CURRENT EVENTS 2019:
Summer (date TBD): Premiere of new work for Guitar Orchestra commissioned by The Eastern Music Festival and Guilford College.
June 6-8: Three works are scheduled for performance at the 2019 New Music on the Bayou Festival, including the premiere of Cypress Knee Fulcrum, a site-specific work for the Black Bayou Wildlife Refuge. This work was commissioned by the festival for 2019.
Tubist Danny Rowland will be on the road performing his newly commissioned work, From a Blue Bird’s Window.
Dr. Andy Smith posted a video of his performance of Three Scats, for solo tuba while at the AETYB in Madrid!
January 11: Dr. Steven Stusek will perform BOOM!!! …for Real! at the U.S. Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, hosted by George Mason University. 3pm, Harris Theatre.
November 10: Dr. Steven Stusek will perform BOOM!!! …for Real! on his faculty recital at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. 7:30 pm, Recital Hall
Will Gray Beach will perform Five Scenes in Mobile Form for tuba, double bass, percussion, and piano on his DMA tuba recital at The University of North Carolina Greensboro.
October 26 – 27: The bass clarinet version of Hemingway was a Bomb Maker has been selected for performance on the 2018 American Single Reed Summit, Hosted by Truman State University. Catch the video of the premiere, HERE!
September 27 – 29: The bass clarinet version of Hemingway was a Bomb maker has been selected for performance by the Great Noise Ensemble on The West Fork New Music Festival, hosted by Fairmont State University. Just added, Amy Zigler will perform the Three Nocturnes for solo piano.
September 23: New recordings and videos available!
The premiere concert recording of IMPACT, for solo snare drum and percussion trio is available on soundcloud, here.
The Premiere concert recording of Tuba-Euphonium Quartet No.1 is now available on soundcloud, here.
The video for BOOM!!! ..for Real! a chamber concerto for alto/tenor sax and mixed chamber ensemble is available for viewing on youtube, here.
September 4: Guest artist on New Music Faculty Recital at Georgia Southern University Armstrong campus. Featuring the premiere of Breach, Breach, Breach for narrator and fixed media.
July 20 – 25: Three Scats, for solo tuba will be performed by Dr. Andrew Smith at the 2018 AETYB Festival in Madrid.
May 31 – June 1: IMPACT, for solo snare drum and percussion trio is selected for performance on the New Music on the Bayou Festival, in Monroe, Louisiana.
IMPACT wins the 2018 Black Bayou Composition Award!
May 11-13: Under a Gibbous Moon for tuba and marimba and Three Skats for solo tuba will premiere at the Southeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference hosted by Florida State University. https://justinbenavidez.wixsite.com/sertec2018
Under a Gibbous Moon is currently available through Veritas Musica Publishing.
April 20: …And we Build Our Own Truths is being performed on the bridge in Peabody Park on the UNCG campus as part of The Green Space New Music Festival.
April 17: Tuba/Euphonium Quartet No. 1 is being premiered by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Graduate Quartet on the Spring UNCG Tuba/Euphonium Studio recital.
April 15: Amy and I were interviewed by Emily Jenkins for the Gaining Proficiency Podcast. You can listen to the interview here.
March 10: Songs of Love and Immolation for mezzo-soprano and piano is being performed by Sharon O’Connell Campbell and Ruth Moore on The University of Nebraska-Kearney New Music Festival. You can live stream the festival here: http://www.unk.edu/…/…/performing-art-live-stream-events.php
February 20: Dr. Steve Stusek will perform BOOM!!! …for Real! on the UNCG Composition Faculty Spring Recital.
February 2: Saxophonist Dr. Xin Gao and pianist Dr. Rachel Aubuchon are performing SQUIRREL!!! on a guest artist recital as part of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Sax Fest. https://www.facebook.com/UNCGSAX/
January 29: Tubist Dr. Andy Smith will give a soft premiere of Three Skats for solo tuba at Campbell University. You can live stream the concert here: https://livestream.com/accounts/3736866/Smith