Somewhere southbound on A1A I realized it was time to announce that, as Obama would put it, “you will not see me” at Elon University anymore. I left my erstwhile academic position at the conclusion of the academic year in order to devote more time to Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and to return to some creative projects that have done little but gather dust for a few years now
Like most totally unknown composers, most of my music is written independent of outside demands – for who needs a commission? – and is various stages somewhere short of completion. In recent years I have spoken so much and recorded so little of this music that I suspect some colleagues cease to believe I have any new music written at all. So a task for the next season is to remedy that with indisputable evidence.
My calendar has been updated with the upcoming concerts, and some additional jazz gigs here and there will appear shortly. Among other exciting developments, Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra’s successes last season have resulted in regional touring plans which will take us to Asheville and Elizabeth City, NC. Details are forthcoming. I also look forward to an exciting season of young concert competition winners visiting Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, where I assist Dmitri Sitkovetsky.