Featured Video

Baby Born in Bethlehem (Come and See!) with German carol “Ihr Kinderlein Kommet”


Featured Publications

Little David, Play! - a new release from Shawnee Press School for SATB & SAB choirs with piano brimming with kinetic energy—a faithful setting of the traditional African-American Spiritual.

 


An “Editors’ Choice” at J. W. Pepper!

 

This anthem has a full richness that belies its SAB voicing. An intimate, stirring song of devotion from Shawnee Press Sacred.


A fresh SAB voicing of my Hope Publishing best-seller “Prepare the Way” is in this collection. I’m humbled to be included with such esteemed composers.


Laudamus Te is a  delightfully fun and easy a cappella piece, especially for smaller choirs. A song of joyful praise in a classic style! Published by Gentry Publications.


 

Alleluia in 5/4 is full of rhythmic a cappella energy. Quoting excerpts of the beloved hymn tune “Lasst Uns Erfreuen.” An Easter season staple. 


A Hope Publishing best-seller! Prepare the Way for SATB choir and piano with optional “soulful” soloist and finger-snaps—in a gospel style your choir will love singing every year! 

Current & Upcoming

Performances 

Saturday, Aug. 13 & Sept. 19, 2022 from 9:30-11:30 - Western Wake Farmers' Market — Fresh fruits, veggies, baked goods, morning air … with the sounds of my music and some cover songs. At 280 Town Hall Drive in Morrisville, NC.  

 

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022 at 3:00 pm  - Carolina Contemporary Composers  —  Featuring newly composed and arranged music for mixed winds and piano with guest performers from Reedy-or-Not Wind Ensemble. Concert is free (donations accepted) and held at Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Durham, NC.

 

 Featured Publications

New Release! - Little David, Play! - from Shawnee Press (School). Check out the video here.

 

Recent Release! - Living Faith - from Shawnee Press (Sacred). This is an Editors' Choice at J.W. Pepper!

 

Laudamus Te - from Gentry Publications. A joyful piece in a classic style which will delight your school or church choirs. SAB, easy a cappella with just a few Latin phrases. This piece is a breeze to learn, and your choirs will delight in singing the wonderfully melodic lines! Performance recording available here.

 

Alleluia in 5/4 - published by Paraclete Press, for more advanced choirs. This unique piece begins and ends with rhythmic energy and overlapping syllabic contours. The middle section incorporates excerpts of the hymn tune Lasst Uns Erfreuen passing through different voices in a creative way, modulating to a grand ending. Listen to a demo here.

 

Prepare the Way  - an exciting Advent anthem from Hope Publishing Company. In a gospel style with lots of sung dialog between voices, light percussion and a delightful piano part! A Hope Publishing best-seller! 

 

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Recent

June 18-19, 2022  - Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival  —  Listen to the performances of Mass in B Minor  and a “Leipzig service” featuring Cantata 137 and more.

 

April 3, 2022  - Carolina Contemporary Composers - A New Season of Song  —  My fellow composers and I shared our recent songs, performed by a variety of musicians and in many styles to fully satisfy your musical hunger!  All Saints’ UMC in Morrisville, NC.

 

Jan. 23, 2022  - “Open Wide the Doors” hymn premiere — Winner of the 2021 Duke University Chapel Competition! My hymn was premiered at Duke Chapel, performed by the Chapel Choir and accompanied by Chapel Organist, Christopher Jacobson.  Read the full press release here.

 

Dec. 19, 2021  - From Darkness to the Dawning of Christ (The Nativity in Word & Song) -  A premiere performance of this Christmas cantata presented by the All Saints’ UMC Chancel Choir with  Amy Holt (flute), Joyu Lee (cello), and Marty Hunicutt (clarinet). Narration by Victoria Schwarz and music arranged by Brad Croushorn, the cantata is filled with carol melodies from around the world.  A musical and spiritual journey that brings  you to the heart of the Christmas story! —  All Saints’ UMC in Morrisville, NC.

 

Nov. 21, 2021  - Carolina Contemporary Composers - A Season of Song —  The Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex, NC. 

 

Nov. 11, 2021  - Expressing Gratitude, Acknowledging Grief - A unique service featuring choir, clarinet, piano, a cappella singing, art, new & classic music, candles, anointing with oil, and being present with God and each other. Come as you are … leave refreshed with renewed vigor and hope! – All Saints’ UMC in Morrisville, NC.

 

Oct. 16 & Nov. 6, 2021 - Western Wake Farmers' Market — Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and fresh morning air while shopping to the sounds of my music and some cover songs. At 280 Town Hall Drive in Morrisville, NC.  

 

Sept. 17, 2021 - Songwriters-in-the-Round   An outdoor concert with three of my very talented songwriter friends – an evening of inspiring music at All Saints' UMC in Morrisville, NC.

 

Dec. 19 & 20, 2020 - Carolina Contemporary Composers - Winter Transitions & Interludes —  The second in our virtual concert series. Facebook premiere and YouTube. I featured a carol for handbell choir and one choral anthem, "Baby Born in Bethlehem (Come and See!)" (with German carol "Ihr Kinderlein, Kommet").

  

May 8, 2021 - Carolina Contemporary Composers - All Joy —  The third in our virtual concert series. This was a YouTube Live Premiere. Access the concert here.