Peter's Flute Concerto has been named a semi-finalist in the American Prize Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music. The performance by the Kansas Wesleyan University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Carl Rowles, with Rose Bishop as soloist is one of fifteen performances selected as semi-finalist.
Several of Peter's compositions will be featured at the International Low Flutes Festival in Tokyo, Japan in March. Compositions scheduled to be performed include: Nuestro Pueblo, Nighthawks, and Locomotion.
National Flute Association Convention Performances:
Salt Lake City, UT
Wednesday, July 31
Los Angeles Flute Orchestra
Blue Dog Blue
Friday, August 2
Texas Woman's University Flute Choir
On Broad and Rolling Plains
Saturday, August 3
Flute Choir Reading Session
Diamond Bar High School Flutes
Los Angeles Flute Orchestra
Sunday, August 4
NFA Professional Flute Choir
Beyond The Night Sky
Peter will be on a panel discussion at the Music Teachers Association of California Convention in Santa Clara, CA. The panel discussion "Composing, Copyright and Self Publishing" will take place on Monday, July 1 at 4pm in Grand Ballroom D at the Hyatt Regency.
The Texas Woman's University Flute Choir has commissioned a new piece to be premiered at the 2019 National Flute Association Convention in Salt Lake City, UT in August. On Broad And Rolling Plains is a single movement work, that pays homage to the state of Texas.
Peter was in the studio with The Los Angeles Flute Orchestra to record two of his compositions to complete the LAFO's next CD release. The LAFO recorded Insomniac Blue as well as Karpaty. These two pieces will also going the Alto Flute Concerto, with soloist Peter Sheridan and Nighthawks, with soloist Ali Ryerson. The new release will be available in late summer 2019.
Peter has been commissioned by Los Angeles based flutist Ellen Burr to compose a piece for solo flute and jazz band. Broadway Boogie Woogie will be premiered in the fall of 2019.
Peter's Jazz Concertino for flute & flute choir will be premiered on April 29 by the renowned flutist Jim Walker and the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra. The concert will also feature: Beyond the Night Sky; Canadian Celebration; Insomniac Blue; Karpaty; LA Rhapsody; Look Out Below and Nuestro Pueblo.
Concerto for Flute and Wind Ensemble will be premiered on Thursday, April 12 by Pam Youngblood, flute and the Texas Woman's University Wind Ensemble, under the baton of Carter Biggers. The piece was commissioned by a consortium of schools, lead by Texas Woman's University to celebrate Dr. Pam Youngblood's 25th anniversary at TWU.
Peter is pleased to announce that his catalog will now be distributed worldwide by Theodore Presser Company.
Piece of the Month
Jazz Suite for flute quartet
"Movement 2 - KB Blues"
Performed by Ellen Burr, Emily Senchuk
Cathy Larson and David Lamont.
Concerto for Flute & Wind Ensemble
performed by Rose Bishop, flute &
Kansas Wesleyan University Wind Ensemble
Carl T. Rowles, conductor