"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."
Welcome to the website of composer,
Since I was 7 years old, playing piano in my home church in Anderson, South Carolina, I have been in love with music and music making.
Having a father playing guitar and a mother playing the church organ and piano meant that my childhood was full of music and the love of creating music.
And as is true for so many young people, after finding a home in my school band program, my life was forever positively and wonderfully changed by the music and the experiences therein.
I owe this love of music to my parents, Donnie and Janice Gilreath and to my band directors, Lane Moore and Jay Bocook, whose passion became the fuel for my own lifelong love of creating music. It is to them and to my composition teachers, Michael Hennagin (d. 1993) and Carolyn Bremer (d. 2018), who offered me such wonderful extensions of their gifts, that this site is dedicated.
Thank you for taking an interest in my music! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed writing it. And, to those of you who work daily to change the lives of young people through music, BRAVO to you!
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