I attended a composers retreat at the Walden School in New Hampshire in 2014.  This year, I received an invitation to attend an alumni event.  When they told me they wanted me to write a piece for them, I was on board.

After seeing the list of available instruments, I decided to write a woodwind trio.  I created a piece for flute, oboe and bassoon.  I patterned it after the Imani Winds trio, a group that performs out of New York.

A week later, I received an email from the event coordinator saying that they were very happy with the piece, but could I please re-score it because the second part would be played by clarinet instead of oboe.  I said…um…ok.

I enjoyed re-visiting the camp, as it is in a very beautiful area of New Hampshire.  I got to hear the piece performed and it went very well.  I got several good comments afterward.

Anyway, now that I’m back I am going to be working on my pieces for maestro Sforzini and the composers’ exposition in September.  I hope to get recordings of the woodwind trio performance and the Charlotte Music Festival as well.

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