My what a whirlwind year it has been so far. Apparently working three jobs and trying to be a composer keeps one busy. The fiscal year is rounding out for the Hyde Park Youth Symphony, Loyola University Chicago and the Northwest Indiana Symphony. I am excited that I also get to take a vacation for 4 days. A true “staycation”. Our plan is to just do the things around town that we never have the time to do. I am so excited for some time off.
In April the Hyde Park Youth Symphony hosted our Spring Benefit (major fundraiser for the year) and we raised over $25,000 for student programs and scholarships. I was also able to grab the first full Season Sponsor for the organization in its 63 years. I’m happy to announce that the University of Chicago Medicine will be supporting the Hyde Park Youth Symphony engage with students throughout Chicago.
So what’s been going on you ask?
Well in case you missed it, there were performances of my music all around the country this spring. The Grant Street String Quartet did a wonderful performance of my String Quartet No. 2 in a salon series. I have now been commissioned to write a piece for the salon series in 2018. Don’t worry, more news will come out about that.
My filmscore to “Life” by Nick Bolton was well received in Chicago and Brooklyn. Check it out below!
I have also been the producer and composer for a new podcast called “She the People”, check it out!
More to come soon.