Posts By: justinraines

Best Job In The World!!!

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Composing has been an interesting journey and for many of you who know me, you know I have longed to be in Hollywood. Once I was here, I was not sure how I would get involved. Well, a chance meeting put me in touch with comedian Ralphie May and his wife Lahna Turner. Both very… Read more »

Great year so far!

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I hope everyone is doing well. 2012 has been a very good year for me so far. Since January, I have had a music premiere or performance¬† every single month. January: Tad Wind Symphony premiered Metropolis in Tokyo. An honor band in Chicago hosted by St. Xavier University performed Fanfare Della Vittoria. February: Desert Winds… Read more »

Music Inquiries

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For those of you interested in picking up one of my scores, please send me a message. I will gladly work with you.

2012 is going to be a busy year!

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Hello music lovers! This year has been off to an amazing start!!! The Tad Wind Symphony, conducted by my dear friend and mentor Takayoshi (Tad) Suzuki, premiered my new wind piece Metropolis in Tokyo, Japan on January 14th. According to Tad, it was a great success. Just a day later, my Fanfare Della Vittoria was… Read more »

New home! California, I am here!

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Thank you all for your continued support of my music! As many of you know,I have graduated from UNLV and am now living in LA. Redondo Beach actually. I am three miles from the ocean, and am trying to use the new location to my advantage as far as inspiration goes. Please forgive me for… Read more »

New Beginnings!

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Hello everyone. If you haven’t noticed, you can view video from my Graduate recital right here to the right of this window. The show was January 30, 2011, and was a great success. Be looking for more video soon from the UNLV Symphonic Winds, the UNLV Wind Orchestra, and the Tad Wind Symphony. SO, now… Read more »

Been a while…

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My apology to my listeners. I have not kept up with my blog for a long while. I have been very busy creating new music for you, as well as teaching and living life. I have created new Choral music, and have two new wind ensemble pieces in the works. I also have been getting… Read more »

Order the Tad Wind Symphony CD

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For those of you who heard my recent NPR Interview, I am posting the link for you to order the CD. http://www.melosmusic.com/tadcdvol8.php They are not expensive, so please order more than one if you like. They will make great stocking-stuffers. Keep your eye on this site for more information.

Future Works and News

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So, recently I have had accepted several future commissions. I will be completing a new wind piece for the UNLV Wind Orchestra conducted by Tom Leslie. Then I will be working on a film score for the UNLV Film School and Academy Award Winning Producer Roger Corman. Lastly, I have the honor of being commissioned… Read more »

Another work completed!

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I have just finished, bound and copied my piece for the Da Capo Chamber Players. Da Capo, known as a Pierrot Lunaire ensemble made famous by Schoenberg, is a coming to UNLV to perform music composed by the composition students. The piece I created has many elements of 20th century music, as well as combining… Read more »