Location: Minnesota, USA
As an amateur pianist, singer, and composer, I've been involved with music pretty well all my life. I grew up surrounded by the folk music and rock-and-roll of the 50s and 60s, Mom's golden oldies on the record player, Dad's classical music on the radio, and Grandma's sheet music from 1890s to 1930s.
I've enjoyed singing with a number of church and community choirs, and for the last few years have sung with the Southwest Minnesota State University Concert Choir (as "old guy singing baritone") and the SMSU Men's Glee Club (as one of many "old guys singing baritone").
Lately I've become involved in composing / arranging, mostly for the benefit of the SMSU choirs. Where copyright permits, I'm happy to share for minimal remuneration. See my website for details. Complete review copies and some Finale-generated audio files are available.
Many of these are also available through the JWPepper MyScore program at http://www.jwpepper.com/myscore/JohnWard.
Performed by the SMSU Concert Choir:
(Note: The Bill Holm pieces are available free of charge to interested Minnesota choirs. I can't post sample copies for copyright reasons. Contact me.)
Performed by the SMSU Men's Glee Club:
Premiered in June, 2012 by "Doin' It Justice" of Chico, CA:
Awaiting June, 2013 premiere by the Chippewa Falls HS Varsity Women's Chorus:
Music seeking premieres: