Frozen Live!

In December I traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria to conduct Frozen live! The score and songs were challenging and the show required an incredible amount of endurance. The first half was an hour and 10 minutes long, featuring 12 numbers with only 7 second breaks in between.  The second half featured 10 ...
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Orchestrating Underworld 5 and Six Below

I was lucky enough to orchestrate for composer Michael Wandmacher for Underworld: Blood Wars (the fifth installment in the series) starring Kate Beckensale. It was our 26th collaboration together! I also orchestrated for composer Nathan Furst in our second collaboration since I conducted his movie T ...
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Santiago

In August I traveled to Santiago, Chile to work with the orchestra. As it turns out, my classroom experience as a teacher became essential to orchestra management after a venue insurance snafu caused a major personnel conflict and I was faced with the prospect of a brass walk out I had to remedy in ...
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Requiem with The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra

The summer of 2016 had me conducting in St. Louis, Philadelphia and a hometown show in Los Angeles performing at the Microsoft theater. In the meantime, I was writing “Requiem” a long-form orchestral work commissioned by the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra. The piece portrayed my own grief journey f ...
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Hollywood Bowl Debut!

I was asked to orchestrate a new arrangement by Austin Wintory of themes from The Little Mermaid for the three night sold out performance of The Little Mermaid Live, which featured violinist Sandy Cameron as well as Sarah Bareilles, Titus Burgess, Rebel Wilson, Darren Criss, Norm Lewis, Josh Colley, ...
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ReCore

I returned to London 6 days later to conduct the music I orchestrated for Chad Seiter at Air Lyndhurst for Microsoft Studio’s ReCore. Composer Chad Seiter put together his dream score with the London Philharmonia orchestra of 8 horns, 4 trombones, tuba, piano and 60 strings paired with rock guitar ...
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Abzu

I had the privilege of orchestrating the video game Abzu for my longtime friend and collaborator Austin Wintory. We recorded strings and woodwinds in Nashville at Ocean Way studios. We then traveled to London to record 7 (SEVEN!!!!!) harps and a choir in the world famous Air Lyndhurst studios. Abzu ...
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Hitting the ground running!

The beginning of 2016 was a complete blur, filled with amazing projects that brought me to Pittsburgh, Grand Rapids, Nashville and London for several weeks.  In January , I orchestrated the zombie thriller for Sony pictures, “Patient Zero” starring Natalie Dormer and Stanley Tucci.  I ...
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As a lifetime Disney and Pixar fan, it was fantastic to conduct the music of the Pixar films with the Orlando Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Amphitheater in the brand new Dr. Phillip’s Center. We celebrated the 20th anniversary of Toy Story and I was able to enjoy the communal experience with fel ...
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December 2015 The Royal Philharmonic in London

For our final show of the tour, I had the privilege of conducting The Royal Philharmonic in London’s Apollo Hammersmith. To say working with this orchestra is a dream come true would be a vast understatement. As I told the orchestra, when I orchestrate I hear how the Royal Philharmonic would play ...
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