February 2020 News   

I'm very excited to share that I'm one of six composers selected for the American Composers Orchestra's Underwood New Music Readings 2020 !  The orchestra will workshop the first movement of my Symphony No. 2 in New York City during March 12-14.  If you are in the city, the reading sessions are open to the public and are on March 12 from 9:30am-12:30pm and March 13 7:30pm-10pm at the Marian Anderson Theater at The City College of New York ( More info here ).

The
Chorosynthesis Singers' double album of socially conscious choral music, entitled Empowering Silenced Voices, which includes my Do You Hear How Many You Are? has finally been released on Centaur Records!  The whole album is beautiful, and you can find it on Spotify , iTunes , and   Amazon , but you can listen to my work on Youtube:

After winning the Yale Glee Club's Emerging Composer Competition this year, the choir premiered my Dona Nobis Pacem conducted by Daniel Tucker in October.  They did a wonderful job and I was happy to be able to come to New Haven for the performance.  They are also taking the work on tour to Florida and Puerto Rico this Spring.  Here's a video from the October performance:


This past semester, I had two new works premiered at Eastman.  My Mini-Concerto for Piano and 9 Players, an action-packed 4-minute piece, was performed superbly by Kevin Wang-piano, and the Eastman Graduate Composers' Sinfonietta conducted by Austin Chanu.

And my short Midnight Prayer for String Quartet, a lyrical piece dedicated to my wife Diane, was performed by Hannah Kim and Leo Matsuoka-violins, Adrian Jackson-viola, and Joella Becker-cello.

I don't know all my plans for this coming summer yet, but I do know that I will be headed back to the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center in Nebraska City, Nebraska for a two-week residency in late May.  I was a resident there back in 2012 and I'm thrilled to be back and have a couple weeks to just compose!

Back in August, I got to travel to Toronto for a workshop on composing for strings with the
Unitatis Strings and their conductor Kemi Lo at the Canadian Music Centre , where they recorded by Berceuse for Strings.  Have a listen to it here

In October, I went to the
College Music Society 's National Conference in Louisville, KY where the University of Louisville Collegiate Chorale conducted by Kent Hatteberg, gave a fantastic performance of my In this short Life.  I don't have a video of that performance, but here is a video from their performance of the work a week before the conference:

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Radio

Southard: Piano Sonata no 2
Southard: Homage to L. M. Gottschalk
Southard: Fantasy in B flat minor
Southard: Prelude No. 1 (Jazz) for Piano Solo
Southard: Prelude No. 2 (Drops) for Piano Solo
Southard: Prelude No. 3 (Homage to Nancarrow) for Piano solo
Southard: Prelude No. 4 (O Woozy Suzy!) for Piano solo
Southard: Prelude No. 5 (Precision) for Piano solo
Southard: Tidal Wave Rag for Piano solo
Southard: No-Name Rag for Piano solo
Southard: Prelude No. 9 (Guante-ango) for Piano solo
Southard: Prelude No. 7 (Perfect Ostinato) for Piano Solo (2010)
Southard: Prelude No. 10 (For Ken Girard) for Piano solo
Southard: Prelude No. 14 (Berceuse) for Piano Solo
Southard: A Waltz for Diane
Southard: Prelude No. 13 (Waves)
Southard: Prelude No. 12 (88 Keys) for Piano
Southard: Prelude No. 8 (Chromatic) for Piano Solo
Rzewski: Down By the Riverside
Finzi: Eclogue for Piano and Strings in F major, Op. 10
Ives: Sonata for Piano no 2 "Concord, Mass 1840–60"
Gottschalk: Union, RO 269/Op. 48
Guarnieri: Valsa no 5
Guarnieri: Valsa no 9
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no 4 for Piano, A 264
Guarnieri: Dansa negra
Nazareth: Odeon
Nazareth: Xangô
Villa-Lobos: A Lenda do Caboclo, W 166
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no 4 for Piano, A 264
Guarnieri: Improviso II
Guarnieri: Maria Lucia
Guarnieri: Dansa negra
Santoro: 7 Paulistanas
Gnattali: Negaceando
Warlock: Folksong Preludes
Foulds: English Tune with Burden
Foulds: April – England, Op. 48 no 1
Foulds: Dance Tunes from Punjab
Foulds: Recollections of Ancient Greek Music
Southard: Concerto for Solo Piano and Solo Organ
Southard: Blazonry for 8 Percussionists
Southard: And Death Shall Have No Dominion
Southard: Chorale for Brass Quintet
Southard: Variations on a Hymn (Beecher) for Organ
Southard: Duo for Clarinet and Cello
Southard: Duo for Violin and Piano
Southard: String Quartet no 1
Southard: In My Craft or Sullen Art
Southard: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Southard: Music for the Film "Glava" (excerpt)
Southard: Piano Quintet 'New England'
Southard: Sonata no 1 for Violin and Piano
Southard: Quintette de Cuivres
Southard: Variazioni Semplici for Violin and Harp
Southard: Swansong for Cello and Piano
Southard: The Dove in the Ash Grove for Cello and Piano
Southard: Two Minutes for Saxophone Quartet
Southard: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Southard: "Breathing Winter's Air" for Sextet
Southard: In this short Life for Organ
Southard: "Winter Scene at Summer Lake" for 4-channel Fixed Media
Southard: Midnight Prayer for String Quartet
Southard: Mini-Concerto for Piano and 8 Players
Southard: Seven Short Studies for String Orchestra
Southard: Mini-Symphony for Chamber Orchestra
Southard: A Day of Sunshine for Chorus and Orchestra
Southard: Waltzing Dervish for Wind (powered) Ensemble
Southard: Do You Hear How Many You Are?
Southard: "Classical" Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra
Southard: Do You Hear How Many You Are? for Concert Band
Southard: Carousel for Concert Band
Southard: Showers over Peaks and Vales for Orchestra
Southard: No Interior do Rio de Janeiro for Orchestra
Southard: Uma Passacalha Brasileira for Wind Ensemble
Southard: The Glastonbury Wilderness for Orchestra
Southard: Um Ano no Brasil (A Year in Brazil)
Southard: No Interior do Rio de Janeiro for Wind Ensemble
Southard: Concertino for Piano and Wind Ensemble
Southard: "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" for SAB choir
Southard: In the Spaces of Thought" for SATB Choir
Southard: "A Blessing of Discomfort" for SSA Choir
Southard: An Appalachian Trail Symphony: New England (Symphony No.1)
Southard: A Hymn of Life
Southard: "In this short Life" for SATB Choir
Southard: Berceuse for String Orchestra
Southard: "Lamentation" for String Orchestra
Southard: Missa Brevis
Southard: "Jesus Wept" for SATB Choir
Southard: "Bennington" for 12-part SATB Choir
Southard: "Dona Nobis Pacem" for SATB Choir
Gottschalk: Union, RO 269/Op. 48
Southard: Piano Sonata no 2
Finzi: Eclogue for Piano and Strings in F major, Op. 10
Ives: Sonata for Piano no 2 "Concord, Mass 1840–60"
Southard: Improvisation 1/31/10

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