BERKLEE APPLICATION MATERIALS

REPRESENTATIVE WORKS
 
California Tableaux is a developing two-act opera that synthesizes music, sound collage, video, dance and text to to tell a kaleidoscopic, provocative story of California's pivotal cultural intersections, from Sir Francis Drake's alleged landing on the Marin County coast in 1579 to the present.  The video below is a 'trailer' that weaves together the opening two minutes of the Overture (composed as of 12/3/16) followed by excerpts of chamber works that are part of the opera (you can explore the entire project here).  I intend to finish an album performance of the work in late 2017 and premiere the complete production in 2018.  While you may wish to just watch the video (accessible by clicking on the image), I have also made available a score that stitches the excerpts together.

California Tableaux Project
(2007-present)

https://youtu.be/ia4oY4NPi7o
The second video is a performance of one of the chamber pieces associated with the California Tableaux Project as realized by my duo, the McAllister Keller Duo.  Again, I provide here both a video of a complete performance and a full score. 

Mixtures~Crossfades~Foci (2013)
for two guitars

https://youtu.be/TB42FqgHqB8

PDF of SCORE - 
17'

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Horse Thieves: 
'Bout Damn Time 
(released July, 2016)

Released this past July, 'Bout Damn Time is a new album of 'prog' and 'new' rock music. I have produced everything on the album: compositions, guitar parts, vocal parts, programming (drums, bass and keys), mixing, editing, and mastering.   Please feel free to scroll through the track list and audition the songs.  I will be playing this out in 2017 with my power trio, Horse Thieves. There are no scores/charts available for the album, so please enjoy just listening. 


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For further interest in my music and performances (guitar and voice) please use the menus at the top of the page: 
 
CATALOG, BANDS/ENSEMBLES, PROJECTS, and CV/EXTRA

 

WORKS HISTORY
(links below)

PERFORMANCE HISTORY
(links below)

Conducting

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SAMPLE COURSE SYLLABUS

While a traditional upper division course, I approach teaching Form and Analysis (website) a little differently. I contextualize the the study of form through the historical periods because the forms become more relevant in doing so.  Further, I sometimes make assignments collaborative and require group presentation featuring their analytical findings. Please click on the highlighted text above to be delivered to a website that I built for the course. You will find all of the assignment descriptions through the 'Calendar' link.

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COURSE PROPOSALS

Musical Hybrids: Intersections of the Historical, Popular and Avant Garde

Interactive Media in Music Composition