Since my early childhood, nature has been a major part of my life. Whether it be hiking in the woods, camping in the mountains, or sitting by a lake, I have always found that “the great-outdoors” provides me with a tremendous amount of inspiration. Panoramic Landscapes is a musical depiction the awe-inspiring scenery that I find myself surrounded by on a regular basis. Originally scored for brass and percussion, this work was performed by members of the Dallas Wind Symphony and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra as a winning composition in the DWS’s “Call for Fanfares” competition. While still remaining true to the original, I have expanded the thematic material in a way that exhibits greater harmonic color and stunning panoramic imagery.