Friday, July 31, 2015

New Blog Post!

My new blog post is up. This month, some thoughts - four of them to be exact - on what it takes to have a successful professional career in the Arts. 

Check it out at:

Friday, September 19, 2014

Call for Entries to Georgia Tech's 2015 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

Share your ideas for the next generation of musical instruments at Georgia Tech’s 2015 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. An annual event to find the world’s best new ideas in musicality, design and engineering, Wired magazine has called the competition an “X-Prize for music,” and contestants have likened it to a TED Conference for new musical instrument designers.

2015 Guthman Competition Judges:

Joe Paradiso - Director of the MIT Media Lab's Responsive Environments Group and Associate Professor of Media Arts & Sciences at MIT. Paradiso is a physicist who has worked with NASA and a designer of electronic music synthesizers and MIDI systems.

Graham Marsh - Producer, mixer, writer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist with four Grammy awards and numerous Grammy nominations. Graham has engineered, produced and played for artists such as Ludacris, Kid Cudi, Bruno Mars, Gnarls Barkely, and Cee Lo Green among many others.

DJ Hurricane - Hip hop DJ, producer, and rapper, known for his work with the Beastie Boys. One of New York's premier turntablists, DJ Hurricane fostered his skills alongside Run D.M.C. and is currently developing hip hop artist JBYRD while serving as Playpro Media speaker on the history of hip-hop.

To learn more about the competition visit

To enter your work into the competition please submit your work at

The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2014. Approximately 20 semi-finalists will be invited to demonstrate, discuss, and perform with their instruments at the competition as they compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. The competition takes place on February 19th - 20th, 2015, at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

This marks the first year the Guthman Competition will be extending a special invitation to students. We are excited to provide limited travel support for selected student submissions (student ID required).

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Blog Post!

My September blog post is up! This month, some thoughts about the ASO lockout and how it not only threatens our musical present & future but even our past. Check it out at:

Friday, August 29, 2014

New Blog Post!

Just in time for your Labor Day Weekend reading pleasure, my new blog post is up! This month, I continue my series on the business end of composing and reluctantly realize that it's not about me - it's about what I do.

Check it out HERE!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

New Blog Post!

Just in time for some summer reading fun! A new blog post is up! This month, it's the fourth in my ongoing current series on the "business side" of a career in music composition. This series of blog entries are expansions on a series of lectures I gave on the same topic to my Composition Seminar at Georgia State University this past academic year. This month's topic: can you still have a composition teacher once you graduate? 

Click HERE and check it out!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Terminus Ensemble concert this Sunday, 4/27

Dear friends,

Terminus Ensemble invites you to our 5th concert of local contemporary music!

Sunday, April 27, 2014
2nd Ponce de Leon Baptist Church
2715 Peachtree Rd NE,
Atlanta, GA 30305


Latin Bridge Suite for violin, cello, and piano

Hot Work for clarinet and saxophone

Salvatore LOCACSIO
Kuusuo for clarinet and marimba

Pyramids in South Mongolia for flute and percussion

Connor WAY
Harlequin for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion

Please visit our website for more information, including many videos of our previous performances:

We're also on Facebook and Twitter: & @TerminusEns