While I started playing piano at age 10, I've picked up many instruments over the years, including bass clarinet (my favorite instrument), the tenor saxophone, bass guitar, and guitar. I played in ensembles throughout middle school, high school, and college. Notably, at Drury I played tenor saxophone in both jazz ensembles and the second jazz quartet over various semesters, and bass clarinet in the wind symphony and wind quintet. In May 2020 I participated in a virtual ensemble with participants from countries all around the world (you can see me briefly at 0:52 and 1:08):
I've been composing little songs here and there since I was 11. I started out with a little program known as OpenMPT, the open source version of 1996's MODPlug Tracker. None of them were particularly good, but that's half the fun. My current long-time project is a clarinet quartet arrangement of Arthur Farwell's Dawn, Op. 12.
Made for St. Louis Global Game Jam 2021.
Big band arrangement of the head of the Curtis Fuller tune of the same name.
Made for St. Louis Global Game Jam 2018.
Minimal long loop test of a VST mimicking the Vox Continental.
Made as a first time test of FL Studio.
Testing dissonance resolutions and slanted beats.
Composed by the great Jon Holland (who actually responded with kind words when I emailed this to him). Made this when I was 15, decided to keep it simple.
Made with (if I recall) a free VST mimicking the sound of the old Davolisint synthesizers. Got a few patterns in before I realized it would be better suited to different instrumentation.
Off the cuff playing I was recording at the time. Found a cool pad, it needed cool chords.