Past Events


December 28, 2018 – February 17, 2019: Lithographs (series of four) for fixed media is presented as part of an art exhibit by Stephen Skorski at the Korea UpCycle Center Gallery in Daegu, South Korea.

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.

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:…/…/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.

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:


December 11: The studio recording of BOOM!!! …for Real! is complete. You can hear it here on my soundcloud page. Thank you to everyone who helped make this project possible. Thank you to saxophone soloist Zach Shemon and the UMKC New Music Ensemble conducted by Boris Vayner. Thank you to the ensemble members: Virginia Q. Backman, Erik Hose, Ashtin Johnson, Aubrie Powell, Matt Anderson, and Hao Yin for an amazing performance.  Thank you to Jason Scheufler for recording and producing. Special thanks to Wildacres Retreat, the Millay Colony, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts for the time and space to compose this piece.

December 4: The University of New Mexico New Music Ensemble will perform, Five Scenes in Mobile Form.

December 2: Impact, for solo snare drum and percussion trio will premiere at UMKC. Percussionist, James Harris commissioned the work for his first DMA recital. – POSTPONED Spring 2018

November 4: Helix, for solo spiral trash cymbal will be performed by percussionist, Erik Schmidt at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Fall 2017: I am excited to announce that I am now an Adjunct Instructor in Music Theory at UNCG.

September 21: I am performing on the new Greensboro concert series, a la carte.

July 31: Alex Caselman’s disc of new trumpet works including my piece, Flash Points, for solo trumpet & flugelhorn is available on cdbaby, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Youtube Music, Amazon MP3, and Google Music Store.

The first draft of Oskoreia, for tuba/euphonium quartet is complete. The work was commissioned by The Four Horsemen Tuba/Euphonium Quartet and will premiere during the 2017-2018 concert season. The score will be available for purchase through the store section of this site.

I am excited to begin a new work for accompanied solo snare drum commissioned by UMKC graduate percussionist, James Harris.

July 6: Flash Points, for solo trumpet & flugelhorn was recently recorded by Alex Caselman and will be released on his CD, Clamored Cantos. More details on the release as they become available.

July 6: Amy Zigler, resident musicologist, accompanist, collaborator, and wife launched her site. You can visit her  and learn about the life and music of Dame Ethel Smyth here.

June: Percussionist Corey Denham performed Helix, for solo spiral trash cymbal at the Fresh Ink Festival in Wisconsin.

May 24: Percussionist John R. Beck performed Helix, for solo spiral trash cymbal at SECCA in Winston-Salem, NC with Forecast Music.

May 10: Dissertation defended!

May 4: Saxophonist Zachary Shemon and the UMKC Musica Nova will premiere, BOOM!!! …for Real!  my new chamber concerto for alto and tenor saxophone influenced by the three American painters: Cy Twombly, Franz Kline, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

April 7: Tubist Brielan Anderson will perform Five Scenes in Mobile Form at Salem College

March 10: The new saxophone version of Hemingway was a Bomb Maker will premiere on the EMCC New Music Conference at UMKC. Here is video of the premiere!

Received video of the ISB performance of my string quintet. The work was performed by the VSU Faculty Quintet at the 2015 ISB Convention hosted by Colorado State University.

January 27 – 28: Flash Points, for solo trumpet will debut on the SCI Region IV conference hosted by UNCG.

Fall 2016:

September 14 -24: Artist Residency Wildacres (North Carolina)

September 28: premiere of GRAPHITE, for Wind Ensemble, UMKC Wind Ensemble, Dr. Joe Parisi, conductor

October 4 – 31: Artist Residency, Millay Colony (New York)

November 1 – 15: Artist Residency, VCCA (Virginia)

December 6: Performance of Helix, for solo spiral trash cymbal and Flash Points, for solo trumpet, UMKC Composer’s Guild Concert

August 2014

Here is the first bit of press concerning the premiere of , 

Thronateeska, concerto for mixed quartet and orchestra.




Trio Chymera will perform a recital featuring SQUIRREL!!!Klangfunk’nmelodie, and a new work, Slow Burn at the 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance, hosted by the University of Illinois.

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Hemingway was a bomb maker.

for flute and drum set


February 7, 2014 – 7:30 pm

The Greensboro Fringe Festival Presents: Collisions and Conversations

COLLAPSS Concert Series #6

Empire Books 1827 B Spring Garden St., Greensboro






February 9, 2014 – 3:30 pm

Janet Watson Phillips, DMA flute recital

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Recital Hall


 February 23-24, 2014

Janet and Justin will be presenting the work while on tour with the UNCG New Music Ensemble Present Continuous. Hemingway was a bomb maker will be performed at Winthrop University and Georgia Southern University.


December 20, 2013 – 7 pm

 COLLAPSS Concert Series #5

Empire Books 1827 B Spring Garden St., Greensboro


November 22, 2013 – 7 pm

 COLLAPSS Concert Series #4

Empire Books 1827 B Spring Garden St., Greensboro

A multimedia presentation of Thinking About How We Just Lost Contact 

was performed.


November 1 & 2, 2013

Art in Odd Places – Greensboro 



A Natural Sequence of Movement

This migratory dance work explores how to physically attend to specific locations while conceptually investigates the Fibonacci number sequence. It migrates down Elm Street, beginning at the The Book Trader and finishing at Elsewhere. In each location the dancers engage in a choreographic structure based on the numerical significance of the Fibonacci number sequence through spatial pathways, repetition of movement, and interaction between the performers. Steven Landis will construct a musical score also based on the Fibonacci sequence using found objects, as well as traditional instrumentation, with featured musician Tiffany Lamb Powell. The work hopes to provide unexpected encounters with audience members and bystanders that might not otherwise encounter a dance and music performance in a traditional theater setting.


Date: Nov. 1, 7:30pm – 8:00pm & Nov. 2, 2pm – 2:30pm 

Location: Start – 312 Elm / The Book Trader; 336 Elm / Elm-McGee Parking; 400 Elm / E1 – Old Train Station; 532 Elm / Alley; & 606 Elm / Elsewhere – Finish


Trio Chymera will perform my new work,

Klangfunk’nmelodie during their 2013 Fall tour.


University of Missouri

Whitmore Recital Hall

September 16, 2013

7.30 PM










University of Missouri – St. Louis

September 17, 2013

4.30 PM



High Point University

September 24, 2013

5.30 PM



10th Annual UNCG New Music Festival

September 25, 2013

NMF poster 2013




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