'Tis Morning

'Tis Morning was commissioned by the Southeastern Kentucky Music Association. It was premiered on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by the SKMA All-Festival SATB Choir in London, KY.

Scoring: SATB, piano
Text: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Duration: 3:00
Publisher: Manuscript

Score and recording coming soon

"Stella Clara" video

Here is an excellent performance of Stella Clara by the Western Kentucky University Chorale, directed by Paul Hondorp:

One Voice

One Voice was commissioned by SisterSound (Lexington, KY), Rob Vanover, conductor, in celebration of its twentieth anniversary. The poem was written by a member of the choir. It was premiered on June 4, 2016.

Scoring: SSAA, piano
Text: Anne Gibbons Kjelby
Duration: 3:10
Publisher: manuscript

Score and recording coming soon

"The Arrow and the Song" news

The Arrow and the Song has been selected as an "Editors' Choice" by J.W. Pepper!


Upcoming "Stella Clara" performances

Listed below are upcoming performances of Stella Clara scheduled for this spring by the consortium of commissioning choirs from across the country:

February 6, 2016
High Point University Chamber Singers; Marc Foster (world premiere)
High Point, NC

February 16, 2016
Hopkins High School Concert Choir; Philip Brown
Minnetonka, MN

February 18, 2016
Hopkins High School Concert Choir; Philip Brown
ACDA North Central Division Conference, Sioux Falls, SD

Sunday, February 28, 2016
Van Meter Hall, Bowling Green, KY

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Hopkins High School Concert Choir; Philip Brown

Friday, March 11, 2016
Santa Clara Chorale; Scot Hanna-Weir
Santa Clara, CA

Sunday, March 13, 2016
Santa Clara Chorale; Scot Hanna-Weir
Santa Clara, CA

March 11-12 2016
High Point University Chamber Singers Tour; Marc Foster
Burnsville and Asheville, NC

Monday, March 14, 2016
Hopkins High School Concert Choir; Philip Brown

Friday, March 18, 2016
Hopkins High School Concert Choir; Philip Brown

Friday, April 1, 2016
Mississippi MMEA/ACDA conference; Hattiesburg, MS

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Lexington Choral Society; Phil and Melonie Rector
Lexington, NC

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Mobile, AL

Monday, May 9, 2016
DeSoto Central High School Chorale; Justin Wadkins
Maples United Methodist Church; Olive Branch, MS

May 2016
High Point University Chamber Singers West Coast Tour; Marc Foster