Western Illinois University New Music Festival 2019: Featured Guest Composer

I’m thrilled to be selected as a featured guest composer at the upcoming 2019 WIU New Music Festival in Macomb, Illinois, March 3-5. My piece Ianarius for solo violin, which I wrote for Miranda Cuckson, will be performed by WIU faculty violinist Julieta Mihai


FINALIST - RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition (Category A - Chamber Ensemble)

I’m extremely honored that my saxophone quartet Praxinoscope was chosen as a finalist in the 2018 Red Note Composition Competition in the Chamber Ensemble category. It was one of only nineteen finalists selected for the final round of judging, out of 341 scores submitted.

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Reno Pops Orchestra: finalist in “Composer’s Night” 2018-19 Call for Scores

My orchestral overture Streamliner was selected as a finalist in the Reno Pops Orchestra’s Composer’s Night call for scores. The work was commissioned by the National Railroad Hall of Fame and premiered by the Knox-Galesburg Symphony.


FIRST PRIZE: Earplay 2018 Donald Aird Prize in Composition

I’m extremely excited that my quartet Aeropittura has been awarded the 2018 Donald Aird Prize from San Francisco-based chamber ensemble Earplay! The prize comes with a $1000 award and a performance in San Francisco in March 2018.


FINALIST - Lake George Music Festival Composition Competition 2018

My quartet (fl-vla-vc-pno) Aeropittura has been named as a finalist in the 2018 Lake George Music Festival Composition Competition! Congratulations to the winners Jack Frerer and Michael Gilbertson!