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    June 10, 2017 · Orchestra,Conducting,Symphonicity
    Dear Family, Friends, Colleagues, and Patrons: I'm pleased to announce that I have accepted an invitation to be the new Music Director & Conductor for Symphonicity, the symphony orchestra of Virginia's largest city, Virginia Beach! This is bittersweet news for it will also require my separation...
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    This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in MUSIC REFERENCE SERVICES QUARTERLY on MARCH 15, 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10588167.2017.1269590 MUSIC REFERENCE SERVICES QUARTERLY 2017, VOL. 20, NO. 1, 57–67 BOOK REVIEWS ...
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    September 30, 2016 · Military Bands
    Throughout 2016, I posted a few articles and personally authored essays concerning recent congressional and media scrutiny of U.S. military bands. Of particular note, an amendment by Rep. Martha McSally passed the House of Representatives prohibiting all military bands from performing non...
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    Pull up your chair, folks! Grab your flags for wavin' and your sparklers for shakin'! Our July 4th Independence Day Concert will now begin! If you were expecting The Stars and Stripes Forever, our national march played by a U.S. military band, perhaps you didn't get the MEMO? Congress is...
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    May 29, 2016
    Once upon a time it All made sense this Idea of life and All it is meant then Came and went it's like Petals in the wind this Assurance of hope toward Proximity to dreamness--Is Youth the true key that Ignorance is bliss or Does age just reveal the Truth oft missed for Love never fails if...
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    Ellen Mitchell from POLITICO has published this article profiling the desire of Congress to reduce U.S. military bands. This is not anything new. What might be new is the unprecedented level of scrutiny Congress wants to invest into military music, down to the quality of instruments that are...
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    William V. Johnson, president of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE), has appointed me to the leadership team as a program member for the Conductor Development Program. Together we will develop a comprehensive list of conducting seminars and workshops from throughout...
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    It has been announced that from more than 70 national and international applicants and 12 semi-finalists, I have been chosen as one of the final five candidates for Music Director of SYMPHONICITY: The Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach. Watch the above video to learn more about the candidates. ...
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    STEM vs STEAM vs STEMM(usic) READ MORE:  http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/01/29/music-brain-ted-ed/ Few of us would argue against music's transformative powerful. Whether one is a consumer, producer, or critic, music's connection to our culture and to ourselves is certainly no secret. However,...
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