Recent Events

Phantom Regiment 2014 – Final Stretch
7/28/14 – 8/10/14

13 Semis
Two weeks of teaching on the road: good times with great people!

Frostburg, MD – Piscataway, NJ – Allentown, PA – Robesonia, PA – Pittsburgh, PA – Massillon, OH – Indianapolis, IN




Southern California Youth Percussion Camp
Diamond Bar, CA
6/30/14 – 7/2/14


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Percussion camp dedicated to young students Grades 5-9 with an incredible roster of percussion educators, including She-e Wu and Christopher Lamb. An incredible learning experience seeing master teachers work with such motivated students!!  Click here for more info and photos






Phantom Regiment Spring Training
Rockford, IL
5/19/14 – 6/12/14

05.21.14 - Spring Training

To do list: Rock

For more photos to see how we’re doing, click here






Summer 2014 Scholarship
Los Angeles, CA
6/3/14 – 6/10/14

2014 Summer Scholarship TeeIn my desire to put some more good into the world, I launched a small side project to create music scholarship for middle school to college aged students. Examples of potential students include: Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, Southern California Youth Percussion Camp

Read more…


PR Drum Educational Camp

Rockford, IL
6/6/14 – 6/8/14

06.09.14 Joe's Sith Apprentice

Had a great time working with the campers that attended the summer camp, including getting to watch Julie Davila talk and teach about the importance of basics.  Read more…





Texas BBQ
Austin, TX


The saying goes, “Everything’s bigger in Texas.”  This 1 lb. beef rib from Micklethwaith was certainly no exception.







2014 College Music Society Summit
Seattle, WA
5/16/14 – 5/17/14

CMS Summit: Music Science and Society, poster presentation session click here


“The Desired Hour” World Premiere @ Boston Court

Pasadena, CA

05.09.14 Writers, Composers, Performers 

Premiere of my piece, “The Desired Hour” for Tenor, Horn, and Piano.  Created in collaboration with the incredible writer, Michelle Brittan, and virtuosic Tenor, Arnold Geis. To read the original poem, click here






“Balance” by Ryan Lindveit
Los Angeles, CA

World Premiere of Ryan Lindveit’s piece, “Balance” for Brass and Percussion.






Masterclass at Jianguo High School

Taipei, Taiwan

Special thanks to my friend, Kuang Chen, for setting up a masterclass for me at Jianguo High School (my Dad’s alma mater!) during my recent trip to Taiwan.  I had a blast seeing old friends and making new ones.




“Into the Night Sky” by Daniel Temkin
Los Angeles, CA

03.09.14 – Into the Night Sky  Frederic Rosselet (cello), Katherine Standefer (flute), and Huei-Yuan Pan (percussion)

Los Angeles performance of “Into the Night Sky” by composer Daniel Temkin. Scored for Flute, Cello, and Percussion (marimba, 3 suspended cymbals, and crotales).

First performed in Summer 2013 for the Aspen Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble.  For more information: click here for Daniel’s website







“Sydegt” by Saad Haddad 
Los Angeles, CA

02.15.14 – Sydegt Setup

I had a great time playing on Saad Haddad’s World Premiere of “Sydegt.”  A great example of the benefits of lab time with the composer, experimenting with sounds, instrumentation, and edits. Scored for Soprano Sax, Electric Guitar, Piano, and Percussion.  To read more, visit Saad’s website






Sound Art
Los Angeles, CA

Udu drum completed in Los Angeles, December 2013

Last semester, I participated in a collaborative arts class entitled Sound Art.  By combining found objects with various areas of expertise, artists made instruments, composers wrote music, and we put on a semester concert.  I fulfilled a longtime dream of making an udu drum.

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