On September 17th I'll be traveling on an exciting trip to Pescara, Italy to compete in the Italy PAS "Days of Percussion." I'll be competing in the solo snare drum category (surprised?) and performing a wide variety of both popular and lesser known works.
Walkin' Down Coolidge - Joseph Tompkins
March/Cadenza - Gert Mortensen
Prim - Askell Masson
Meditation no. 1 - Casey Cangelosi
A Simple Machine - Lucas Garner *New Commission*
Etude no 2 - Bob Becker
3 Etudes for Snare Drum - Rupert Kettle
An Assembly of Outrage, for snare drum and tape - Caleb Pickering
Huge thanks to my mentor Casey Cangelosi for his guidance, support from family and friends, Bruce Salyers at Salyers Percussion, and Lucas Garner for agreeing to write his newest work for the competition, "A Simple Machine" (finger cymbal, crotale, one handed rolls, pitch bending, head manipulation, tons of chops, it's sick).