Music

Handwritten music from Beethoven's 9th symphonyDating back to music school I have always loved creating music.  With the advent of music creation software like Sibelius and Finale, I can get my ideas down on (digital) paper much easier.

Mostly, I do arrangements for both general performance (the ones that are hard) and educational (the ones that are easy).  I have arranged several pieces for a wide range of ensembles from duets to quartets to full orchestra.  In addition, I also compose original pieces for a wide variety of ensembles.  I have had several of my arrangements and original works performed and they have met with almost unanimous success.

For educational music, I believe that young or less-advanced groups need to play out.  I am always encouraging the groups I work with to play loud and have fun.  If I need them to play less, I’ll let them know.  My compositions follow that philosophy.  I enjoy making famous music that might be too difficult for young players accessible for them to play.  Ensembles only get better when they are pushed.

Where to Get My Music

If you need to have a piece arranged for your group, please click on the “email me” link at the bottom of the page, or find me on Facebook or Twitter.  Many of my compositions and arrangements are available at the Score Exchange and the prices range from free to “still pretty reasonable.”  I am also selling arrangements for string quartet and other combinations at Sheetmusicplus.  They have a great new program that allows us composer-types to arrange a set catalogue of songs that are still under copyright.