Composer

EE8A1720Vincent’s composition style seeks to combine the beloved aesthetics of traditional tonal music with extensive serial technique modeled after Alban Berg.  As the recipient of an IDEA research grant, Vincent analyzed Alban Berg’s compositions with an emphasis on the Lyric Suite (for string quartet), and created a set of works in his style. The project was completed under the guidance of Dr. Ronald Squibbs (advisor) and Dr. Kenneth Fuchs (composition teacher).  His Sonatina for bassoon and piano is now published by T.D. Ellis Music.

Vincent also enjoys collaborating with middle and high school band programs as an active guest composer, conductor, and clinician.  These collaborations have resulted in fun, energetic pieces, such as Growing Fanfare and Tribal Dances.

“Thank You feels too small for the gifts Vincent has brought to our program! Growing Fanfare is a wonderful piece and the kids have LOVED working on it. When he came​ to work with the Symphony Band, the students were engaged and captivated by his playing and his words. It is so wonderful to have Vincent as a role model and inspiration for our young musicians, and we are grateful for all of his hard work.” – Amy Dotson, Ashford School

Current projects include a duet for harp and bassoon based on a story of two families by Cameron Hines, commissioned by Harpoon Duet, a duo of Michigan State University students Madeline Wilks and Belle Coty. Recent compositions have included a concerto for contrabassoon with wind quintet, an exciting quasi-jazz piece for alto saxophone and piano, and a transcription of Mozart’s Flute Quartet for flute and acoustic guitar.

Interested in commissioning a piece for yourself, your ensemble, or your school?
Use the Contact page and put “Commission” as the subject.


Selected Works

Compositions for Wind Band

Growing Fanfare
Tribal Dances

Compositions for Chamber Ensemble

Outwards for trombone quartet
Western Fairytale for saxophone quartet

Compositions for Soloist

Perpetuo for contrabassoon and wind quintet
Sonatina for bassoon and piano
Velocity for alto saxophone and piano
Explorations (series)
Concert Piece for trumpet and piano
Oceanic Images for bass trombone / euphonium doubler and piano
Perspectives: Concerto for trombone

Interested in performing any of these works? Want to see the sheet music?
Use the Contact page and put “Compositions” as the subject.

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