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Different Language – Same Mystery

Instructions on how to assemble a piece of furniture are most useful to me if they are in English. I need to be able to …

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Ave again…

Here’s a brief article in the Fairfield County Catholic about the premiere of my newest arrangement of my Ave Maria. http://www.bridgeportdiocese.com/index.php/fcc/article/concert_highlights_new_faith_center

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A Slave To The Page

A position on early music education. A Language Learned How do children learn language? It is the aural learning that provides the elemental basis for …

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Silliness has it’s place!

Silliness is an integral recipe for the professional not-for-profit pit. Well, we make money, but not a living. It mostly goes to gas. But it’s …

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Timeless Music: Chant as a Medium for Catholicity

Chant as a Medium for Catholicity Metanoia : a transformative change of heart; especially : a spiritual conversion I have recently come to embrace a …

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Back Home in Lourdes

I returned for my second pilgrimage to Lourdes, France this month as an Auxiliary member of the Order of Malta American Association . This time …

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The Beatles as Music Teacher?

The Beatles are the music teachers in our house. at the moment… Awesome. How am I teaching my kids music? In a completely unstructured environment …

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Scoring “Homeless in a College Town”

This documentary by counterfeit cow productions is about the homeless in Amherst MA, and shows a side of town that people do not associate with …

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A Little Recognition

I was pleased to have a short mention in a publication at Fairfield University recognizing the part-time faculty. This link is to the online version …

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A Reflection on Lourdes

The world premiere of my Ave Maria in Lourdes, France – the Grotto. As a composer, I have learned that there are good days and …

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Sacred Musings

Over the course of a few weeks, I’ve introduced my new mass setting called Mass of the Assumption (yes, left it ambiguous as to which …

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Officially Published!

Not sure what that really means, except that I wait with baited breath to see if my online store suddenly starts making millions of dollars… …

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A Picture for the Cover

I just received the artwork for the Dickinson set. It was done by a very talented artist, Mary Treschitta. This is an original piece designed …

Next Project

Well, it didn’t take too long.  My next project is scoring a short film entitled “Old Days” by Costas Costanta.  If you can, please help …

Introduce Children to Music

I read this article on NPR’s “Deceptive Cadence” – check out the full text here. Here is the last part about the author’s opinions on …

A nice upgrade

I just installed my new set of 7 virtual instruments from EastWest Sounds – and they sound unbelievable! There is something to be said about …

On to new things

Had a blast watching a movie on a big screen, and hearing my music – it was cool.  Sure we will have more showings at …

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A first…

…for my film music aspirations. I am going to the Bergenfield Film Festival tonight to see the screening of Honorable Retribution at the Clearview Cinema …

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Film Festival Debut

I just learned that the movie Honorable Retribution, for which I composed the soundtrack, has been accepted to the Bergenfield Film Festival in Bergenfield, NJ. …

Moving Forward

I’ve just added the online store – have 2 albums up, and two manuscripts ready.  It helps to have them done – makes room in …