Adjudication Intensive

In early Feb 2019, I joined a dozen other musicians to delve into the world of adjudication. Run by Maestros with a Mission, this two day (twelve hour) professional development was directed by Kevin Cameron and Matt Klohs, assisted by Kara Williams.

The seminars covered:

  • Adjudication and Philosophy
  • Methodology of Assessment
  • Score Preparation for Adjudication
  • Technique and the Technical
  • Report Writing and Feedback Techniques
  • Public Speaking for Adjudicators
  • Adjudication Panel with Q&A
  • Mock Adjudications: Solo String, Woodwind, & Brass. Brass Ensemble. Brass Band

On day two we were joined by Mark Ford, Eric Andersen, and Andrew Snell who assisted with mock auditions and provided incredible insight during the Q&A. All very experienced adjudicators, their advice was invaluable. Thanks to the Victorian Bands League for giving me the opportunity to attend this workshop. I can now approach future adjudication with the confidence needed to positively encourage performers.

Album Fundraising Success

A month-long Kickstarter campaign has wrapped up successfully to fundraise for the post-production costs of my new album. The twelve track album will feature my Flugelhorn Concerto and Trumpet Concerto, with both orchestral accompaniment and a piano reduction. Click here for more info.


Album cover by Abi Trewartha. Featuring soloists LT and Josh Rogan
Album cover by Abi Trewartha. Featuring soloists LT and Josh Rogan

Silver Lake

I just received a recording of my concert band work, Silver Lake. This piece was commissioned and performed (Oct 17) by the Mid America Freedom Band. This work takes inspiration from the book By the Shores of Silver Lake, written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This is the fifth book in the Little House book series, and was published in 1939. The piece depicts a day at Silver Lake (the area now known as De Smet, South Dakota.)

Here is a preview of the work:

This work will be published and available for purchase in 2019! Stay tuned 🙂