The Cruise Line Dream is a symphonic work that is suitable for festival and/or mid-concert performances. Inspired by the idea of traveling the seas on a cruise ship, the music portrays a story filled with ocean-blue wonders and a feel for the islands. There is fun, excitement, romance, and relaxation in these waters. The music of the seas sure feels like an adventure waiting to set sail.
This composition came out of my inspiration from watching other known composers do clinics and performances. One such performance was in 2011 where I performed with my high school’s concert band in Italy, playing several repertoires from renown composer, Frank Ticheli. He not only composed the music, but conducted us as well. Meeting Mr. Ticheli and performing with him was what inspired me to write music and eventually become a professional composer and educator. The song and idea of a cruise itself, back when I was motivated to create the music, has no ulterior motive. However, thinking back, I could also say my experience on a cruise when I was a child has also affected the decision to compose a work based on the sea. I hope your students enjoy performing this work and it leaves a lasting impact on their own musical journey.