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Mixing the Classical and the Popular

The urge to compose music arose after I joined a rock group in my teenage years. Although I was later classically trained, I continued to… 

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Happy Collaborations — Samuel Adler: Music for Chamber Orchestra

Several years ago, through a mutual acquaintance, I met Dongmin Kim, the conductor of the New York Classical Players, and we immediately felt a kinship.… 

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All the Keys in Kent

One of the Toccata Classics releases later this summer will be a recording of a sequence of piano preludes commissioned from me in 2014 by… 

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John Kinsella: A Tale of Two Symphonies

My Symphonies Nos. 5 and 10 were premiered eighteen years and a millennium divide apart, in 1994 and 2012. They were also written in very… 

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