While it’s difficult to choose, autumn just might be my favorite season. The turning colors and crisp air tend to evoke various memories of growing up. Most recently, however, I’m reminded of my time spent teaching in Mount Vernon, Iowa. If you don’t know Mount Vernon, imagine a quaint Midwestern college town—something picturesque that could appear on a postcard.
When I was asked to write a suite for this particular project, I knew I wanted something reminiscent of this period of my life. Vignettes of Mount Vernon consists of three short movements, each representative of a slightly different mood I associate with the changing season in Iowa.
January 8, 2022
the North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association