2017 Calendar

Asia Tour
January 4th – February 4th, 2017
Touring Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Mongolia and Malaysia with Break of Reality.

World Premiere: Baila from Song Book, Vol. 2
Performed by Ben Pitt
February 4, 2017
Boston, MA

World Premiere: Truth Is Now Opinion from Song Book, Vol. 2
Performed by Ben Pitt
February 19, 2017
Tuscaloosa, AL

University of North Texas – lecture + clinic
March 3, 2017
Denton, TX

Baylor Percussion Group Concert
February 27, 2017
Baylor University
Waco, TX

Cameron University – Composer in Residence
March 30 – 31, 2017
Cameron University
Lawton, OK

World Premiere: Reflector for percussion ensemble + tape
April 6, 2017
Hinds Community College
Raymond, MS

Baylor Percussion Group Concert
April 7, 2017
Baylor University
Waco, TX

Missouri Day of Percussion – Guest Artist
April 14 – 15, 2017
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO

Auburn University – Guest Artist
April 21 – 23, 2017
Auburn, AL

West Shore Day of Percussion – Guest Artist
May 27, 2017
Lewisberry, PA

MalletLab Summer
Mallet Intensive
June 12 – 17
Delray Beach, FL

Chosen Vale
Percussion Seminar
July 3 – 15
Hanover, NH

Colorado Mesa University – Guest Artist
November 4 – 6, 2017
Grand Junction, CO


PAST PERFORMANCES

Lamar University
April 5 – 6, 2016
Beaumont, TX
Artist-in-residence at Lamar University, teaching and performing with the Lamar University Percussion Ensemble.

Rio Grande Valley Day of Percussion
April 16, 2016
Guest artist and clinician at the Rio Grande Valley DoP, performing alongside Dr. Thomas Burritt.

Baylor University
April 22 – 23, 2016
Details TBA
Performing a concert alongside Todd Meehan, Doug Perkins and the Baylor Percussion Group. More info soon!

Night of Percussion
April 28 – 29, 2016
San Antonio, TX
Guest artist and clinician at Brennan High School’s Night of Percussion.

Residency @ Lake Travis HS
May 6 – 12, 2016
Lake Travis, TX
Guest percussionist and composer at Lake Travis HS, culminating in an evening performance on May 12th.

Portland’5 Center for the Arts
May 13, 2016
Portland, OR
Evening performance with Break of Reality.

Barkley Theatre
May 14, 2016
Fallon, NV
Evening performance with Break of Reality.

Freight and Salvage
May 15, 2016
Berkeley, CA
Evening performance with Break of Reality.

West Shore Day of Percussion
May 21, 2016
Lewisberry, PA
Guest artist and educator at the 9th annual West Shore Day of Percussion.

Fredericksburg High School
May 23, 2016
Fredericksburg, TX
Guest artist at Fredericksburg High School percussion concert, hosted by my former student, Brandt Barnard.

Victoria Bach Festival
June 9, 2016
Victoria, TX
Evening performance with Break of Reality (in my hometown!)

SWOSU Marimba Camp
June 14 – 15, 2016
Weatherford, OK
Guest artist and clinician at the 2016 Southwestern Oklahoma State University marimba camp.

Texas State Percussion Camp
June 21, 2016
San Marcos, TX
Guest artist and clinician at the Texas State percussion camp.

Chosen Vale International Percussion Institute
July 12 – 15, 2016
Hanover, NH
Composer in residence at Chosen Vale International Percussion Institute, hosted by Doug Perkins and Amy Garapic.

Abilene Christian University
September 12 – 13, 2016
Abilene, TX
Artist in residence at Abilene Christian University, hosted by Allen Teal and the school of music.

Eastman Theatre @ Eastman School of Music
September 29, 2016
Rochester, NY
Evening performance with Break of Reality

The Hall @ MP
September 30, 2016
Brooklyn, NY
Evening performance with Break of Reality

PASIC 2016 | Escape 10 performs 2300 Degrees
November 10, 2016 | 2pm, room 120
Indianapolis, IN
Escape 10’s showcase concert will feature the PASIC premiere of my new marimba duo, 2300 degrees.

YouTube Space
February 4, 2016
New York, NY
Recording session with Break of Reality at YouTube Space in NYC.

State Office Building Stage
February 5, 2016 | 7:30pm
Binghamton, NY
Break of Reality evening performance, hosted by Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra.

FALL 2015 – Visiting Professor of Percussion at Baylor University
I’m thrilled to announce my appointment to the Baylor School of Music faculty for the 2015 fall semester. I am overseeing the percussion studio (lessons, percussion ensembles, and studio classes) while Dr. Todd Meehan is on sabbatical.

Haiti Tour
Dec. 7 – 12, 2015
Break of Reality tours Haiti as music ambassadors for the U.S. State Department.

WORLD PREMIERE: Almaty for percussion ensemble
PASIC 2015
Nov. 13, 2015 | 2pm
San Antonio, TX
The PASIC All Star Percussion Ensemble will premiere Almaty at their showcase concert.

WORLD PREMIERE: Shared Space for percussion ensemble
PASIC 2015
Nov. 13, 2015 | 9am
San Antonio, TX
The McCallum High School Percussion Ensemble will premiere Shared Space at their showcase concert.

PASIC Panel Discussion: Successful Entrepreneurship in College Education
Nov. 12, 2015 | 2pm
San Antonio, TX
The Percussive Arts Society Pedagogy Committee has invited to me to participate in a panel discussion about music entrepreneurship in college education.

Baylor University
Nov. 4, 2015 | 7:30pm
Jones Concert Hall, Glennis McCrary Music Building
Waco, TX
The Baylor Percussion Group performs a program of my works, including Bloom, Hands Up, Into The Air, Catching Shadows, and more.

Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
Sept. 25, 2015
Anchorage, AK
Evening concert with Break of Reality.

WORLD PREMIERE: 2300 Degrees
Sept. 19, 2015
Clayton State University – Spivey Hall
Atlanta, GA
Escape 10 percussion duo (Annie Stevens and Andrea Venet) perform the world premiere of my new marimba duo, 2800 Degrees.

Colorado State University
Sept. 18 – 19, 2015
Ft. Collins, CO
Residency with Break of Reality at CSU.

Brazil Tour
August 7-21, 2015
Concerts and educational workshops with Break of Reality in Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and Curitiba.

Zeltsman Marimba Festival
June 29, 2015
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
I will be a guest composer at ZMF 2015, hosted by Nancy Zeltsman.

Leigh Howard Stevens Marimba Seminar
June 1, 2015
Asbury Park, NJ
I will be a guest clinician and performer at the 2015 LHS marimba seminar, hosted by Leigh Stevens and Malletech.

West Shore Day of Percussion
May 30, 2015
Lewisberry, PA
I will be a guest at the West Shore Day of Percussion, hosted by percussionist and educator, George Clements.

Highline Ballroom
May 29, 2015
New York, NY
Break of Reality performs at Highline Ballroom in NYC.

South Texas College
May 8 – 9, 2015
Guest artist residency at South Texas College in McAllen, TX, hosted by Professor Ron F. Schermerhorn III. Includes clinics and a concert of my music with the STC Percussion Ensemble.

Tennessee Tech University
April 21 – 22, 2015
I will be a guest percussionist and composer at Tennessee Tech University. This residency includes masterclasses and a concert of my music, including the premiere of Hands Up for drum set soloist and percussion ensemble commissioned by Dr. Colin Hill.

Oklahoma Day of Percussion
April 17, 2015
I will be a guest artist at the 2015 Oklahoma DOP hosted by Adam Bruce, giving clinics and performing a concert of my music alongside Andrea Venet.

Break of Reality @ Mayne Stage
April 9, 2015 | 8pm
Chicago, IL
Break of Reality performs at Chicago’s Mayne Stage.

Central Asia Tour
Feb. 16 – March 20, 2015
Break of Reality has been selected by the State Department of the United States to perform concerts and workshops abroad, using music as a way to build relations with people in other countries. We will be teaching and performing in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.

University of North Florida
Oct. 7 – 8, 2014
I will be a artist in residence at University of North Florida, giving clinics and and evening concert alongside their percussion ensemble.

Break of Reality In Residence: Quad City Arts
Oct. 20 – 25, 2014
Rock Island, IL
Break of Reality will be in residence at Quad City Arts, giving educational presentations and concerts for the community.

Break of Reality @ SubCulture
Nov. 8, 2014 | 7:30 & 10pm
New York, NY
Break of Reality performs two concerts at SubCulture in NYC.

University of Tennessee at Martin
Nov. 15 – 17, 2014
Martin, TN
I will be a guest percussionist and composer at University of Tennessee at Martin. This residency includes the premiere of an arrangement of Skylarkers for marimba and wind ensemble, commissioned and performed by Julie Hill, professor of percussion at UTM. I will also perform in a joint concert with the UTM Percussion Ensemble, featuring some of my works for percussion.

PASIC 2014 Performances
Nov. 19 – 22, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
A few ensembles will be performing my music at showcase concerts / competitions, including Oklahoma St. University (Six), Campbellville University (Catching Shadows), and The Woodlands High School (Catching Shadows).

Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival
Steinman Hall at the Ware Center
Feb. 7th, 2015 | 10pm
Break of Reality will perform as part of the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival. In addition, the band will also give an educational presentation in York, PA at Northeastern High School.

Break of Reality @ Clayton Opera House
August 23, 2014 | 7:30pm
Clayton Opera House
Clayton, NY
Break of Reality performs at Clayton Opera House.

Break of Reality @ Sellersville Theater
August 24, 2014 | 7:30pm
Sellersville Theater
Sellersville, PA
Break of Reality performs at Sellerville Theater.

Michael Burritt Faculty Recital
Sept. 9, 2014 | 8pm
Kilbourn Hall @ Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY
I will be a guest performer on Michael Burritt’s faculty recital at Eastman School of Music. We will give the premiere performance of my new piece Wildlings for multi-percussion duo, perform his marimba duo Blue Ridge, and perform In The Pocket by John Beck alongside John Beck and Bill Cahn.

Break of Reality in Boston
Sept. 19, 2014 | TBA
Cafe 939 @ Berklee School of Music
Boston, MA
Break of Reality plays Cafe 939 at Berklee.

Premiere & Residency: University of South Alabama
Sept. 25 – 26, 2014
Mobile, AL
I will attend the premiere performance of Hold Fast, my new vibraphone and drum set duo performed by Luis Rivera
and Justin Alexander, and will also teach masterclasses and lessons.

The Woodlands High School
Oct. 3, 2014
The Woodlands, TX
I will be coaching the Woodlands Percussion Ensemble in preparation for their 2014 PASIC performance.

2+1 @ Moorehead State University
April 14, 2014
Morehead, KY
James Vilseck and Korry Friend perform my marimba duo 2+1 at Moorehead State University.

Skylarkers @ Texas State University
April 15, 2014
Evan Auditorium
San Marcos, TX
Sigifredo Santana, Jr. performs Skylarkers with the Texas State Cello Choir at TSU’s percussion ensemble concert.

2+1 & Into The Air @ Texas State University
April 16, 2014 | 6pm
Performing Arts Center
Meraki Percussion Duo performs 2+1 & Into The Air at TSU.

Catching Shadows @ University of Arkansas
April 17, 2014 | 7:30pm
Fayetteville High School
Fayetteville, AR
The University of Arkansas Percussion Ensemble performs Catching Shadows as part of its percussion ensemble concert.

Catching Shadows @ University of Connecticut
April 18, 2014 | 8pm
Storrs Campus – von der Mehden Recital Hall
The UCONN percussion ensemble performs Catching Shadows as part of its percussion ensemble concert.

Memento @ North Arizona University
April 18, 2014 | 7:30pm
Ardrey Memorial Auditorium
Flagstaff, AZ
Ian Grzyb performs Memento in recital at NAU.

Break of Reality Country Wide Tour!
April 19 – May 17
Touring the country with my band Break of Reality, playing in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Check Break of Reality’s tour schedule to see if I’m playing in your town. Would love to see you there!

Into The Air, 2+1, & Memento at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
April 25, 2014 | 7:30pm
Indiana, PA
Members of the IUP percussion ensemble perform Into The Air, 2+1, and Memento in concert.

2+1 @ Boise State
April 25, 2014 | 7:30pm
Morrison Center Recital Hall
Boise, ID
Courtney Stredder and Adam Hopkins perform 2+1 as part of the Boise State percussion ensemble spring concert.

2+1 @ Tennessee Tech University
April 26, 2014
Cookeville, TN
Lucas Garner and Jake Rollins perform my marimba duo 2+1.

Skylarkers @ Texas State University
April 27, 2014
Sigifredo Santana, Jr. performs Skylarkers alongside the Texas State Cello Choir at TSU’s cello studio recital.

Catching Shadows @ Boston Conservatory
May 1, 2014 | 8pm
The Boston Conservatory Theater
Boston, MA
The Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble performs Catching Shadows as part of its percussion ensemble concert.

Into The Air @ Missouri State University
May 11, 2014
Ellis Recital Hall
Drew Morales and Nick Spradlin perform Into The Air as part of their guest artist recital at MSU.

Recording Session with Michael Burritt
May 27, 2014
Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY
Michael and I will be recording his duo Blue Ridge and the duo version of Catching Shadows.

Guest Artist – West Shore Day of Percussion
May 31, 2014
Red Land High School
Lewisberry, PA
Guest artist and clinician at the 6th annual West Shore Day of Percussion, hosted by George Clements and featuring my percussion group SCATTER. The concert will feature performances of Catching Shadows and Open Your Eyes.

Crossed Wires Recording Session
June 12 – 13, 2014
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
I will be attending a recording session by Phil O’Banion, who will be recording my piece Crossed Wires at Temple University.

Leigh Howard Stevens Marimba Seminar
June 20 – 21, 2014
Ocean Grove, NJ
I will be a guest performer at the Leigh Howard Stevens marimba seminar, performing duos alongside Michael Burritt.

Break of Reality @ Solarfest
July 19, 2014
Tinmouth, VT
Break of Reality plays the main stage at Solarfest, a renewable energy arts and music festival in VT.

Anthem @ Millersville University
April 13, 2014 | 7:30pm
Biemesderfer Concert Hall
Millersville, PA
Matt Bracciante performs Anthem from Song Book, Vol. 1 at Millersville University.

Into The Air @ Virginia Commonwealth University
April 13, 2014 | 2:00 p.m
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall W. E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Richmond, VA
Matthew Nichols performs Into The Air on his senior recital alongside Paul Hickey.

Into The Air @ Boise State
April 12, 2014 | 7:30pm
Morrison Center Recital Hall
Boise, ID
Courtney Stredder and Adam Hopkins perform Into The Air at a duo recital at Boise State.

Catching Shadows @ University of New Mexico
April 11, 2014 | 7:30pm
Keller Hall
Albuquerque, NM
The University of New Mexico Percussion Ensemble performs my percussion sextet Catching Shadows.

2+1 at University of Central Arkansas
April 10, 2014 | 7:30pm CST
Moose Davis plays 2+1 as part of his senior recital at UCA.

2+1 at University of Central Arkansas
April 10, 2014 | 7:30pm CST
Moose Davis plays 2+1 as part of his senior recital at UCA.

Catching Shadows Duo & 2+1 @ Ithaca College
March 22, 2014
Hockett Family Recital Hall
Will Alderman and Andrew Sickmeier perform my duos Catching Shadows and 2+1 at Ithaca College.

Open Your Eyes at Ithaca College
March 20, 2014
Nabenhauer Recital Room
Ithaca College percussionists perform my marimba trio Open Your Eyes as part of Shannon Frier’s recital at Ithaca College.

Break of Reality in NYC
March 14 – 15, 2014

Subculture
Album release shows w/ Break of Reality.

Break of Reality in New Jersey
March 12, 2014
Weehawken, NJ
UBS Atrium Series
Break of Reality performs a noon time concert as part of the UBS Atrium Series.

2+1 @ Tennessee Tech University
March 5, 2014
Cookeville, TN
Lucas Garner and Jake Rollins perform my marimba duo 2+1

2+1 @ Washington State University
March 4, 2014 | 8pm
Kimbrough Concert Hall @ WSU
Pullman, WA
Ariana Barela and Ian Steiner perform my marimba duo 2+1 at a joint recital at Washington State University.

Catching Shadows @ Marcus High School
March 3, 2014 | 7pm
Lewsiville Grand Theatre Room
Flower Mound, TX
The Marcus High School Percussion Ensemble perform my percussion sextet Catching Shadows.

Artist in Residence @ University of Washington
Feb. 26-28, 2014
Seattle, WA
I will be a guest artist in residence at University of Washington, culminating with a joint concert of my music with UW’s percussion studio on Feb. 28, 2014.

Eastman Virtuosi Concert @ Kilbourn Hall
Feb. 8, 2014 | 8pm
Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY
I will be performing with Michael Burritt, giving the world premiere of his new marimba duo Blue Ridge.

2+1 @ Detroit Institute of Arts
Feb. 7, 2014 | 7:30pmpm
Detroit, MI
Percussion group Identity Cubed perform my duo 2+1 at Detroit Institute of Arts.

Bloom @ Ohio Music Education Association Conference
Feb. 7, 2014 | 10:45am
Columbus, OH
The Ohio State Percussion Ensemble perform my marimba quartet Bloom at the OMEA Conference.

Song Book, Vol. 1 @ Del Mar College
Feb. 7, 2014 | 7:30pm
Wolfe Recital Hall
Corpus Christi, TX
Dr. Thomas Burritt performs selections from my marimba solos Song Book, Vol. 1 at his solo recital at Del Mar College’s Percussion Festival.

Flow @ Nashville Symphony On Stage
Feb. 4, 2014 | 6pm
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Nashville, TN
Dr. Eric Willie performs Flow at Nashville Symphony’s On Stage concert. I will Skype in to discuss the piece and field questions from audience members.

Into The Air @ Ohio State University
Feb. 2, 2014 | noon
Weigel Auditorium
Columbus, OH
Mario Marini and Dr. Susan Powell perform my marimba duo Into The Air at OSU for Mario’s DMA recital.

WORLD PREMIERE – Open Your Eyes for mallet trio
Jan. 18, 2014 | TBA
PAS Wisconsin Day of Percussion
Commissioned by the Wisconsin New Works for Percussion Project and organized by Colin O’Day and Jordan Kamps. Colin, Jordan, and myself give the world premiere of Open Your Eyes at the PAS Wisconsin Day of Percussion.

2+1 @ Northern Arizona University
Dec. 16, 2013 | 7:30pm
Ardrey Auditorium @ NAU
Jordan Lewis and Phoebe Hughes perform my marimba duo 2+1 at Northern Arizona University.

Things We Dream About @ Brooklyn Conservatory
Dec. 7, 2013 | 8pm
Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Conservatory
A/B Duo’s Meerenai Shim and Chris Jones perform my piece Things We Dream About for flute and percussion duo at Brooklyn Conservatory.

Things We Dream About @ Eastman School of Music
Dec. 5, 2013 | 7pm
Rochester, NY
Ray Wright Room (120) @ Eastman School of Music
A/B Duo’s Meerenai Shim and Chris Jones perform my piece Things We Dream About for flute and percussion duo at Eastman School of Music. Album release show!

BLOOM @ New York University
Nov. 23, 2013 | 7:30pm
Frederick Loewe Theatre @ NYU
The NYU Marimba Ensemble performs my marimba quartet Bloom under the direction of Simon Boyar.

SIX @ Tennessee Tech University
Nov. 19, 2013 | 7:30pm
School of Music
Cookeville, TN
The Tennessee Tech Percussion Ensemble perform my mallet sextet Six under the direction of Eric Willie.

INTO THE AIR @ Sam Houston State University
Nov. 17, 2013 | 11am
Gaertner Performing Arts Center Recital Hall
Huntsville, TX
Kathryn Roessler and Garrett Tagliabue perform my marimba duo Into The Air at a joint recital at Sam Houston State University.

WORLD PREMIERE – Catching Shadows (percussion sextet version)
Nov. 16, 2013  |10am
Percussive Arts Society International Convention
Indianapolis, IN
Commissioned by Eastman School of Music percussion ensemble. The group performs my new piece Catching Shadows for percussion sextet at their 2013 PASIC showcase concert.

WORLD PREMIERE –  Flow for marimba / snare drum soloist & percussion trio.
Nov. 15, 2013 | 9am
Percussive Arts Society International Convention
Indianapolis, IN
Commissioned by percussionist Eric Willie. He performs alongside the Science Hill percussion ensemble at their 2013 PASIC showcase concert.

SIX @ University of Tennessee at Martin
Nov. 10, 2013 | 3pm
Recital Hall
Martin, TN
The UTM percussion ensemble perform my mallet sextet Six under the direction of Julie Hill.

SIX @ University of North Texas
Nov. 4, 2013 | 8pm
Voertman Concert Hall
Denton, TX
Members of the UNT percussion ensemble perform my mallet sextet Six under the direction of Mark Ford.

CATCHING SHADOWS @ Eastman School of Music
Oct. 29, 2013 | 8pm
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Rochester, NY
Members of the Eastman percussion ensemble give their PASIC preview concert, performing my new mallet and percussion sextet Catching Shadows under the direction of Michael Burritt.

BLOOM @ University of Texas at Austin
Oct. 23, 2013 | 7:30pm
Bates Recital Hall
Austin, TX
Members of the UT percussion ensemble perform my marimba quartet Bloom under the direction of Dr. Thomas Burritt.

Artist in Residence  – Ohio University
Oct. 9, 2013
Athens, OH
I will be an artist in residence at Ohio University, giving lectures and clinics for the school of music. In addition,  I’ll collaborate with OU’s percussion ensemble, performing a concert of my percussion works.

WORLD PREMIERE – Crossed Wires for multiple percussion soloist and iPhone
Oct. 8, 2013 | 5:30pm
Temple University, Klein Recital Hall
Philadelphia, PA
Commissioned by a consortium led by Phillip O’Banion, who will give the premiere.

Into the Air and 2+1 @ Virginia Tech University
Oct. 7, 2013 | 7:30pm
Salon – Squires Student Center
Blacksburg, VA
The Escape 10 Percussion Duo (Annie Stevens and Andrea Venet) perform my marimba duos Into the Air and 2+1 at their guest artist concert at Virginia Tech University.

Break of Reality @ Ohio University
Oct. 7 – 8, 2013
Athens, OH
Clinics, masterclasses and an evening concert with my band Break of Reality.

WORLD PREMIERE – Things We Dream About for amplified flute and percussion
Sept. 27, 2013 |6pm
Center for New Music
San Francisco, CA
Commissioned by The A/B Duo. The group gives the world premiere of my new duo Things We Dream About for flute and percussion.

WORLD PREMIERE – Catching Shadows (marimba duo version)
Sept. 27, 2013 |7pm
Fringe Festival @ Kilbourn Hall
Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY
Commissioned by Michael Burritt. He and I give the world premiere of my new marimba duo Catching Shadows at the 2013 Rochester Fringe Festival.

2+1 @ California State University
Sept. 25, 2013 | 7pm
Capistrano Hall, room 151
Sacramento, CA
Tyler Tsunekawa and Bonnie Pei perform my marimba duo 2+1 at CSU.

SIX – Interlochen Center for the Arts
July 31, 2013 | 6:30pm
Interlochen, MI | Kresge Auditorium
Percussionists at the Interlochen Arts Camp perform my mallet sextet Six under the direction of Keith Aleo.

INTO THE AIR – Moraine Valley Community College
July 30, 2013 | 7:30pm
Palos Hills, IL
My marimba duo Into The Air is programmed by the Moraine Valley Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Douglass Bratt.

Teaching Residency – Hochstein School of Music & Dance
July 22 – August 9, 2013
Rochester, NY
Teaching three weeks of composition, rock music, and chamber music camps at Hochstein School of Music & Dance.

SIX – Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar
July 13, 2013 | 4pm
Hanover, NH
Members of the Chosen Vale Percussion Seminar perform my mallet sextet Six.

SIX – Zeltsman Marimba Festival
July 13, 2013 | 1pm
Arcata, CA | Native Forum @ Humboldt University
Members of the Zeltsman Marimba Festival perform my mallet sextet Six.

INTO THE AIR – Zeltsman Marimba Festival
July 8, 2013 | 8pm
Arcata, CA | Native Forum @ Humboldt University
Trevor Dolce and Anne Hsu perform my marimba duo Into the Air at this year’s Zeltsman Marimba Festival.

Recording Session with Escape Ten Percussion Duo
06.12.13
Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY
The Escape Ten Percussion Duo (Annie Stevens and Andrea Venet) will be recording my marimba duos Into The Air and 2+1 for their upcoming album.

Guest Artist – West Shore Day of Percussion
06.01.13 |12:30pm
Lewisberry, PA
Guest artist and clinician at the 6th annual West Shore Day of Percussion, hosted by George Clements. Performances of my mallet sextet Six and my new marimba duo 2+1.

Into the Air performance – Percussion Concert @ Seguin High School
05.18.13 |7pm
Seguin, TX
Bryce Turner and Zach Montez perform my marimba duet Into The Air.

INTO THE AIR performance, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
05.04.13 |2pm
Milwaukee, WI
Colin O’Day and Jordan Kamps perform my marimba duet Into The Air at Colin’s Undergraduate Recital.

BLOOM performance – Arizona Senior Academy
04.30.13 |11am
Vail, AZ
The Rosewood Marimba Band performs my marimba quartet Bloom at the Arizona Senior Academy in Vail, AZ.

BLOOM performance – University of Arizona
04.29.13 |7pm
Tucson, AZ
The Rosewood Marimba Band performs my marimba quartet Bloom at Holsclaw Recital Hall at University of Arizona.

INTO THE AIR performance – University of Texas
04.27.13 |1:30pm
Austin, TX
Brandt Barnard and Adam Davis perform Into The Air. Butler School of Music’s Recital Studio at UT.

Penfield High School
04.26.13 to 04.27.13 |7:00pm
Rochester, NY
w/ Break of Reality. Residency with the Penfield High School strings program, concluding with a public evening concert on Saturday, April 27 at 7pm.

BLOOM performance – Auburn University
04.25.13 ||
Auburn, AL
Performance of my marimba quartet Bloom, performed by the Auburn Percussion Ensemble.

University of Wisconsin Platteville
04.18.13 |TBD
Platteville, WI
w/ Break of Reality

SIX performance – University of North Dakota
04.16.13 |8pm
Grand Forks, ND
The University of North Dakota Percussion Ensemble performs my mallet sextet Six at Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Building at UND.

Guest Artist Residency – University of Wisconsin @ Stevens Point
04.15.13 to 04.17.13 |Three Days
Stevens Point, WI
I will be a guest artist at University of Wisconsin @ Stevens Point, giving clinics in percussion, composition, and music business, as well as performing in a concert alongside the university’s percussion ensemble. Program includes my compositions Six, Glimmer, Into The Air and selections from Songbook, Vol. 1, as well as Alejandro Vinao’s Colours of a Groove. Hosted by Sean Connors.

GLIMMER performance – University of Florida
04.14.13 |5:30pm
Gainsville, FL
Percussionists at University of Florida perform my piece Glimmer at Ashley Sherwood’s senior recital.

GLIMMER performance – University of Florida
04.11.13 |7:30pm
Gainsville, FL
Percussionists at University of Florida perform my piece Glimmer at Ivan Trac’s senior recital.

SIX performance – South Carolina Day of Percussion
04.06.13 ||
Columbia, SC
University of South Carolina Percussion Ensemble perform my mallet sextet Six at the SC DOP.

INTO THE AIR performance – Ciudad Real, Spain
04.06.13 |19:00h
Village of Manzanares
Members of the Perkuken Percussion Group perform my marimba duet Into The Air.

Stage 48
04.05.13 |8pm
New York, NY
w/ Break of Reality

BLOOM performance – Sam Houston State University
03.25.13 ||
Huntsville , TX
Performance of my marimba quartet Bloom by the Sam Houston State University Percussion Ensemble.

Laredo Community College
03.24.13 |3pm
Laredo, TX
Premiering Patrick Laird’s Concerto for Break of Reality and Orchestra w/ Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra.

INTO THE AIR performance – Ohio University
03.24.13 ||
Athens, OH
Natalie Klco and Jake Schlaerth perform my marimba duet Into The Air at Ohio University.

Delmar College
03.23.13 |7:30pm
Corpus Christi, TX
w/ Break of Reality

SIX performance – Ithaca College
03.22.13 |7:15pm
Ithaca, NY
Percussionists at Ithaca College perform my mallet sextet Six as part of the Freshman Percussion Recital.

Laredo Community College
03.20.13 |7:30pm
Laredo, TX
w/ Break of Reality

SXSW – Bar Louie
03.16.13 |2pm
Austin, TX
w/ Break of Reality. $5 cover.

SXSW – Pandora Radio Discovery Den
03.15.13 |2:30
Austin, TX
Performing at Pandora SXSW Discovery Den w/ Break of Reality at Antone’s!

SXSW – Lucky Lounge
03.15.13 |7pm
Austin, TX
w/ Break of Reality. FREE SHOW!

BLOOM performance – Saddlebrook Performing Arts Center
03.08.13 |7pm
Saddlebrook, AZ
The Rosewood Marimba Band from the University of Arizona perform my marimba quartet Bloom.

INTO THE AIR performance – Michael Burritt and Eric Willie
03.07.13 |7:30pm
Cookeville, TN
Michael Burritt and Eric Willie perform my marimba duet, Into The Air at Bryan Fine Arts Building.

INTO THE AIR performance – University of South Carolina
03.01.13 |6:00pm
Columbia, SC
Kelly Grill performs Into The Air on his DMA Percussion Recital, alongside Ben Tomlinson. @ USC recital hall.

BLOOM Performance – University of Arizona
02.22.13 |11am
Tucson, AZ
The Rosewood Marimba Band performs my marimba quartet Bloom at the Winds and Percussion Area Recital in Holsclaw Recital Hall.

SIX performance – University of Texas
02.19.13 |7:30pm
Austin, TX
Performance of my mallet sextet Six by the University of Texas Percussion Ensemble. This concert will be video streamed live via the link provided.

WORLD PREMIERE: Chamber Riffs for mixed ensemble
02.17.13 |7:30pm
Rochester, NY
Guest artist and composer for the First Muse Chamber Music Series. Concert includes the world premiere of a new commission for mixed ensemble.

INTO THE AIR performance – Ithaca College
02.11.13 |8:15pm
Ithaca, NY
Will Alderman performs Into The Air at his graduate recital at Ithaca College.

BLOOM performance – Bob McCormick Marimba Festival
02.09.13 |3pm
Tampa, FL
The Rosewood Marimba Band performs my marimba quartet Bloom at the Bob McCormick Marimba Festival at the University of South Florida.

Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic
12.19.12 |2:30pm
Chicago, IL
w/ Break of Reality

BLOOM performance – University of Washington
12.04.12 |7:30pm
Seattle, WA
The University of Washington Percussion Ensemble perform my marimba quartet Bloom.

Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
11.03.12 |7:30pm
Anchorage, AK
w/ Break of Reality

PASIC 2012 – Austin Convention Center
11.02.12 |2pm
Austin, TX
Michael Burritt and Thomas Burritt perform my marimba duet, Into The Air, at Michael Burritt’s Keyboard Showcase Concert.

PASIC 2012 – Austin Convention Center
11.01.12 |10am
Austin, TX
The University of South Carolina Percussion Ensemble perform my marimba quartet, Bloom, at their showcase concert.

Centennial Hall
10.31.12 |7pm
Juno, AK
w/ Break of Reality

WORLD PREMIERE: SIX for mallet sextet
10.30.12 |8pm
Rochester, NY
Commissioned by the Eastman Percussion Ensemble, the group gives the world premiere of my new piece, SIX for mallet sextet. Kodak Hall @ Eastman Theatre.

Musical Instrument Museum
10.25.12 |8pm
Phoenix, AZ
w/ Break of Reality

Lancaster Performing Arts Center
10.20.12 |8pm
Lancaster, CA
w/ Break of Reality

Ferst Center for the Arts @ Georgia Tech
09.21.12 |8pm
Atlanta, GA
w/ Break of Reality

Alpharetta HS Performing Arts Center
09.20.12 |7pm
Alpharetta, GA
w/ Break of Reality

Ferguson Center for the Arts
09.15.12 |7:30pm
Newport News, VA
The Amphion Percussion duo will perform my marimba duet, Into The Air, at Ferguson Center for the Arts at Christopher Newport University. Amphion Percussion duo is Sean Connors and Peter Zlotnick.

Break of Reality Cello Camp
08.08.12 to 08.10.12 |9am – 4pm
Rochester, NY
Teaching a three day camp for young cellists with members of my band, Break of Reality, at Hochstein School of Music & Dance.

The Centre Music Festival
08.04.12 |7pm
Adrian, MI
w/ Break of Reality

Hochstein School of Rock Camp
07.30.12 to 08.03.12 |1pm -5pm
Rochester, NY
Teaching a week long camp in rock music for young musicians.

Composing Camps
07.23.12 to 07.27.12 |10am – noon, 1pm – 3pm
Rochester, NY
Teaching a week’s worth of composition classes at Hochstein School of Music.

Worldfest
07.14.12 |8:30pm
Grass Valley, CA
Opening up for the band Cake! w/ Break of Reality.

Round Top Music Festival
07.14.12 |1:30pm
Round Top, TX
Dr. Thomas Burritt and Joseph Kelly perform my marimba duet, Into The Air.

50 Mason Social House
07.13.12 |7pm
San Francisco , CA
w/ Break of Reality

Hatch Recital Hall – Eastman School of Music
07.10.12 |Evening Concert
Rochester, NY
Guest Artist, Michael Burritt’s Faculty Recital. Performing my marimba duet, Into The Air, and Alejandro Vinao’s marimba duet, Colours of a Groove.

Leigh Howard Stevens Summer Marimba Seminar
06.12.12 |TBA
Ocean Grove , NJ
Special Guest, performing w/ Michael Burritt. Program includes my marimba duet, Into The Air, and Alejandro Vinao’s marimba duet, Colours of a Groove.

Victor Performing Arts Center
05.12.12 |7:00pm
Victor, NY
w/ Break of Reality

Waterstreet Music Hall
05.11.12 |Evening Concert
Rochester, NY
w/ Break of Reality

Hochstein Performance Hall
05.02.12 |12pm
Rochester, NY
Live radio broadcast on WXXI Radio, featuring my original percussion compositions: Bloom, Into The Air, Skylarkers, Memento, and selections from Song Book, Vol. 1 for Solo Marimba.

Cedar Cliff High School
04.28.12 |12:30pm
Camp Hill, PA
Guest Artist, West Shore Day of Percussion

University of Wisconsin @ Stevens Point
04.25.12 |7:30pm
Stevens Point, WI
UWS Percussion Ensemble perform my marimba quartet, Bloom.

The Bug Jar
04.23.12 |9pm
Rochester, NY
playing bass guitar w/ Calligraphy

Art Awake
04.21.12 |8:20pm
Rochester, NY
w/ Matt Evans.

Al Hussein Cultural Center
04.05.12 |TBA
Amman, Jordan
Performance of my marimba duet Into The Air by Amy Garapic and Megan Arns.

Missouri University of Science and Technology
03.18.12 |TBA
Rolla, MO
w/ Break of Reality

Drom
03.16.12 |7pm
New York, NY
w/ Break of Reality

Kilbourn Hall @ Eastman School of Music
03.11.12 |7pm
Rochester, NY
World Premiere of Glimmer, for cello, piano, and two percussionists. Performed by Kathleen Kemp, Michael Kemp, Damon Martinez, and Emily Feeney.

The Lucky Lounge
03.10.12 |7:30pm
Austin, TX
w/ Break of Reality

Depaul Concert Hall
03.10.12 |1pm
Chicago, IL
Chicago Premiere of my marimba quartet Bloom, performed by The DePaul Percussion Ensemble.

Texas A&M Recital Hall
03.08.12 |7:30pm
Laredo, TX
w/ Break of Reality

Cactus Independent Record Store
03.06.12 |5:30pm
Houston, TX
in store performance w/ Break of Reality

The Woodlands High School Theater
03.05.12 |Evening Concert
Woodlands, TX
w/ Break of Reality

Victoria Fine Arts Center
03.03.12 |8pm
Victoria, TX
Live DVD Shoot and Concert w/ Break of Reality

Kodak Hall @ Eastman Theatre
02.23.12 |8pm
Rochester, NY
Eastman Percussion Ensemble concert; Mark Boseman and Sidonie Wade perform my marimba duet, Into The Air.

Hilton Hotel
01.07.12 to 01.08.12 |Evening Showcases
New York, NY
w/ Break of Reality

Hochstein School of Music
12.15.11 |7pm
Rochester, NY
part of the Hochstein Holiday Prism Concert

The Bug Jar
12.14.11 |9pm
Rochester, NY
playing Bass Guitar w/ Calligraphy

Canandaigua Academy
12.09.11 |7pm
Canandaigua, NY
w/ Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Rochester Convention Center
12.06.11 |noon
Rochester, NY
Improvisation Session with MIchael Burritt, promoting 2012 Percussion Rochester Festival

University of Nebraska
11.13.11
Lincoln, NE
Gary Shuda, Percussion Recital. Performances of Memento and Into The Air, w/ Ben Coleman.

Lenawee School
11.12.11 |2pm
Adrian, MI
w/ Break of Reality

Raue Center for the Arts
11.11.11 |8:30pm
Crystal Lake, IL
w/ Break of Reality

PASIC 2011, Indiana Convention Center
11.10.11 |4pm
Indianapolis, IN
Bloom, performed by The University of Iowa Percussion Ensemble, new percussion literature session

University of Nebraska
11.03.11
Lincoln, NE
Gary Shuda and Ben Coleman perform Into The Air

Eastman School of Music
11.02.11 |12:30pm
Rochester, NY
Guest Speaker, Eastman’s Orchestral Studies Class

Eastman School of Music – Main Hall
10.28.11 |12:00pm
Rochester, NY
Eastman Percussion Ensemble Perform Bloom

Kilbourn Hall @ Eastman School of Music
10.20.11 |8pm
Rochester, NY
New York Premiere of Bloom, Eastman Percussion Ensemble

Eastman School of Music
10.05.11 |12:30pm
Rochester, NY
Guest Speaker, Eastman’s Orchestral Studies Class

Eastman School of Music
10.03.11 |6:45pm
Rochester, NY
Guest Speaker, Eastman’s Career Skills Class

Milton High School Theater
09.24.11 |7:30pm
Milton, GA
w/ Break of Reality

South Arts Showcase Concert
09.23.11
Baton Rouge, LA
w/ Break of Reality

Red Star Bar
09.23.11 |10pm
Baton Rouge, LA
w/ Break of Reality

Hiro Ballroom
09.17.11 |Doors open at 6pm
New York, NY
w/ Break of Reality

Eastman School of Music
09.14.11 |12:30pm
Rochester, NY
Guest Speaker, Eastman’s Orchestral Studies Class

Arts Midwest Spotlight Showcase
09.09.11
Minneapolis, MN
w/ Break of Reality

The Dakota
09.09.11 |11pm
Minneapolis, MN
w/ Break of Reality

Composer’s Music Camp
08.15.11 to 08.19.11 |1pm – 5pm each day
Rochester, NY
Teaching a week long music camp for composers grades 4 – 12.

Hochstein School of Rock Camp
08.08.11 to 08.12.11 |1pm – 5pm
Rochester, NY
Teaching a week long music camp for young musicians interested in rock music.

Millstones on Canandaigua Lake
08.07.11 |1:30pm
Canandaigua, NY
w/ Break of Reality

Break of Reality Cello Seminar
08.03.11 to 08.05.11 |TBA
Rochester, NY
First annual Break of Reality Cello Seminar at Hochstein School of Music.

Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music
07.25.11 |7:30pm
Rochester, NY
World Premiere of Skylarkers for marimba and cello quartet, w/ Kathleen Kemp and C4

Composer’s Music Camp
07.18.11 to 07.22.11 |1pm – 5pm each day
Rochester, NY
Teaching a week long music camp for composers, grades 9 – adult at Hochstein School of Music.

Composer’s Music Camp
07.10.11 to 07.16.11 |1pm – 5pm each day
Rochester, NY
Teaching a week long music camp for young composers grades 4 – 8 at Hochstein School of Music.

Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School of Music
06.27.11 |7pm
Rochester, NY
Accompanying Michael Burritt in Eastman Faculty Recital

Cedar Cliff High School
05.20.11 |7pm
Harrisburg, PA
Percussion Concert w/ George Clements & Aaron Staebell

The Bug Jar
04.14.11 |9pm
Rochester, NY
w/ Dinner Music

Kilbourn Hall @ The Eastman School of Music
03.31.11 |9pm
Rochester, NY
Premiere Performance of “Into The Air”, performed by Mark Boseman & Christopher Jones.

Hochstein School of Music
03.30.11 |6pm
Rochester, NY
Hochstein’s Music Therapy Department presents “Classic Rock”

The Bug Jar
03.20.11 |9pm
Rochester, NY
w/ Dinner Music

Eastman School of Music
03.14.11 |10:30am
Rochester, NY
Percussion Rochester Press Conference w/ Michael Burritt & Bill Cahn

Dub Land Underground
02.09.11 |8pm
Rochester, NY
w/ Brian & Drums

Hatch Recital Hall @ The Eastman School of Music
01.30.11 |3pm
Rochester, NY
accompanying Mark Kellogg

Hochstein School of Music – Performance Hall
01.22.11 |7:00pm
Rochester, NY
w/ Break of Reality

Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference
01.07.11 to 01.11.11 |TBA
New York, NY
w/ Break of Reality

Steinway Hall
01.07.11 |TBA
Paramus, NJ
w/ Break of Reality

Public Assembly
12.09.10 |8:00pm
Brooklyn, NY
w/ Break of Reality

HP
11.29.10
Hollywood, FL
Private Performance for Hewlett Packard w/ Break of Reality

Utah State Univeresity, Student Center Ballroom
11.15.10 |8pm
Logan, UT
w/ Break of Reality

Barkley Theatre
11.13.10 |8pm
Fallon, NV
w/ Break of Reality

University of Michigan, Britton Recital Hall
11.10.10 |8pm
Ann Arbor, MI
Martin Torch-Ishii’s Dissertation Recital w/ Break of Reality

University of Michigan, Britton Recital Hall
11.09.10 |3:30pm
Ann Arbor, MI
Music Business and Performance Lecture w/ Break of Reality

Penfield High School
10.13.10 |8am
Penfield, NY
Guest Speaker, Business of Music class

Eastman School of Music, Miller Center 320
10.07.10 |7:15pm
Rochester, NY
Guest Speaker, ‘Developing a Working Ensemble’ in the Arts Leadership Program class “Career Skills for the 21st Century”‘

Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech
09.17.10 |12pm, 5pm
Atlanta, GA
w/ Break of Reality

Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall
07.12.10 |7:30pm
Rochester, NY, US
Accompanying Michael Burritt on his new work “Rounders”