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When We Get There

I guess we are are in scramble mode, trying to figure out how best to use our creative energy during this Covid time.  I started a mew musical in March with two book-writers; Richard Lasser from Seattle and Robert P. Young from Detroit. It is called When We Get...

Musical: When We Get There

About nine years ago, I sketched out an idea for a musical about four people taking a trip Selma, Alabama, in 1965 to march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Since then, I’d never made time to actually sit down and write the musical, but when all of my concerts and...

Film score: Upheaval

Director Jonathan Gruber recently finished a feature-length documentary that I had a great time scoring. The film, Upheaval, tells the story of the late Israeli politician Menachem Begin — it’s a tough walk through the minefields of Israeli politics and history....

Choral Commission: The Last Seven Words

Earlier this year, I was commissioned by Michael McCarthy, the Canon of Music at the Washington National Cathedral, to write a choral piece based on the Seven Last Words from the Cross. As you may already know, these are actually phrases, not words: they’re the...

2020 Independent Artist Award

I am proud to live in the forward thinking state of Maryland. A state that listens to scientists, and a state that supports the arts. I was just awarded one of the Maryland State Arts Council’s Independent Artist awards. Here is the full...

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