Working with the Carlsbad music video crew from New Mexico was a pleasure. We had a lot of Zoom meetings in the months leading up to filming at Carlsbad Caverns in October of 2021. During those meetings, we went through a bunch of different ideas, came up with a story script to follow, and went […]
Ready to find out more about Lon Chaffin’s “Carlsbad”? Here’s the backstory on this incredible national park music piece.
The very first video of the National Parks project is coming up the end of October at Carlsbad Caverns National Park! I spent a week in New Mexico in 2015 to perform Lon’s beautiful piece Carlsbad but didn’t make it to the Caverns. They look absolutely gorgeous in pictures…can’t wait to see them in person! […]
Website is ready!!! This website has been a long time in coming. I was totally gung-ho in 2014 with the Green Dot Journey Project which involved the composer competition and driving scenic (road atlas green dot) roads across the US while doing house concerts. The composer competition was a complete success and I’m so happy […]
In 2015 I had the pleasure of playing a house concert in Ohio for parent’s of a friend of mine from college. Lindsey, now married to Joe, both musicians, sang and played the piano during the program. I played a Bach concerto and several compositions by Green Dot Competition winners. And then the three of […]
Carlsbad Caverns is a perfect fit for Lon Chaffin who lives not far from the park. In 2015 he invited me to visit New Mexico to conduct several clinics at New Mexico State University where he is chairman of the music department. He also set up a performance of his piece Carlsbad at the Branigan […]
Putting this new website together has been a fun trip down memory lane. The competition was a highlight for me and I look forward to connecting with the composers again to put together the promised Green Dot Journey CD recording of their pieces. This video, put together by Andrew Ardans sums it up perfectly!
Wallace DePue Sr.’s Suite America commemorates the beautiful landscapes and waterways of America and Canada from the Cape Breton Highlands of Nova Scotia to the sand dunes of Michigan to the turbulent waters of Niagara Falls. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, DePue’s musical gifts were recognized and cultivated from an early age as showcased […]
Frank and I go wayyyy back. He was my Composition and Form & Analyses teacher in my undergraduate at Butler University. He was a mainstay when I was putting together the Green Dot Journey Composer Competition in 2014 and also one of the judges for the competition. Now he is a part of my newest […]