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Interviews


Nick Ciraldo & Matt Van Brink discuss Heirlooms
Preview of a February 2017 portrait concert at the University of Southern Mississippi

International Federation for Choral Music Magazine

Discussing "White, Those That Stayed Still" for SATBB choir



Articles


Teaching Improvisation
Improv Insights, December 2014
A field report from Concordia Conservatory's Summer Composition & Songwriting Intensive

Writing Over
NewMusicBox, May 2012
Reporting on The Intimacy Of Creativity workshops

Striking a Balance
Writing to Stereotype
That Eight-Minute Threshold

NewMusicBox, May 2008
Three reports for NewMusicBox from VocalEssence's "Essentially Choral" workshops.

Zappaesque
Relix, April/May 2006
In collaboration with Jesse Jarnow, a short analysis of "Inca Roads."



Scrap Happy


Each Scrap Happy is a collection of 100 old gems, new favorites, oddball ephemera, and the occasional earworm. Collected every December from my ears to yours.

Scrap Happy 2017 ==> LINK
Scrap Happy 2016 ==> LINK
Scrap Happy 2015 ==> LINK
Scrap Happy 2014 No Scrap Happy
Scrap Happy 2013 ==> LINK
Scrap Happy 2012 ==> LINK
Scrap Happy 2011 ==> LINK
Scrap Happy 2010 ==> LINK
Scrap Happy 2009 ==> LINK
Scrap Happy 2008 ==> LINK






Geometry Sonnet

A sonnet about the Phythagorean comma. ==> LINK