Upcoming Concerts and Commissions
14 Oct 2012 - The Ever-fixed Mark - Mansfield University Symphony Orchestra cond. Jeff Jacobsen - Steadman Theatre, Mansfield, PA
30 Oct 2012 - Elegy (world premiere) - Timothy Jones, members of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra - Lawndale Arts Center, Houston, TX
19 Nov 2012 - Chamaeleon I - AURA - Moores Opera House - Houston, TX
27 Feb 2013 - Epitaphs (world premiere) - Wade Baker (baritone) - University of Portland, OR
Nov 2013 - Chamaeleon II - Performers TBA - ISCM 2013 World Music Days - Bratislava & Vienna
Copland House Residency
Plans are being made for my second (!) Copland House residency. I have a lot of exciting projects in the pipeline for my six-week stay (May 7-June 8). My 2005 residency was fruitful - now I'm prepared to make this one sensational! Stay tuned for further developments.
Iron Composer Finalist!
I have been selected as a finalist for the 2010 Iron Composer competition held by the Analog Arts Ensemble at Baldwin-Wallace College. This looks like an exciting, unique event. The finals will be broadcast live on WCLV 104.9 and online at their website. Wish me luck!
Suspiria wins Longfellow Prize
Suspiria, my setting of Longfellow's poem for chorus and orchestra, has won the 2009-10 Longfellow Chorus International Composers competition. The work was given its world premiere and encore performances at First Parish Church in Portland, ME (Longfellow's childhood church) on Feb. 27-28, 2010. An excerpt of the premiere performances is available on the Music page of my website.
I am honored to have been chosen as the winner of the inaugural College Orchestra Directors Association (CODA) Composition Competition. The Ever-Fixed Mark was presented in an anonymous reading session on Sep. 5, 2009 by the Baylor Symphony Orchestra alongside four other finalists. A distinguished panel of judges selected The Ever-Fixed Mark as the winner. The piece will be featured (in its world premiere performance!) at the CODA National Conference at Kennesaw State University, Feb. 4-6, 2010.
Pantheon has been released on Albany Records' Not Here, But There, a recording of all new music by the University of Houston Percussion Ensemble conducted by Blake Wilkins.