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OTS Summer Tour Documentary

Dear Friends,

As you know, I’m a member of the Orchestra at Temple Square. Last summer, the Orchestra and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir went on tour to the Central States region of the U.S. Our friends at BYU Broadcasting accompanied us and shot hundreds of hours of footage. Out of that has come a documentary entitled “One Voice” which will air in April on BYU Television. I was able to see the preview of it and the special really captures what it’s like when we go out on tour. If you click on this link (http://byutv.org/onevoice) you can see a short trailer about the documentary.

It will air for the first time on BYU-TV between sessions of General Conference on Sunday, April 4th. You can click here (www.mormontabernaclechoir.org/events/#417) for all the current airtimes, including live streaming over the internet. BYU-TV has also made a 90-minute special of the our last concert of the 2009 tour at Red Rocks outside Denver. I hope you’ll enjoy both shows.

New Event – OTS Spring Concert

I will be playing in the Spring Concert with the Orchestra at Temple Square. Check out the “Projects/Events” page for details!

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2010!

2009 has been an exciting year. Here are a few things that happened:

  • Married my beautiful wife, Jessica
  • Opened up my trombone sound a lot
  • Performed two recitals
  • Toured Korea/Japan with BYU
  • Toured Midwest with OTS and Mormon Tabernacle Choir
  • Started this website – lots of progress made!

I am looking forward to this year for a number of reasons:

  • First full year married to my wife!
  • Finish up my Master of Music at BYU
  • Keep working on this website
  • Continue to build my professional career

I wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year!

OTS – Great concerts!

Thank you for everyone who attended the Orchestra at Temple Square’s Fall concert! We enjoyed putting together the program and hope you enjoyed attending.

MTC/OTS Midwest Tour – Thank you, Denver!

Thanks for a great show, Denver! The concert at Red Rocks was a great success, probably the best crowd we had. This was the first time for most of the members of the choir and orchestra to see Red Rocks (my second, though first time anything was going on) and everyone loved it. Thanks to everyone who came and supported us!

For any who were there and wondering why we all looked like we were laughing during the encore, Gov. Ritter was holding the baton by the wrong end while he was conducting us before it broke (I think) and flew into the violin section. I guess that’s the sort of thing that happens when the guest conductor does not come to the sound check. He had the biggest grin on his face and thoroughly enjoyed himself. What a way to end the tour!

Now we are on our way back to Salt Lake City. This has been a great tour – great food, great people, fun locations, and just the right length of time. See everyone back in Utah!