Thank you to everyone who came to the “One Nation, Under God” event. I enjoyed performing the patriotic music with the different choirs. The youth choirs were especially fun to listen to (and watch…some of them were so little!). I hope everone had a good time.
I have also updated the Featured YouTube video with a fine rendition of the first trombone solo in Mahler’s Third Symphony. This is one of the very few instances of orchestral literature that features the trombone in such a prominent way, and van Rijen does a great job. Check it out on the sidebar.
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!
Unfortunately, due to unforseen financial difficulties, I am forced to postpone my fall solo recital. I will hopefully be able to set things in order by next semester to perform these four great pieces.
I have chosen the last piece for my recital this Fall: Brahms’ Hungarian Dance #5 transcribed by Will Kimball! I am looking forward to putting this together and performing for everyone who can make it.
I have updated the “Projects” page to reflect the complete program. I have also updated the “Event Calendar” page to include BYU’s “Instrumental Showcase” in which I am performing in Strauss’ “Salome’s Dance” from Salome.