…adroit and expressively efficient… The final cadence was the highlight: a deep, organ-like physically palpable shift of sound.

-David Weininger, The Boston Globe

Ball exhibited a praiseworthy command of orchestration, shifting between musical textures with convincing and affective narrative. … “Stained Glass” is, however, a first movement of a larger work entitled “Atone,” and undoubtedly left the audience very interested in hearing this up-and-coming composer’s triptych in its entirety.

-Peter Van Zandt Lane, The Boston Music Intelligencer

[Ball] got to that uplifting place in an accomplished, thoughtful way, with a last-minute surge that hinted at more interesting things to come… Ball clearly has promise…

-Thomas Garvey, The Hub Review

…[with its] expansiveness and optimism, it seemed more to capture light coming across the plains, or something pastoral like that. (Ball does hail from Colorado.) I don’t think I was only one in the audience who would like to hear more.

-Bryce Lambert, Boston Lowbrow

…mood shifts in the score were crisp and almost instantaneous.

-The Tech


From "When Cultures Come Together" By Heather Hower, Vail Valley Magazine (Winter 2012-2013)