June 2020 - Writing, arranging, and orchestrating 3 songs for the feature "Say It in German" being filmed in Peoria, IL this summer. We record the band in the middle of June and will also be involved in the film shoot. I'll be playing the role of the conductor! This film is scheduled to be released by Universal Pictures' faith and family division.
November 2019 - Playing piano this week for my daughter's high school production of "Shrek." Having a ball working with her and the rest of the cast and pit. Next week is our "Christmas in the Country" GospelFest concert and the next weekend I'll be directing "A Grace Family Christmas" at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria with 80-voice choir and 40-piece orchestra! Busy weeks!
September 2019 - Gearing up for rehearsals to start for two different Christmas productions: Grace Family Christmas and Christmastime GospelFest. Also thrilled to be playing piano and leading the pit for a production of "Shrek" at my daughter's high school in mid-November.
June 2019 - We've begun working on two different Christmas productions: the Christmastime GospelFest and Grace Presbyterian Church's "A Grace Family Christmas" in Peoria, IL (involving 100+ voice choir, 40+ member orchestra, kids' choirs, video, lighting...). It's the most wonderful time of the year! Also, just played piano for a "Red Carpet" gala at Five Points Washington as they announced their 2019-2020 artistic season.
April 2019 - Arranged and orchestrated a song for the film "Real Prayers are Said in German." It's a song that the lead character, Ruth, sings to her father over a live radio broadcast. Will be serving as music supervisor for the recording session later this summer.
March 2019 - Starting the editing and typesetting for the piano-vocal folio for "A Carol Christmas." Also writing some orchestrations for a worship album from Grace Presbyterian Church and working on an acapella arrangement of "The Star Spangled Banner" for "The New Speer Family."
February 2019 - Working on piano transcriptions for a songbook featuring the music of Richard Sherman & Milt Larsen. Also continuing sheet music transcriptions for Daywind Music Company in Nashville.
November 30 - December 2, 2018 - I'll be directing "A Grace Family Christmas" at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, IL. This event features 100+ voice choir, soloists, ensembles and a 40-piece orchestra.
November 24, 2018 - Christmastime GospelFest at Five Points Washington.October 2, 2018 - I'll be playing keyboards for "Saviour: the Story of God's Passion for His People" at Carnegie Hall in NYC.
September 2018 - I'll be playing piano and directing the orchestra for "The Wizard of Oz," kicking off Peoria Players Theatre's 100th season.
August 2018 - Daywind Music Company in Nashville just sent me about 50 songs that I'll be transcribing and preparing for sheet music publication.
July 2018 - I'm assisting with music preparation for a concert on July 21st in Los Angeles celebrating Richard Sherman's 90th birthday! The concert will feature many of his beloved songs that he and his brother, Robert Sherman, wrote through the years. Also helping out the guys at Omni Music Publishing with the music engraving on their next film score release.