Living in the Light

On December 18, 2022, the Leawood United Methodist Chancel Choir and Kansas City area musicians premiered “Living in the Light”, a cantata by Gavin Lendt, conducted by Melanie Melcher Cuthbertson. This work was inspired by the Leawood UMC’s Advent worship series and incorporated various Advent and Christmas carols as well as original music.

Winner of 1st Annual Grand Mesa Music Composition Contest!

I’m excited to announce that my piece, “A Wind in Time” was selected as the Grade 2 band work winner of the Grand Mesa Music Publishers Composition and Arranging Contest! The piece will be recorded by the University of Northern Colorado Wind Ensemble in March of 2022. The Sheet Music will be available to purchase […]

Ad Astra per Aspera for Horn Ensemble

“Ad Astra per Aspera” for Horn Ensemble was written during the Spring of 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic, just before racial injustice protests. It was originally written for an online virtual horn ensemble that was premiered on June 15, 2020. The work received its title from the motto of the state of Kansas, meaning, “to […]

New Solo Works for 2020

Band Directors. Looking for solo pieces for contest? Five new solo pieces for 14 various instruments coming out soon through JPM Music. “Inspiration” – for Horn, Trumpet or Flute“Northern Nocturne” – for Clarinet or Flute“Mist In The Meadow” – for Flute or Alto Sax“A Knight’s Oath” – for Flute, Tenor Sax, Trumpet,Trombone or Tuba“All in […]

Companions of the Crown

A new work for Concert Band. Available for purchase at

Sitrie Draws

Background music written for Twitch Artist streamer, SitrieDraws, that they’ll be using on their stream.