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The Chamber Winds Project

Contributing to the repertoire of

conducted chamber works for winds and percussion

Recommended by the CBDNA- College Band Directors National Association as a resource for new repertoire

  • Offer more of our performers the opportunity to play in chamber wind ensembles.

    • With a recent focus on saxophone, euphonium, and percussion players.

  • Offer conductors a greater variety of repertoire and instrumentation in the chamber winds category. Especially:​​

    • Directors of small universities with challenges in instrumentation and ensemble numbers

    • Graduate students looking for new repertoire for their conducting recitals

    • Those looking to give their double reed players a much needed break!​

Goals of The Chamber Winds Project:


Chamber Woodwinds and Percussion


10 players: 2 Fl, 2 Cl, 1 B.Cl, 3 Sax,  2 Perc

Duration: ca. 7 min

A lush, lyrical work with fresh harmonies and color combinations between woodwinds and percussion. Music for ensembles and conductors looking to feature their delicate, nuanced, and expressive playing.


Chamber Brass and Percussion


10 players: 2 Tpt, 2 Hn, 2 Tbn, Eup, Tba, 2 Perc

Duration: ca. 5 min

An energetic, rhythmic work with multiple meter changes.

Fanfare for a New Day

Duration: ca. 3 min

6 Tpt- 4 Hn - 3 Tbn - 2 Euph - 2 Tba - 3 Perc + Timp

Premiered by the Dallas Winds in 2019 at Meyerson Symphony Hall


Chamber Woodwinds and Percussion


Semi-finalist, 2022 The American Prize in Composition

13 players: Picc , Fl, 2 Cl, B. Cl, CB. Cl*, 4 Sax, 3 Perc

*Part available for tuba or string bass

Duration: ca. 8 min

Expressive soloist playing combined with passages full of aggressive rhythms, timbres, and unique colors through instrumentation and orchestration.


2 Tpt, 2 Hn, 3 Tbn, 1 Eup,1 Tba, Pno

Duration: ca. 5 ½ min

Lyrical choral work with fresh harmonies adapted for brass ensemble and piano.

Previous Performances by...

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The Dallas Winds

Fanfare for a New Day

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University of Hawai'i


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University of Oklahoma

Fanfare for a New Day

Colorado State University

Lucy and Embers in the Black

Mercer University

Lucy and


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Purdue Univ.
Fort Wayne

Embers in the Black

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University of Denver

Embers in the Black

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University of Michigan


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University of Colorado

Slate and Embers in the Black

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Louisiana State University

Embers in the Black

University of Akron

Fanfare for a New Day

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University of South Dakota


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University of Western Mich.

Embers in the Black

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The College of New Jersey

Embers in the Black

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Embers in the Black

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Ball State University

Embers in the Black

University of  Northern Colo.

Fanfare for a New Day

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Carson-Newman University


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Columbus State University

Embers in the Black

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Truman State University

Embers in the Black

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Buffalo State College

Embers in the Black

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