— Dr. Christian Tiemeyer,
former Music Director of Orchestra Iowa
— Richard P. Hoffman,
former Professor of Music Education
and Choral Music at Coe College
— Dr. Buddy Baker,
former Director of Music at Walt Disney
— Dr. Margaret Mueller,
former Professor of Organ at Salem College
— Dr. Randal A. McChesney,
Past President of the Choristers Guild
— Dr. Leonard Ratzlaff,
Director of the choral conducting program
at the University of Alberta
— Albus Dumbledore,
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
EXPLORE MY CHORAL MUSIC
You can discover my choral music by visiting my choral catalog, my Listen & Watch page, and my YouTube channel (where I present my choral works as engaging music videos).
With so much variety in my choral repertoire (such as voicing, accompaniment, occasion, and difficulty levels), you're sure to find something that is just right for your choir!
A number of my choral works would be perfect for your next All-State Festival! These pieces are fun to sing and have been audience favorites: “Old Joe Clark,” “Simple Gifts,” “Loch Lomond,” “She's Like the Swallow,” “Sleep,” and “Have You Forgotten?”
Explore my High School music.
NEW ORCHESTRAL PIECE
An exciting new piece, ”A Festive Holiday,” is now available. It's been performed to great audience acclaim, and would make a dramatic opening or closing for your next holiday concert!
Many orchestras have programmed my holiday arrangements, including the Oregon Symphony, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony, Madison Symphony Orchestra, and the Lexington Philharmonic — who performed my rousing “I Saw Three Ships Come Fiddling In” complete with Irish dancers!
I've also enjoyed a wonderful collaboration with Orchestra Iowa for many years. They've performed ”I Saw Three Ships,” ”Ding Dong! Merrily on High,” ”Hark, The Herald Angels Sing,” and ”O Holy Night.”
AWARD-WINNING FILM AIRED NATIONWIDE ON PBS
An award-winning documentary film which I wrote the music for has aired multiple times on PBS for a number of years.
“A Friend Indeed: The Bill Sackter Story” is the moving account of a mentally challenged man who became a national hero for the disability community. Click here to explore the music I wrote for this poignant film.
SONG TO BE FEATURED IN MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
I was asked to write the featured song for a new romantic comedy called “Smitten!” which stars Darren Criss (of “Glee”). This movie was created by Barry Morrow, who won the screenwriting Oscar for “Rain Man” in 1988. “Smitten!” is scheduled to be released in the near future.