Nova Horn Quartet has found itself performing at Balboa Park in San Diego, California. These outdoor performances have allowed us to play for live audiences once again, and have been enjoyed by musicians and patrons alike. Nova is doing its utmost to bring live music back to listeners in this new setting because music matters. … Continue reading Nova and Friends at Balboa Park
This video is dedicated to my grandmother, with music based off of the hymn by Thomas A. Dorsey. The arrangement was inspired by a choral version of the hymn that I heard on tour with PLNU’s Concert Choir. Upon returning home from that trip, I shared it with my grandmother, who told me that Precious … Continue reading Precious Lord (Take My Hand)
Pierce Yamaoka answered a call to action on the afternoon of 5/24/2020. Despite not having connected recently, old friendships kindled in music are quick to reignite. With Pierce living and working in New York and me in California, we had a short window to put together a tribute to our servicemembers past. In the span … Continue reading Memorial Day
This video was made as an educational experience for students and teacher alike. With social distancing in place and traditional performances at a standstill, it can be difficult to find motivation to practice and improve. These dedicated students submitted a total of 20 audio recordings, along with their videos, to make sure all four of … Continue reading Virtual Horn Choir
It can be difficult to find the positive in all situations, but try your best and you may be surprised! Really appreciate things like the air we breathe, the sounds of the birds, and every moment of music you can find. Here’s a snippet of my horn interpretation of Chuck Mangione’s Feels So Good.