Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
Beginning this Summer, I am honored to be joining the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, as 3rd/Bass Clarinetist. Cabrillo is a wonderful organization that does a great deal of good supporting the music of living composers, and I am honored to join such a preeminent orchestra and organization. Keep your eyes on this space for forthcoming content from Cabrillo's (now digital) season.
Debut Solo Album in the Works
I am delighted that the recording process is now underway for my debut solo album! Funded by a generous Faculty First Grant from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, this project features world premiere recordings of music by Cassie Wieland, brin solomon, Theresa Martin, Rossa Crean, Ledah Finck, Jessica Rudman, and Anna Meadors. I am excited that my terrific UNCG colleagues Inara Zandmane (piano) and Anthony Taylor (clarinet) will be collaborating with me for portions of the record, and that the outstanding Andrew Rodriguez will be engineering the project, with Brandon Waybright providing graphic design and artistic direction.
Latitude 49 Releases "Wax and Wire" on New Amsterdam Records
"...they lean into these works with dazzling rigor." - Bandcamp Daily
It's finally here! Out now on Bandcamp and all streaming platforms, Latitude 49 and New Amsterdam are proud to announce WAX AND WIRE, our sophomore album.
Featuring music by Gabriella Smith, Viet Cuong, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Annika Socolofsky, and our own Chris Sies, this album has been a labor of love for the better part of two years, and we are ECSTATIC to share it with you today!
With endless gratitude to all who made it possible, we hope you enjoy: Wax and Wire.
Click the link to listen to Wax and Wire and download your very own copy.
New Video: Messiaen "Quartet for the End of Time"
I am excited to share the live video of our faculty performance of Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time" from January's performance at UNC Greensboro. Endless thanks to my colleagues Marjorie Bagley, Alex Ezerman, and Annie Jeng for collaborating on this project, and for giving such soulful performances.
International Clarinet Association - NC State Chair
I am delighted to announce that I recently accepted an appointment as the North Carolina State Chair for the International Clarinet Association! I am so thankful for the good work the ICA is doing in our field, and I'm excited to partner with this venerable organization to bring together clarinetists of all stripes here in NC. The best is yet to come!