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NOW (April 2017)

At the beginning of each month I post a synopsis of what I’m currently doing “NOW.” This idea came from Derek Sivers, former owner and founder of CD Baby, who developed the NOW movement concept.

Here are a few things I’m currently focused on:

  1. Arranging and orchestrating music by David MacAdam (of New Life Fine Arts) for two new musicals, one based on the book of Esther and one about Martin Luther.
  2. Serving as interim organist at North Shore Community Baptist Church in Beverly and subbing as worship leader at Free Christian Church (North Andover campus). Also helping out a few other area churches with worship service or concert needs.
  3. Prayerful Improvisations albums now available to listen to on various streaming sites, including Pandora, Spotify, and Whisperings Solo Piano Radio.
  4. Writing music again, including a choral piece with text by Mechthild von Magdeburg and an orchestral “tone poem” called Three Days to symbolize the overall mood between the crucifixion of Christ to his resurrection. Also working on a classical piano piece by Federico Mompou. Never knew about this composer; his work is so interesting and rich!
  5. Working with First Loved Ministries, developing new videos and podcasts. Also updating my YouTube page, aiming to get back to regularly releasing new videos.