10:32pm PDT // Dear Visitor,
First, I’d like to thank you for taking time to explore the Melos Music website and for showing interest in the work of my colleagues and I. Music is something which is absolutely essential to all of us here at Melos and we hope that the music which we compose and perform may in someway enrich your own life. We have all strove to create music which is meaningful and communicates, in some way, the emotions of the human experience and we would like to share this music with anyone who is willing to listen. So, if you are interested in performing, commissioning, studying, or just enjoying one of our works, please do not hesitate.
On a more personal note, I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself and my musical experiences. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Currently, I am twenty one and I did not begin studying music until age seventeen when I, quite by chance, picked up a guitar and found that it did something for me. I am presently studying both classical guitar performance and composition at San Jose State University in northern California. Within the past two years I have fallen in love with classical choral music and, when given the opportunity, I tend to favor composing for classical guitar or choir as these are the two areas where my greatest musical passions lie.
With regards to my present musical activities, I recently completed a setting of Robert Frost’s “The Road not Taken” for SATB choir for the Chanticleer Student Composer Competition and with the encouragement of a local conductor. My setting of “The Road not Taken” will most likely not be available until after the results of the competition are announced. My current projects are a setting of the Latin text “Os Justi” for SATB chorus, which I plan to enter into another choral competition later this summer, a Gamelan inspired piece for solo guitar, a thus far untitled woodwind quintet, and an ongoing collection of concert studies for solo guitar. If for any reason you would like to contact me, please feel free and I welcome comments, suggestions, and commissions. Thank you again for visiting the Melos website and enjoy the music.