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.
This summer is the quietist I will have had in many years, with no conducting obligations at all (more on the very positive reasons for that coming in the near future). 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.
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.