Vic Firth Announcement!

I am thrilled to announce that I have joined the Artist roster of Vic Firth sticks and mallets! I have played VF sticks for 20 years and I couldn’t be happier to be part of the Vic Firth family!

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Studies in Rosewood out now! Check it out at PASIC!

My new collection of four-mallet marimba solos, Studies in Rosewood, is now available from C. Alan Publications. Each etude allows students and teachers to develop technique, musicianship, and analysis.

You can purchase the book at C Alan:

Or Steve Weiss Music:

It will also be available at PASIC this year in Indianapolis!

Performance videos for all ten etudes are available here:

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Blue Line Duo at CMEA 2019

Blue Line Duo has been selected to present their clinic "Percussion, Front and Center! Fostering Musicianship Through Small Group Performance" at the 2019 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference in Colorado Springs. We hope to see you there!


Zildjian Cymbals!

I'm honored to say that I have signed on as an Educational Artist with Zildjian Cymbals. It's a pleasure to join the Zildjian family and be a part of the company that makes the best cymbals on the planet!


Winston-Salem State

I'm thrilled to announce that I have begun working as an Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Winston-Salem State University! I look forward to working with the students and faculty!

Recital this Sunday!

I will be be giving a faculty recital this Sunday 12/4 at 2pm in Kenan Rehearsal Hall on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. I'll be performing works by John Bergamo, Alejandro Viñao, Dave Matthews (my arrangement), Ivan Trevino, and Iannis Xenakis. If you're in the area, I'd love to see you there!

Music now available from Bachovich

I'm happy to announce that I have two new pieces available for purchase through Bachovich Music Publications! 

"Across the Floor" (world/multiple percussion solo) 

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"#41" (arrangement for solo vibraphone)

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I will also have copies of both pieces at PASIC next week! Let me know if you're interested!

Big Announcement!

I'm thrilled to announce that this fall semester I will serve as Lecturer in Percussion and sabbatical replacement for Dr. Juan Alamo at UNC-Chapel Hill. I'm excited to oversee all percussion activities as well as a global rhythms class in such a fantastic department and program. Tons of updates will come as the fall approaches, but planning has already begun for what should be a great semester of music!

New Video - Fusão Árabe

Head over to the "Music" page and take a look at Fusão Árabe, a new piece written by myself and my good buddy Adam Snow. The program notes are there, but it came from a common rhythmic motive found in both Arabic and Northern Brazilian music. Enjoy!

Joining Grover Pro Percussion

I'm thrilled to announce that I have joined Grover Pro Percussion as an Educational Endorser. I have used so many of their products (snare drums, triangles, beaters, tambourines, mounts, woodblocks, mallets, etc) for over 10 years now and the quality is second to none. It's an honor to be part of such a great company.

Final DMA Recital

Hey all! I just got back from an amazing two days with the Mars Hill Percussion Studio, Dr. Brian Tinkel, 10-can percussion, and Cassie Swiney. Check out my blog for a recap of the whole thing!

My final DMA recital is this Sunday, March 22 at 1:30pm in UNCG's Recital Hall. Here is the program:

  • Khan Variations - Alejandro Viñao
  • Mourning Dove Sonnet - Christopher Deane
  • Fusão Árabe - Adam Snow/Justin Bunting (world premiere, w/ Adam Snow)
  • unchained melody (David Lang)
  • Electric Thoughts - Ivan Trevino (North Carolina premiere)
  • Third Construction - John Cage (w/ Lamon Lawhorn, Adam Snow, and Cassie Swiney)

"Drumming" this Friday

Just days away from performing Steve Reich's Drumming as part of First Friday here in Greensboro. The show is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

For more info, click here.

Finishing 2014 and looking ahead

Lots of exciting things happening here in Greensboro and beyond! Check out my new blog post about the UNCG Percussion Symposium that took place this past weekend. It was a very successful day and we had great numbers for our first year! 

Also, I'm excited to announce that I will be presenting a clinic, world music class and performance at Mars Hill University in Ashville, NC in March. I'll also be joining 10-can percussion for a concert. More details as it gets closer.

Finally, I'm thrilled to get the opportunity to once again perform Steve Reich's Drumming as part of a fundraiser at the Community Theatre of Greensboro in February. This piece is my favorite to hear and play, so I couldn't be more pumped!

Keep your eye on the events page for updates and specifics as they become official!