Time for me to brag on all of the accolades my students have been racking up lately:

College sophomore Leo Hurley’s Zydeco for saxophone quartet just won an ASCAP Morton Gould Award.

High school junior Ryan Dodge has just been accepted into Tanglewood’s Young Artists Composition Program.

And grad student Michael Ahrens had his Tharkanian March – a blend of African rhythms and fantastical timbral shifts — premiered by the Winston-Salem Symphony – they even gave it three performances, which is really a treat for any composer.

Making me proud.

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