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“One Nation” Success, New Video

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.

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!

Fall Recital Postponed

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.

Recital Pieces Selected

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.

Projects – Solo Recital

I have added a Fall 2009 solo recital to my projects page along with some pieces that might be on the program. I don’t know exactly when or where it will be, but I love performing and definitely want to do it. I’ll keep it updated as I get things solidified.