It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, but I’ve been up to a fair bit.
In August, I became the interim music director at Santee United Methodist Church, and I’ve been working hard getting the choir ready for our December 20 Christmas concert.
In September, I performed at the San Diego Toy Piano Festival at the downtown library with Figmentum. Our program included Daria Binkowski’s Fight or Flyte, Niloufar Iravani’s Infinite, and my own Wanderings (B).
In October, I traveled to Eastern Illinois University to the SCI Region V conference, where I performed my piece Reconnections. This was a great time catching up with old and recent friends alike, especially those I met at Western Illinois last spring. Hearing Ashlee Mack performed James Romig’s Pulitzer finalist piece Still was an incredible experience – I think more conferences should find space for longer works.
In November, Figmentum performed two concerts. On the 6th, we traveled down to Southwestern College, where bandmate Ania Sundstrom teaches now. We played a program of our greatest hits, including my own Windhammer. Then, only one week later, we played another concert at Mission Hills UCC in collaboration with Matt Kline on bass and Pablo Gomez Cano on guitar, with music by Missy Mazzoli, Sarah K Snider, Eliza Brown, Kenneth Gaburo, Alex Temple, and the premiere of my own A Brief Illumination.
In the Spring, some things have already been added to the calendar! I’ll be at the Music By Women Festival at MUW in Columbus, MS from March 5-7, performing a total of nine pieces. Then, at the end of March I will be heading to UT Arilington for the Society of Composers National Conference to hear a performance of Komorebi and mingle with a lot of other composers and hear their music. Finally, in June Frigmentum will be roadtripping it up to Reno for ClarinetFest 2020!