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06.27.19   My piece, "Duet"  has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Illinois ACDA Choral Composition                     Contest!   "Duet" is based on a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson, and will have its premiere at                             Illinois State University at their Summer ReTreat

06.01.19  I will be leading a seminar with the Academy of Scoring Arts on HERRMANN-HITCHCOCK: THE                        MUSIC OF NORTH BY NORTHWEST with special guest, author Steven C. Smith

01.14.19  Filming completed on the dance sequence for the new short film I am scoring, STILL HERE.

                 Written by and starring Chuck Saculla, directed by Tom Pardoe and choreographed by Sam Allen.

                 https://www.facebook.com/stillhereashortfilm/

12.09.18  The Glendale College Concert Singers under the direction of Dr. Peter Green give the second                             SoCal premiere of "Awaken the Christ Child."   

 

12.02.18  The L.A. Choral Lab under the direction of Michael Alfera give the first SoCal premiere of                                  "Awaken the Christ Child" as part of their "Love is Born: a Choral Nativity" concert.                                   

10.06.18   I will be leading the score study at the Academy of Scoring Arts featuring Jerry Goldsmith's                             music for PLANET OF THE APES (1968) with special guest, legendary percussionist,

                  EMIL RICHARDS.  Vitello's in Studio City, 10am.

06.22.18  The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles' a cappella group, Aftershock  will be premiering my

                  arrangement of Dolly Parton's "Travelin' Thru."

                  http://gmcla.org/gmcla3/the-pink-carpet-comes-to-the-alex/

               

01.27.18  Karyn Wolcott and the Willowbrook High School Concert Choir will be premiering my new setting                    of "i thank you God for most this amazing day,"  from poet E.E. Cummings; at the

                 Illinois Music  Educators Association Conference     https://www.dupage88.net/site/page/7913

 

11.12.17  "What Was His Creed?" is premiered by the Elmhurst College Concert Choir under the direction of                   Susan Moninger

 

09.29.17  I will be presenting a special INFOrum with the Academy of Scoring Arts:  Bernard Herrmann and                   the Psychological Narrative of this Film Scores: 9/29/17 at Vitello's in Studio City, CA 10- 12:30

05.07.17  "Psalm 90" is premiered by the L.A. Choral Lab under the direction of Michael Alfera as part of                        their concert, "Sh'ma:  Choral Music in the Hebrew Tradition."

04.29.17  "Welcome Back, Your Soul" is premiered by the California State University Women's Chorale                            under the direction of Dr. Katherine Ramos Baker.

 

01.21.17  "Cries From Syria" with music by Martin Tillman, for which I created some of the orchestrations to                   premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

 

12.05.16  I join the scoring team with Martin Tillman, orchestrating and adapting his original music for the                     score of the important and riveting new documentary, "Cries From Syria."

 

12.04.16  The Glendale Community College Concert Singers under the direction of Dr. Peter Green perform                    "Rio De Rosas" and "Sound Over All Waters."

10.16.16  The Hollywood United Methodist Church Chancel Choir under the direction of John West will be                       performing William V. Malpede‘s gospel anthem, “The King’s Highway” on October 16, 2016.

06.15.16  My SATB arrangement of "Solitude"  is one of three pieces chosen to be read and performed at                       the SCL/SAG-AFTRA Choral Workshop session.

04.08.16  I perform with Martin Tillman's SUPERHUMAN at the NAPA Valley music supervisor summit and                   seminar weekend.

 

10.19.15  SCHELLEN URSLI, with music by Martin Tillman and with my orchestrations is the #1 movie,                          upon its opening weekend in Switzerland.

 

10.03.15  LA Choral Lab perform "Sound Over All Waters," as part of their program , WATER GAMES.

 

06.04.15  Begin my residency at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico.  My focus will be                         composition.

 

05.16.15  Recording the score for SCHELLEN URSLI, which I orchestrated for composer Martin Tillman;                        with the Prague Philharmonic

 

04.23.15  Conducting the award-winning CSUN Wind Ensemble in a performance of my piece, "Eye of the                       Storm: a Portrait of Benny."

 

04.15.15  Performing with Martin Tillman's SUPERHUMAN

 

03.01.15  Orchestrating with composer Martin Tillman for upcoming Swiss feature film, SCHELLEN URSLI                   (A BELL FOR URSLI)

 

01.01.15  Working with writing partner Rick Garcia, composing and arranging transition music

                   for the 2015 Rose Bowl Parade

 

12.13.14  The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble premieres my arrangement of "Miracle on 34th Street Suite," 

                   featuring music from the original 1947 Twentieth-Century Fox feature.

 

07.25.14  I have been selected to receive an artist in residence grant at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of                    New Mexico.  This will be a ten week period over the summer of 2015, during which time I will be                    working on several choral works in progress, and composing new works.  Very exciting!

 

06.20.14  "Lucky Duck" premieres on the Disney Junior Channel.  Original songs by William V. Malpede

                   and Rick Garcia

 

05.06.14   Performing two original works with orchestra as part of the media composers' concert                                     at California State University, Northridge

 

01.22.14    Sign on to score the new web series, "My Life As A Dad."  Produced by Robert Nickell and                                directed by Tommy Reid, the series focuses on celebrity and professional athlete dads and                              highlights their journey through daddyhood.

 

01.14.14   "Rio De Rosas" is 1 of 4 winning choral pieces to be performed in May  by The                                                     Singers:  New Horizons.  My  acappela choral piece is based on a poem by Rick Garcia.

 

12.08.13     "Sound Over All Waters" is given an outstanding premiere by VocalEssence under the                                      direction of Philip Brunelle

 

09.30.13     My piece, "Sound Over All Waters," is chosen as one of two winners of the Welcome Christmas                       Carol Contest sponsored by the American Composers Forum and VocalEssence under the                               direction of acclaimed conductor Philip Brunelle.

 

 05.18.13      Vocal quartet "The Red Car Trolley" will perform my piece, "The Song of the Flower," as part of                         their concert, "The Sound of Spirit," at St. Mark's Episcopal

 

 05.17.13      Producing lead vocals for our songs for Disney Junior's "Lucky Duck." Megan Hilty and                                    Christian Borle from "Smash" to star.