April 1, 2020 in Past Project

Student Composers in Residence 2019 & 2020

Spring 2019 & Spring 2020 As part of a music composition elective available at the U of S department of music, students enrolled in the class were assigned solos, duos,…
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March 3, 2020 in Past Project

Songs Of Ebb and Flow Tour and Recording with the Proteus Quartet

March 3rd to 6th, 2020. I got the chance to revisit some of my saxophone chamber music while touring and recording with some of the best musicians in Western Canada,…
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July 1, 2019 in Past Project

Thank You Kind of Blue

Summer 2019. Full description coming soon.
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June 11, 2019 in Past Project

Strata Festival of New Music 2019

June 11th to 14th, 2019. The 2019 festival had four main concerts featuring twenty composers, ten of them from Saskatchewan; one masterclass; and three receptions where members of the public…
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May 23, 2019 in Past Project

“Peacemaker” Composed for the official exoneration of Poundmaker by the Government of Canada

May 23rd, 2019. On May 23rd, 2019, the Government of Canada issued a formal apology and exoneration to Chief Pitikwahanapiwiyin (Poundmaker).
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April 1, 2019 in Past Project

Moehn Violin Concerto Collaboration

Spring 2019 A treasure trove of musical scores written by a pivotal figure in 20th century German music has been resurrected from a Saskatoon basement.
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June 8, 2018 in Past Project

Strata Festival of New Music 2018

June 8th to 10th, 2018. The 2018 festival had five main concerts featuring sixteen composers, nine of them from Saskatchewan; one masterclass with three young composers registered; one lecture; and…
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May 1, 2018 in Past Project

Pipe Organ Fundraising Concerts

May 2018, 2019. A collaboration project that I initiated and organized with St. Paul’s Cathedral in Saskatoon to raise funds for the magnificent proposed pipe organ at Holy Family Cathedral.
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May 1, 2018 in Past Project

Collaborations with Kamala

May 2018, 2019. One of my favorite long-term collaborations has been with the Kamala Children’s Choir, and its directors Dianne Gryba and JoAnn Caspar.
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September 1, 2017 in Past Project

Kitochikiwan – Listen Up!

Fall 2017 to Spring 2018. What a great chance to collaborate with the Gryphon Trio, Carmen Bradon, and the SSO at St. Mary’s Wellness and Education Centre in Saskatoon, SK!
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June 9, 2017 in Past Project

Strata Festival of New Music 2017

June 9th to 11th, 2017. The 6th Annual Strata Festival of New Music was a three day contemporary music festival held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from June 9th to 11th, 2017.
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April 1, 2017 in Past Project

2017 FARLS Lecture on Composers and Composition

Spring 2017 In the spring of 2017 I presented a lecture on Composing at the University of Saskatchewan as part of their Fine Arts Research Lecture Series (FARLS). The topic…
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April 1, 2017 in Past Project

Canada 150 Commission Project

Spring 2017. Full description coming soon.
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October 18, 2016 in Past Project

Collaboration with Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and The Fireside Singers

October 18th, 2016. What a wonderful experience collaborating with the Fireside Singers for the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s Night on Broadway show!
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June 10, 2016 in Past Project

Strata Festival of New Music 2016

June 10th to 12th, 2016. The 5th Annual Strata Festival was a three day contemporary music festival held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from June 10th to 12th, 2016.
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May 27, 2016 in Past Project

Piece to honour the Retirement of Treaty Commissioner George Lafond

May 27th, 2016. Full description coming soon.
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June 12, 2015 in Past Project

Strata Festival of New Music 2015

June 12th to 14th, 2015. This festival featured three evening concerts, a young composer masterclass, 2 new commissions, workshops with our guest artists/composers, and pre-concert chats.
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June 12, 2014 in Past Project

Strata Festival of New Music 2014

June 13th to 15th, 2014. The festival featured three evening concerts, a young composer masterclass, workshops with our guest artists, and informal discussions.
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June 7, 2013 in Past Project

Strata Festival of New Music 2013

June 7th to 9th, 2013. The festival featured three evening concerts, a young composer masterclass, and a workshop for emerging composers. The guest composer was Alan Belkin (Montreal).
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June 8, 2012 in Past Project

Strata Festival of New Music 2012

June 8th and 9th, 2012. Decided to realize a long-held aspiration of starting a new music festival dedicated to composers in Saskatoon.  This festival was co-founded, alongside Darren Miller in…
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December 20, 2011 in Past Project

The Beast in the Jungle Opera

December 20th, 2011. For the final project of my Universite de Montreal Master’s thesis, I composed a fully-orchestrated, one-hour opera on Henry James’s short story “The Beast in the Jungle.”
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