Welcome to my blog! I write about music for winds in all its forms, from chamber music to huge symphonic works, from beginning band to professional level. This is not a comprehensive repertoire site, rather musings and resources on music that I’ve conducted or that I admire. If you’re looking for something specific, you can search or browse the categories below. Also, feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments: misterpease “at” gmail.com. Finally, check out and “like” my Facebook page to see regular updates about the goings-on here.
This summer is the quietist I will have had in many years, with no conducting obligations at all due to the arrival of our first child and the expectation that we will move somewhere far away for a new job (more on that as it develops). I have finished my work at Arizona State University, where I had a wonderful experience and came out with a DMA degree! Among my greatest accomplishments is my thesis, “An Annotated Bibliography of Symphonies for Wind Band” (pdf). A searchable web version of that is currently in the works, coming soon!
I remain on the board of the world’s best outdoor summer band, Columbia Summer Winds. The conductors (William Tonissen, Sarah Quiroz, and Greg Whitmore) have a wonderful program lined up for their concerts in New York City this summer! See their full schedule here.
I will also be spending some time at the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) Conference in San Jose, California in July. Look forward to some new types of posts coming out of that!
Looking for a recap? Here they are in abundance: Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Summer 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Summer 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Summer 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Summer 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010.