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When Great Trees Fall premiered by Lyric Arts Trio in Kansas City on November 6

Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 pm when the Visitation music ministry hosts the Lyric Arts Trio in a special concert, Of Love and Remembrance. This program is especially appropriate for All Souls Day with selections that

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Between Islands premiered by Mark Sunderland at Orlando White House October 2

“Form, Structure and Interactions” will be performed at the Timucua White House on Sunday, October 2, 2016 with free admission (donations accepted, refreshments encouraged). Trumpet player, Mark Sunderland, will perform six works by Central Florida Composers Thad Anderson, Charlie Griffin,

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Panta Rei performed by Hippocrene Saxophone Ensemble February 15 and March 1

The Hippocrene Saxophone Ensemble will perform new music by Central Florida Composers Forum members and others at the Gallery at Avalon Island (37 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, Florida) at 7:00PM. The concert includes a performance of my Panta Rei for

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ZERO CROSSINGS – OCTOBER 19, 2015, FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH FULL SAIL STUDENTS AND COMPOSERS GABRIEL KAHANE AND MARK PISZCZEK

Today’s show featured a presentation by four young composers in Full Sail University’s MPBS program (Bachelor of Science in Music Production) on songs they care about and chose to analyze. The composers and their songs were: Claudio Matta discussing Damien

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Murmuring in Comala to be performed at 43rd annual Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato, Mexico by pianist Ana Cervantes, October 15, 2015

On October 15 at 5PM in the Salón del Consejo Universitario in the principal building of the University of Guanajuato, pianist Ana Cervantes will perform a program titled Exposición/ReExposición (in English, Exposition/Recapitulation): a kind of retrospective consisting of pieces she’s

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The White House Overture receives local premiere at the Global Peace Film Festival, October 1 & 3

The new documentary film about one of the most unique venues in Orlando will receive its local premiere screening at the Global Peace Film Festival on October 1 and 3 in Orlando. Benoit Glazer and his wife built a concert

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3 Meditations for Women’s Chorus included on Penisula Women’s Chorus new CD “Mostly Made in America”

The California-based Peninsula Women’s Chorus recently released Mostly Made in America (2015), a CD that includes my 3 Meditations for Women’s Chorus. The CD release comes on the heels of a concert tour that ended in Argentina. This CD is

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Shards I performed by Nicholas Horvath as part of Glassworlds in Orlando, September 6

Ten hours of piano music will be performed non-stop by Nicolas Horvath at the Timucua White House on September 6, 2015 starting at noon. Glassworlds will be an epic exploration into 21st century avant-garde music featuring the music of Philip

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ZERO CROSSINGS – AUGUST 31, 2015, FEATURING MUSIC BY KOREAN AND KOREAN-AMERICAN COMPOSERS

In anticipation of my interview next week with Korean-American composer Sun Mi Ro, today’s show featured music by Korean and Korean American composers. The music aired during the program included: Jee Young Kim – Tiger Chasing the Wind Beata Moon

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ZERO CROSSINGS – AUGUST 24, 2015, FEATURING UK-BASED WOMEN COMPOSERS UNDER 40

Inspired by an episode on BBC Radio 3, today’s show featured compositions by young women composers based in the United Kingdom. The music aired during the program included: Cheryl Frances Hoad – Shakespeare’s Songbook, “Tomorrow Is St. Valentine’s Day”; “They

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Most pieces can be auditioned on their post pages. But you can sample some audio here.

Quick Bio

CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

Read more in the biography section.