News

Carnegie Hall Premiere
May
2017

Sleep, Comrades, Sleep for a cappella choir was performed at Carnegie Hall by the College of the Ozarks Chorale under the direction of Dr. John Cornish.

Duo Cortona Prize
Summer
2016

Sound & Silence for soprano and violin was selected winner of the 2016 Duo Cortona Competition. This new work will be premiered by soprano Rachel Calloway and violinist Ari Streisfeld in their upcoming season (date and location TBD).

College of the Ozarks
June
2016

I have accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Music at College of the Ozarks in Branson, MO. I will be coordinating the music theory and composition programs as well as conducting the orchestra. I'm very excited for this opportunity and new phase of my career.

Wellesley Composer’s Conference
July
2016

Thrilled to participate as a fellow at the Composer’s Conference in Wellesley, Massachusets this July. Creations for sinfonietta was performed by conductor James Baker and the fantastic conference musicians.

Cortona Sessions for New Music
June
2016

Had an incredible two weeks in Cortona, Italy this summer working with performers, fellow composers, and faculty. Great people, performances, and food!

Next Notes High School Composition Teacher Award
May
2016

I've been nominated for a teaching award by my student, Josh Hernandez-Camen, one of the six 2016 NextNotes High School Composition Awards winners. The Next Notes High School Composition Awards are presented by the American Composers Forum. I'm honored to be Josh's teacher and am thrilled by his achievements!

MACRO Competition First Prize
Nov 30
2015

I’m thrilled to receive first prize in the MACRO Composition Competition for a second time. Circuits for solo classical guitar was selected winner of the 2016 competition. I also received first prize in 2014 for my string quartet Edges. As part of the prize, I’ll give a theoretical presentation on Circuits at the MACRO conference in Madison, WI on June 17, 2016.

Edward T. Cone Composition Institute
July 16
2015

I participated in a week-long institute featuring masterclasses, rehearsals, and other special events. The Institute was directed by steven mackey and culminated in a performance of The Burnished Tide by the new jersey symphony orchestra, conducted by joann falletta.

Edges for string quartet
May 2
2015

Performed by the daedalus string quartet at the Whitebox Art Center in New York City for the look and listen festival.

Jacob Druckman Prize
July 23
2014

It was a tremendous honor to receive this award from the Aspen Music Festival. I was commissioned to compose an original orchestral work (The Burnished Tide) which was premiered on July 23, 2014 by the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, robert spano conducting.