Reading of “A Good Impression” by UT Trombone Choir

Last week the University of Texas Trombone Choir did a reading of my new piece, “A Good Impression,” which I had the privilege of conducting. Thanks to all the fantastic trombonists for the fun opportunity! Take a listen to the recording.

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The Taxi

“This is my two year anniversary present for my girlfriend Amanda. I wrote a setting of Amy Lowell’s poem “The Taxi” for four part choir, using the letters of her name, and other important numbers (like her birthday) to generate pitch materials. Then I got a bunch of my composer friends together to form a choir and perform it in my living room the morning of our anniversary as a surprise. Thanks everybody for all your help!” – Joelle

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Fall 2012 Journalism Highlights


As well as lots of smaller features on fashion. Soon to come — interviews with Toshi Reagan and jazz drummer Allison Miller

CultureMap Austin:

As well as lots of smaller features on upcoming classical music events in Austin. Soon to come — Preview of Fast Forward Austin’s Unsilent Night


Soon to come — Reviews of The Couch, Midnight Magic, and Blaudzun, as well as contributions to the music round-up of 2012.


  • Nuts and Bolts Music — Radio program, currently on Wednesdays from 1-3pm, featuring interviews and performances with and by local Austin classical musicians, plus other fun music

Soon to come — Joelle will be hosting Local Live in the Spring! A live show that invited local Austin musicians to perform live and speak about their work, occassionally involving videos and live audiences.

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Premiere at the IWCMF

Watch the premiere of Glitch for Saxophone Quartet at the Mannes School of Music on August 5th, performed by Charles Larson, soprano; Ana Garcia, alto; Matthew Swallow, tenor; and Thomas Lee, baritone. All part of the lovely Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival! I am so grateful for the chance to have learned so much from such talented performers, composers, and friends. You can also read my interview for the IWCMF here.

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