New work for the Spektral Quartet
I’m thrilled to be hard at work on a new piece for the twice Grammy-nominated Spektral Quartet! My piece will be for string quartet and video projection, and will be premiered at the 2020 Taproot New Music Festival in California.
Winner of the 2019 UC Davis Symphony Orchestra Composition Prize
My new orchestral piece Cathedral Grove was selected as the winner of the 2019 UCDSO Composition Prize. The premiere took place on June 1, 2019 at the Mondavi Center, under the direction of Maestro Christian Baldini. Here is an interview I did with Dr. Baldini about this piece: (LINK)
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.
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.
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!