|7.16.2013||Scholarships are in for the 2013-2014 year, and I am honored to continue my doctorate supported by the Mary Elizabeth Sherrill Endowed Presidential Organ Scholarship.
I have also been award three additional scholarships, including a Butler Excellence Fund Scholarship and Texas-Exes (Texas Student Alumni Association) Scholarship.
|TBD||I am excited to be preparing for THREE DMA recitals! Each one is a unique performance. The first is an ensemble, or 'chamber' recital - this involves assembling varying groups of musicians and performance works for organ and other instruments; the second is a lecture recital - an opportunity to partner the academic dissertation document with an explanatory performance of relevant musical excerpts and examples. Finally, the second DMA solo recital.|
|11.8.2012||My many commitments this year have kept me from accompanying as much as I usually do. However, I simply could not resist rejoining UT's Concert Chorale for a performance of Duruflé's Requiem. Using the version arranged by the composer himself for Organ and Chorus, we performed most movements of the Requiem, as part of a full program of choral masterpieces.|
|I was extremely honored to present a paper at the Fifty-Fifth National Conference of The College Music Society in San Diego, California. The topic is entitled: ‘Extemporaneous Ornamentation in 18th Century Keyboard Music: Historical Significance and Performance Application’. This is an area in which I have great interest, and on which I also plan to write my doctoral lecture recital. View the abstract.|
|This summer marked my first performances on the Canadian east coast: it was wonderful to present two concerts on Prince Edward Island in July. The performances took place on the recently restored - and now simply magnificent - historical organ of St. Simon and St. Jude Church in Tignish, and the wonderful organ St. Peter's Cathedral in Charlottetown.|
|4.8.2012||The recording of my DMA I recital, ‘An Easter Celebration: Musical Reflection on the life of Christ’, is now online. Please visit my recordings page and take a listen. (See the program)|
|4.21.2012||This concert is the product of much ongoing work and research, led by Dr. Guido Olivieri. The centerpiece of this concert will be the complete performance of a long forgotten Italian intermezzo by Domenico Sarro. On my end, this concert represents substantial work creating a stylistically appropriate continuo realization to allow for other ensembles to be more readily able to perform this work. The concert will be at 7:30pm, in Jessen Auditorium on the UT campus.|
|3.22.2012||Perhaps 2012 is the year of the Bach Cantata, but you will not hear me complain! On this Lenten Recital I will join Ensemble Settecento for a performance of Bach’s Cantata Wenn nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 93. The concert is at noon, at St. David’s Episcopal Church (Directions).|
|2.28.2012||Another performance with the Bach Cantata Project, this time BWV 126, Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort. Realizing figured bass is a unique musical opportunity for keyboard players, and I always enjoy the opportunity to perform in early music ensembles. View the program here.|
|1.31.2012||It is always an honor to perform with the Bach Cantata Project at the University of Texas at Austin, in the wonderful acoustic of the Blanton Art Museum’s Atrium. We performed BWV 125, Mit Fried und Freud Ich Fahr Dahin.|
|11.4.2011||I enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with Ashley Tapia on her Community Voice Recital. The program was very diverse, including music by Strauss, Brahms, Wolf, Debussy and De Falla, among others. Concert was held at Manchaca United Methodist Church (manchacaumc.org).|
|11.2.2011||It was my pleasure to perform a new composition for organ and choir composed by Bram Wayman, a Masters composition student at UT Austin. Please visit Mr. Wayman's website to read about the composer.|
|9.25.2011||I was honored to join one of UT's most acclaimed ensembles, the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, for a performance of Intrada 1631 by Stephen Montague. The UT Wind Ensemble has toured throughout Europe (2008), and has performed multiple times at Carnegie Hall in New York City. They have also released several commercial recordings on, among others, the Naxos and Klavier labels. The performance will be conducted by renowned conductor and Director of Bands at UT Jerry F. Junkin. The performance was broadcast live over the internet, and streamed in video by banddirector.com.|
|9.25.2011||Next on the Wind Emsemble program was BWV 680 - "Wir Glauben All' An Einen Gott" - arranged for Wind Ensemble by Leopold Stokowski. It was my pleasure to perform the original Bach organ version preceding their performance of the arrangement.|
|9.4.2011||Performance of "Fantasia über B-A-C-H", by Max Reger was featured on Pipeworks by Chris Teel, Classically Austin KMFA 89.5|
I'm really glad you have found my website and I hope you enjoy what it has to offer.
I am in the third year of the DMA - Doctor of the Musical Arts - degree in Organ Performance at the University of Texas at Austin. This is a truly exciting time of study, as it represents the culmination of study through the BMus and MMus level; it includes not only performance practice on a wide range of literature, but detailed study of music history, theory, and writings relevant to the organ, and to sacred music as well.
In addition to these full-time studies, I am simply thrilled to be teaching music at the Cathedral School of Saint Mary in downtown Austin. (Or, as another teacher referred to it, ‘The Heart of the Heart of Texas’). Every grade is able to have a music class, from three year olds in PreK-3, through to 8th grade. As a Cathedral school, we are blessed with the opportunity to regularly use our musical gifts to praise and worship the Lord. Not many school choirs are able to perform the music they learn in its original context within Mass.
In my spare time, such as it is, I enjoy working on my Jeep, ‘Texas Jack’, walking my dog, and spending time with my amazing wife. (Not at all in that order - reverse, as a matter of fact!)
Thanks to Google Maps, here is a map of places I've been. I'll keep updating it as I remember other places and concerts. I need to keep better records!
If you would like to be notified when I add new repertoire to this list, please let me know on the Contact Me page. All recordings are live public performances unless otherwise noted.
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I will be uploading pipe organ wedding favorites in this section. My goal is to make this a resource for anyone seeking to find their favorites, or perhaps to make a few new favorites.
If I brush up my techie chops enough, the format of this page will be an interactive wedding music design page where you can create and listen to your ideal wedding music program. If you would like to be notified when this project is updated/complete please submit your information in the Contact Me page.
In the meantime, I will simply create the list of compositions, which itself is still growing. Titles will be replaced with recordings as time permits me to record them. If there are any pieces you would like to see added, or recorded soon, please let me know.
|Sinfonia to Wedding Cantata||J. S. Bach|
|Intrada Op. 40||Robert Coates|
|Processional from Wedding Suite||J. Clokey|
|Voluntary in C||William Croft|
|The Rejoicing||George Friederich Händel|
|Three Trumpet Tunes||Harald Rohlig|
|Prelude for Organ||Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn|
|In Thee is Gladness||J. S. Bach|
|Allabreve||J. S. Bach|
|Recessional from Wedding Suite||J. Clokey|
|Toccata from 12 Pieces||Theodore Dubois|
|Allegro Pomposo||Thomas Roseingrave|
|Wedding Processional||Leo Sowerby|
|Carillon from 24 piece in free style||Louis Vierne|
|Carillon de Westminster||Louis Vierne|
|Toccata from Symphony no. 5||Charles Marie Widor|
|Before, After, During|
|Arioso||J. S. Bach|
|Blessed Jesus at thy word||J. S. Bach|
|Now Thank We All Our God||J. S. Bach|
|Praise to the Lord Almighty||J. S. Bach|
|Sheep May Safely Graze||J. S. Bach|
|Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme||J. S. Bach|
|Siciliana||M. E. Bossi|
|Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen||Johann Brahms|
|Wie schön leuchtet (Christmas)||Dietrich Buxtehude|
|Prelude and Fugue in F||Dietrich Buxtehude|
|Marche en Rondeau||M. A. Charpentier|
|Dialogue trompette dessus et basse||L. Clerambault|
|Mass for the parishes (ii, iii, viii, vi)||L. Couperin|
|Fairest Lord Jesus||Edmundson|
|Prelude, Fugue and Variation||César Franck|
|Now Thank We All Our God||Sigfried Karg-Elert|
|Tuba Tune in D||C. S. Lang|
|Psalm 19||B. Marcello|
|Now Thank We All Our God||Max Reger|
|Suite in D||John Stanley|
|Prelude on Rhosymedre||R. Vaughan Williams|
One of the great opportunities that music presents is the chance to collaborate with other musicians. While this is something orchestral musicians are accustomed to, and may even take for granted, it is a refreshing musical endeavor for organists, pianists, and several other solo instrumentalists.
I enjoy collaborating and accompanying on different instruments, in different settings. Some of my recent (since 2009) playing has included music for:
The following links are divided into several categories; enjoy!