Category Archive: Featured

Nov 13

Lord of the Rings Concert in Dallas

This past weekend my high school choir, North Side choir performed the entire film score to the Lord of the Rings for 6000 fans at Fair Park in Dallas.  Three performances and over 16 hours of rehearsal with a guest conductor from New York and a full orchestra paid off.  Every night the audience gave …

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Apr 29

Middle Schooler’s go to College

Today, Texas Wesleyan’s Music department welcomed 37 middle school students from J. P. Elder. Our choirs and bands exchanged performances and then joined together to sing and play together. It was easily one of my favorite days this year. My kids were very inspired and are talking about ‘when they go to Wesleyan’. It could …

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May 06

Light and Joy in Anna

Tonight I played the last of three performances of Jason Robert Brown’s Parade in Anna, Texas. This is the fourth production of Parade I have played for and I always enjoy playing the show. The first time I did this show it was a professional production at WaterTower theatre. That production was a lot of …

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Apr 16

Once in a lifetime Concert experience

(I’m posting this one out of sequence because I’m too excited about what just happened) As we pulled into Guiyang’s Grand Theatre, “Jackie”, our guide, told us his mother would be watching tonight’s concert on television.  This was of course the first we had heard of this and were pretty excited.  We all entered the …

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Apr 09

Elisions Video – from my Senior Concert

All the pieces from my Senior Concert are available to stream via YouTube.  You can watch the entire concert or just a piece here – http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2C42706E274F0890 or just hit play here:

Mar 28

UNT Show Promo

The University of North Texas Department of Theatre and Dance profiled me in a YouTube video this week which shows video from the band rehearsal featuring Kurt Shafer on Reeds, Sam Walker on Guitar, Peggy Honea on bass and the infamous Wes Griffin on drums.

Dec 31

Christmas in August

Last summer I was asked to direct a large children’s chorus as well as an adult chorus singing a track on a Holiday CD produced by DFW Actors Give Back.  The CD was a fund raiser for Jonathan’s Place, a “home-style” emergency shelter for abused, abandoned and neglected children and a Foster & Adoptive Family Program …

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Oct 24

1st Prize in the Sigma Alpha Iota American Music Scholarship Competition

I was hugely honored to hear today that I took first place in the Sigma Alpha Iota American Music Scholarship Competition held today.  The Fort Worth Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota (International Music Fraternity) will feature me along with second place winner Austin Snow on their 57th Annual American Music Concert  on February 18, …

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Aug 01

Welcome Home

It’s been a very busy summer and my son Max had just arrived back in town from camp with his cousins. My mom brought him to church in the middle of the service and he came down front to where I was at the piano. He gave me a big hug and I invited him …

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Jun 30

I See the Light

A student of mine is working on this duet and needed a reference recording of the separate harmony parts – so Mary and I thought it would be fun to record it for them. My daughter Rose approves (it’s from one of her favorite movies). [mp3-jplayer] iPhone users will need to turn off the Mobile …

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