Song of Myself

Song of Myself

I’m excited to annouce the delivery of “Song of Myself” for soprano and wind ensemble to the University of Minnesota to celebrate Craig Kirchhoff’s retirement as Director of Wind Ensemble, and to be premiered at a concert at the University of Minnesota, April 26.  The text was taken from Walt Whitman.

So proud to have been able to have done this for him. Thank you to Jerry Luckhardt, to the University of Minnesota, and to many of Craig’s former students, for making it possible!

World Premiere – Sonata #2 for Trumpet

Joe Nibley

What a great premiere of my 2nd Trumpet Sonata by doctoral student, Joe Nibley, at Florida State.
He did his entire dissertation on me, and commissioned the new sonata as part of all of it.
Pretty unique and humbling experience for me.

Thanks to Jim for a great piece and a good time at the premiere. As always, a pleasure working with you! Let’s do it again sometime! 

Joe Nibley Florida State University, Doctoral Student

The Premiere took place November 3, 2014