

At the outset, I was very excited to sit down with John Kirk to discuss my Adirondack Sketches project, and he did not disappoint! John is a very well-known and accomplished musician, mostly in the realm of folk and fiddle music, but he is also a classically trained vo...

September 12, 2018

Joe Bruchac and his son Jesse Bruchac are experts in some of the Native American music traditions of the Adirondack region. It was with great pleasure to have the opportunity recently to sit down with them to discuss the Native American flute and some percussion instru...

August 29, 2018

Recently, I had the great pleasure of meeting with Dan Berggren, Adirondack folk musician and songwriter, as I more formally began my research into the instruments and music of the Adirondacks.  We met at his home in Ballston Spa, NY, and it was a pleasure to sit down...

June 21, 2018

As previously announced here on my website, I am a recipient of an Individual Artist Grant through Saratoga Arts. The funding is allowing me to compose a set of concert pieces involving Adirondack traditional instruments. I will be exploring some of the various instrum...

March 26, 2018

It is with great excitement to announce that I have been selected to receive a 2018 Individual Artist Grant from the Saratoga Arts Community Arts Grants program. The grants supports a composition project I’m titling Adirondack Sketches.

My goal with Adirondack Sketche...

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