Love – mp3 now available!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE I’m excited to announce my first EVER mp3 single release as a solo artist! What makes this unique? How is it different from anything else I’ve done? First, this tune was completely written and recorded by me, using only my vocals. Some of you have heard my ‘demo’ quality recordings before…

VICTIMAE PASCHALI LAUDES: Premiered at ACDA

SEE THE MUSIC HERE What do you get when you combine ancient chant, contemporary choral sonorities, and Daft Punk-ish electronica programming? That’s what I set out to discover as I wrote this piece for Jefferson Johnson and the Men’s Chorus from University of Kentucky. It all started with the text. A paradox. That the Victim becomes theVictor.…

Find Your Song

I recently wrote a piece called “I Will Sing” for the Minnesota and Kansas All-State choirs. The theme of it is simple yet very challenging: find your song, then summon the courage to sing it. We aren’t talking about a literal song, of course. We’re talking about that unique expression of life that resides deep…

WHERE ARE WE HEADED NEXT?

I was alerted to this discussion featuring Greg Sandow, Alex Ross, Orli Shaham, and Fred Bronstein – all very distinguished thinkers in the field of the future of classical music. It’s well worth the listen and I encourage you all to take the time to really dig into the subject, and chime in with what you…

MIKE TEAMS UP WITH BEN FOLDS

Hey Choir Nerds! I’m super stoked to announce that I’ll be performing as a backup singer with the amazing Ben Folds again! Here’s the deal: Ben is really supportive of local orchestras and he uses these concerts to encourage communities to bolster support for these organizations, many of which are struggling to stay alive. He…

New Gaudete! Recording By Millikin University

Hey Choral Nerds! I was just sent this brand new recording of Gaudete! (TTBB version) by Millikin University Choir from their new CD titled Exsultate!, which you can grab over at First Step Records.  Huge kudos to all the guys over there and my good friend, Dr. Brad Holmes, for making this happen! Also, here’s a reminder…