ArtImpulse Award 2017 Nominations
Best Ensemble in an Opera
MetroWest Opera's 2016 production of Little Women was nominated for seven ArtImpulse awards, including Best Ensemble in an Opera and Best Opera! So proud of my castmates Wes Hunter, Alex Dietrich and Oriana Dunlop for their nominations in the Best Artist category, along with our music director Lidiya Yankovskaya and director Dana Varga for Best MD and Best Director. Click on the picture to vote today on these categories and others for several productions in the Boston area!
Game Audio Network Guild Awards 2017 Nominations
Best Game Music Cover/Remix
Best Original Vocal - Choral
Excited to have been nominated alongside several of my friends in the 2017 G.A.N.G. Awards! My arrangement of "You Were There" for Video Games Live: Level 5 was nominated in the best Game Cover/Remix category, which I am so honored to share with my collaborators co-arranger Jared Cowing, pianist Brendon Shapiro and tenor Omar Najmi. My friend Chad Seiter's "Main Theme" from ReCore on which I provided vocals was nominated in the Best Original Vocal - Choral category as well. Congrats to all of the nominees and good luck everyone!
ZODIAC: Final Fantasy Tactics Remixed
New Materia Collective Album Released
January 13th, 2017
Materia Collective has released another remix album featuring the music of Final Fantasy Tactics. I contributed vocals and flutes to a few pieces, including John Robert Matz's "L'histoire d'un Mercenaire" and Jeff Swingle's "Ovelia and Delita." Available for download at Materia Collective, iTunes, etc.!
Videri String Quartet @ MAGFest
With Austin Wintory and Angela Bermudez
Also ft. Doug Perry and Kristin Naigus
January 6th, 2017
I'm excited to sing at MAGFest again, this time with the Videri String Quartet! This will be a special performance hosted by Austin Wintory, featuring arrangements of his music to accompany a live speed painting by artist and cosplayer Angela Bermudez. Percussionist Doug Perry and oboist Kristin Naigus will be joining Videri on a few pieces as well. Can't wait to see what Angela comes up with!
Between the Lines Episode 4: Yoshi's Story and Musical Quotation
December 24th, 2016
Merry Christmas Eve everyone! In light of the holiday season, here is a special Christmas episode of Between the Lines, wherein I discuss a cameo of a favorite holiday classic in the soundtrack of Yoshi's Story. Enjoy, and happy holidays, whatever way you wish to celebrate!
Time's End II
New Theophany Majora's Mask Album Released
November 22nd, 2016
Theophany has just dropped the second installment in his TIME'S END series of Majora's Mask albums! He put four years of hard work into this album and it really paid off. I'm so honored to be performing alongside so many friends and colleagues on this album, I provided vocals and various ethnic flutes. Majora's Mask fans will NOT want to miss this unbelievably epic tribute to one of Koji Kondo's most darkly magical scores!
Video Games Live
France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Hungary
November 8th-26th, 2016
Returning to Europe for a second VGL tour this year! So stoked to be performing again in France and Germany, and visiting Poland, Portugal and Hungary for the first time! Hope to see you there!
Songs from the Uproar
November 3rd 2016
I'm so excited to be participating in this inventive, hauntingly beautiful opera by Missy Mazzoli, SONGS FROM THE UPROAR. I'll be singing in the chorus of this chamber ensemble opera, featuring mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer and The Firebird Ensemble. Hope to see you there!
Interview with Chad Seiter (ReCore)
October 22nd, 2016
I was a guest on Overclocked Podcast with my friend, composer Chad Seiter! We talked about his soundtrack for the game ReCore and how we worked together on the vocals for the Main Theme. Thanks so much for having us on the cast, Stephen!
Video Games Live
October 22nd-23rd, 2016
VGL is hitting Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte! Can't wait to visit these amazing cities again and see all of the wonderful VGM fans there! Tickets at videogameslive.com, hope to see you there!
FALLEN: An Undertale Tribute
New Materia Collective Album Released
September 15th, 2016
The Materia Collective has had a busy year! Here is their latest album FALLEN, a tribute to the music of Undertale. This is one of the most unique arrangement albums I've ever worked on, featuring some seriously inventive writing by my friends and colleagues. I contributed vocals, woodwinds, EWI and keys to a variety of tracks, my favorite being my friend Ben Wallace's off-the-wall, minimalist-inspired piece [REDACTED]. Check out the album on Loudr, iTunes and Spotify!
Featured Vocals on OST by Chad Seiter
September 13th, 2016
I am so stoked to have worked with Chad Seiter on his score for the new XBox game ReCore, featuring the London Philharmonia Orchestra! I recorded vocals for the main theme. Thanks so much to Chad for having me sing, it's always so great working with him and I've never felt more EPIC. Have a listen above, and enjoy!
Between the Lines Episode 3: Paper Mario & the Hemiola
September 10th, 2016
I'm back on Overclocked Podcast with another episode of Between the Lines! This time I geek out about the nature of a hemiola, and its use in the soundtrack for Paper Mario. Enjoy!
Calliope's Call In Her Words Competition
Honorable Mention for "Warming Her Pearls"
September 1st, 2016
Calliope's Call, a Boston-based artsong performance initiative, recently hosted a competition for works by women, featuring female texts, for female voices. I was very lucky to receive an honorable mention for my song "Warming Her Pearls," out of so many other wonderful submissions to the contest. Thank you so much to Calliope's Call for their kind recognition of my work, and congratulations to all of the winners. Looking forward to hearing some wonderful new artsong this fall!